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Notorious for the Jack the Ripper murders, Whitechapel, in the melting pot that is the East End of London, still dwells on its grisly past with several Ripper tours leaving from Whitechapel station. In Travel Zone 2, on both London Underground (District and Hammersmith & City lines) and London Overground East London Line lines, Whitechapel will soon also welcome Crossrail to its vibrant community, and with it comes the promise of 24 trains an hour to Heathrow, the West End and Canary Wharf to boost the local economy as the station becomes a modern transport hub. Opposite the 1876 station entrance, which sits alongside shops and eateries on Whitechapel Road is the newly rebuilt Royal London Hospital, one-time home to Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. In 2012 after eight years of construction, the 17-storey hospital opened its doors, ensuring its bright future as home to London's air ambulance and one of the largest children's hospitals in the UK.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
  • 06:15 - 12:40
  • 15:30 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:25
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Whitechapel station's entrance off Whitechapel Road leads down to a concourse with ticket machines, a newsagent and ticket barriers through to the platforms. For Overground trains, you should head to platforms 5 and 6 as all other platforms are used for District and Hammersmith & City lines Underground trains, which are directly ahead from the concourse. With so much happening around the station, there are few amenities, so pass your time in the melee of Whitechapel Market.

Departures and arrivals from Whitechapel

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Whitechapel station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Dalston JunctionLondon Overground14:115On time
to Clapham JunctionLondon Overground14:136On time
to Highbury & IslingtonLondon Overground14:145On time
to West CroydonLondon Overground14:166On time
to Dalston JunctionLondon Overground14:185On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Dalston JunctionLondon Overground14:126On time
from Crystal PalaceLondon Overground14:145On time
from Highbury & IslingtonLondon Overground14:156On time
from Clapham JunctionLondon Overground14:175On time
from Dalston JunctionLondon Overground14:206On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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