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London’s Alleys: Graces Alley, E1
London’s Alleys: Graces Alley, E1

London’s Alleys: Graces Alley, E1

This is a short alley leading to a former public square lined with nice houses, but the alley is now much more famous than the public square.

Jan
17
Whitechapel market set for a major makeover
Whitechapel market set for a major makeover

Whitechapel market set for a major makeover

The large street market that runs along the main road outside Whitechapel station in East London is about to get a major makeover, and a consultation is currently open about the plans.

Dec
14
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: Mallon Gardens, E1
London’s Pocket Parks: Mallon Gardens, E1

London’s Pocket Parks: Mallon Gardens, E1

This is a newish garden that has emerged from behind fencing following the restoration of the historic Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel.

Nov
26
2020
London’s Pocket Parks: Cavell Street Garden, E1
London’s Pocket Parks: Cavell Street Garden, E1

London’s Pocket Parks: Cavell Street Garden, E1

A side street in Shadwell has a small pocket park with gates leading to a space once filled with housing.

Oct
08
2020
Statue of Queen Alexandra in Whitechapel
Statue of Queen Alexandra in Whitechapel

Statue of Queen Alexandra in Whitechapel

A rather grand bronze statue can be found stranded and surrounded by modern buildings in Whitechapel.

Nov
19
2019
The King Edward VII Jewish Memorial Drinking Fountain
The King Edward VII Jewish Memorial Drinking Fountain

The King Edward VII Jewish Memorial Drinking Fountain

Surrounded by a market that fills the street can be found what looks like an old memorial stone, but is much more interesting than that.

Oct
24
2019
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Boar’s Head Playhouse archaeological excavation
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Boar’s Head Playhouse archaeological excavation

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Boar’s Head Playhouse archaeological excavation

The remains of a Shakespearean-era playhouse in Whitechapel, the Boar’s Head is starting to be uncovered, and this weekend is a chance to have a look.

Sep
30
2019
See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital
See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital

See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital

One of East London's earliest hospitals is currently being gutted, and there's been a chance to see inside as they work to turn it into Tower Hamlet's new Town Hall.

Sep
26
2019
There’s a giant brown steel “hedgehog” in Whitechapel
There’s a giant brown steel “hedgehog” in Whitechapel

There’s a giant brown steel “hedgehog” in Whitechapel

On a side street behind the hospital, a giant brown hedgehog can be found dominating a space between two low rise buildings.

Dec
06
2018
Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival
Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival

Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival

There's a three-day festival of history taking place in Whitechapel in October, and tickets are very cheap for the event.

Aug
18
2018
London’s Pocket Parks: Altab Ali Park, E1
London’s Pocket Parks: Altab Ali Park, E1

London’s Pocket Parks: Altab Ali Park, E1

Despite its name, this park is actually a former graveyard and site of a famous church that gave its name to the entire area of Whitechapel.

Apr
04
2018
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!

A lump of congealed human waste seems an unusual object for a museum, let alone one to cause so much... is excitement the correct word?

Feb
09
2018
London’s Alleys – Mile End Place, E1
London’s Alleys – Mile End Place, E1

London’s Alleys – Mile End Place, E1

Hidden in a side street off busy Mile End road is a tiny enclave of cute cottages, surrounded by death.

Jan
15
2018
Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display
Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display

Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display

If you've ever wanted to see a congealed mass of babies nappies, cooking fat and domestic waste, next year is your chance, as chunk of the notorious fatberg that clogged up the sewers under Whitechapel is to go on display at the Museum of London.

Dec
12
2017
London’s Alleys – Gunthorpe Street, E1
London’s Alleys – Gunthorpe Street, E1

London’s Alleys – Gunthorpe Street, E1

This little Whitechapel alleyway is notorious, for it is one of the murder sites of the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Oct
16
2017
London’s Alleys – Whitechurch Passage, E1
London’s Alleys – Whitechurch Passage, E1

London’s Alleys – Whitechurch Passage, E1

This is a short alley with a curious habit of changing its name, having had at least three in its recorded existence.

Aug
28
2017
Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released
Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released

Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released

Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line.

Aug
31
2016
Opportunity to Abseil down the side of a Hospital
Opportunity to Abseil down the side of a Hospital

Opportunity to Abseil down the side of a Hospital

A quick note if you are to sort to do these sorts of things, but there is a chance to abseil down the side of the new 17-story high Royal London Hospital building in Whitechapel later this month.

Sep
10
2013
The Nature Study Museum in Stepney
The Nature Study Museum in Stepney

The Nature Study Museum in Stepney

The Nature Study Museum, near Shadwell DLR station was very notable when it opened as it was the first in London to feature live exhibits to show to local residents who might not otherwise see living exotic animals and was

Dec
04
2010
The Museum at the Royal London Hospital
The Museum at the Royal London Hospital

The Museum at the Royal London Hospital

For medical reasons, I am required to visit a hospital for prodding and poking every few months, and the clinic I visit was recently moved from Barts in the City to the Royal London Hospital in the distinctly non-regal Whitechapel.

Aug
28
2010