Out & About in London City
Our 4-star Arbor City Hotel is located close to the financial centre of the City and next to vibrant Brick Lane. Other areas in our neighbourhood include Whitechapel, Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch, the Tower of London and the City of London. If you are looking for a hotel near Brick Lane or any of these popular areas, Arbor City Hotel is the ideal place to stay for the very best of London.
WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY
The Whitechapel Art Gallery is a public art gallery in Whitechapel on the north side of Whitechapel High Street, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in the East End of London and Central London.
Designed by Charles Harrison Townsend, it was opened in 1901 as one of the first publicly funded galleries for temporary exhibitions in London, and it has a long track record for education and outreach projects, focused on local people. It exhibits the work of contemporary artists, as well as organising retrospective exhibitions and shows.
For over a century the Whitechapel Art Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Picasso, Pollock, and Rothko to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger. The Gallery is open all year round.
The City of London
The City is widely regarded as the financial centre of the world with its sky-scraper landscape and world leading financial institutions including one of the world’s oldest central banks – the Bank of England – affectionately known as “The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street”.
Brick Lane is a street in east London. It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of Osborn Street.
Historic Brick Lane in East London was once associated with poor slums and the scene of the crime for the Jack the Ripper murders.
The area now featurs galleries, world famous curry restaurants, markets and festivals throughout the year.
Tower of London
The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world’s most famous fortresses, and one of Britain’s most visited historic sites.
The Tower of London has become established as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. It has been a tourist attraction since at least the Elizabethan period, when it was one of the sights of London that foreign visitors wrote about.
Its most popular attractions were the Royal Menagerie and displays of armour. The Crown Jewels also gained much interest, and have been on public display since 1669.