Whitechapel Guide

Your All In London guide to Whitechapel

A large and built-up area of London located within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel is approximately three and a half miles out of the city centre. At the centre of Whitechapel is Whitechapel Road which was originally home to the small Chapel of St Mary.

During the 18th century, Whitechapel’s population expanded with more people moving from the surrounding rural areas to the inner city to take up industrial positions. Unfortunately, during this time Whitechapel saw considerable poverty and it has taken some time to shift this image. Today, it is mainly local professionals who reside in Whitechapel.

In the early part of the 20th century, Whitechapel was famously the home of the Elephant Man and there is now a museum about his life in the Royal London Hospital also located in Whitechapel.

Which borough is Whitechapel in?
Whitechapel is in the borough of Tower Hamlets

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Location: The Scoop at More London, The Queens Walk, London
The following events are coming up soon and are all listed at locations within 1 mile from central Whitechapel.

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Imbiba 2015 Investor Conference
Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill, London
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Making It Happen - your way! - By Jenny Garrett - Part of Power Series 2015
BT Auditorium, BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London
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Cinema Club:
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, London
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Speed Dating
Babble Bar, 45 Old Broad Street, London
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Hammer & Tongue Hackney: Annual Regional Slam Final 2015
The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, London
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Jazz at The Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange, Bank, City Of London,
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