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  • Bow RoadE3
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213-223 Mile End Road

The Half Moon

Significant Building

  • Completed: 1899
  • Grade II Listed [1117012]
  • Built by: Keith Downes Young & Henry
  • Historic period: Late Victorian: 1876-1900
  • This is a significant building
  • Current Use: Entertainment

This building is important because it neatly shows how buildings can be adapted to changing social currents. Prior to around 1860 this part of the street was called Road Side and from c. 1845 this large site comprised a number of shops, some of which to the west were knocked down and replaced in 1900 by a Welsh Calvinist Methodist Chapel. In 1979 the chapel became home of the Half Moon Theatre. The adjoining buildings to the east were developed for a new theatre building. The former chapel was incorporated into the new building as the theatre bar and office space. The theatre lost its funding and closed in 1990, and in 1997 was converted into a public house.