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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
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... More
 
 
 
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Electric Blue Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
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... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground 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... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground 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,... More
 
 
 
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Raven Row
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
56 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Raven Row, a non-profit contemporary art centre in Spitalfields, not far from the Market, opened to the public on 28th February 2009. The name -... More
 
 
 
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 6 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one... More
 
 
 
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Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 7 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by... More
 
 
 
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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 8 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as ' The Cheesegrater ' due to its distinctive sloping... More
 
 
 
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 8 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it... More
 
 
 
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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 9 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back... More
 
 
 
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The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman... More
 
 
 
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All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts.... More
 
 
 
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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 9 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her... More
 
 
 
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The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies... More
 
 
 
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Broadgate Ice Rink
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 9 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
London's longest-running outdoor ice rink, Broadgate Ice Rink, can be found between mid November and the end of February in Exchange Square, only a couple... More
 
 
 
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Former Shoreditch Underground Station
London > Attractions
Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 10 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
The former Shoreditch Underground Station closed in 2006, and while the rest of the line re-opened in 2010 as part of the London Overground network,... More
 
 
 
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 10 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars... More
 
 
 
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Spitalfields City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground 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... More
 
 
 
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R | 12 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling... More
 
 
 
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 13 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 13 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 14 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was... More
 
 
 
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop... More
 
 
 
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 14 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building... More
 
 
 
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One Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Sights
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Located at the foot of one of London's most famous landmarks, One Tower Bridge is home to a boutique hotel and Nicholas Hytner's London Theatre... More
 
 
 
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 15 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground 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... More
 
 
 
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 15 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public... More
 
 
 
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71a Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
71a Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 15 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station
71a is a gallery and events space in East London hosting everything from film screenings to exhibitions and parties to panels.... More
 
 
 
 
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ISelf Collection: Self Portrait As The Billy Goat
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station

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

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

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station

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

Artists' Film International
Exhibitions | Until 30th July 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station

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

Emma Hart: Mamma Mia!
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground 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 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground 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 3 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station

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

Folk This: Callum Gardner
Concerts | On 27th July 2017 

Apples And Pears 4 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station

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The Art of the Football Shirt
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2017 

The Old Truman Brewery 8 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station

Curated by fashion historian Neal Heard, The Art of the Football Shirt explores the relationship between football and popular culture. ...More

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

The Old Truman Brewery 8 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station

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

 
Macho Trax
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th July 2017 

Cafe 1001 10 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station

DJs supply an eclectic mix of dusty grooves, deep disco, rough funk and beyond....More

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The London Rum & Reggae Experience
Foodie Events | On 5th September 

Vauxhall Street Food Garden

Taking place at Vauxhall Street Food Garden, The London Rum & Reggae Experience aims to transport guests to the sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean. A celebration of rum, ...More

Vauxhall Street Food Garden
Dining 

Open Monday to Friday throughout summer, the Vauxhall Street Food Garden offers local workers the chance to enjoy an al fresco lunch....More

Erdinger Oktoberfest
Erdinger Oktoberfest
Foodie Events | From 5th October 

Greenwich Peninsula

This autumn, German brewery Erdinger presents an authentic Oktoberfest experience in London. The brewery will ...More

 
Kew Science Festival
Kew Science Festival
Exhibitions | From 4th August 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

After launching last year, the Kew Science Festival is back this August. Taking over Kew ...More

 
BBC Countryfile Live
BBC Countryfile Live
Exhibitions | From 3rd August 

Blenheim Palace

Leave the city behind and enjoy a day out in the country this summer at ...More

 
The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
The Jump Off
Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
Dining 

Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
Foodie Events | On 1st August 

Lights Of Soho

Currently taking residence at Lights of Soho, Fiz ...More

 
Stoke Newington Overground Station
Transport 

London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

Mint Gun Club
Mint Gun Club
Dining 

Specialising in delicious apeĢritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
James Cochran N1
James Cochran N1
Dining 

Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Seasonal | From 4th August 

Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
Bang Bang Oriental
Bang Bang Oriental
Dining 

London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
Percolate Open Air
Percolate Open Air
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th July 

Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
The Coal Shed
The Coal Shed
Dining 

The team behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room in Brighton go from coast ...More

 
Lucky & Joy
Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to ...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

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