Balfron Tower

Tower Hamlets

It may be known as Trellick Tower's older, shorter and less glamorous East End twin, but Ernö Goldfinger's Balfron Tower is still a 27-storey, Grade II-listed Brutalist icon. Commissioned for London County Council and completed in 1967, the tower contains 146 homes (for a few months in 1968, Goldfinger and his wife lived in a flat on the top floor) its form immediately identifiable by the separate tower linked to the main body of the block that contains the lift shafts and services. There is no public access to the building but flats have taken part in Open House London, which is held in September.

Venue name: Balfron Tower
Contact:
Address: St Leonard's Rd
London
E14 0QT
Transport: Rail: All Saints DLR
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