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The Whitechapel Gallery

With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.

First Thursdays
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First Thursdays

Visit our all new street-facing Café/Bar for a dawn-to-dusk fresh and creative menu.

Whitechapel Gallery
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Now Showing

Giulio Paolini: To Be or Not to Be
9 July - 14 September 2014

Tours
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Tours

Take part in the monthly bus tour around the top 5 exhibitions and events, or independently explore our recommended art walks.

Art Map
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Art Map

Explore east London's galleries, studios and artist-run spaces with this interactive map.

Top 5
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Top 5

Take a look at this month's Top 5 exhibitions.

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#firstthursdays

On the First Thursday of every month, over 150 galleries in east London come together and run free events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and private  views during a special late opening.

Explore galleries, artist run spaces and studios in east London using our online, interactive map to guide you.  Alternatively, pick up a printed version from the Whitechapel Gallery or any of the other participating galleries.

Be inspired by our latest Top 5 selected galleries and exhibitions, join our FREE Art Bus Tour or follow one of our recommended Walking Tours to make the most out of your First Thursday.

Catch a glimpse of the First Thursdays experience with this short film.

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Joining First Thursdays:

If you would like your gallery, studio or artist run space to take part in First Thursdays, please contact us at: firstthursdays@whitechapelgallery.org for more information.

Your venue must be within east London and you must be able to stay open on the First Thursday of every month.