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YMCA George Williams College, The Davenant Centre, 179-181 Whitechapel Road,  London E1 1DN

020 7540 4900

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We are easy to get to, and find. Close to the junction of Vallance Road and Whitechapel Road, the College is based in a Grade II listed building – an old foundation school – built in 1818.



Stops for routes 25, 205 and 254 (East London Mosque – eastbound and westbound) are a minute away.


Whitechapel Tube, Overground and Crossrail stations are a four to six minute walk.

Whitechapel is on the District and Metropolitan underground lines; and the Overground lines from Highbury and Islington (and Dalston) to New Cross, West Croydon, Clapham Junction and Crystal Palace.

In December 2018 Crossrail (Elizabeth line) will start running between Paddington and Shenfield/Abbey Wood. The journey from Bond Street takes 10 minutes and Canary Wharf 3 minutes. Direct services to Heathrow and Reading start in 2019.


Cycleway CS2 runs past our front door.