Will you love Shadwell? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Shadwell is a district of East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Charing Cross. It lies on the north bank of the Thames between Wapping and Ratcliff. This riverside location has meant the area’s history and character have been shaped by the maritime trades. “

The facilities you might need in Shadwell

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Shadwell name before moving in the neighbourhood.

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Shadwell

Shadwell has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Royal London Hospital Whitechapel Road, London 3.1 1257
Albion Health Centre 333 Whitechapel Road, London 1.6 219
The London Independent Hospital 1 Beaumont Square, London 3.9 984
Royal London Hospital Clinic 3 Stepney Way, London 2.7 6
Barts Health Duru House, 81 Commercial Road, London 4.5 2
The Spitalfields Practice 20 Old Montague Street, London 2.1 193
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1 Beaumont Square, London N/A N/A
Barts Health NHS Trust 9 Prescot Street, London 3.3 4
All About Spines 1 Beaumont Square, London N/A N/A
Barts Health NHS Trust The Royal Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London 3.1 132
ICT Barts 56- 2BJ,, 76 Ashfield Street, London N/A N/A
Yvonne Carter Building 58 Turner Street, London N/A N/A
Tower Hamlets Urgent Treatment Centre Clinic 1, South Tower Clinic 1, South Tower (Cavell Entrance), The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London 1.5 56
Royal London Hospital: Luckes Entrance Stepney Way, London 3.3 9
Centre for Population Genomic Medicine Abernethy Building, 2 Newark Street, London N/A N/A
Grahame Hayton Unit Royal London Hospital, London 4.3 18
The Royal London Dental Hospital Turner Street, London 3.9 55
Medicals for Drivers 1 Christian Street, London 5 1
My Health and Wellbeing Clinic 97-99 Whitechapel Road, London 5 1
Mr Ziali Sivardeen 1 Beaumont Square, London 5 1

Post offices of Shadwell

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Shadwell branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Whitechapel Post Office 208A Whitechapel Road, London 1.9 162
Stepney Post Office 7 Westport Street, London 2.9 135
Whitechapel Delivery Office Royal Mail, Whitechapel Delivery Office, 206 Whitechapel Road, London 1.7 231
Philpot Street Post Office 12 Philpot Street, London 2.2 245
Bybox site Whitechapel Delivery Office, 206 Whitechapel Road, London 0 0
Jubilee St Priority Post Box – Royal Mail 173 Jubilee Street, Stepney Green, London 0 0
Jamaica St Priority Post Box – Royal Mail Jamaica Street, Stepney Green, London 0 0
Royal Mail postbox 141 Leman Street, London 0 0

What schools are nearby in Shadwell?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Shadwell.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bishop Challoner Catholic School 352 Commercial Road, London 2.9 58
Mulberry School for Girls Richard Street, Commercial Road, London 3.7 34
Madani Girls’ School Myrdle Street, London 2.8 25
Stepney All Saints School Stepney Way, London 3.8 26
Ian Guitar and Saxophone Tutor 273 Commercial Road, London N/A N/A
Darul Ummah Academy Weekend 56 Bigland Street, London N/A N/A
Excel Tutors 161-163 Commercial Road, London 3.7 158
Wapping High School 153 Commercial Road, London 5 6
African Marimba Music 86 Musbury Street, London N/A N/A
Elite Classroom Ltd 25 New Road, London N/A N/A
Actors Door Studio Unit 4, 91 Feather Mews, Fieldgate Street, London 4.4 25
Montessori by Busy Bees Green Gables Shadwell St George in the East Crypt West, 14 Cannon Street Road, London 4.6 20
Date Palm Primary School 80-82 Greenfield Road, London 4.3 6
Qurtubah Institute 42 Fieldgate Street, London 5 1
Infinity22 Unit B- 2nd Floor, 12 Vallance Road, London 5 1
London East Academy 46 Whitechapel Road, London 3.4 14
Date Palm Nursery 4UN, 82-88 Mile End Road, London 5 5
Jiko Boei Ju-Jitsu Stifford Centre,, Cressy Place, London N/A N/A
Marion Richardson School Senrab Street, London 3.9 10
CRC Bible School 46 Commercial Road, London 5 1

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Shadwell

We assembled the train and tube stations of Shadwell in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Shadwell Cable Street, London 3.8 121
Whitechapel 277 Whitechapel Road, London 4.2 389
Whitechapel United Kingdom 4.5 16
Whitechapel 277 Whitechapel Road, London 4.1 58

Things that make us love Shadwell

What makes the heart of Shadwell? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Shadwell to help you decide to move in there.

Museums & Galleries in the region

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Shadwell through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Pharmaceutical Society 66-68 East Smithfield, London 4.6 67
Jack The Ripper Museum 12 Cable Street, Aldgate, London 4.1 1776
Assistive Technologies for Healthy Living in Elders: Needs Assessment by Ethnography Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, London N/A N/A
Bust of William Booth 11 Mile End Road, London 5 1
Old Whitechapel Bell Foundry (formerly) 32 Whitechapel Road, London 4.1 7
Whitechurch Passage White Church Lane, London 4.7 15
The War Fragments 71 Alie Street, London N/A N/A

Green spaces and parks of Shadwell

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Shadwell offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St. George’s Gardens Saint George in the East Church, 14 Cannon Street Road, London 4.3 82
Wapping Green Wapping Lane, London 4.2 40
Wapping Woods 18 Wine Close, London 4.3 166
Altab Ali Park Adler Street, London 4 1410
Shadwell Promenade 1/11 Watney Street, London N/A N/A
Cavell Street Garden Cavell Street, London 3 1
Gosling Gardens Shadwell, London 4 12
Jubilee Gardens Stepney, London 4.6 7
Watney Plaza UK 4.8 8
Ford Square Whitechapel, London 3.5 12
Sidney Square 27 Sidney Square, London 4.3 18
Colverson Park Open Space Colverson House, Lindley Street, London 2 1
Tarling West Tenants and Residents Hall Newton House, London, Cornwall Street, 1A 4.7 3
Rope Walk Gardens 15 Ponler Street, London 4.1 139
King Edward Ⅶ Jewish Memorial Drinking Fountain Shadwell, London 4 1
Cannon Street Green 22 Cannon Street Road, London N/A N/A
Cable Street Community Garden Stepney, London 4.8 6
Arbour Square Gardens 56A Arbour Square, London 4 102
robado por dios 81 Greenfield Road, London N/A N/A
Swedenborg Square Orchard Swedenborg Gardens, London 4.5 2

Restaurants in the area

Shadwell has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Corner | London City 42 Adler Street, London 4.3 3484
Holiday Inn London – Whitechapel, an IHG Hotel 5 Cavell Street, London 4.3 1454
Tayyabs 83-89 Fieldgate Street, London 4.3 8052
Adiva 84 Myrdle Street, London 4.3 92
Lahore Kebab House 2-10, Umberston Street, London 4.3 3928
The George Tavern George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, London 4.3 755
Citymax Studios 317 Commercial Road, London 4.3 10
Needoo Grill 87 New Road, London 4.3 2056
Maedah Grill 42 Fieldgate Street, London 4.3 1666
Genesis Cinema 93-95 Mile End Road, London 4.3 4852
McDonald’s 201, 217 Commercial Road, London 4.3 3737
Lahore One Restaurant 218 Commercial Road, London 4.3 923
The Whitechapel Hotel 49-53 New Road, London 4.3 259
The White Hart 1 Mile End Road, London 4.3 1377
Nando’s Whitechapel 9-25 Mile End Road, Bethnal Green, London 4.3 1908
Rüyam Turkish Restaurant 230 Commercial Road, London 4.3 1785
Michael’s Chinese – Stepney 378 Commercial Road, London 4.3 148
Il Bordello metropolitan wharf, 70 Wapping Wall, London 4.3 1503
The Empress 141 Leman Street, London 4.3 474
The White Hart 89 Whitechapel High Street, London 4.3 715

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Shadwell. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Asda Mitcham Supermarket St James Estate, Bond Road, Mitcham 3.8 332
Hoo Hing Bond Road, Mitcham 4.1 210
Morrisons Saint Mark’s Road, Mitcham 4.1 1364
Emmanuel’s Groceries 13 Fairgreen Parade, Mitcham 4.4 79
Daily Fresh Market 54a London Road, Morden 2 2
Lidl 9-17 Western Road, Mitcham 4.1 1692
Poundland Units 1, 3 Majestic Way, Mitcham 4.1 481
Premier 494 London Road, Mitcham 4.3 12
Farmfoods Ltd Unit 1, 3 Upper Green East, Majestic Way, Mitcham 4.2 422
Iceland Supermarket Mitcham 12-16 Upper Green West, Mitcham 4.2 435
Rabaty Food Centre 288 London Road, Mitcham 4.6 73
Pawetek 323 London Road, Mitcham 3.3 7
Pawelek European Food 323 London Road, Mitcham 4.5 627
Owino Mini Market 195 London Road, Mitcham 4.6 13

What kind of gyms are there in Shadwell?

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Shadwell could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Left Hook Boxing Gym 1 Martha Street, London 4.3 54
Whitechapel Sports Centre 55 Durward Street, London 4.3 247
Mulberry Sports Centre Richard Street, London 4.3 141
MoreYoga Unit 5, ALDGATE BRANCH, 1-13 Adler Street, London 4.3 167
Supreme Muscle Supplement Stepney Green 126 Mile End Road, London 4.3 47
CrossFit Aldgate East 78 Alie Street, London 4.3 46
12×3 Boxing 76 Alie Street, Aldgate, London 4.3 69
10 CABLE ST 10 Cable Street, London 4.3 32
URBANFITNESS Aldgate Gym, Sugar House, 75 Hooper Street, London 4.3 307
Yogaia 6 Osborn Street, London 4.3 1
bball court 3 Walburgh Street, London 4.3 N/A
Suspensionyoga 30 New Road, London 4.3 N/A
2Tuff Health And Fitness 5 Brayford square, London 4.3 115
Rope Walk Gardens Outdoor Gym Christian Street, London 4.3 3
PureGym London Whitechapel 100 Whitechapel Road, London 4.3 232
Precision Health Gym – Whitechapel, London 2-12 Cambridge Heath Road, London 4.3 28
Pilates at Precision Health gym 2-12 Cambridge Heath Road, London 4.3 4
Workout area 302A The Highway, London 4.3 N/A
Yoga for the gut FLAT 4, HANSON HOUSE, London 4.3 N/A
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Gym Shadwell basin, Glamis Road, London 4.3 24


As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Shadwell. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Shadwell

Pub name Name Address Description
Artful Dodger 47 Royal Mint Street London E1 8LG Ex Ind Coope pub called the Crown & Seven Stars, it is a Grade II listed building. It originally got its licence in 1904 and was closed for four years before finally being re-opened in September 1985.
Astronomer 125-129 Middlesex Street London E1 7JF A Fuller’s Ale & Pie pub re-opened under its new name in July 2016. The beer range has increased (including some interesting bottles) and food is now served from 9.00am. The theme is very much around astronomy and there is some very interesting bric-a-brac to catch your eye as well as the downstairs Hubble Bar. Middlesex Street was originally named Petticoat Lane, possibly prudish Victorians changed the name, but on Sundays it remains home to the famous market.
Bell 50 Middlesex Street London E1 7EX A former Truman’s house.
Black Horse 40 Leman Street London E1 8EU Former Courage pub.
Brown Bear 139 Leman Street London E1 8EY A Grade II Listed Building because part of original glass remains with brass letters on sills and brass rails inside. An excellent Edwardian decorated pub with superb facilities and very comfortable. The food offering is Thai with some English options.
City Bar & Kitchen 9 Stoney Street c/o White Kennet Lane London E1 7BH Opening in October 2017 as a sports bar having been a smokehouse bar for two years. Five handpumps though they only have 3 real ales.
Culpeper 40 Commercial Street London E1 6LP Ex-Truman pub which changed hands and was renamed in 2014. Now unrecognisable, it looks more like a Shoreditch warehouse conversion, with glazed tiles, bare brick, metal bar fittings, parquet floor. Seems very popular, with a trendier after-work crowd. The first floor kitchen is Open and bookable for Lunch Tue-Fri (12 – 3pm) & Dinner Tue-Sat, (6-10.30pm).
Dog & Truck 72 Back Church Lane London E1 1LX Smart and comfortable back street local which is a former Watney Combe Reid pub rebuilt in the 1930’s. Now run by the Bermondsey Pub Co, Food is served all day from the Pieminister range.
Duke Of Somerset 15 Little Somerset Street London E1 8AH Renamed Thirst & Last then back to Duke of Somerset.
George Tavern 373 Commercial Road London E1 0LA Modernised grade II listed old pub with live music and door charge on occasions. Has retained huge tiled painted mural.
Golden Heart 110 Commercial Street London E1 6LZ Exceptionally popular ex-Trumans pub, often packed. Excellent interwar building and interior, in two completely separate bars, although the public bar on the right used to be further divided. Period features include wood panelling on the walls and under the bar, gilt Trumans lettering around the top, brick fireplaces. One of the Inter-War pubs listed in 2015.
Good Samaritan 87 Turner Street London E1 2AE Classic Trumans interwar pub, built in 1937. Later Grand Met, S&N Retail. Had a spell from 1984 as Good Sams, reverting in 1995. Traditional pub well used by staff from the London Hospital, standing room only on peak nights. Patients from the hospital have been known to nip in for a quick drink.
Goodman’s Field 87-91 Mansell Street London E1 8AN Modern Wetherspoon pub not far from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. The spacious L-shaped bar is comfortably furnished. The TVs are muted except for major sporting events, and are confined to one area. The three regular beers are accompanied by three guests and a cider (usually Westons). This pub is usually less busy than those nearer the Tower and is fully accessible by wheelchair.
Grapeshots 2-3 Artillery Passage London E1 7LJ Close to Liverpool Street station and tucked away down Artillery Passage, the dark wood panelling and hessian-clad walls here are reminiscent of an old ski lodge, with its cosy nooks and crannies and comfortable seating
Grocer Spitalfields Market London E1 6DW Situated within the redeveloped part of Spitalfields Market, this is a large spacious gastropub with a covered terrace and beer garden. Smart, clean and modern with a quirky mix of furniture as typical of Geronimo Inns. Despite being geared up for diners, drinkers are also welcome – 2 real ales and a Westons cider on handpump. Two tank beers from Meantime.
Half Moon 212-223 Mile End Road London E1 4AA Wetherspoons pub, opened in 1998, an award-winning conversion of a former Welsh Methodist chapel (built in 1900), which had later served as the Half Moon theatre. Two separate rooms, each with its own bar and a different selection of beers. The front room is the former chapel, with a dramatic central “lantern” feature, while the back room is in the modern extension, where the theatre stage used to be. Always very popular with a great mix including office, medical and student custom. Decent patio at side
Horn Of Plenty 36 Globe Road London E1 4DU Refurbished in 2015 retaining a central bar. Maps are displayed on the wall. Quiz night is Tuesday. March 2023 – Kitchen is closed so you can order pizza for delivery.
Leman Street Tavern 31 Leman Street London E1 8PT Opened in February 2016 in a new build as part of the Goodman’s Fields development. The pub is dominated by a central bar, with a restaurant area to the left of the entrance. There is an open kitchen to the rear. Modern design with exposed brickwork and aircon ducting visible.
London Hospital Tavern 176 Whitechapel Road London E1 1BJ Historically this was the London Hospital Tavern (named after the hospital next door), renamed in 2000. Ex-Allied, Ex Punch. Medium-sized interior, broken up by paneled pillars, wood & glass screens, and glass display cases. Busy enough during the week with a relaxed atmosphere, can be heaving towards the weekend with medical and student custom.
Princess Of Prussia 15 Prescot Street London E1 8AZ Former Truman and later S&N pub acquired by Shepherd Neame in March 2005. Two room pub with beer garden at rear. Named after Victoria, the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who married Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858.
Running Horse 7 Piazza Walk, Leman St, Goodmans Field London E1 8FU Close to Aldgate station. The Running Horse has the bar sitting centre stage, exhibiting Trumans fresh tank beer. and a range of craft beers. Food is available from an open plan kitchen. The third handpump was occupied by Rosie’s Pig cider on a July 2023 visit.
Sir Sydney Smith 22 Dock Street London E1 8JP The pub has reverted to Sir Sydney Smith. It has 3 hand pumps, 2 in use except at busy times. Sometimes has an offering from a London brewer such as Truman’s, ELB or Southwark , along with varied Greene King ales.
Ten Bells 84 Commercial Street London E1 6LY Shabby chic interior but with striking patterned wall tiling plus 2 large tiled 18th century street scene murals which gave this pub Grade II listing. One of the unfortunate victims during the murderous reign of Jack the Ripper was allegedly last seen alive leaving here. Lunchtime food. Toilets downstairs. 3 handpumps on the bar counter. Classic pub snacks which include homemade pork scratching, pork pies, scotch eggs, sausage rolls and crisps.
White Swan 21 Alie Street London E1 8DA Comfortable pub built on the site of the Half Moon Theatre on the fringe of the City, which can get busy during lunchtimes and early evenings. One bar serves two areas, the smaller of which, the original pub, was extended into the next door building in recent years. There is also a small room upstairs used mainly for dining and private functions. Grade II listed building with wood fronted bar and half wood wall panelling. Display of old photographs and news sheet editions.
Whites Gentlemans Club 32 Leman Street London E1 8EW Now Whites Gentleman’s club.

Is the local life vibrant in Shadwell

There are always activities happening in lively Shadwell. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Shadwell page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Shadwell snapshot.

What else is close by?

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Shadwell? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Bermondsey See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Royal Exchange See the guide here
St Paul’s See the guide here
Bank of England See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
St Bartholomew’s Hospital See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Barbican See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) See the guide here
Farringdon See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
St Luke’s See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Bethnal Green See the guide here
Bow See the guide here
South Hackney See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
Victoria Park See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
London Fields See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Royal Exchange See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

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