A street that has housed everyone from the East London’s Women’s Suffrage Movement to Dizzee Rascal is in line for a national award.

Roman Road – running through the heart of the East End in E3 – has been named as a finalist in the London category of the Great British High Street Awards 2015.

As well as its iconic market the stretch of tarmac is home to a variety of independent shops and a historic pie and mash restaurant.

Its pavements have played host to Suffragettes and trade unionists as well as being the original home of grime stars Dizzee and Wiley.

Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs said: “I’m delighted to see one of our favourite high streets receive national recognition – it’s well-deserved for those who work tirelessly to improve and promote the area.

“Good luck to the Roman.”

Voting closes in mid-November.

Go to thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award.