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Whitechapel Road, London

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Whitechapel Road is a major arterial road in Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, in the East End of London. It is named after a small chapel of ease dedicated to St Mary and connects Aldgate to the west (as Whitechapel High Street) with Mile End Road to the east. The road is part of the historic Roman road from London to Colchester, now the A11.The road had become built up by the 19th century and is now a main shopping district in the Whitechapel area. There is an established street market along the road next to Whitechapel tube station. The Whitechapel Bell Foundry and the Royal London Hospital have been based on Whitechapel Road since the 18th century. It remains an important road and is marked with bus lanes, with limited parking.Several ethnic minority communities have centred on Whitechapel Road. The road was a focal point of the Jewish Community from the 1850s to the 1930s, with many Jewish shops and market stalls. Towards the latter part of the 20th century, the street became an established settlement of the British Bangladeshi community, who now sell a range of authentic Asian food and clothes in the market and on shop fronts. Altab Ali Park sits on the site of the original church at the western end of Whitechapel Road, and is a memorial to an Asian worker who suffered a fatal racial attack in 1978.
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  • Beautiful site with beautiful buildings. Always with a lot of movement at night Recommend a visit at night is very cute
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  • Nice area of London on the Thames, eating (a couple of pubs fabulous), walking or watching the yachts
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  • I used to go to the market a lot when I lived in London it was a Bangladeshi / Indian street so obviously smelly and dirty . Nothing to buy in the shops but the market is cool . Now I went back last y...  more »
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  • Would have been a 5 but if I hadn't of used my common sense and prompted the manager he was clearly in the wrong. If you have a bed available for free home delivery within 14 days and after advising me I'm mistaken while flicking to the page to read "14 days" half an apology later trying to charge me delivery for a month later because it's not in the time frame?! Luckily after advising I'd cancel they offered me 10% off. Would have been better to find that as their first option!
  • They have finally upgraded this store. My previous review was 1star as service was very bad and slow. Self service machines were not working and no order numbers for collection points. They have now upgraded so better collection point with order numbers showing on screen and being called out.
  • All good. Can be busy but that's fine for argos. Helpful staff.
  • Had to wait ages as at one point there was I ly one member of staff serving . However once I was served the girl was extremely helpful
  • Nice to to shop here u could any items. it's near to my house ? Recommend to my friend's and family's

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