Thursday, 12 March 2009

Listed Buildings

I was delighted to read this recently and have been meaning to blog about it for a while:

"English Heritage Recognises Tower Hamlet's Unique Heritage and History"

One of the things I love about Tower Hamlets is its sense of history and the large numbers of historic buildings. I am delighted that a number of historic sites have all been formally recognised and listed at grade II (on the expert advice of English Heritage):

- Former Poplar Town Hall (now Bow House), Bow Road
- Police Station and Stables, 111 Bow Road
- Tredegar House, 97 and 99 Bow Road
- The former New People's Palace (now part of Queen Mary and Westfield College), Mile End Road
- Albert Stern House (formerly Beth Holim, 253 Mile End Road
- 27a Mile End Road (former Engineer's Residence to Albion Brewery)
- Tomb of Joseph Dixon, St Mary's Church, Bow Road, Bromley by Bow
- Gents WCs outside St Mary's Church, Bow Road, Bromley by Bow
- Six Cast-Iron Bollards, Kit Kat Terrace

It is expected that the 2012 Olympics will lead to a surge of tourists in the East End of London, exploring the special and unique heritage that the area has to offer. So fantastic news all round, and a victory for common sense, tradition and conservatism (in the sense of a small 'c').

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