About The Silk District
Whitechapel E1 London
People have always invested their futures in Whitechapel. The French Huguenots did in the 17th century, bringing with them their knowledge and craft in silk, from which our new homes take their name.
Our vision for The Silk District is of a place that blends craft, luxury and attention to detail. Our architectural choices were based on three distinct collections of buildings, The Jacquard, The Georgette and The Bouchon.
The Silk District Development
Every quarter of The Silk District has been crafted with your wellbeing in mind. On your doorstep you’ve got everything that you need to get you from workout to work to play, all to a luxury hotel standard and connected by a 24-hour concierge to keep a busy life flowing smoothly.
The Silk District offers:
- Studio, 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments
- A flexible workspace filled with natural light
- A cinema room combining the big screen experience with the comfort of a living room
- Residents’ gym and spin room
- 24-hour concierge service
- Secure underground parking (available by separate negotiation)
- More than 35,000 sq ft of café and office space
Each of our apartments have been designed to be light-filled and calm, including:
- Full-height windows to let in natural light and views of London
- A touch of Italian influence in our terrazzo-effect flooring
- Individually-designed kitchen layouts with natural oak effect finish
- Soft carpet in all bedrooms
The E1 London Location
The Silk District is at the heart of London’s creative East, in Whitechapel E1. Our area spans the worlds of business and culture, bordering Brick Lane and Shoreditch and set between two of London’s largest financial districts, the City and Canary Wharf.
- Quick and comfortable connections to Canary Wharf, Bond Street and Heathrow Airport with the arrival of Crossrail
- Access to both the London Underground (Hammersmith and City and District lines) and the London Overground
- Easy walking distance to the City and Shoreditch
- Under 30 minutes from London’s top universities, including London School of Economics, King’s College London and University College London
- 10 OFSTED Outstanding schools within 1.5 miles
- New first class schools to be built, through the Mayor of London’s regeneration project
The History of The Silk District
From the looms of the Huguenots to the stalls of independent traders selling fresh fruit or finely patterned fabrics, this is a story of creativity and trade - a history of hustle and aspiration in Whitechapel E1.
It was the Huguenots who, arriving from France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, brought the weaving and silk trade that The Silk District is named for. A trade so important to the Whitechapel area that the local crest features a mulberry bush - delicacy of choice for the silkworm - as well as a weaver’s shuttle.
The threads of Whitechapel’s history continue to shape the area’s personality, visible in the architecture lining the streets. The walls of the Whitechapel gallery premiered works that went on to define the careers of Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Jackson Pollock. A short walk away, the building of the former Whitechapel Bell Foundry is a testament to the origin of Big Ben and the Liberty Bell, both cast within its walls. It’s an area whose history echoes around the world into the present day.