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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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Unlimited ActionUnlimited ActionA conference about the limits of performance.2016-05-28T13:00:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Drawing Clubs: Whitechapel Gallery Afternoon Aged 10-14Drawing Clubs: Whitechapel Gallery Afternoon Aged 10-14Tutor-led sessions covering a range of subjects.2016-05-28T14:00:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Drawing Clubs: Whitechapel Gallery Afternoon Aged 10-14
Artists' Film International: Karin Sander, Igor Jesus And Igor BosnjakArtists' Film International: Karin Sander, Igor Jesus And Igor BosnjakA selection of artists' film focusing on materiality, featuring a looped 1930s reel, a video capturing a speaker plummeting from the sky as the landscape unravels around it, and a piece exploring the contours of an oil painting.2016-06-07T11:00:00+01002016-08-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Artists' Film International: Karin Sander, Igor Jesus And Igor Bosnjak
Mary HeilmannMary Heilmann Vivid colours mark Mary Heilmann's palette. Expect a riot of rainbow hues at t his Whitechapel Gallery exhibition, the first major solo presentation in a public gallery of the work of the influential New York-based artist in the UK in 15 years. Born in California in 1940, Heilmann studied ceramics and poetry before moving to New York in 1968 a2016-06-08T00:00:00+01002016-08-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  8th June to 21st August 2016
Vivid colours mark Mary Heilmann's palette. Expect a riot of rainbow hues at t his Whitechapel Gallery exhibition, the first major solo presentation in a public gallery of the work of the influential New York-based artist in the UK in 15 years. Born in California in 1940, Heilmann studied ceramics and poetry before moving to New York in 1968 a... More about this event
Mary Heilmann: Looking At PicturesMary Heilmann: Looking At PicturesPaintings, works on paper, furniture and ceramics spanning five decades of work by the influential New York-based artist, whose vibrantly coloured, abstract canvases reference popular culture with a rich vein of humour.2016-06-08T11:00:00+01002016-08-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Mary Heilmann: Looking At Pictures
Keith Sonnier: Light WorksKeith Sonnier: Light WorksInstallations of three-dimensional neon drawings by the American artist, contrasting geometric form with dashes of colour and a luminous glow to suggest the syntax of poetry and a nod to Sonnier's roots in the multi-lingual, Creole culture of Louisiana.2016-06-10T11:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Keith Sonnier: Light Works
 

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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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Arch Car Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  40% 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 £104  32% 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  36% 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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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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Unlimited Action
London > Events > Business Events  Dates: Saturday 28th May 2016 - 1pm-6pm
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | Same location as Whitechapel Gallery
A conference about the limits of performance....More
 
 
 
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BeatNik Busking
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 31st May 2016 - 7pm
Apples And Pears, 26 Osborn Street, E1 | 1 minute from Whitechapel Gallery
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Dan Raza And The Shrouds
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 28th May 2016 - 8.30pm
The Stable, Whitechapel, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 16 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... 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
 
 
 
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The Rhythm Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
16-18 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Gallery
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
 
 
 
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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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The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

The City Centre 1.39 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

For the first exhibition at The City Centre artist Rebecca Louise Law, who works from a studio on Columbia Road, ...More

 
Electric Dreams
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th May 2016 

The London Stone 1.45 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Alternative 1980s electronica and club classics taking in the likes of The Human League, Depeche Mode, Blancmange, Soft Cell, Goldfrapp, ...More

Eva Grubinger
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2016 

Bloomberg SPACE 1.65 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Five sculptural works based on enlarged vexier puzzles; the artist is asking us to look to the reasons why the ...More

Kinky Malinki
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th May 2016 

McQueen 1.8 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

House sweeps the dancefloor all night long courtesy of Grant Richards, Dee James and Paul Gray....More

Tattoo T-shirts: Davy Jones's Locker
Leisure | Until 5th June 2016 

HMS Belfast 1.86 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

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Tiga, The Martinez Brothers
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th May 2016 

XOYO 1.87 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Underground house and techno from the Montreal-born and producer, plus back up from American duo The Martinez Brothers....More

BIG Fish
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th May 2016 

Club Aquarium 1.88 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

Guest DJs lead a journey into deep underground house....More

Movimento
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th May 2016 

Club Aquarium 1.88 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

R&B and club classics to kick things off, followed by deep and minimal tech house through to the early morning ...More

Up Club: Spinning Surprise (Over 3s)
Exhibitions | On 28th May 2016 

Unicorn Theatre 1.88 miles from Whitechapel Gallery

A fun arts and crafts session for children....More

 
 
 
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