One of the best features of London’s East End is its array of culture, particularly its art. This week I ventured to Whitechapel Art Gallery.

The gallery offers free entry, yet naturally some exhibitions are ticketed. Despite having so few rooms (around three), the gallery features some unique contemporary pieces. From a plastic, rotating German Shepherd dog, to huge projection screens.

The gallery’s shop is a hidden gem, housing hundreds of books on topics ranging from fashion to photography. There’s also a range of postcard prints for just 50p.

The gallery was small, granted. It may have only taken around half an hour to see all of the free exhibits, but it has character. Archaic architecture contrasted with contemporary art makes Whitechapel Gallery a unmissable visit for art lovers.