Walk down the streets of Whitechapel and you’ll find energy and culture. With its streets leading to new experiences and flavours, its arches and architecture pointing to a deep history, there’s plenty to see and do. 

Food and Drink


  • Brick Lane - a mile of restaurants and market stalls, serving up dishes from across the word -  from Bangladeshi curries, to brasserie-style French fare, and to the classic Brick Lane Beigel


  • Eclectic pubs and bars, ranging from colourful cocktail bars to traditional gastro-pubs with classic Victorian decor


  • Hole-in-the-wall coffee houses and restaurants for a quick meal or coffee on the go

Art and Culture


  • Whitechapel Gallery - showcasing emerging and established artists in a rolling programme of exhibitions


  • Genesis Cinema - screening blockbuster films, indie classics and arthouse releases as well as poetry nights and panel discussions


  • Wilton’s Music Hall - the world’s oldest surviving Grand Music Hall, with a running programme of live music and theatre

Travelling around London


Surrounded by the best of London, it’s simple to travel from Whitechapel to some of London’s favourite destinations.*

  • 2 minutes to Shoreditch and Liverpool St
  • 3 minutes to Canary Wharf
  • 12 minutes to Bank
  • 13 minutes to Paddington
  • 36 minutes to Heathrow


*Journey times are approximate only and taken from TfL

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