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Cereal Killer Café

Cereal Killer Café

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



The best Turkish food for an excellent price.

Dark Sugars

Dark Sugars

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

The Culpeper

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.

Bishopsgate Kitchen

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.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

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

Lemans Café

Lemans Café

Best cafe in London

Yuu Kitchen

Yuu Kitchen

The unique choice of Asian Tapas dishes, combined with the modern atmosphere and great artwork provides for a unique atmosphere. Great for large bookings or a cool place to go on date night.

Quaker Street Coffee & Bubble Tea

Quaker Street Coffee & Bubble Tea

Very good coffee and bubble tea for the children.

Beigel Bake

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!

Galvin La Chapelle

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

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.

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.



A rooftop bar next to Tobacco Dock open Thursday to Sunday. Brilliant views, a good selection of drinks, croquet in the summer and an ice rink in the winter.

E. Pellicci

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.

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

"Rumoured to be the oldest pub in the City, the Hoop and Grapes is still equipped with its "listening tube" that enables people in the cellar to eavesdrop on conversations in the bar. Probably used by the landlord in the time of Cromwell to listen out for any conspiracies that were being plotted!"

A rich history, mix of cultures, vibrant arts scene and massive transport investment...Whitechapel's future is looking bright!

Bradley Golshahi

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

Karen Keating

The combination of historic and modern excites me..to the East is the delights of Brick Lane and to the West is the City...all based around Spitalfields cobbled market, where it seems you can buy anything...

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What locals say about E1

  1. A diverse community and great shops, bars and restaurants.

  2. 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

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

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

  5. 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

  6. Living 2 mins walk from the Wapping project.

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Child-friendly activities near E1

Frogprince Baby Music Classes at Stepney City Farm

Stepney City Farm,
FROGPRINCE BABY MUSIC is the gorgeous music event for newborns, toddlers and parents. Curated by multi-instrumentalist Stefano Antoci D'Agostino aka Stead and based on the most popular songs and nursery rhymes for children. The class is a multi-instrumental path toward the joy of socializing through music. Website

Art Smarts

V&A Museum of Childhood
Kids can get creative with our drop-in arts and crafts sessions, and make an amazing piece of art inspired by the Museum to take home. For children of all ages. Website

Animal Magic-Sensory storytelling

V&A Museum of Childhood
Sensory storytelling for children aged 5 and under, inspired by well-loved animal tales. Website


V&A Museum of Childhood
Object-handling, demonstrations and have-a-go sessions that let children get up close to childhood objects and toys Website

Telling Tales

V&A Museum of Childhood
Interactive storytelling featuring popular children's tales. Children can help tell the story using sounds and props. Website

Mummy & Baby Yoga

Yoga Place
Postnatal and baby yoga class. The class target areas such as pelvic floor strengthening, relaxing shoulders and necks, lower backs, wrists and lots of twists for the tummy, and provides ease fpr colic, constipation and teething, etc. for baby. The session ends with mum and baby relaxation followed by tea and cake! Not need to book it just Drop in! Website

Mum & Baby Yoga

Yoga Place
Postnatal and baby yoga class. The class target areas such as pelvic floor strengthening, relaxing shoulders and necks, lower backs, wrists and lots of twists for the tummy, and provides ease fpr colic, constipation and teething, etc. for baby. The session ends with mum and baby relaxation followed by tea and cake! Website

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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