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Whitechapel Gallery

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77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, England
+44 20 7522 7888
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For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Lucien Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger.With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop, the newly expanded Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.The Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.
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77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, England
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"aldgate east tube station"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a nice Art Gallery. I got to see it while returning from work to station as it opens Thursday until late evening. I will most likely go on First Thursday walking tour next month.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive surprise in Whitechapel- interesting array of modern art in various levels. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The Whitechapel is a large spacious gallery in the heart of the East end of London. It’s one of the best places to see contemporary art. Most exhibitions are free. The coffee shop has a range of fresh food and the staff are friendly and...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The history of the Whitechapel Gallery is legendary. When we were there, unfortunately there was an exhibition build-up, so we 'only' saw bits and pieces of - I think - the Artists' Film International, and due to a lack of time (we had a plane...More

Thank immorissal
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Ok, it is free entry but you do have to pay for special exhibitions and it was not clear what was free. However the space is brilliant and the range of exhibitions superb. It is contemporary, cutting edge so some missed me totally others were...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Beautiful exhibitions but most of the rooms are paying... Free access, there is not much to see. We make fast the tour. The facade of the building is very attractive!

Thank Juliette C
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I didn’t even know that this place existed but went in today as I was in the area. It was interesting to see but it’s not really my sort of gallery. I would say that it’s an ok place to go and have a look...More

Thank Akkers1
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I read a review several weeks ago which slaughtered the Mark Dion exhibition. It suggested Dion had failed to move his practice forward and could no longer challenge toe to toe with his contemporary Damien Hirst. Even though - maybe because - I have no...More

2  Thank 7wanders
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The good thing about the Whitechapel Gallery is that it has a tube exit right next door,making escape all the easier. It has a nice staircase. That's the sum total of its positives. There was a room full of meaningful skipping ropes, but each to...More

Thank MissMandalay
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

First visit for ages. Bemused entering the gallery from one side of Whitechapel Underground station and exiting the other side. Having watched the documentaries about the Elizabeth line construction, I wanted to see the art exhibits. I'm not sure what I expected but this slightly...More

Thank Sotontraveller
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