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Where the City meets East London in a place that never sleeps

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Efes

Efes

The best Turkish food for an excellent price.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

You'll be spoilt for choice along Brick Lane when it comes to curry houses! The deals that some restaurants offer are out of this world...

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.

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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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Just off Bishopsgate, Middlesex Street leads to charming alleyways that are lined with pubs and shops.

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Whitechapel's residential buildings and mixed architecture are on the doorstep of vibrant Shoreditch and the bustling City.

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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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Child-friendly activities near Whitechapel

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

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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 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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