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Whitechapel Railway Station is part of the East London Line on the London Overground network which reopened in April 2010. Shoreditch High Street is the preceding station and Shadwell comes after Whitechapel if you're heading north to south. Nearby attractions include the Whitechapel Gallery and the Royal London Hospital.


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Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 49 23% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 85 25% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 13 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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 28% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 14 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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
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Alternative Overground Stations nearest Whitechapel Overground Station

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Shadwell Overground Station
London > Travel > Overground Stations
Chapman Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 11 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Shadwell Railway Station is on the East London Line of London Overground, between Whitechapel to the north and Wapping to the south. It is located near ... More
Shoreditch High Street Overground Station
London > Travel > Overground Stations
Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 15 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Shoreditch High Street Railway Station is located on Bethnal Green Road close to Shoreditch High Street and is served by London Overground services running on the ... More
Wapping Overground Station
London > Travel > Overground Stations
Wapping Lane, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 20 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Wapping Railway Station is in east London, on the East London Line of London Overground between Shadwell and Rotherhithe.... More
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Whitechapel Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
277 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Whitechapel Tube station is located within Zone 2 on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. When Crossrail comes in 2018 the station will have a ... More
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Liverpool Street Tube Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 16 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
One of London's busiest commuter stations at the heart of financial London. Regular trains depart Liverpool Street for destinations in Essex and East Anglia. The Stansted ... More
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Circular Hop-on Hop-off Trip - Crown River Cruises
London > Travel > Boats
Blackfriars Pier, The Old Pump House, Paul's Walk, City, London EC4V | 32 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
This fun circular trip by Crown River Cruises allows you to traverse the banks of the Thames over a stretch jam-packed with famous landmarks and fabulous ... More
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Entertainment near Whitechapel Overground Station

Near Whitechapel Overground Station
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
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Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 9 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather sofas ... More
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Genesis Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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
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Spitalfields City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 4 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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
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Beyond Retro
London > Shopping > Clothing
112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 7 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Vast warehouse near Brick Lane packed with vintage clothing and accessories. American vintage clothing outlets don’t get much bigger or better than this. Having bagged a huge, ... More
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Brick Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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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Oh Baby London!
London > Shopping > Baby Care
162 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Designer baby clothes. Selling garments such as playsuits, bodyvests, t-shirts, jeans, tights, dresses, hats, hoodies and fake fur jackets. They concentrate on offering clothes that are ... More
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New Tayyab
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 Fieldgate Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
North Indian cuisine. Tables on patio. ... More
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Tayyabs
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 - 89 Fieldgate Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 4 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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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The Stable, Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
16-18 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 6 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Handmade pizza cooked from scratch and cider sourced from the West Country are the two things The Stable does, and it does them well. Owners Nikki ... More
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 14 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 16 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 17 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 13 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
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Pubs near Whitechapel Overground Station

The best pubs near London Whitechapel Overground Station.
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 10 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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 Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 11 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Sitting at the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London boozer, originally built in the 1700s. With a large emphasis ... More
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 14 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
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Whitechapel Overground Station clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
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JuJu's Bar and Stage
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 9 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, tucked away at the back of Ely's Yard, Juju's Bar and Stage ... More
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Whitechapel Overground Station.
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 14 minutes from Whitechapel Overground Station
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Emma Hart: Mamma Mia!
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

A new large-scale installation by the London-based artist, which is a culmination of an investigation into patterns....More

Benedict Drew: The Trickle-Down Syndrome
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

A large-scale installation involving sculpture and music, taking over five connected yet distinct rooms drawing on a wide range of ...More

A Handful Of Dust
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

This exhibition traces a visual journey through the motif of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters, featuring ...More

Artists' Film International
Exhibitions | Until 30th July 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

Films by Adrian Paci, Cengiz Tekin, Laura Horelli, Nina Lassila, Agnese Luse, Angela Melitopoulos, Eleonore De Montesquiou, Tanja Ostojic, Meggie ...More

Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

The Swedish artist explores the role technology plays in our everyday lives and relationships, in a multimedia piece developed in ...More

ISelf Collection: Self Portrait As The Billy Goat
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

Physical, psychological and imaginary self-portraits by international artists including Pawel Althamer, Louise Bourgeois, Andre Breton and the Surrealists, Enrico David, ...More

Junkyard Golf Club
Junkyard Golf Club
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

The Old Truman Brewery 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

Getting a refresh for its second year, Junkyard Golf Club in the loading bay of the Old Truman Brewery gets ...More

 
Go Out Of Tune
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th July 2017 

Cafe 1001 9 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

A chance for all musicians to perform at this open mic event....More

Freedom Fest
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2017 

Rich Mix Centre 11 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Carradine's Cockney Sing-A-Long
Theatre | On 25th July 2017 

Wilton's Music Hall 12 minutes walk from Whitechapel Overground Station

Join the piano-playing host for an uproarious evening of song in a traditional sing-a-long....More

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From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to a railway arch in East London....More

The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new social appetite for food photography. Now a cultural practice and social media phenomenon, the act of taking images of food ...More

Rolls-Royce Great Expectations
Rolls-Royce Great Expectations
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
Coal Rooms
Coal Rooms
Dining 

Originally part of Peckham Rye's train station in the 1930s Coal Room is a restaurant ...More

 
The Art of the Football Shirt
Exhibitions | From 26th July 

The Old Truman Brewery

Curated by fashion historian Neal Heard, The Art of the Football Shirt explores the relationship between football and popular culture. In the exhibition, Heard shares his vast knowledge, ...More

Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
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Merchant Square
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Modern development at the heart of Paddington's waterways. Home to Thomas Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge and ...More

 
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Sport 

Go Ape at Cockfosters in Trent Park, in 413 acres of London's Green Belt, has ...More

 
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Attractions 

Join the Go Ape tree top adventure at Alexandra Palace and swing through the trees, ...More

 
Bar Elba
Bar Elba
Drinking 

The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop ...More

 
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Minnow
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Sseasonal, modern European dishes, with a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean from ...More

 
Sub Cult
Sub Cult
Dining 

Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
Lorde
Lorde
Concerts | On 27th September 

Alexandra Palace

Fresh from her storming Glastonbury performance, Lorde comes to Alexandra Palace promoting long-awaited new album ...More

 
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Richmond Theatre

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Exhibitions | On 4th August 

Natural History Museum

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