13 Princelet Street is typical of the speculative housing that sprang up in Spitalfields in the 18th century. Quite apart from coping with population increase, the whole city had been in the throes of a massive reconstruction campaign since the Great Fire of London in 1666 and this gave rise to a new breed of speculative builders, developing sites and buildings purely for profit. Spitalfields, named after a 12th-century hospital, lay outside the City walls (which ran more or less along today’s Bishopsgate) and from the Middle Ages had attracted enterprising outsiders, whose birth or origin barred them from trading or living in the City.
The Landmark Trust are opening this building in association with London Open Houses and Heritage Open Days.
Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history and a children's activity sheet will be available. Click here for location
Please note that there is no parking at this property - the closest tube/train station is Liverpool Street.