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The Wilson Grove Estate

A small cottage estate built by Bermondsey Metropolitan Borough Council in 1928 – a monument to the ideals and reforming ambitions of Alfred and Ada Salter, Christian socialists and Labour pioneers.

The Ossulston Estate

An unusual, Modernist-style, council estate built by the London County Council in the late 1920s and owing a little to the grand municipal blocks being built by Red Vienna in the same era.

John Scurr House, Ratcliffe Lane, London E14 7JF

John Scurr House is a renovated modernist housing block built by Stepney Metropolitan Borough Council in 1937. At the time, it was the first council scheme to be selected for display at the Ryal Academy’s Annual Exhibition.

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The Marshalsea Prison

Marshalsea was known for its imprisonment of the poorest of London’s debtors and became particularly well known through the work of Charles Dickens. Today, we can still see the two gate arches and original brick wall in Southwark, London.