Hendon is an area of Sunderland, North East England towards the east of the city. It remains the location of much heavy industry, along with Victorian terraces and high-rise residential tower blocks.
The old East End of Sunderland was home to barracks until the 1900s. These were located on the south side near the south docks, near present-day Warren Court (formerly known as Warren Street).
The "Gladstone Bridge", the first aluminium bascule bridge in the world, spans the junction of Hendon and Hudson Docks. It is a listed structure.
Since the decline of heavy industry and shipbuilding on the River Wear, Hendon has been considered to be one of the more deprived areas of the City of Sunderland.