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82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update and Gallery Closure

In response to growing concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and community of visitors, Whitechapel Gallery is closing today, 17 March 2020 at 18.00, until further notice. Read our full statement here.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday, 11am-6pm
Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

Planned Closures

The Artist Film International: Rhea Storr, Vika Kirchenbauer, Yu Gou in the Zilkha Auditorium will be closed as per schedule below:

March 19 and 26  5pm-9pm
April 2, 9 and 13  5pm-9pm
April 4 and 18 11am-6pm


We are open until 9pm on Thursdays. Look out for our special Thursday Late events including films, talks, performances and free Curator’s Tours. The Gallery is open until 9pm and the Whitechapel Refectory is open for food and drink until 11pm.


Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St
E1 7QX


+44 (0)20 7522 7888

Public transport

We are less than 1 minute walk from Aldgate East underground station. Alternatively, Liverpool Street and Tower Gateway stations and Shoreditch High Street overground station are approximately 15 minutes walks from the Gallery.

Buses: The 25, 205 and 254 stop outside the gallery. The 15, 115, 40, 42,45 and 67 buses stop outside Aldgate Station. The 35, 43,78,149, 242, 344 and 388 stop on Commercial Road. The 242 and 253 stop outside Liverpool
Street Station.

Please contact Transport for London for detailed travel advice


Cycling is recommended as an alternative mode of transport. The nearest docking stations for Barclays Cycle Hire are at Altab Ali Park, Aldgate East, with 15 docking stations, and Braham Street, Aldgate, with 34 docking stations available.


Visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. There are a number of external parking facilities nearby for visitors wishing to travel by car, please contact the facilities directly for more information.

NCP Whitechapel High Street, Spreadeagle Yard (off Commercial Street), London, E1 7PJ.
T: 0845 050 7080

Buckle Street Multistorey Car Park, Buckle Street, London, E1 8EH

Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at the top of Osborn Street in the pay and display booths for an unlimited period. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

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