Whitechapel is also famous for the notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper, who murdered several women here in the late 1800s. He has become something of a tourist attraction, and many companies operate walking tours of the area to see the places he frequented. Discovery Tours offers one of the best Ripper walking tours in London, and has been operating since 1982.
You may, however, prefer a relaxing walk around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which was built for the London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The park covers around 650 acres and is a beautiful place to relax, with parkland, wildlife and waterways to enjoy.
East London is a superb place to eat, and from a casual lunch to fine dining for two, there is something for everyone. If you are a fan of Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Death by Burrito on Kingsland Road, where a mix of contemporary Mexican street food and traditional flavours are the order of the day.
Also, be sure to check out Jamie Oliver's Fifteen on Westland Place. Fifteen is one of a series of the celebrity chef's restaurants, which give disadvantaged young people the chance to shine in a culinary career. It really is a food lover’s paradise and has an excellent selection of food and drink to choose from.