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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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Zeyno Pekunlu And The Institute For New FeelingZeyno Pekunlu And The Institute For New FeelingTwo looped works within the film, animation and video medium exploring the impact of technology and society's increasing concern with self-image and organic wellbeing.2016-09-28T11:00:00+01002016-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Zeyno Pekunlu And The Institute For New Feeling
William Kentridge: Thick TimeWilliam Kentridge: Thick TimeThe South African artist displays six large-scale installations where music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile and scientific advancement.2016-09-28T11:00:00+01002017-01-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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William Kentridge: Thick Time
Barjeel Art Foundation Collection Imperfect Chronology - Mapping The Contemporary IIBarjeel Art Foundation Collection Imperfect Chronology - Mapping The Contemporary IIThe exhibition focuses on the theme of mapping geographies, examining the notion of statehood and exploring how artists engage with the rapidly expanding cities of the Arab region.2016-09-28T11:00:00+01002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Free EventOngoing
Barjeel Art Foundation Collection Imperfect Chronology - Mapping The Contemporary II
Samson Kambalu: Introduction To Nyau CinemaSamson Kambalu: Introduction To Nyau CinemaA new installation by the artist of films and projections draws inspiration from early cinema and his watching films as a child in Malawi.2016-09-28T11:00:00+01002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Free EventOngoing
Samson Kambalu: Introduction To Nyau Cinema
Alicja KwadeAlicja KwadeThe Berlin-based artist's new installation presents astronomical data exploring our position in the universe.2016-09-28T11:00:00+01002017-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Alicja Kwade
Curator's Tour: Alicja KwadeCurator's Tour: Alicja KwadeA tour of the exhibition led by Daniel F. Herrmann.2016-09-29T18:30:00+01002016-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Curator's Tour: Alicja Kwade
Artist Talk: Guerrilla GirlsArtist Talk: Guerrilla GirlsA talk by the anonymous feminist activist group.2016-10-01T15:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Artist Talk: Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls Is It Even Worse In Europe'Guerrilla Girls Is It Even Worse In Europe'The Guerrilla Girls revisit their 1986 poster "It's Even Worse in Europe" in a new display.2016-10-01T11:00:00+01002017-03-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Guerrilla Girls Is It Even Worse In Europe'
In Conversation: William Kentridge & Iwona BlazwickIn Conversation: William Kentridge & Iwona BlazwickThe artist discusses his work with the curator.2016-10-06T19:00:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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In Conversation: William Kentridge & Iwona Blazwick
Audio Description Workshop William Kentridge: Thick TimeAudio Description Workshop William Kentridge: Thick TimeExhibition tour for blind and partially sighted visitors.2016-10-12T11:30:00+01002016-10-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Audio Description Workshop William Kentridge: Thick Time
 

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2 minutes walk
 
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  38% 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
 
 
 
196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  22% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £89  31% off
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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5th Base Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
23 Heneage Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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Electric Blue Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
The Electric Blue Gallery gallery, co-owned by Jessica Tibbles and Olivier Bernay, opened in January 2009. By February, Wallpaper* magazine was calling the launch "a highlight ... More
 
 
 
The Rectory Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
The Curwen & New Academy Gallery have set up a second gallery in the rectory of the Hawksmoor designed Christ Church in Spitalfields. Opened in the ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Whitechapel Gallery
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Brick Lane
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
 
 
 
Sedgwick Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
10 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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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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Zeyno Pekunlu And The Institute For New Feeling
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th Sep to 2nd Oct 2016 - Various Times
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | Same location as Whitechapel Gallery
Two looped works within the film, animation and video medium exploring the impact of technology and society's increasing concern with self-image and organic wellbeing....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Barjeel Art Foundation Collection Imperfect Chronology - Mapping The Contemporary II
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd August 2016 to 8th January 2017 - Various Times
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | Same location as Whitechapel Gallery
The exhibition focuses on the theme of mapping geographies, examining the notion of statehood and exploring how artists engage with the rapidly expanding cities of the ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Samson Kambalu: Introduction To Nyau Cinema
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd August 2016 to 8th January 2017 - Various Times
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | Same location as Whitechapel Gallery
A new installation by the artist of films and projections draws inspiration from early cinema and his watching films as a child in Malawi....More
 
 
 
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Curtain Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Toynbee Hall 28 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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Toynbee Studios
London > Entertainment > Theatres
28 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Toynbee Studios hosts a range of theatre and dance performances and events, offering the chance to see works in development as well as the ... More
 
 
 
The Rag Factory
London > Entertainment >
Heneage Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Situated just off Brick Lane, this space is in the hot spot of the cool side of London within their rights, as their venue has regularly ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Whitechapel Gallery
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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
London > Shopping >
3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
The Laundry Room presents its very first Christmas Pop-Up Shop, taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2011 in east London. Housed on the ground floor ... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
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
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
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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City of London College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
71 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 1 minute from Whitechapel Gallery
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Computer Training Centre London Ltd
London > Education > Professional Training
16 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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European College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Neil House, 7 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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City Darts
London > Leisure > Games
40-42 Commercial Street, Aldgate East, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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Fitness Exchange
London > Leisure > Fitness
Spitalfields Health and Fitness, Fruit Exchange Building, Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
A relatively new player in the health and fitness market, the Exchanges offer well equipped gyms, as well as classes, beauty therapy and swimming. New members ... More
 
 
 
Spitalfields Sports Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
London Fruit Exchange Building, Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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The best pubs near London Whitechapel Gallery.
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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 Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 12 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Located within the beautiful nineteenth century covered Leadenhall Market, the Lamb Tavern is a traditional British pub that's popular with city workers and tourists. The historical ... More
 
 
 
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Apples And Pears
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
26 Osborn Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 1 minute from Whitechapel Gallery
Apples and Pears is primarily Japanese designed East London bar, with a variety of music events and original cocktails such as 'Jack the Ripper'. The 'new ... More
 
 
 
Jamies
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
10 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
Lively chain of city wine bars, full of suits unwinding after a day in the office. Serves an excellent range of wines, cocktails, beer, and spirits. ... More
 
 
 
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
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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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
80-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | Same location as Whitechapel Gallery
Designed 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 ... More
 
 
 
The Lane Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
12-20 Osborn Street, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 1 minute from Whitechapel Gallery
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, 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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Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Bank of England Museum 1.48 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Explore a selection of images from early salt paper prints from the 1840s through to new images of the city ...More

Roald Dahl Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
Roald Dahl Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
Foodie Events | Until 31st October 2016 

Aqua Shard 1.7 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Presented in Charlie's Great Glass Elevator and served on bespoke crockery showing Quentin Blake's famous illustrations, this special Afternoon Tea ...More

 
Jason And The Argonauts (Ages 6-11)
Theatre | Until 20th October 2016 

Unicorn Theatre 1.88 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare's retelling of the classic Greek myth....More

Electric Wednesday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 14th December 2016 

Club Aquarium 1.88 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Francesco Poggi, CASSIMM and a host of weekly guests spin house and techno all night long....More

Santa Monica at Skylounge
Santa Monica at Skylounge
Foodie Events | Until 30th September 2016 

Skylounge 1.88 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Following on from last year's Nantucket Beach Club, the SkyLounge presents another summer residency in 2016, this time taking inspiration ...More

 
The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark (Ages 2-5)
The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark (Ages 2-5)
Theatre | Until 20th November 2016 

Unicorn Theatre 1.88 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Based on the much-loved book by Jill Tomlinson, Lee Lyford directs Unicorn's staging of the beautiful coming-of-age children's book. Young ...More

 
Two By Two: Recent Works By Anna Dickerson And Anne Kelly
Exhibitions | Until 6th October 2016 

All Hallows by the Tower 1.9 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

A joint exhibition with the theme of birds and materials by the painter and the textile artist....More

Kick Out The Jams
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th September 2016 

The Queen Of Hoxton 1.93 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Embark on a musical journey as DJs explore their vast physical and digital collections. Expect disco, soul, funk and reggae....More

A Tribute to Dr Strange
A Tribute to Dr Strange
Seasonal | Until 1st October 2016 

The Queen Of Hoxton 1.93 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop has been transformed once again for its summer residency, A Tribute to Dr Strange. The ...More

 
Project Awesome
Sporting Events | Until 28th September 2016 

The Scoop at More London 2 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

A free fitness session....More

 
 
 
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