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Whitechapel Bell Foundry

32-34 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW, England
011-44-20-7247-2599
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32-34 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW, England
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

The foundary itself is now closed and will soon disappear from this site . But when we went the office and shop of the business was still open and available to view .This is an enterprise with a remarkably important history having provided the bell...More

Thank Mark Benjamin L
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

We just dropped in to the shop in passing and were made very welcome. There is a display area at the front setting out the history of bell making on the premises, which dates from 1570. At the rear, there is a small shop. We...More

Thank Alec L
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

We went on a conducted tour --- tour leader was the owner. What an interesting history and step by step walk through of making bells

1  Thank Langfords2010
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Although from the outside the Foundry looks like just another shop behind the front door there is a wealth of history. The Foundry opened in 1547 and despite the relatively small site in Whitechapel Road it has links to some very famous bells including the...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

My wife and I visited the Whitechapel Bell Foundry on the recommendation of a friend; I knew of its existence but had never thought to go. We booked our tour and on arrival we were shown into a rather quirky, slightly cramped space while we...More

2  Thank Peter Z
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Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

A lovely afternoon 90 minute tour of one of the oldest Bell Foundry's in the U.K. and on the planet. If you have been up to see Big Ben (the bell) then you will enjoy this. They have made anything from small bells in a...More

1  Thank yvettees2015
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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

It was great to visit the founders before it closes in March, we all really enjoyed the tour, it was quite sad to think that after march the founders will no longer be trading in this lovely historic building, to see the work benches, that...More

1  Thank tatage
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

I purchased 2 tickets for an April 2017 tour of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. In late November 2016, I received notice from Whitechapel Bell Foundry that they are cancelling tours from April 2017 and on. Today is January 19th 2017 and I am STILL attempting...More

Thank Liz K
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

My companion and I visited this factory twice, and learned a great deal about bells and bell making. The people were wonderful. We were fascinated with a letter from the company to the President of the US in 1976 offering to accept return of the...More

1  Thank robcurtross
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Reviewed December 14, 2016

I had heard that the Whitechapel Bell Foundry was closing, so I just had to take some photos before it had gone forever. I often pass by this building on my travels, but sorry to say, I never gave it a second glance before. It...More

1  Thank YeovilWuppy
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Alex L
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Response from YeovilWuppy | Reviewed this property |
Didn't do the tour, but it is a very old building and well worth a visit.
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