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, and Education.

E1 Hotels

in or near E1
Holiday Inn London Commercial Road
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
469-475 The Highway, E1W
Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
 
 
 
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
45 Prescot Street, E1
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
 
 
 

E1 Entertainment

in or near E1
The George Tavern
London > Entertainment > 373 Commercial Road, Stepney, E1, London E1
Trying to recreate the feel of an authentic East End boozer, The George Tavern is a trendy, family run pub in the heart of East London. ... More
 
 
 

E1 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near E1
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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
 
 
 
The Congregation of Jacob
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
351 Commercial Road Whitechapel, E1, London E1
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Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal London Hospital, 80-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1, London E1
This exhibition, situated in the crypt of a fine 19th century Gothic church, looks at the history of the Royal London Hospital since its foundation in ... More
 
 
 

E1 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's E1
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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?
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Angora Turkish Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
337 Commercial Road, E1, London E1
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 

E1 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London E1.
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
 
 
 
The Half Moon
London > Nightlife > Pubs
213 Mile End Road, E1, London E1
Pub ... More
 
 
 

E1 Nightlife

E1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Urban Bar
London > Nightlife > 176 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
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E1 Education

in or near E1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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