Walking Tours

Explore east London's back streets, vibrant markets, shops, bars and restaurants with these recommended walking tours from leading writers and curators of the London art world. 

Bus Tours 

Join the FREE ART BUS each month, travelling to three of the top exhibitions and events. Booking opens on the Friday before First Thursdays. A "book now" button will appear in the description of that month's event. Places are decided by lottery and you will be emailed the day before First Thursdays if you are successful. The tour is led by an experienced tour guide. It runs from 7-9pm, setting off from and returning to The Whitechapel Gallery. 

Catch a glimpse of the free Art Bus experience with this short film.

This month's walking tour will guide you through some of the latest First Thursdays exhibitions in east London. This map has been designed for you to follow independently each month.

Starting at the Whitechapel Gallery on Whitechapel High Street, it's a 6 min walk to Leyden Gallery on Leyden Street, from there it's 4 mins to Lollipop Gallery on Commercial Street, followed by a 10 min walk to Boxpark on Bethnal Green Road, finally it's a short 2 min walk to Howard Griffin Gallery on Shoreditch High Street. 

Please pick up a printed version of this map at the Whitechapel Gallery.