35 St Mark Street

c.1850, formerly the Scarborough Arms public house, converted to flats in 2011 | Part of 31–35 St Mark Street

31–35 St Mark Street
Contributed by Survey of London on Aug. 4, 2020

Almost nothing of the early Victorian Tenter Ground estate survives, the exception being the former Scarborough Arms public house and two adjacent former shophouses at 31–35 St Mark Street, the houses rebuilt in 1993, but retaining their original form in a three-storey plain stock-brick group that is unified by a cornice. The pub was up and running by 1851, and was managed by landlords of German origin for much of the rest of the nineteenth century. It closed in 2011 and was converted to be ten flats in a project by Scarborough House Ltd with Clements & Porter Architects. Both the adjoining shophouses were run by William Chandler in 1860, as a grocery and a bakery. In the early 1930s No. 31 was a chandler’s shop, and No. 33 still a bakery, run by Mrs Ada Cohen.1

  1. Morning Advertiser, 4 Sept 1851, p.1: Post Office Directories: pubwik i.co.uk/LondonPubs/Whitechapel/ScarboroughArms.shtml: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, Building Control files 23983–4: Tower Hamlets planning applications online 

Looking north east from Scarborough Street, August 2017
Contributed by Derek Kendall