Whitechapel, history on a high street

Book tickets for guided walk of Whitechapel

This walk from Let’s Discover London is packed with lots of fascinating stories in just 1.5 hours. The Crays, Winston Churchill in a crazy gunfight, the battle against the Fascists, the ‘elephant man’. It’s a high street that reflects huge changes in the last two centuries.

About this guided walk:

  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Starts: Whitechapel Underground Station (District Line or Hammersmith & City Line)
  • Ends: Aldgate East Station (District Line or Hammersmith & City Line)
  • Cost: £9 per person
  • 12 people maximum (this makes for a better experience)
  • Cancellation: 24 hours in advance for full refund

Includes: Tour guide only

Meeting point: Front of Whitechapel Underground station. Full joining instructions will be on your confirmation email when you book.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the qualifications of the tour guide?

Your tour guide is Loona Hazarika who was trained by the British Museum and gave the official tours of the Japanese and Assyrian galleries at the museum from 2006 to 2010. He has guided hundreds of people around his birthplace London and has appeared on the TV series Urban Secrets and BBC TV’s Hairy Builder. He holds an MA degree from the University of Cambridge.

How far will we walk?

1 mile at a relaxed pace. Please wear comfortable shoes.

What’s the refund policy?

You will get a full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before.

What happens if it rains?

The tour will still go ahead. Please bring an umbrella.

How will I find the tour guide at the start?

Full details will be emailed to you in advance of the walk.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You can also bring it digitally.

I am a non-native English speaker. Is this a suitable tour?

Yes it is. Your tour guide is trained by the British Museum so is used to guiding tourists from abroad.