Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Since 1570, there has been a bell foundry trading at the “sign of the three bells” in Whitechapel, in London’s East End. We are very proud that the Whitechapel Bell Foundry continues its unbroken heritage to this day, casting high quality bronze bells for the discerning customer and welcoming orders from all over the world.
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The Whitechapel Bell Foundry is the oldest manufacturing company in the UK. It was established by Robert Mot in 1570, at a site just a few hundred yards from its present location. Thomas Lester moved the foundry to the premises of the former Artichoke Inn, built in 1670. The Georgian shop front which has graced the building ever since tells something of the heritage and tradition of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.  We moved from this site in June 2017, but please do not be concerned, our products are still be available after relocation.

As all the items are hand made, each bell is a unique part of our continuing history. Whilst most of our gift bells and door bells are usually held in stock, our musical handbells are manufactured to order, and a set will take some 10 to 12 weeks to produce from receipt of the order.

Our online shop displays only a fraction of what we can produce. If you do not see the item you are looking for, or if you wish to discuss the provision of large church bells, clock bells or our wider range of sets of musical handbells, cup bells and chimes, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone or visit our website at  bellsofwhitechapel.london


Telephone 020 8462 9419

International + 44 20 8462 9419

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