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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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  • Whitechapel Road is a major thoroughfare in Whitechapel and is named after a small chapel dedicated to St. Mary. This is the main shopping street with a street market next to the tube station. The sho...  more »
  • Noted for it's general hospital, Mosque, YMCA, and street market along the station, isn't much to stay around form., The Crossrail station will see some local houses pull down for private flat develop...  more »
  • The Tube station edifice, as shown here, no longer exists. Whitechapel station is part of the Crossrail network, which is currently under construction across London. I lived in Whitechapel for a year ...  more »