30 Osborn Street

shophouse of c.1830 used as Tower Hamlets Savings Bank until 1892, converted to ritual bath, reinstated as flats over shop in 1949-50

28-30 Osborn Street
Contributed by Survey of London on March 30, 2017

The group at 26–30 Osborn Street has early nineteenth-century origins. The Tower Hamlets Savings Bank, formed in 1819, was based at what became No. 30. It continued as the Whitechapel and Tower Hamlets Savings Bank until 1892 when the premises were adapted to be a Mikveh_ _(Jewish ritual bath), which use lasted into the 1930s. Nos 28–30 were substantially reconstructed and converted to form flats in 1949–50.1


  1. London Metropolitan Archives, P93/MRY1/090; MR/S/BS/008: Post Office Directories: Ordnance Survey maps: District Surveyors Returns: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, Building Control file 14722: Jewish Year Book: Tower Hamlets planning applications