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Historic Buildings in East London

Gately House

Gately House, East LondonBuilt in 1878, this was the residence of John Gately, the first mayor of East London, his wife Mary Ann and their 12 children. It was declared a national monument in 1973 and is furnished in period style. In fact, almost all that is on display belonged to the original owners.

Contact details: 1 Park Gates Road, Telephone: (043)722-2141: Open Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. On Saturdays and Sundays it is open from 3pm to 5pm.




City Hall

East London City HallThe foundation stone of the stately City Hall in Oxford Street, on the corner of Argyll Street, was laid in 1897. The clock tower commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. Built in the Victorian Renaissance style, the marble for the imposing staircase was imported from Carrar, Italy. In front is a statue of Steve Biko, the black consciousness activist who was killed in police custody. The Visitors’ Information Bureau is in this building.

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