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London is a bustling cultural hub with loads to see and do, and we’re right at the centre of it all. New Road Hotel’s fantastic location makes visiting some of the city’s most significant landmarks a breeze.


Whatever you’re into, you’ll find something to pique your interest in London. All year round, the city hosts world-leading events across its many venues.

Tobacco Dock – 15-minute walk

ExCel London – 20 minutes by DLR from Shadwell

Printworks – 10 minutes by Overground from Whitechapel

Troxy – 10 minutes by bus

Truman Brewery – 15-minute walk

For all the latest London happenings, visit Time Out London.

Things to do

You won’t have to go far to find a little culture in East London. Just take a short stroll and discover the incredible street art in the area. Or you could visit one of these amazing venues.

Whitechapel Gallery – premiering world-class artists for over 100 years

Genesis Cinema – an independent cinema and hidden gem of East London

Shoreditch - this trendy area offers loads to see and do

St Katherine’s Dock – the only central London marina, with a variety of eateries and events

Borough Market – delicious fresh produce at London’s oldest food market

Check out our recommendations for the best bars and restaurants in the area.


Forget the high street – East London loves its markets. From the world-famous Spitalfields to the Sunday markets on Brick Lane, you’re sure to find a few hidden gems.

Redchurch Street - ideal for shopping if you are looking for local fashion designers

Box Park - a pop-up mall set in shipping containers with a fun food market on the first floor

Brick Lane - pop up stores and sample sales at the Truman Brewery, and a world-famous market every Sunday

Spitalfields Market
– a fully covered market, perfect for rainy days and vintage clothing

Broadway Market - hipster heaven happening every Saturday

Columbia Road Flower Market - fresh blooms available every Sunday

Westfield Stratford – 250 shops and 70 restaurants all under one roof


Family days out

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the city fool you – this is the perfect place to make some family memories. With lots to see and do, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – visit the place where Olympic dreams came true in 2012

Victoria Park - visit on a Sunday for the farmers market and plenty of street food

London Stadium Tours – go behind the scenes at West Ham United’s home base

V&A Museum of Childhood – experience the nostalgia of this incredible collection

Mudchute Park and Farm - visit this working city farm for free, any day of the week


London’s landmarks are iconic. These historic buildings inspire a certain fascination with British culture. And many of them are right on our doorstep.

Tower of London – discover 1000 years of history at this infamous former prison

Tower Bridge – an engineering marvel and iconic landmark

The Shard – visit this ‘Vertical City’ and view London from the 72nd floor

Canary Wharf - 97 acres of retail, dining and entertainment space

Jack the Ripper tour – join the hunt for the infamous murderer with expert guides

Sky Garden – London’s highest public garden, offering fine dining in the sky

Leadenhall Street – better known to many as Diagon Alley from Harry Potter

Book discounted tickets for great attractions including the London Eye and Madame Tussauds, the London Pass and theatre tickets here


Historic Greenwich

Greenwich features a host of attractions, many of which can be visited for free. Discover this beautiful part of London and discover its rich history.

The Royal Observatory – the home of Greenwich Mean Time

The Cutty Sark – the fastest ship of its time is now an award-winning attraction

The National Maritime Museum – charting 2000 years of nautical history

Queen’s House – the first classical building in England housing an impressive art collection

Greenwich Park - for amazing views of the London skyline

Emirates Airline Cable Car – soar over the Thames on London’s only cable car


Getting around

New Road Hotel is conveniently located between Aldgate and Whitechapel. We’re just a 3-minute walk from Whitechapel station with several London Underground and Overground lines

Elizabeth Line – Whitechapel is on the Elizabeth Line, only 2 minutes to Canary Wharf, Moorgate and Liverpool Street, 5 minutes to Excel Exhibition Centre and 8 minutes to Oxford Street and Soho, as well as easy connections to the West End, Heathrow Airport, the District line, Hammersmith, the City Line and 4 London Overground Routes connecting us to Printworks in Canada Water, Highbury, Islington, and Camden Town. Our central location makes it easy to get around the city.

London City Airport – the capital’s central airport is just 30 minutes away on the DLR

Santander Cycles – discover London on two wheels from as little as £2

For more information on getting around the capital, visit the Transport for London website.

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