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Tower Hamlets confirm Leyden Street Makeover

Author: Tower Hamlets Council


Tower Hamlets Council have finalised their designs for the closed Victorian toilets located on Leyden Street. The Council will not only be re-providing toilets at ground level to members of the public, but also converting the basement into an exciting new bar/restaurant space.

The Leyden Street Toilets first opened on 18th December 1901 and have been a famous landmark to the Petticoat Lane area. It is important that the key architectural features of these toilets are maintained and built into the fabric of the new development and that it can provide a new space for visitors as well as act as a public toilet.

The Council are in the process of appointing a contractor to carry out these works with it aiming to start in February 2022. Following completion of the toilets work will begin to raise the carriageway of Leyden Street to make the street a pedestrian only zone.