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 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
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Troxy
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, E1, London E2
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... 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
 
 
 
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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
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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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New Tayyab
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 Fieldgate Street, E1, London E1
North Indian cuisine. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Tayyabs
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 - 89 Fieldgate Street, E1, London E1
You can tell from the queue that regularly forms just inside the door that this place offers something above the average. A highly rated and highly ... More
 
 
 
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Clifton Brick Lane
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
1 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
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
 
 
 

E1 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London E1.
The Blind Beggar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
337 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
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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
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E1 Nightlife

E1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Rhythm Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
Scuzzy venue on the outskirts of Shoreditch which looks like a crummycafe from the outside. Walk past the crowded plastic tables and chairsand through a discreet ... More
 
 
 
The Black Bull
London > Nightlife > Bars
199 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
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INDO
London > Nightlife > Bars
133 Whitechapel Road, E1, London E1
Bar ... 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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Ropewalk Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Golding Street, E1, London E1
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E1 Education

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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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