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Whitechapel benefits from excellent transport links and a vibrant culture of art, music and food. It has beautiful Victorian architecture, thriving markets and is within walking distance of some of East London’s trendy hotspots, like Shoreditch and Brick Lane.
Nearby places of interest
Whitechapel is conveniently located for access to London’s top attractions. A short hop on the London Underground and tenants can be at the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Leadenhall Market, St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre.
However Whitechapel itself has plenty for employees to enjoy at lunchtimes or when entertaining visiting clients, including ethnic restaurants and colourful markets, as well as art and music venues.
Whitechapel is scattered with public parks and green open spaces. Occupants can choose from a plethora of public gardens for al fresco dining or relaxing, including St. George’s, Vallance and St. Bartholomew.
Old Spitalfields Market is a Victorian covered market, offering places to eat, shop and relax. Just ten minutes from Brick Lane, tenants in Whitechapel can be amongst trendy bars and restaurants of Shoreditch in no time.
The Whitechapel Gallery is a landmark of the area. Established in 1901, it has shown work by great talents, including Pablo Picasso, David Hockney and Gilbert & George. Today, it is open for exhibitions and is available to hire as a venue, offering a location for corporate events.
Already in the neighbourhood
Whitechapel is surrounded by prominent industry sectors. Wapping, home to many of England’s newspapers, is a short walk away and as such Whitechapel has become a hub for traditional media companies.
With Aldgate and Canary Wharf just minutes away, the area has also become popular with companies involved in the finance sector and Shoreditch’s hive of technology has begun spilling into Whitechapel, too.
In the 1500s, Whitechapel was outside of the City Walls, drawing the noisier and less pleasant businesses, such as foundries and tanneries. The Whitechapel Bell Foundry was responsible for crafting Big Ben and still exists to this day.
More recently, Whitechapel has been leading creative talent as a haven for artists and musicians.
Population and demographics
There is a large Bangladeshi community in Whitechapel, making up about 40% of the total 59,629 population.
Businesses and their employees can take advantage of a wide range of public transport, due to Whitechapel’s central location.
The A11 also includes a ‘Cycling Superhighway’ between Stratford and Whitechapel – a dedicated cycle path.
For rail services, take the London Overground to Whitechapel station and then on to Shadwell station, for access to the south of the area. The DLR also calls at Shadwell station, providing a link to the east of London.
The following bus routes pass through the area: 15, 24, 25, 42, 67, 78, 100, 106, 115, 205, 254, N15, N205, N253 and N551, providing 24-hour travel.
While Whitechapel itself does not have a London Underground station, the Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines call at Stepney Green to the east, as well as Aldgate East, to the west.
Conveniently situated just outside the Inner London Ring Road – a handy central London by-pass – drivers in Whitechapel are unhindered by congestion charges. They are linked to the North Circular and beyond to the M25 by both the A13, to the south and the A11, to the north.