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Whitechapel Baths

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Basic Information

Originally the Whitechapel Public Baths, this historic Victorian building was redesigned in 2002, and now functions as an unusual events space for hire.

In the 1840's saw washhouses constructed following the 1846 Baths and Washhouses Act, this meant local people could wash themselves and their laundry, as  few if any facilities existed in their homes.  

This pioneering facility was designed by Price Pritchard Baly was completed in 1851. Its construction was utilitarian and designed to be fireproof, combining brown brick walls with an iron roof. Only the washhouse facade survives in Old Castle Street.

Build completed:
1851

Places

E1 7NT

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