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Whitechapel GalleryDesigned in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty of its light, airy space and for embracing the local community in its work. Founded in 1901, extensive refurbishment saw the gallery, reopened in April 2009, double in size. The gallery does not have a permanent collection, preferring instead to host a constantly evolving programme of works and there is always something free to see. Community projects and retrospective exhibitions now rest alongside landmark examples of contemporary work. The Pop Art 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition of 1956 is often hailed as the gallery's most iconic event, although there are a number of other exhibitions worthy of note. Picasso's 'Guernica' was displayed here in 1938, Jackson Pollock had work exhibited at the gallery in the 1950s, David Hockney's first show was held here in 1970 and Lucian Freud had a major exhibition in 1993. With its pillared supports and high ceilings, The Lower Gallery, in particular, is a fantastic exhibition space. The expansion means the Whitechapel has a number of new exhibition spaces offering a fantastic backdrop for corporate and private events. Renowned chef Angela Hartnett has also taken over the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, which relaunched in January 2011.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Aldgate East Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arch Car Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  25% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 6 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel combines luxury accommodation and events facilities, making it a great choice for your stay whether it's business or leisure oriented. Within ... More
 
 
 
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From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
Grange City Hotel London
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8-14 Cooper's Row, EC3N | 9 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
The Grange City Hotel is a 5 star hotel that's luxury is matched by the superb panoramic views over the city of London. A stone's throw ... More
 
 
 
 
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Fotografiska London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Showing up to seven exhibitions at one time, all of which are accessible with one entry ticket, Fotografiska London follows the successful model ... More
 
 
 
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Electric Blue Gallery
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64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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71a Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 16 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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The Boiler House
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91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman Chimney, ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery, 1 Crispin Place, Covent Garden, London E1 | 7 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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The Old Truman Brewery
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91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 7 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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Petticoat Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Between Middlesex and Goulston Streets, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Petticoat Lane is London's world famous Sunday market and sells mainly clothes for men, women and children, from street-cred clubwear to over-orders of designer goods and ... More
 
 
 
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The Laundry Room
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3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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Brick Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Brick Lane Market is pure East End London, which means Jewish bagel shops, Bangladeshi curry houses, Indian sari silks - and Cockneys crying out their wares. ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | Same location as Whitechapel Gallery
Angela Hartnett, a former protégé of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, takes the reins at the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, which relaunched in January 2011. While Hartnett ... More
 
 
 
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Clifton Brick Lane
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1 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 1 minute from Whitechapel Gallery
It takes great things for a restaurant to defy the standard East End curry house formula and stand out. The Clifton has triumphed with a modicum ... More
 
 
 
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The Culpeper
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40 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
From the outset, when Nico Treguer, Gareth Roberts and Bash Redford began restoring The Culpeper pub in June 2014, they created a rooftop kitchen garden and ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 15 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 6 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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Leman Street Tavern
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31 Leman Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group ... More
 
 
 
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40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown and Shuttle
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226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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Smiths Spitalfields
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109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
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JuJu's Bar and Stage
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15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 6 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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The Vibe Bar
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The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 7 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
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2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 7 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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Wilton's Music Hall
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1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
 

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