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We have a dynamic and unique culture that flows directly from our unparalleled heritage.TH Buzz and Smile

The vibrant, contemporary culture of Tower Hamlets has been formed by all those people, trades, ideas and ideologies that have come before. Diversity is our strength. And we’re proud of it.

Mural in Mile End
A joyful crowd at the Mela
The Tower of London illuminated at night

Home to some of London’s best destinations, when it comes to days out, many people are likely to have visited Tower Hamlets without even knowing it.

We have attractions including the Tower of London, the Young V&A (formerly Museum of Childhood) and the Museum of London Docklands, English National Ballet and Tower Bridge.

You can catch shows at Rich Mix, Genesis Cinema or Wilton’s Music Hall, or take part in major annual events including All Points East music festival, BBC Introducing Live in Tobacco Dock and the London Marathon.

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Take a walk in our 120 parks and open spaces including the award-winning Victoria Park and part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

There are world famous markets including Spitalfields, Columbia Road and Petticoat Lane. Brick Lane is a melting pot of food and culture, everything from renowned curry houses and Jewish beigel shops to the Old Truman Brewery with its own market.

An if art is your thing then you can visit one of our 22 art galleries including Whitechapel Gallery, or be amazed by the street art that runs through our borough from Brick Lane to Poplar.

But if you look deeper, you will see layers and layers of culture created and infused by generations of immigration, our proud history as the traditional east end and our more modern developments such as Canary Wharf which has over 200 cultural events every year.


The London Marathon