The Silk District Area

Walk down the streets of Whitechapel and you’ll find energy and culture. With its streets leading to new experiences and flavours, its arches and architecture pointing to a deep history, there’s plenty to see and do. 

Places to eat in Whitechapel

Whatever you're looking for, you're guaranteed to find it in Whitechapel. From traditional markets to trendy bars, explore a variety of places to eat in Whitechapel.

  • Brick Lane - a mile of restaurants and market stalls, serving up dishes from across the word -  from Bangladeshi curries, to brasserie-style French fare, and to the classic Brick Lane Beigel


  • Eclectic pubs and bars, ranging from colourful cocktail bars to traditional gastro-pubs with classic Victorian decor


  • Hole-in-the-wall coffee houses and restaurants for a quick meal or coffee on the go

Things to do in Whitechapel

The Silk District is nestled in the heart of a cultural hub, just waiting for you to explore. You can find it all at the heart of Whitechapel:

  • Whitechapel Gallery - showcasing emerging and established artists in a rolling programme of exhibitions


  • Genesis Cinema - screening blockbuster films, indie classics and arthouse releases as well as poetry nights and panel discussions


  • Wilton’s Music Hall - the world’s oldest surviving Grand Music Hall, with a running programme of live music and theatre

Travelling around London

Surrounded by the best of London, it’s simple to travel from The Silk District to some of London’s favourite destinations.*

  • 2 minutes to Shoreditch and Liverpool St
  • 3 minutes to Canary Wharf
  • 12 minutes to Bank
  • 13 minutes to Paddington
  • 36 minutes to Heathrow


*Journey times are approximate only and taken from TfL

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