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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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  • There are some interesting buildings and places of interest along the road, that was built in the 19th century as a main shopping district, but other than that I won’t recommend it. It is, by all mean...  more »
  • I was staying at a hotel in Whitechapel Road. Beware when crossing the road even when green man is on. The cars go right through the red lights. Didnt find this road anything special. Lots of cafes & ...  more »
  • didnt go for the ripper experience but discovered the Bell Foundry, Royal London museum as well as the origin of whitechapel in its park with inclusive memerials so all very intresting and informative...  more »