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Reviewed 12 December 2018

There is only one word to describe Whitechapel: unmissable. In a few more words, it is fantastic, stunning, glorious, diverse, fabulous. Just get yourself down there. It has everything you could want and more - a cool market where you can buy just about anything...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Whitechapel in East London. traditionally a poor part of London and to be perfectly a wonder around this round and you'd think it still is. There is very little of interest for the average tourist unless they happen to really really want to see shops...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The East End of London is traditionally the first port of call for disenfranchised, dispossessed minorities from the Protestant Huguenot refugees, escaping the pogroms of Louis XIV in the 1600s, to impoverished Irish labourers in the 19th century, then Ashkenazi Jews in the 20th century,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank John M
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Basically, there are a lot of shabby-looking shops and market stalls but unless you want to visit any of the local places (hospital, mosque etc), I would advise you not to go here. I feel judged walking through it as a westernized girl not covering...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

When you think of Whitechapel you probably think of "Jack The Ripper" & the seedy darker side of London's history. Whitechapel Road though became a popular place in the 20th century for the British Bangladeshi community, particularly on Whitechapel Road and Brick Lane. For me...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Was traveling via bus #254 to another market when we seen this Street Market and decided to take a look. Lots of vendors selling to the local Muslim community. Beautiful scarfs and jewelry. Lots of ethnic grocery stores. The view from the middle of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TACOB0B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I used to go to the market a lot when I lived in London it was a Bangladeshi / Indian street so obviously smelly and dirty . Nothing to buy in the shops but the market is cool . Now I went back last year...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Claudia L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Whitechapel Road is a major thoroughfare in Whitechapel and is named after a small chapel dedicated to St. Mary. This is the main shopping street with a street market next to the tube station. The shops here sell everything from Indian snacks to Nigerian fabrics...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Noted for it's general hospital, Mosque, YMCA, and street market along the station, isn't much to stay around form., The Crossrail station will see some local houses pull down for private flat development, but there isn't the allure in the crowded end of the A11...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Tube station edifice, as shown here, no longer exists. Whitechapel station is part of the Crossrail network, which is currently under construction across London. I lived in Whitechapel for a year and, while it certainly isn't one of the prettiest areas of London, it...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour
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