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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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Whitechapel tube station 1896 The tale of the “Dead Body Train” at Whitechapel

There is a tale that is often repeated late at night in spooky surroundings that there was once a Dead Body Train that ran through a special tunnel and collected the dead from the Royal London Hospital and took them


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


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.


£37 for a walking tour of Whitechapel?

A journalist in Australia has written a short piece about visiting the East End of London that is so full of holes that it makes a colander look solid by comparison. One of the more egregious of comments was that