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A locals' guide to E1

"Old Spitalfields Market is the perfect place to pick up a gift or dine in beautiful Victorian-designed surroundings."

Andrew Moores

"You are spoilt for choice in Spitalfields Market when it comes to the restaurants."

Karen Keating

"There are loads of great shops, bars and restaurants surrounding Spitalfields Market and only a short walk from Liverpool Street."

James Glen

What is your favourite place?

Where do E1 locals go?

Cereal Killer Café

Much talked about, this place epitomises all that is trendy in the Shoreditch area!

Dark Sugars

Pure heaven for chocolate lovers! Handmade chocolates in a vast variety of flavours.

The Culpeper

A great brunch menu on a Saturday and the service is excellent. The full English and the anchovy butter is a nice touch.

Beigel Bake

This infamous 24/7 bagel bakery is a firm favourite with both locals and tourists - the salt beef bagel is certainly hard to beat!

The Breakfast Club

Fantastic breakfast dishes served throughout the day, but be warned, it gets very busy at the weekend, so expect to queue.


The best Turkish food for an excellent price.

Bishopsgate Kitchen

Great food in a glass-walled Benugo restaurant that has a varied menu made using local produce. It is just a short walk from London Liverpool Street and Spitalfields Market.

Spitalfields Market

Great places to eat, loads of quirky gift ideas and a venue for all kinds of events, including a pop-up hotel.

Galvin La Chapelle

This Michelin-starred French restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. Impressive food in an even more impressive setting within a beautiful converted church.

Urban Food Fest

This food festival off Shoreditch High Street is there every Saturday throughout the day and late into the night. There's loads of delicious food stalls with cuisines from all over the world and bars serving tasty cocktails.

E. Pellicci

A local family run institution where you always feel welcome! This greasy spoon café is a proper traditional place with a buzzing atmosphere.

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Wonderful performance and arts activities for children.

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Delicious afternoon tea in the company of adorable cats that live in the café.

York Hall Leisure Centre

Famous gym, spa and boxing venue!

Casa Blue

Try the goldfish bowls in this trendy cocktail bar on Brick Lane...

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Aldgate, Spitalfields, Wapping, Shoreditch, Limehouse, Rotherhithe, Hoxton and Bow

What do you love about E1?

Why do you find E1 a great place to live?


"Whitechapel is a very affordable area, yet very convenient to reach virtually any part of central London and the east, thanks to its vicinity to the city and the many tube lines that allow you to reach Canary Wharf, the south east, the Olympic village, the wapping area, the nightlife of Old Street and Shoreditch in a matter of minutes"

February 2015


"There is a lot of new building and the price are good and you can have your flat with view river."

February 2015


"There is a lot of new building and the price are good and you can have your flat with view river"

February 2015


"Whitechapel is such a vibrant area and constantly evolving. I love that you can walk to some of the best parts of East London - Victoria Park, Columbia Road Market and Shoreditch are all so close. Some beautiful old buildings, great pubs and only a short tube ride into the centre of town make it a really great place to live"

February 2015

Oliver Taylor-Griffiths

"Living 2 mins walk from the Wapping project."

May 2011


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"In 1968, the National Federation of Fish Friers finally came to the conclusion that fish and chips was invented in London! Credit went to Joseph Malin of Whitechapel, who in 1860 was the first person to combine the two."

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  1. About E1

    E1 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Aldgate (part), Bishopsgate (part), Whitechapel, Shoreditch (part), Spitalfields, Shadwell, Stepney, Mile End (part) and Portsoken. The local authorities covering E1 are Tower Hamlets, Hackney and City of London. The E1 postcode district has a River Thames frontage to the south and is central to London. Postcode districts E6, E14 and E16 also have river frontages in the south. The River Roding and the North Circular Road form part of the boundary in the east. Clockwise from the east, the adjacent postcode areas are IG (Ilford), SE (London SE), EC (London EC), N (London N), EN (Enfield). The postcode area does not cover all of east London; the remainder is covered by the RM (Romford) and IG postcode areas. Some parts of Hackney are in the N postcode area.

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