Packed with iconic landmarks and a stone’s throw from the City, Whitechapel’s unique blend of history, culture and creativity makes it one of London’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. It’s no wonder so many innovative companies and blue-chip corporates have chosen to make this area their home. Whitechapel is full of worldclass cultural institutions including old favourites, such as the Whitechapel Gallery and Wilton Hall, as well as exciting newcomers.
Whitechapel is full of worldclass cultural institutions including old favourites, such as the Whitechapel Gallery and Wilton Hall, as well as exciting newcomers.
We’re also just a skip and a jump away from some of London’s greatest markets – Spitalfields, Brick Lane, Columbia Road Flower Market and Leadenhall Market.
A new wave of social, cultural and culinary greats are taking root in E1
Alongside the established heroes of the East End scene, there’s a new wave of bars, boutiques, coffee shops and galleries coming to the area. Fotografiska is set to become the largest permanent dedicated photography gallery in the city with two restaurants, a café and a bar.
Here are some of our top picks:
Long Shot Coffee
Department of Coffee and Social Affairs
New Road Hotel with Mr White’s English Chophouse
Treves & Hyde
The Running Horse
Leman Street Tavern
Discount Suit Company
Gul & Sepoy
12 x 3 Boxing
LONDON & BEYOND
We’re well connected in the East End
Whitechapel is one of the best connected parts of the city. It’s got links to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, District and Metropolitan lines as well as a number of Overground stations. Better still, they’re all within easy walking distance of The Loom. It’s a five-minute stroll from Aldgate East and a short walk from Aldgate, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel station. Crossrail’s Elizabeth line is launching in December 2018 and will cut most journey times in half. It will also provide a direct service to Heathrow with a travel time of just 38 minutes. On your bike It’s easy for cyclists to get here with two Cycle superhighways on our doorstep. CS2 runs from Aldgate to Bow along Whitechapel High Street, and CS3 links the nearby Tower of London to Green Park.
On your bike
It’s easy for cyclists to get here with two Cycle superhighways on our doorstep. CS2 runs from Aldgate to Bow along Whitechapel High Street, and CS3 links the nearby Tower of London to Green Park.
Making your journey even easier
Crossrail’s high-speed Elizabeth line launches in December 2018. By 2019, there will be 24 trains running every hour allowing passengers to travel all the way through to Paddington, Heathrow or Reading, and across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. It will also provide a direct service to Heathrow with a travel time of just 38 minutes.
Londoners love to cycle and there’s been a staggering growth reported in cycling commuting over the last few years. With two major Cycle Superhighways on our doorstep, we’ve made it a priority to make sure cyclists have anything they need right here. We’ve got showers, secure bike storage, lockers and our very own Look Mum No Hands, the acclaimed London based cycle café.
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