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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd August 1946 Legendary The Who drummer Keith Moon was born in Wembley, London.

23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London

23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.

23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)

23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)

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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