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How’s the local life around Whitechapel

It could be that Whitechapel has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Whitechapel. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Whitechapel. Also, knowing what’s available in Whitechapel and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

Things we love about Whitechapel

Whitechapel has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Whitechapel has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

Supermarkets in Whitechapel

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Whitechapel. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Whitechapel.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Fio’s Food Centre турски магазин 102 Crown Lane, London 4.2 604
Tesco Express 42-54 Chase Side, London 3.9 56
Yasar Halim Southgate 2-4 Winchmore Hill Road, London 4 297
Diamond Supermarket 52 Cannon Hill, London 4.4 56
Beren Supermarket 21 The Broadway, London 3.8 10
Southgate Food Centre 30-32 Chase Side, London 4 8

Are the restaurants in Whitechapel any good?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Whitechapel, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Chamberlain Hotel, Tower Bridge 132-135 Minories, London 4.3 1256
The Corner | London City 42 Adler Street, London 4.3 3484
Novotel London Tower Bridge 10 Pepys Street, London 4.3 2245
Holiday Inn London – Whitechapel, an IHG Hotel 5 Cavell Street, London 4.3 1454
Premier Inn London City (Tower Hill) hotel 22-24 Prescot Street, London 4.3 1292
Tayyabs 83-89 Fieldgate Street, London 4.3 8052
All Star Lanes Brick Lane 95 Brick Lane, London 4.3 2897
Adiva 84 Myrdle Street, London 4.3 92
Lahore Kebab House 2-10, Umberston Street, London 4.3 3928
Sheba Restaurant – Awarded Best Curry House In UK 136 Brick Lane, London 4.3 3085
Ping Pong St Katharine Docks 3 Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.3 1092
Aladin Indian Restaurant – Voted Best Curry House in London 132 Brick Lane, London 4.3 2126
So Restaurant 5 Middlesex Street, London 4.3 452
The Dickens Inn Marble Quay, Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.3 7283
Rosa’s Thai Spitalfields 12 Hanbury Street, London 4.3 2136
Poppies Fish & Chips 6-8 Hanbury Street, London 4.3 4994
Barcelona Tapas Bar & Restaurant 1 Middlesex Street, London 4.3 673
Citymax Studios 317 Commercial Road, London 4.3 10
Devonshire Terrace Devonshire Square, London 4.3 622
Needoo Grill 87 New Road, London 4.3 2056

Pubs

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 Whitechapel. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Whitechapel

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.

The range of gyms in Whitechapel

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Whitechapel.

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
Muscleworks Gym 114 Vallance Road, London 4.3 526
Fitness First 15 Thomas More Street, London 4.3 402
MoreYoga Unit 5, ALDGATE BRANCH, 1-13 Adler Street, London 4.3 167
CrossFit Aldgate East 78 Alie Street, London 4.3 46
12×3 Boxing 76 Alie Street, Aldgate, London 4.3 69
Yogaia 6 Osborn Street, London 4.3 1
URBANFITNESS Aldgate Gym, Sugar House, 75 Hooper Street, London 4.3 307
10 CABLE ST 10 Cable Street, London 4.3 32
Anytime Fitness Aldgate 18 Alie Street, London 4.3 212
Sets In The City Sets in the City, 18 Alie Street, London 4.3 6
Brody House 7LQ, Saint Clements House, 12 Leyden Street, London 4.3 1
PureGym London Aldgate The St. Botolph Building, 141 Houndsditch, London 4.3 337
PureGym London Tower Hill 1 America Square, Tower Hill, London 4.3 112
Hypoxi in the City 8-10 Cooper’s Row, London 4.3 1
Rena Health & Leisure at Leonardo Royal London City 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London 4.3 73
Crossfit Aldgate 117 Houndsditch, London 4.3 48
F45 Training Tower Bridge International House, Suite 4 Quay Level, 1 Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.3 171

Green space in the city of Whitechapel

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Whitechapel in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Spitalfields City Farm Buxton Street, London 4.6 837
Duke Of Wellington 12 Toynbee Street, London 4.3 412
St. George’s Gardens Saint George in the East Church, 14 Cannon Street Road, London 4.3 82
Urban Street Art Tours London 160 Brick Lane, London 4.6 11
Altab Ali Park Adler Street, London 4 1410
Chaucer Gardens Gower’s Walk, London 4.6 22
robado por dios 81 Greenfield Road, London N/A N/A
Rope Walk Gardens 15 Ponler Street, London 4.1 139
Piazza Walk 36-65 Leman Street, London 4.7 12
Four Seasons Garden 1 Bridle Mews, London 4.3 6
Children’s Park Whitechapel, London 5 1
Dog Park 14 Monthope Road, London 2.8 4
Tarling West Tenants and Residents Hall Newton House, London, Cornwall Street, 1A 4.7 3
Gosling Gardens Shadwell, London 4 12
Chicksand Street park 20 Chicksand Street, London 4.2 42
Swedenborg Square Orchard Swedenborg Gardens, London 4.5 2
Swedenborg Gardens 20 The Highway, London 3.9 108
London’s Transport Workers Coronavirus Memorial Braham Street, London N/A N/A
East End Homes Community Garden 31 Swedenborg Gardens, London 3.4 9
Cavell Street Garden Cavell Street, London 3 1

Museums & Galleries in the region

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Whitechapel, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

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
19 Princelet Street 19 Princelet Street, London 4.3 21
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
Assistive Technologies for Healthy Living in Elders: Needs Assessment by Ethnography Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, London N/A N/A
Street art mural 102-80 Hanbury Street, London 5 2
Annie Chapman 29 Hanbury Street, London 3 1
Tower Hill Sceptre Court, 40 Tower Hill, London 4.7 207
Adrian Boswell The Artist 146 Brick Lane, London 4.7 3
City Wall at Vine Street 12 Jewry Street, London 4.6 38
Brick Lane Brick Shop Arch 1, 148 A, Brick Lane, London N/A N/A
Bust of William Booth 11 Mile End Road, London 5 1
Royal Fusiliers Association 41 Tower Hill, London 4.3 3
Graffiti Brick Lane, London 4.5 10

The facilities you might need in Whitechapel

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

Tube & Train stations nearby Whitechapel

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Whitechapel entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Whitechapel 277 Whitechapel Road, London 4.2 389
Shadwell Cable Street, London 3.8 121
Whitechapel United Kingdom 4.5 16
Aldgate East Underground Ltd, Whitechapel High Street, London 3.9 160
Whitechapel 277 Whitechapel Road, London 4.1 58
Aldgate Aldgate High Street, London 4 144
Tower Hill United Kingdom 4.4 311

What schools are nearby in Whitechapel?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Whitechapel vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Mulberry School for Girls Richard Street, Commercial Road, London 3.7 34
David Game College 31 Jewry Street, London 4.7 34
Bishop Challoner Catholic School 352 Commercial Road, London 2.9 58
Madani Girls’ School Myrdle Street, London 2.8 25
Ian Guitar and Saxophone Tutor 273 Commercial Road, London N/A N/A
Date Palm Primary School 80-82 Greenfield Road, London 4.3 6
Elite Classroom Ltd 25 New Road, London N/A N/A
CRC Bible School 46 Commercial Road, London 5 1
Wapping High School 153 Commercial Road, London 5 6
Qurtubah Institute 42 Fieldgate Street, London 5 1
Excel Tutors 161-163 Commercial Road, London 3.7 158
Tango y Nada Mas 44 Commercial Road, London 4.9 31
London East Academy 46 Whitechapel Road, London 3.4 14
Actors Door Studio Unit 4, 91 Feather Mews, Fieldgate Street, London 4.4 25
Business Centre 3rd, 101 Whitechapel Road, London 1 1
smart education service ltd 87 Whitechapel High Street, London N/A N/A
Practical Mandarin – Learn Mandarin Chinese in London & Online 2 Leman Street, London 4.9 235
Infinity22 Unit B- 2nd Floor, 12 Vallance Road, London 5 1
Darul Ummah Academy Weekend 56 Bigland Street, London N/A N/A
Iqra Preschool Entrance via, 13 Frostic Walk, Chicksand Street, London 4.3 6

Health amenities that are in Whitechapel

Whitechapel 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
Aspen Healthcare Ltd Centurion House, 37 Jewry Street, London 4.1 9
The Spitalfields Practice 20 Old Montague Street, London 2.1 193
Barts Health Duru House, 81 Commercial Road, London 4.5 2
Barts Health NHS Trust 9 Prescot Street, London 3.3 4
Royal London Hospital Clinic 3 Stepney Way, London 2.7 6
City of London Medical Centre 11-13 Crosswall, London 3.8 4
St Katharine Docks Practice Flat 12/14 Nightingale House, 50 Thomas More Street, London 4.2 35
Barts Health NHS Trust The Royal Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London 3.1 132
My Health and Wellbeing Clinic 97-99 Whitechapel Road, London 5 1
Medicals for Drivers 1 Christian Street, London 5 1
Yvonne Carter Building 58 Turner Street, London N/A N/A
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
ICT Barts 56- 2BJ,, 76 Ashfield Street, London N/A N/A
Royal London Hospital: Luckes Entrance Stepney Way, London 3.3 9
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
City Covid Testing 80 Brick Lane, London N/A N/A

Post offices in Whitechapel

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Whitechapel can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Houndsditch Post Office 11 White Kennett Street, London 4.2 229
Whitechapel Post Office 208A Whitechapel Road, London 1.9 162
Whitechapel Delivery Office Royal Mail, Whitechapel Delivery Office, 206 Whitechapel Road, London 1.7 231
Royal Mail postbox 141 Leman Street, London 0 0
Philpot Street Post Office 12 Philpot Street, London 2.2 245
Bybox site Whitechapel Delivery Office, 206 Whitechapel Road, London 0 0
Royal Mail Post Box 25 Thomas More Street, London 5 1
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Tower, London 1 1
Jubilee St Priority Post Box – Royal Mail 173 Jubilee Street, Stepney Green, London 0 0
Brick Lane Post Office 160a Brick Lane, London 4.2 91
Post box 34 Dunbridge Street, London 0 0

Other nearby neighbourhoods

If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Bermondsey See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank 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
Temple See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street 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
Shadwell See the guide here
Fetter Lane 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
Hatton Garden 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
Finsbury Estate See the guide here
Clerkenwell 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
Victoria Park See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
London Fields See the guide here
Dalston See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Rotherhithe See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank 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
Temple See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here

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