George Leybourne House

c.1986, flats

George Leybourne House
Contributed by Survey of London on Oct. 9, 2018

George Leybourne House is named after the music-hall performer better known as ‘Champagne Charlie’ in a nod to Wilton’s Music Hall next door. It was built around 1986 and comprises fifty-six studio and one-bedroom flats in a five- storey red-brick faced block with balconies north and south.1

  1. Tower Hamlets planning applications online 

North side of Wellclose Square, 1967
Contributed by Survey of London on Dec. 16, 2016

This digitised colour slide from the Tower Hamlets Archives collection shows the side of the building that preceded George Leybourne House just visible on the left. The Georgian houses, soon to be demolished, were slightly further east on the Square's north side, just beyond the Whitechapel border:

View along north side of Wellclose Square from the west, 2017
Contributed by Derek Kendall