Aldgate East - gateway to the East End
Located in the Spitalfields district of Central London, Aldgate East is a Tube station on the Hammersmith & City line, between Liverpool Street and Whitechapel. This makes it a great location to experience the sights and sounds of London's famous East End, without the constant travelling around that can set you back so much time.
Check out community art at Whitechapel Art Gallery
Only a 2-minute walk from Aldgate East, Whitechapel Art Gallery is largely devoted to art that will interest the local community. It was originally opened in 1901, and played an important role in the history of post-war British art. It almost doubled in size in 2009 and has featured works by world-famous artists including Pablo Picasso and David Hockney.
Peruse bargains at the vibrant Petticoat Lane Market
Only 6 minutes away from Aldgate East, Petticoat Lane Market offers the perfect chance to enjoy a traditional East End market - one of the oldest of its kind. Featuring thousands of stalls, it's home to many budding entrepeneurs - Alan Sugar even started out there.
Planning a trip to Aldgate East? You're spolit for choice for great places to stay. Travelodge London Central Aldgate East Hotel, Travelodge London Central Tower Bridge Hotel and Travelodge London Central Liverpool Street Hotel are all on your doorstep.