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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.

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.

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.

Sushi Samba

Sushi Samba

Busy but buzzing and the cocktails are amazing. If you want to try sushi for the first time, no better place. Delicious!

Lemans Café

Lemans Café

Best cafe in London

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.

Efes

Efes

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.

Cereal Killer Café

Cereal Killer Café

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

Skylight

Skylight

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.

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!

Casa Blue

Casa Blue

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

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

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

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

"After the outbreak of the Great Plague, more than 1,000 bodies were put in a pit that is now below Aldgate Underground Station."

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

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Bradley Golshahi

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

James Glen

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...

Andrew Phillips

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What locals say about Whitechapel

  1. 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

  2. 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

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About Whitechapel

Whitechapel is a built-up inner city district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London. It is located 3.4 miles (5.5 km) east of Charing Cross and roughly bounded by the Bishopsgate thoroughfare on the west, Fashion Street on the north, Brady Street and Cavell Street on the east and Commercial Road on the south.

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