As a district of East London, Whitechapel is home to a rich historical and cultural atmosphere. Its large transport investment has seen new opportunities and businesses drawn to the area over recent years, establishing Whitechapel as a great place to work or live. The E1 postcode has various galleries, restaurants, and places of interest for people to visit. So no matter whether you’re looking to move to Whitechapel, set an office up there, or simply visit during the week, there is plenty for you to get involved in. Learn more about the Whitechapel area including the draws, things to do, and working environment in our handy Purpose Group area guide.


Things To Do In Whitechapel

When looking for something to keep you busy, you’ll never be far away in Whitechapel. As an area in East London, Whitechapel is known as a more creative and art-based district which is home to numerous galleries including the Whitechapel Gallery, Leyden Gallery, and Gallery46. It is therefore an art lovers paradise. Though if art is not your thing, worry not. We’ve gathered some of Whitechapel’s most popular attractions here which is sure to have something for everyone:

Dedicated to the history of 1880s East London, the museum examines the crimes of Jack the Ripper.

The world’s oldest surviving Grand Music Hall still operates as a theatre, bar and historic landmark.

A detailed mural representing a historic 1936 Jewish rally, next to a small garden, ideal for some quiet in the busy city.

For those keen on history you won’t want to miss the memorial to Anne Boleyn in Whitechapel.

As an immersive escape room experience, AIM has hyper-realistic sets and complex narratives to keep your team entertained and excited.

A little bit of history situated in Whitechapel, The Fusilier Museum tells the story of a British infantry regiment and takes less than an hour to explore.

The axe-throwing experience offers a day out like no other. They’re rated number 1 in Europe for axe throwing, making Axeperience a unique experience for all visitors.

Working In Whitechapel

One of the main draws to Whitechapel is its short commute into London’s banking hubs such as the City and Canary Wharf. For those working in these areas, Whitechapel is a particularly convenient 15-20 minute commute. Though such convenience does relate back to a higher cost of living with bigger residential price tags in Whitechapel as a result. Whitechapel might therefore be out of the budget for some residents.

However, if you’re looking to situate an office in Whitechapel, it could work out more affordable than neighbouring districts. Whitechapel offers a range of office types to suit different sized businesses. For those seeking a flexible approach, Whitechapel has various coworking spaces, as well as temporary offices, allowing users to rent the space for a shorter period than standard leases. These working arrangements are often popular amongst small businesses, startups and project based organisations.

Though if you’d like to opt for a traditional private office space, Whitechapel is also able to accommodate. There are a range of office solutions for those working in Whitechapel or nearby areas, making it a highly sought-after central London location.

Whitechapel Office Advice

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