A firm favourite of art students and the avant-garde cognoscenti, this gallery provides a less cliquey forum for modern art than the...
Christ Church Spitalfields
Diagonally opposite Spitalfields Market, on the corner of Commercial and Fournier Sts, is this restored church, where many of the area’s...
Brick Lane Great Mosque
This is the best example of the historic changes in population in this area. Built in 1743 as the New French Church for the Huguenots,...
Hoop and Grapes
It's not our favourite watering hole in the City but how can you not do business with a pub claiming to be the oldest in town, with...
Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room
Housed in a small but perfectly formed dining room in the Passmore Edwards Library extension of the Whitechapel Gallery, with...
Women’s Library information
Lonely Planet review
Just round the corner from the Whitechapel Gallery, the Women’s Library, part of the London Metropolitan University, is a unique repository for all manner of books and documents related to women’s history. It contains a reading room open to the public, as well as archive and museum collections, and organises talks and special exhibitions (last seen – Between the Covers: Women’s Magazines and Their Reader). The building is a modern take on the former Goulston Square Wash House, one of the oldest public baths in London.