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In the heart of the East End but just 3.4 miles from Charing Cross, Whitechapel’s mix of period properties and modern new-build apartments appeal to families and young professionals seeking easy access to the City of London.
As an independent estate and lettings agent in Whitechapel, Peach Properties has been helping vendors, property purchasers, landlords and tenants to sell, buy, let and rent residential and commercial property in this area for over 15 years.
In that time, we have developed an in-depth knowledge of this part of east London, which is surrounded by Middlesex Street and Mansell Street to the west, Fashion Street to the north, Cambridge Heath Road and Sidney Street to the east and The Highway to the south.
And because of our local know-how, we can not only help you turn your property dreams into reality but also share tips on where to find the best coffee, who to go to if you need an extra set of keys cut and, of course, where to find the best curry on nearby Brick Lane.
Here at Peach Properties we’re passionate about finding the right home or commercial premises for our clients and have a diverse mix of property for sale and rent in Whitechapel, including swish loft spaces, warehouse conversions, modern gated developments and Grade II-listed two and three bedroom Victorian terraced homes.
Well-connected Whitechapel, which is on the Crossrail route, the District and Hammersmith & City Tube lines plus the Highbury & Islington to West Croydon overground line, offers its residents a wide selection of independent shops offering unique products and services, bars and restaurants (most notably TripAdvisor favourite and Punjabi specialist Needoo Grill on New Road).
Our pick of the best
As your local go-to experts, we thought to give you three of our favourite locations in Whitechapel.
The Whitechapel Gallery is a jewel in this East End district’s crown. Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, it opened in 1901 with a mission to bring “great art to the people of the East End”.
The 1956 This is Tomorrow Pop Art exhibition is hailed as the gallery’s most iconic event, although Picasso’s Guernica was also displayed there in 1938. In addition, Jackson Pollock had work exhibited at the gallery in the 1950s, David Hockney’s first show was held there in 1970 and Lucian Freud had a major exhibition in 1993.
A major expansion in 2009 means visitors can now enjoy a high quality arts bookshop and a fine-dining restaurant as well as nine galleries showing leading artists and work drawn from noted public and private collections as well as community projects and retrospective exhibitions.
Whitechapel is steeped in history. Named after a small chapel dedicated to St Mary, which was destroyed in World War II, in the 16th century it was the site of many breweries, tanneries, foundries (including that which cast Big Ben) and slaughterhouses.
By the mid-18th century, Whitechapel was hampered with poverty and overpopulation, and like many places in the East End it had degenerated into classic “Dickensian” London.
The gruesome Whitechapel Murders struck between 1888 and 1891, some of which were committed by the legendary serial killer Jack the Ripper. Walking tours through the cobbled alleyways and backstreets he once stalked still take place, while the story of Elephant Man Joseph Merrick – another infamous former local resident – is told at the Royal London Hospital Archives & Museum.
Other places of historical interest in Whitechapel include the Women’s Library, housed within a former public wash house, Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which is Britain’s oldest manufacturing company, and Dennis Severs House – a time capsule created by the artist.
One of Whitechapel’s most popular attractions is salt-of-the-earth Petticoat Lane Market, where more than 1000 stall-holders sell knocked-down toiletries to knocked-off designer clothing: batteries, cleaning products, fabrics, luggage, toys and everything in between at bargain prices.
The stalls in and around Middlesex Street (the Victorians thought the road’s original name was a touch too saucy so renamed it) also shine a light on Whitechapel’s multicultural heritage. Persecuted Huguenots (French Calvinists) settled here in the late 17th century, cementing the East End’s association with the textiles industry, while Jewish immigrants dominated in the 1800s. Since then, the area has become home to a large Asian community – which explains why nearby Brick Lane is known as London’s own Curry Mile.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team of property professionals is based in a former Victorian men’s public loo just up the road from Whitechapel in the heart of Shoreditch. So, give us a call, send us an email, or pop into our office for a chat and a cuppa. We’ll be happy to help you fulfil your property aspirations.