Notable People of Whitechapel: London History

Notable People of Whitechapel: London History

Steeped in history and intrigue, Whitechapel might be one of London's most chronicled neighbourhoods. Formerly part of the infamous East End of London, Whitechapel has been home to several famous people. This article reveals the most notable Whitechapel figures and residents, from Jack the Ripper, to James Cook to Vladimir Lenin.

Secret London Tip: Discover the Petrie Museum, Home to the World’s 4th Largest Ancient Egyptian Collection!

Secret London Tip: Discover the Petrie Museum, Home to the World’s 4th Largest Ancient Egyptian Collection!

We all know of course that the British Museum is THE place to go if you're interested in seeing ancient Egyptian artefacts in London. But did you know that the world's fourth largest ancient Egyptian collection is housed in a small building on the University College London campus? I only heard of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology last week and was rather blown away by all the treasures it holds!