Dozens of languages, nationalities, faiths and activities intermingle. Not without tensions, crime or problems, it nevertheless works as a society and community and has attracted people for many decades.
It is the kind of inner-city community to be found all over Britain in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool and beyond. Similar communities are found across Europe.
If you ask people in those areas what they like and dislike about their community it is soon apparent that the worries are housing, jobs, opportunities for young people and environment.