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Whiteley's, Bayswater (1920s)


Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.

The original Whiteleys department store was created by William Whiteley, who started a drapery shop at 31 Westbourne Grove in 1863.

In 1907, William Whiteley was murdered by Horace George Rayner, who claimed to be his illegitimate son, "Cecil Whiteley". After his death, the board including two of Whiteley’s sons allowed the leases on the various Westbourne Grove properties to lapse and moved into a new purpose built store on Queens Road (now called Queensway).

The building was designed by John Belcher and John James Joass, and was opened by the Lord Mayor of London in 1911. It was the height of luxury at the time, including both a theatre and a golf-course on the roof. It appears in a number of early 20th-century novels, and in Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion, where Eliza Doolittle is sent "to Whiteleys to be attired." In the late 1920s, Dr. A. J. Cronin, the novelist, was appointed the medical officer of Whiteleys, and in 1927 rival store Selfridges purchased the business.

The department store closed down in 1981 remaining empty until the building was purchased by a firm called the Whiteleys Partnership in 1986, later acquired by the Standard Life Assurance Company. Extensive reconstruction followed; the façade and some interior features such as stairs and railings remain, but essentially the building was demolished and rebuilt. During this reconstruction a tower crane collapsed, killing workmen and the driver of a car.

It reopened on 26 July 1989 as a shopping centre.

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Bayswater

Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.

Notably, there is a significant Arab population, a large number of Americans, a substantial Greek community attracted by London's Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the area is also a centre of London's Brazilian community.

Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Victorian mansion blocks, mostly, although not exclusively, divided up into flats. There are also purpose built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a there is large Council Estate, the 800 flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off. There are some garden squares in the area.

Queensway and Westbourne Grove are busy High Streets, with a very large number of ethnic restaurants.

Bayswater tube station lies between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington.

The station was opened 1 October 1868, just 5 years after the London Underground started. It was renamed several times: to Bayswater (Queen's Road) & Westbourne Grove in 1923, to Bayswater (Queen's Road) in 1933.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ark Atwood Primary Academy:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ashbourne Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 21. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Bayswater:   Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.
Biba:   Biba was a London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s, started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
Bridge House:   Canal side house in Westbourne Park
College Park School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Desborough Lodge:   Desborough Lodge was a house which was one of five grand houses in the village of Westbourne Green.
Edward Wilson Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hallfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Heythrop College:   Higher education institutions
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Hyde Park Hostel:   
Kensington:   Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.
Kensington Market:   Kensington Market was a three storey indoor market at 49 Kensington High Street, created in late 1967
Kensington Palace:   Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.
Kensington Park School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Kensington Roof Garden:   Kensington Roof Garden (formerly known as Derry and Toms Roof Gardens) covers 6000 square metres.
Kensington School:   The Kensington Proprietary Grammar School was an educational establishment founded in 1830 that is perhaps best remembered for being one of the founders of the Football Association in 1863.
Kilburn Aqueduct:   Some way from the area now called Kilburn, the Kilburn Aqueduct of the Grand Union Canal spanned the River Westbourne.
L’Ecole Bilingue Elementaire:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Micky Star Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Our Lady of Dolours RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Paddington:   The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.
Paddington Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital:   The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
Pembridge Hall School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Queen's Cinema:   This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
Queensway:   Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.
Queensway Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Red Lion Bridge:   Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.
River Westbourne:   The Westbourne is one of the lost rivers of London.
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
Royal Oak:   Royal Oak is a station on the Hammersmith and City Line, between Westbourne Park and Paddington stations, and is the least used station on the Hammersmith and City line.
Sheffield House and Glebe Estate:   Sheffield House and Glebe Estate was an old landed estate of Kensington.
Spotted Dog:   The Spotted Dog public house was one of the earliest buildings in Westbourne Green.
St Joseph’s RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary Abbots CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Mary Magdalene CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary’s Hospital, London:   St Mary’s Hospital is a hospital in Paddington, founded in 1845.
St Saviour’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Kensington School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
The Minerva Academy:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
United Colleges Group:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Upton Farm:   Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.
Warwick Avenue:   Warwick Avenue tube station is a London Underground station near Little Venice in north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo Line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations.
Westbourne Farm:   An old farm with a theatrical connection.
Westbourne Green:   The story of the building of a suburb.
Westbourne Green:   
Westbourne House:   Two hundred years ago, the biggest house hereabouts...
Westbourne Manor:   The Manor of Westbourne
Westminster Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sheep in Kensington Gardens:   It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.
Westbourne Lodge:   Westbourne Lodge appeared in one of the earliest photographs in London.


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Admiral Walk, W9 · Albert Place, W8 · Aldsworth Close, W9 · Alexander Mews, W2 · Alexander Street, W2 · Alfred Road, W2 · Amberley Road, W9 · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Ball Street, W8 · Bark Place, W2 · Barnard Lodge, W9 · Barnwood Close, W9 · Belvedere Strand, NW9 · Berkeley Gardens, W8 · Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 · Bishop’s Bridge, W2 · Bishop's Bridge Road, W2 · Bishops Bridge Road, W2 · Blomfield Mews, W2 · Blomfield Road, W2 · Blomfield Road, W9 · Blomfield Villas, W2 · Bourne Terrace, W2 · Bouverie Place, W2 · Bristol Gardens, W9 · Budge’s Walk, SW7 · Burdett Mews, W2 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Campden Grove, W8 · Caroline Place Mews, W2 · Caroline Place, W2 · Castellain Mansions, W9 · Castellain Road, W9 · Celbridge Mews, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Charfield Court, W9 · Chepstow Place, W2 · Chichester Road, W2 · Chilworth Mews, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Cirencester Street, W2 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Clearwell Drive, W9 · Cleveland 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