Whitechapel Area Guide
Steeped in history, Whitechapel is named after a small chapel dedicated to St Mary which was destroyed in World War II. Located in the heart of East London, is world famous for its urban history and is also very well known for Jack The Ripper’s stomping ground in the 1880’s. Whitechapel is one of London’s most exciting locations, with the City being a stone’s throw away this area is becoming a highly desired place to live. Whitechapel is set to become a key investment hub with the Crossrail arriving in 2018 and the new Town Hall in progress.
Over the years Whitechapel has been transformed into a multicultural society and has become popular for its Bangladeshi and Punjabi curry houses. Located a stone's throw from the City of London, the capital's financial district, Whitechapel also appeals to those city workers who wish to walk to work.
Shopping & Retail
Boxpark: London’s trendiest concept retail village made entirely of shipping containers. With a mixture of fashion and lifestyle brands, galleries and restuarants, Boxpark creates a unique shopping experience
Spitalfields Market:Arts and Crafts meets Fashion and Food. Not only does the play host to all sorts of stalls and shops filled with all kinds of treasure – but it houses events too, so even if you don’t buy anything – you’ll be sure to have a great time regardless.
The High Street:Never underestimate a High Street. And Shoreditch’s own is home to a range of fabulous retailers and famous for its diverse and vibrant culture - a handful of stores include: Son of a Stag, The Goodhood Store, Maiden and Article.
Brick Lane Market:East London at its best.This chaotic, bustling market is half way between jewel and junk heap. It attracts lots of young Londoners, in search of second - hand furniture, unusual clothes and bits of this-and-that.
- Christ Church CofE School (Good)
- Columbia Primary School (Good)
- Moreland Primary School (Good)
- Sebright School (Good)
- Central Foundation Boys’ School (Outstanding)
- Hackney University Technical College (Not Rated Yet)
- Haggerston School (Good)
- The Bridge Academy (Good)
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to undergrounds in Whitechapel, being easily accessible to 4 underground stations. Whitechapel & Aldgate East Undergrounds are both on the District & Hammersmith & City lines while Aldgate is on the Circle & Metropolitan line and finally Tower Hill is on the Circle & District Line.
Again, Whitechapel is located in close proximity to 3 Overground stations, Whitechapel, Shadwell & London Fenchurch Street. The Overground line is another way that makes the rest of London easily accessible from Whitechapel as you can reach the other side of the city in an impressive amount of time.
Arriving at the end of 2018, Whitechapel is one of the new stations on the Queen Elizabeth Line which will see journey times cut in half:
- Liverpool street – 2 minutes
- Canary Wharf – 3 minutes
- Stratford – 5 minutes
- Tottenham Court Road – 7 minutes
- Bond Street – 10 minutes
- Paddington – 13 minutes
- Heathrow Central – 36 minutes
- Heathrow T5 – 44 minutes