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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Goldfinger's Balfron Tower



Goldfinger's Balfron Tower

This is Goldfinger's famous Balfron Tower, scene of top parties!

Location: St. Leonard's Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E14 0QT

Description: This is Balfron Tower - a 28 storey tower block on the Brownfield Estate in Poplar, East London.

It was approved in 1965 and completed in 1971, containing 146 flats. It became a listed building in 1996, recognised for it's daring brutalist design.

Like the other tower blocks on the Brownfield Area estate, it was designed by Erno Goldfinger and acted as an experiment for the Trellick Tower built 2 years later in north Kensington, North London.

Trellick Tower took many design cues from Balfron Tower like the detached services tower and modernist design. Erno Goldfinger stayed for 2 months on the 26th floor to show faith in his design and threw lavish parties for friends, family and residents.

It is 200metres from Poplar High Street.


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Goldfinger's Balfron Tower

This is Goldfinger's famous Balfron Tower, scene of top parties!


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