There are big changes going on in East London. A new hospital and library shine bright as old buildings are being converted to upscale housing. The CrossRail high speed train will be stopping at Whitechapel, making the neighbourhood a commuter's hub. However, in the shadow of the construction cranes you'll find the Trintiy Almshouses, an old haunt of Captain Cook's crowd. Built in 1695, the complex looks surprisingly modern with subtle embellishments including fish keystones and miniature ships. Originally intended for "28 decay'd Masters and Commanders of ship or Widows of such", the seafaring crowd is gone but Whittington's cat remains prowling the lawn.