All places in the category "Public Buildings"

16 Prescot Street

1858–9, built as Whitechapel County Court, Charles Reeves, architect. Converted to restaurant use in 1995.

K2 telephone kiosk

K2 telephone kiosk of about 1927

16-20 Vallance Road

late 20th century electricity sub-station

Cityside Jobcentre Whitechapel

1934, labour exchange

Electricity substation, Settles Street

c.1970s electricity substation

Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street

1988, offices on the site of a mansion used as the London Infirmary (1741) & the Magdalen Hospital (1758), rebuilt as Magdalen Row (1778–81)

80 John Fisher Street

2001-2, community centre for the Peabody Estate Whitechapel

Fieldgate Mansions, Romford Street

1986–91, communal building

183-185 Whitechapel Road, Jagonari Centre (rear wing)

1984-7, Women's Educational Resource Centre, Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative, architects, creche wing to rear

Former Jagonari Women's Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Road

1984-7, Women's Educational Resource Centre, Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative, architects

Stepney Community Trust, 46 Myrdle Street

c.1930, former shop now offices

London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street

1866–7 mission hall and infants' school, converted for free-school and synagogue use in the 1920s, adapted as a resource centre in 2001–2

Greater Whitechapel: Bernhard Baron House

Whitechapel Idea Store

2001-5, public library for Tower Hamlets Council

Leman Street Police Station, 74 Leman Street

Police Station established 1830, on this site since 1849, rebuilt 1890–1 and 1968–9, site of Garrick Theatre and Jews' Temporary Shelter

Drinking Fountain

Drinking fountain of 1860, relocated from Whitechapel Road

De Mazenod House, 62 Chamber Street

1985–7, Catholic community centre, converted to a residential retreat 2011–12, on the site Tower Hill Roman Catholic School (1870–2)

Whitechapel Sports Centre, Durward Street

1996-9, sports centre

E1 Studios (formerly Neil House), 3-15 Whitechapel Road

1967-8, speculative warehouse/showroom block, also used for public-sector storage, a language school and offices

Don Gratton House, Alma Home, Greatorex Street Young People's Centre and Institute of Psychotrauma

2003-5, student housing with health-service facilities and a commercial unit

Former Working Lads' Institute

1884-7, educational institution with shop, George Baines, architect, reduced in size 1899-1900, closed 1973, converted to flats in 1997

Swanlea Secondary School

1991-3, secondary school, on the site of Brady Street Dwellings and Brady Street Mansions

East London Mail Centre and E1 Delivery Office

Former head office for the ‘E’ postal district, built by the Ministry of Public Building and Works in the 1960s.

Whitechapel Fire Station


293 Whitechapel Road

c.1840, shophouse, possibly refronted in 1881

46 Commercial Road

1871, former Hall of Gunmakers' Company, 1893 staircase, building sold 1927 but later recquired by the Gunmakers; now offices

Wellclose Square

square laid out in 1682–3 by Nicholas Barbon and associates, enclosed by railings of 1870

Whitechapel Market, Whitechapel Road

street market, with furnishings including the King Edward VII Memorial Drinking Fountain

13-15 Greatorex Street with 80 Old Montague Street

1961-2, flats above community centre (Morris Kasler Hall, a kosher luncheon club, converted to business development centre in 1999)

38-40 Commercial Road

1936-7 seven-storey office building extending to Alie Street, Commercial Road front refaced in red granite 1996

3-71 Wodeham Gardens

2000-3, flats with community room

Maryam Centre, East London Mosque, Fieldgate Street

2009-13, women's prayer hall and community centre

London Muslim Centre

2003-4, centre comprising halls and classrooms, with offices in business wing

The Community Centre

2013-14, community centre, temporary home (2016-18) of Toynbee Hall

13 Frostic Walk

1980-2, Hopetown Estate community centre

18 Ensign Street

Mercantile Marine Office, 1893–4, John Hudson, architect

27 Osborn Street

1901 and 1928, offices of Stepney Borough electricity substation, now UK Power Networks

27 Osborn Street

2009-13 UK Power Networks substation (formerly Whitechapel/Stepney/London Electricity substation), previously site of Ind Coope beer stores

Former Royal London Hospital

Former Royal London Hospital, built to designs by Boulton Mainwaring in 1752–78 and since extended.

Symons House, 22 Alie Street

c.1800, warehouse-showroom for Baron Lyon De Symons, adapted as municipal offices c.1840, for the Workers' Circle c.1923, and as flats 1998

Symons House, 12 North Tenter Street

1956–8 warehouse on the site of Whitechapel District Board of Works' hall of 1855–6, converted to flats in 2012–14

Whitechapel Gallery, former Whitechapel Library

2009 extension to Whitechapel Gallery housed in former 1891-2 Passmore Edwards Library. Incorporates entrance to Aldgate East tube station

The Wash Houses, London Metropolitan University, former Whitechapel Baths

LMU events space and home of Frederick Parker furniture collection, formerly the Women's Library, on site of Whitechapel Baths

Whitechapel Gallery, 77–82 Whitechapel High Street

1898–1901 art gallery extended 1985 and 2009 when neighbouring library incorporated

3 Gunthorpe Street

1997 workshop building with 1899-1900 retained street facade of Whitechapel Board of Works refuse destructor building

Davenant Centre to rear of 179 Whitechapel Road

1894-6, assembly hall and staircase addition to the Whitechapel Foundation School, Frank Ponler Telfer architect

Davenant Youth Centre (former Davenant School)

charity school of 1686, rebuilt in 1818, adapted to be a community centre in 1985-7 and for offices in 2005-6

Camperdown House, 6 Braham Street

1982–3 offices/data centre, Trehearne & Norman, Preston & Partners, architects, site of Camperdown House (1912–13) and sugarhouse (1726)