It was launched in 1987 as the Docklands Recorder and continued under that title until 2002, when it inserted and City of London after Docklands. It became the Tower Hamlets Recorder the following year.
It came out on Wednesdays.
It closed at the end of July 2008 and was incorporated fully into the Newham Recorder, which added an “Incorporating the Tower Hamlets Recorder” mention in its masthead. Even that mention was dropped in a March 2011 revamp.