Supporting an alternative scene within the heart of the city, Whitechapel often challenges established norms. Both classic and cutting edge, Whitechapel is home to well-attended mosques, historical buildings like the Royal London Hospital, and avant-garde movements spearheaded by world-renowned museums like Whitechapel Art Gallery. The neighborhood embodies struggle, survival, and success—its tumultuous past and endearingly sooty exterior cannot overshadow the achievements of its staid residents and unflinching creativity.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Multi-Cultural and Artistic Community
Culturally rich doesn't even begin to describe how exciting and diverse the neighborhood is, we didn't have to wonder very far to see a lot, almost no need for a guide book, it’s all around you. We’ll be back to see to see the rest on our next trip to London."
Visited in 2012
Time for Shopping
Located in London's coolest area, home to world famous fashion designers, artists, and creative agencies...[Also home to] magical Spitalfield, London's oldest market established by the Huguenots in 1685, and now a 7 day a week destination."
Time for Art
The location is great for sightseeing and you won't need a car with excellent transport links and lots of shops, galleries, restaurants and bars nearby. Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Hoxton, and Liverpool Street (with direct train links to Stansted Airport) are all only a few minutes walk away. Perfect for sampling London's vibrant urban culture."
Time Along Brick Lane: A Feast for All the Senses
The neighbourhood is very mixed - a residential area between the former docks of Wapping and the former light industry and textile manufacturing neighbourhoods of East London."
Time for Worship
Great location, close to several tube stations, colorful and exciting neighborhood."
Visited in 2013
Architecture Around Whitechapel
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