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Whitechapel, City of London

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Whitechapel, City of London

Whitechapel is a district within East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is located 3.4 miles east of Charing Cross and roughly bounded by the Bishopsgate thoroughfare on the west, Fashion Street on the north, Brady Street and Cavell Street on the east and The Highway on the south. It has been for a long time a poor and working-class neighborhood notably best known for being the location of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders in the late 1880s.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyCity of London
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ3381
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
Population12,558 (Whitechapel ward 2007)
 

Other names by which Whitechapel, City of London has been known in the past

White Chapel

Whitechapel, City of London in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whitechapel, par., and sta. on East London By., Middlesex, mostly in parl. bor. of Tower Hamlets, but partly also within the City of London, 170 ac., pop. 30,709.

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