The 35-year-old victim, Amy Parsons, was discovered at a flat in Whitechapel at 1.30pm local time on Friday.
Press Association has confirmed Ms Parsons is an Australian.
Roderick Deakin-White, 37, was arrested on suspicion of murder the same day and has since been charged.
He is due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court today.
Ms Parsons and the defendant are believed to have known one another.
Investigators are not looking for anyone else in connection with the killing, the Met Police said.
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.