London area of E1 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's E1 neighbourhood

Shadwell and Stepney form the heart of E1 - inner-city districts whose streets, an historical mix of Victorian, post-war and former slum housing with few hotels, give a glimpse of a bygone London. Walk around Stepney's untouched squares to immerse yourself in East End life. Shadwell Basin, the only surviving body of water from the London Docks, is now home to an impressive activity centre offering water sports and outdoor pursuits in the middle of a lovely waterside development. In its maritime days, the local parish church of St Paul's, traditionally the Church of Sea Captains, had many seafaring folk among its members including the eminent Captain James Cook. The present church on the site was built in 1820.

See our recommended nearby E1 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

E1 Hotels

in or near E1
Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
5 Cavell Street, E1
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Patriot Square, E2
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
335-337 Old Street, EC1V
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More

E1 Entertainment

in or near E1
Genesis Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, E1, London E1
Originally the Paragon Music Hall, built in 1885, Genesis Cinema is east London's oldest cinema. Located between Whitechapel and Stepney Green tube stations, the independent cinema ... More
London > Entertainment > Live Music
490 Commercial Road, E1, London E1
This splendid 1930s art deco Grade II listed East End dance hall has a capacity of over 2,600 and prides itself as "London's most versatile venue". ... More
Half Moon Young People's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
43 White Horse Road, E1, London E1
An excellent youth theatre housed in an old Victorian townhouse, the Half Moon has been entertaining young Londoners since the mid-1970s. Occupying the former Limehouse Board ... More

E1 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near E1
Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
Spitalfields City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Buxton Street, E1, London E1
There's loads to do at the 1.3 acre Spitalfields City Farm. Come and meet Bayleaf the donkey and Bentley the goat - just a few of ... More
The Congregation of Jacob
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
351 Commercial Road Whitechapel, E1, London E1
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E1 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's E1
The East End Thrift Store
London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, E1, London E1
If you ever venture along Mile End Road towards Stepney Green, take a gander down Assembly Passage (opposite Blockbuster) and you'll come across this shining gem ... More
Clarissa Hulse
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
132 Cavell Exchange, Cavell Street, E1, London E1
Textile designer... More
WH Smith
London > Shopping > Books
Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
A branch of Smiths is a fixture of practically every high street up and down the country. The chain sells stationery, magazines, books, greeting cards, gifts, ... More

E1 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near E1 London?
Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
27A Mile End Road, E1, London E1
Soho House have brought two of their projects together under one roof, creating Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel. The industrial-style 60-seat restaurant, which extends to ... More
Foxcroft & Ginger, Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69-89 Mile End Road, E1, London E1
With their Soho branch now successfully established, Foxcroft & Ginger have brought their sourdough pizzas and homemade cakes to Whitechapel. Situated on Mile End Road, between ... More
New Tayyab
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 Fieldgate Street, E1, London E1
North Indian cuisine. Tables on patio. ... More

E1 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London E1.
Taproom by Bethnal Green
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Malcolm Place, Railway Arch 162, E1, London E2
Taproom by Bethnal Green presents an extensive range of craft beers from South London's independent breweries . Brews from local independents are ... More
The Blind Beggar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
337 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
Pub ... More
Black Horse
London > Nightlife > Pubs
168 Mile End Road, E1, London E1
Gay friendly bar.... More

E1 Nightlife

E1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Studio Spaces
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, E1, London E1W
A state-of-the-art photographic studio by day, club by night, Studio Spaces E1 is home to respected electronic clubnight organisers The Hydra. The fully-licensed venue in the ... More
Urban Bar
London > Nightlife > 176 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
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The Black Bull
London > Nightlife > Bars
199 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
Pub ... More

E1 Leisure

E1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Whitechapel Sports Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
Durwood Street, E1, London E1
Public Fitness Club ... More
Mile End Snooker & Pool Centre
London > Leisure > Games
229 Mile End Road, E1, London E1
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E1 Education

in or near E1

E1 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near E1.
Express By Holiday Inn- Limehouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
469-475 The Highway, E1, London E1W
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Cityside Training and Conference Centre Ltd
London > Business > Venue Hire
Black Lion House, 45 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, E1, London E1
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Workspace Group
London > Business > Venue Hire
Magenta House, 85 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
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