Whitechapel’s distinctive and ever evolving mix of populations, architecture, colours, sounds, tastes and ideas has historically set it apart from mainstream. And it still holds a powerful attraction for free thinkers and innovators.
It is home to the Whitechapel Art Gallery, one of London’s most vibrant and significant cultural institutions, which has exhibited everyone from Pablo Picasso to Frida Kahlo, and continues to showcase leading contemporary artists. The area’s industrial legacy endures at places such as the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Britain’s oldest surviving manufacturer (founded in 1570), where the iconic Big Ben bell was cast.
Whitechapel is also benefiting from the ‘maker movement’ encouraging innovation, growth and entrepreneurialism throughout the community.
One of the finest surviving Victorian Market Halls in London providing a treasure trove of vintage and antique clothing, furniture gifts and accessories
A warm welcome awaits at this independent Patisserie, offering an array of pastries and cakes freshly baked on-site every day
Home to a hive of creative businesses as well as independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants
Extensive exhibition and creative space showcasing ground-breaking contemporary art and workshops
|3||Aldgate Coffee House|
|4||Arts Bar and Café
|5||Black Sheep Coffee|
|7||Bluez Souvlaki Fresh|
|9||Café from Crisis|
|11||Copita del Mercado|
|15||Hungry Donkey Greek Kitchen|
|16||Java U Café|
|17||The Leman Street Tavern|
|21||The Oliver Conquest|
|22||The Pastry Parlour|
|25||Steam & Rye|
|29||The White Swan|
|30||The Wine Library|
The White Chapel Building is within 1 minute of Aldgate and Aldgate East stations and within a 7 minute walk of Liverpool Street, providing direct access to 5 underground lines and to the future Liverpool Street Crossrail station.
In addition, Whitechapel station, has excellent overground train links and direct access to the District and Hammersmith and City lines.
Traditionally, Whitechapel has been something of a thoroughfare, defined by its proximity to other places but all that is changing fast. Its regeneration will see more pedestrianisation, with reduced traffic flow, more green space and new urban realm.
The cycle superhighway that runs from Aldgate to Bow along Whitechapel High Street is being improved; and the new cycle “super corridor” linking the nearby Tower of London to Green Park will cement Whitechapel’s position as one of the best-connected parts of the capital for cyclists.
|On your doorstep within a ten minute walk|
|Hammersmith & City line|
|Crossrail (from 2018)|
Journey times from Liverpool Street (minutes)