Gentlemen's public convenience, Bow Road, Bromley-By-Bow E3 - Tower Hamlets

Underground gentlemen's public convenience, constructed by the Board of Works and opened in 1899. There are curved entrance steps designed to fit around the statue of WE Gladstone. The decorative interior finish includes russet marble urinals. The public convenience has been disused for many years and the decorative iron gates have been damaged. The interior is also subject to vandalism. The Local Authority is aiming to work with strategic partners to find a way forward.

Gentlemen's public convenience, Bow Road, Bromley-By-Bow E3 - Tower Hamlets
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: GENTLEMEN's PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AT BROMLEY-BY-BOW ADJACENT TO STATUE OF WE GLADSTONE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1392968
  • Local Planning Authority: Tower Hamlets
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building

Location

  • Building Name: Gentlemen's public convenience
  • Street Name: Bow Road
  • Postcode: E3
  • Locality: Bromley-By-Bow
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bethnal Green and Bow
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II, CA

Contact Details

Andrew Hargreaves (LPA) 020 7364 5576

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England