Whitechapel Gallery and Library, 77 - 82 Whitechapel High Street

Whitechapel Gallery and Library, 77 - 82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX View on map

Grade II* listed Arts and Crafts building constructed in the late 1890s by C H Townsend. Occupied by the Whitechapel Art Gallery, which was founded in 1901 by the Revd Canon Barnett 'to bring great art to the people of the East End'. Extensive redevelopment in 2009 incorporated the former Whitechapel library.


Opening Arrangements

Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm, Thursday 11am - 9pm. All year round with exception of 24th, 25th and 26th December.

Admission Charges

  • Other Charges: Some charged exhibitions run alongside free exhibition spaces.


Entrance on Whitechapel High Street. Rail: next door to Aldgate East (Underground) or short walk from Liverpool Street (mainline and Underground) via Commercial Street. Bus: routes 5, 15, 15a, 25, 40, 67, 78, 254.

Parking Spaces


Paid parking in Spreadeagle Yard to the left of the gallery off Whitechapel High Street. Parking for Blue Badge holders on Whitechapel High Street.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes