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153 - 175 Whitechapel Road

Booth House

Significant Building

  • Completed: 2003
  • Built by: Fraser, Brown & McKenna
  • Historic period: 2000-today
  • This is a significant building
  • Current Use: Residential

The Salvation Army was founded in London's East End in 1865 by one-time Methodist minister William Booth and his wife Catherine. This building is named after William Booth, and is a Salvation Army hostel for homeless people in the area, and has 150 bed spaces. It demonstrates that the issues that Booth wanted to tackle are still prevalent in this area.