Altab Ali Park
Altab Ali Park
2.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
How to get there
  • Aldgate East • 5 min walk
  • Beckton • 6 min walk
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
East London park named after a young Bangladeshi man murdered by fascists in 1978.

A place to relax in greenery but also a meeting point for people with alcohol and other substance problems.
Written 24 August 2022
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futtock21
London, UK16,405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
On this perhaps the last day of Summer locals were out in force seizing an opportunity to sunbathe in this small green spot which stands out in the urban jungle of London’s East End just off the Whitechapel Road. The sprinkling of graves is a reminder that this was once the yard of St. Mary’s Church bombed to destruction in the 1940 Blitz. It was re-named in 1998 in memory of a young Bangladeshi man murdered nearby in 1978. It is here that Sir John Cass is buried whose legacy as a local benefactor is currently under scrutiny for his alleged involvement in the Slave Trade. Expect a statue to be erected here just so it can be destroyed.
Written 20 September 2020
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Ertugul Bey
London, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Went there to pay my respects to the fallen soldiers at Shaheed Minar - only to see people drinking alcohol, taking drugs, and literally one's snoozing cos they're so high. A real shame and was really really hurt to see this . It's always been my dream to visit this park and honour altab Ali and his story, but see it for yourself,not only from my point of view. After dark it turns into the depths of hell. Shame and a really tragedy.
Written 18 July 2020
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA25,273 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Altab Ali Park is in a terrific location but it is unkempt so not that nice to hang out in. So many better parks around London.
Written 31 August 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,087 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Quite why this would be on TripAdvisor as an attraction is a puzzle. As parks go, it's reasonably well kept. Being the site of a former church, there'a a few pics of artefacts left over.

Otherwise it seems to be a hangout for the local homeless, drug dealers and their clients. Only visit f you're REALLY REALL interested in local history
Written 12 August 2018
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TanimDrums
London, UK487 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
Just off the road but good place to sit and relax. Shops are close - sometimes protest go on in the park
Written 3 March 2018
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Very definitely off the beaten track except for locals despite being on a main road, but well worth a visit. This used to be the site of St Mary Matfelon church, which had lime-washed walls giving it the white appearance after which the Whitechapel district is named. The church has gone, but some gravestones remain. The park is now named after a local Muslim man, who was murdered in a racist attack. This is also the location of the first public water fountain in London's East End, installed in Victorian times to combat the endemic cholera caused by the terrible water supply. There are extensive information boards, giving a wealth of history about the park.
Written 31 December 2017
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mikeyburns
Southampton, UK118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
This was outside our hotel, Qbic, so nice small park to take time out in the hustle of London.
We sat with lunch in the sun, also there is the story and history behind the park.
Written 24 July 2017
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iUAE_Falcon
Dubai, United Arab Emirates53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends

This place used to be well taken care of but now it is best to avoid. It is fine to hang around it during day time or when there are people walking around the area regularly. But it is best to avoid it during the night and when it looks deserted.
Written 11 July 2017
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,054 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
We were staying next to this park. In the daytime there were people drinking (but minding their own business), but the atmosphere was decidedly dodgy when it got dark. You wouldn't come here on a special trip and if you decide to stroll through it keep your wits about you.
Written 21 May 2017
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