An east London home that sits on the site of the first German flying bomb attack in the Second World War is up for sale.

The Victorian Mile End property is located in Grove Road, a street that was devastated when the bomb fell on London on Tuesday, June 13, 1944.

But while surrounding houses were destroyed by the Doodlebug, the foundations of number 113 stood strong, although it did not escape unharmed.

Owner Carl Bodecker said the house had “great history” and, despite being damaged in the attack, retains some of its original features.

The study in the house at 113 Grove Road

The Doodlebug came from Germany and landed in our street and we know that all the houses around our area were so badly damaged that only a small segment of them survived,” he said.

“In terms of what it went through during the war, it has great history. Despite the damage we have got many of the things it had in the 1800s.

“We still have the original toilet in the house, which somehow managed to survive the war.”

Estate agency Fine And Country is hoping the history of the four-bedroom property, priced at £1.25million, will attract buyers.

The home is spread over four floors and provides more than 1,800sq ft of internal space.

The living room

It includes a reception room with wood strip floor boards and fireplace, a large kitchen with space for family dining and a west-facing garden.

Upstairs there is an additional TV room, which could be turned into another bedroom, the master bedroom with private en suite facilities, three bedrooms and a full suite bathroom with free standing cast iron bath tub overlooking the nearby park.

Transport links include Mile End station for the Central, District and Hammersmith and City lines, as well as several bus links to the city.