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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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  • If you want to experience the thrill of walking through the streets of one of the world's most famous "horror" surely you should go right in Whitechapel. Right here, in this neighborhood, jack the Ripper roamed in search of their victims. A walk is more than recommended, not only for the history of the neighborhood, but also to see live what was London, with old buildings of that era and narrow streets full of history.
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  • Statue is located only a short trip from the Mall, the Edward VII Momorial, but not worth the detour
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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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  • Parking for this store is very bad Store is very small Staff in this store are very very rude especially the short old back lady very rude and arrogant attitude. Positive 9 times out of 10 this store is well stocked And has what I want but I only use this store when I have to
  • 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!
  • The worsted Argos branch I've been to. It's as if you've entered a branch in Bangladesh and the service is such third class as if Argos has changed it's agreed level of service to it's customers. You buy an item, that's it, even if you haven't opened the package you are offered a flimsy voucher! This is only a small example of the inconsistency of the people and this branch. Even their security is flimsy.
  • A quiet Monday night and the staff hiding around at the back, spend almost an hour trying to buy a reserved item due to someone complaining at the front of me but rest of the staff were incompetent to help out
  • This guy called aminoor hes short, slim and keeps long beard needs to definitely learn about how to provide good customer service before supervising others and also he needs to learn to say Sorry when he realises his mistake instead of defending his arrogance with lame excuse infront of his female collegues. This argos should be more mixed because sometimes when a person works with his own culture people they can end up behaving abit nasty and get away.
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