Stepney Green Park and Stepney Clocktower (also known as Mile End Green)8086

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The three 17-storey towers were demolished in 1999/2000, and the park was re-landscaped in 2000 as Stepney Green Park. Stepney Clocktower is in a triangular garden adjacent to the park, and was moved here in 1934.

History

Stepney Green Park is on former commonland that was once part of Mile End Green, the largest of several commons in the Manor of Stepney. It was the site of various historic events over the centuries, including the Peasants Revolt in 1381. In the 19th century streets of terraced houses were built over much of the area, but were largely demolished following bomb damage in World War 2 and the LCC Stifford Estate was built in 1958-64 overlooking a new public park, Stepney Green.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted, Clocktower Garden locked.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted, Clocktower Garden locked.

Directions

London Overground/Tube (District, Hammersmith & City): Whitechapel. DLR: Limehouse.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust