• Whitechapel RoadE1
  • Mile End RoadE3
  • Bow RoadE3
To the City
To the Olympic Park
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na Mile End Road

The Queen's Building

Significant Building

  • Completed: 1890
  • Grade II Listed [1065156/1065155]
  • Built by: E R Robson
  • Historic period: Late Victorian: 1876-1900
  • This is a significant building
  • Current Use: Education

The Queen's Building was originally the People's Palace and was designed to rival Alexandra Palace and Crystal Palace as a 'palace of delights' for the East End. Among the facilities for entertainment and enjoyment, the original building housed  great hall and organ, a swimming pool and a glass covered winter garden. The original People's Palace burnt down in 1931 and was reopened by King George VI as one of the first engagements he undertook as king.

The clock tower and drinking fountain in front of the building are also listed, and were built in 1840. An inscription reads ‘Presented to the trustees of the Peoples’ Palace for the benefit of the people of East London by Herbert Stern Esq in memory of his father Baron de Stern’.