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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.

The Whitechapel Gallery
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Chris Marker

Our next major show, Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat, coming soon.

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 galleries to visit.

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#firstthursdays

On the First Thursday of every month, over 130 galleries and museums in East London come together and run free events, talks, workshops, private views and exhibitions, during a special late opening until 9pm.

Explore galleries, museums, artist run spaces and studios in East London using our online, interactive map to guide you around. Alternatively, pick up a pocket map at the Whitechapel Gallery or at any other participating galleries.

Be inspired by our latest top 5 selected exhibitions and events, join our free Art Bus Tour or follow one of our recommended walking tours to make the most 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 be part of First Thursdays, please get in touch at firstthursdays@whitechapelgallery.org

Your venue must be within the boundaries of East London and you must be able to stay open on the First Thursday of every month. First Thursdays maps are updated and printed once a year, which all galleries can be included within. All galleries are also listed on our First Thursdays website.

For more information or to get an application form, please contact us now.