Building code: CC

Old Castle Street

Originally the Whitechapel Public Baths, this historic Victorian building was redesigned in 2002, and now functions as an events space and a home for the Frederick Parker Collection.
Location:

25 Old Castle Street
London E1 7NT

This East End landmark has undergone significant transformations since its original use as Whitechapel's public baths in the 1850s. The floor's stone outline still shows the original location of its sunken bath.

It now houses the internationally recognised Frederick Parker Collection – a unique and outstanding educational resource spanning over 300 years of British furniture making.

Additionally, this contemporary event space with unique traditional features is also available as a venue to hire.

Located minutes from Aldgate and Algdate East tube stations, the Wash Houses on Old Castle Street are served by the Circle, Metropolitan, District, and Hammersmith & City lines. Mainline train stations Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street are a short walk away.

Moving to one campus

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time. 

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of- the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.


Contact Details

Switchboard:
+44 (0)20 7423 0000

Reception:
+44 (0)20 7320 3547

Link to Resources

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