Tiprat Argatu, 43, was found unresponsive. Police administered CPR until paramedics from the London Ambulance Service arrived but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination confirmed Ms Argatu died from neck and head injuries. Her next of kin have been informed.
David Cheres, 19, of Ellen Street, Whitechapel has been charged with murder.
He is due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court today.
A 24-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday has been released with no further action.
Detectives from Specialist Crime are appealing for anyone with information about the death of Ms Argatu to come forward.
Anyone with information that could help police is urged to call the incident room on 02083453865, or call 101/ tweet @MetCC quoting ref CAD1612/21 Jan.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.