Let’s hear the stories of the market…
14 August 2015
Once infamous for the Jack the Ripper slayings and the hotbed of violence from Britain’s most famous gangsters the Kray Twins, this area of east has had somewhat of an identity crisis and is now a vibrant and popular area of London.
Whitechapel is a hotbed of cultures with a massive Bangladeshi community settled here giving the area a unique east-meets-west feel. Its hard not to talk about the many curry houses propped up all over and without doubt the best the capital has to offer can be found here. You will have to try Tayyabs which is a master in Punjabi styled curry and has been serving them in the area since 1972. Its also BYOB which is always a winner…
The cultural hub of Brick Lane can be found off Whitechapel High Street and here you will a mix match of food markets, restaurants (not just curry houses) and trendy late night bars. The street itself is a piece of art and you will find all walks of life strolling down it’s heavily graffitied walls and it can be an awesome place to people watch. Many come here to thrift through the areas reputation for vintage clothes or vinyl and some good bargains can still be found here in amongst the many stalls.
Culture is massive in east London and Whitechapel is no different. Brick Lane is crammed full of galleries, art exhibitions and smaller bands play live throughout the weekdays in the many bars. 93 Feet East is worth a visit to watch live music and it morphs into a club with deejays spinning until around three in the morning. If art is your passion then there is the well rated Whitechapel gallery, that heads the main Whitechapel Road or there is the cosier Brick Lane based galleries – Art of the Brick and The Brick Lane Gallery.
Being a stones throw from the hotbed that is Shoreditch, Whitechapel itself has a lot to offer in terms of culture, food and history. It was once the once old school east end that has progressed over the years and it is a thrilling example of how London is always changing.
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