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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What's On

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Featured Event

London Swing Festival

Location: Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London
The following events are coming up soon and are all listed at locations within 1 mile from central Whitechapel.

May
28
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Josh Stika for Vauxhall ADAM: Every One’s An Original.
Sclater Stree, Shoreditch, London
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30
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May Party
All Bar One, 175 Bishopsgate
May
20
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Platform for Emerging Arts #6
Leyden Gallery 9/9A Leyden Street London
May
30
Sat
Dirty Paki Lingerie
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London
May
30
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DIY Natural Skincare Festival Essentials
The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, London
May
30
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Ping pong and beer pong fund day with food and drink
Blueberry Bar and Kitchen, 2-4 Paul Street, London
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The 3 Crowns
8/10

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