103 Whitechapel Road

rebuilt in 1848 and 2006-7, flats over shop

103 Whitechapel Road
Contributed by Survey of London on Aug. 2, 2017

No. 103 Whitechapel Road is a single-bay, three-storey and attic building with a gambrel roof that may date in large measure to 1848 when George Furby, the resident ironmonger and hardware merchant, was obliged to rebuild after a fire. There was further rebuilding in 1921–2. A flat conversion in 2005–7 was carried out by Hutton Enterprises acting as architectural consultants for Ajay and Arwin Taheam of Zeco Ltd.1


  1. District Surveyors Returns: Post Office Directories: Tower Hamlets planning applications online 

Changing Tastes

This film was made in 2018 for the Survey of London by Nurull Islam and Rehan Jamil. It documents the changing South Asian restaurant trade in Whitechapel, and includes the restaurant located in this building.

Contributed by SusieHay on May 17, 2019