Nearby Places of Interest – Past and Present
Staying at The Whitechapel puts you just a few paces away from some of the more iconic landmarks in east London’s rich and varied history.
Our hotel is opposite Barts and The London Hospital, founded in 1870, and just minutes from the renowned Brick Lane, Columbia Road Flower Market, Spitalfields Market and The Tower of London. From there it’s a short walk over Tower Bridge to The Design Museum and City Hall.
On the corner of Whitechapel Road and Cambridge Heath Road is the Blind Beggar public house. Dating from 1894, its name is derived from the story of “The Blind Beggar's Daughter of Bednall-Green”, a ballad written during Tudor times, but is probably most well-known for its association with the Kray twins during the 1960s.
Just around the corner on Whitechapel Road can be found the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, established in 1570, which cast the famous US Liberty Bell in 1752 and in 1858, London’s own ‘Big Ben’ bell, which famously, chimes the hour.
We are also conveniently located close by to City Airport, Whitechapel Underground and all key transport connections to popular destinations such as Oxford Street, Covent Garden, O2, Stratford Olympic Park, ExCel London and the Shard.
Just Around The Corner: We are a couple of blocks away from 100 Sydney Street, the scene of the infamous ‘Siege of Sydney Street’ by a gang of seven anarchists on 3rd January 1911, and attended by Home Secretary Winston Churchill, who later became Britain’s Prime Minister during WW2.