Category Archive: NW1

Sep 30

Zoological Society Gardens

This item appeared as an entry in the Victorian publication Curiosities of London: exhibiting the most rare and remarkable objects of interest in the metropolis; with nearly sixty years personal recollections by John Timbs, John (1801-1875). Publication date: 1867 Publisher London : J. C. Hotten The digitised edition was scanned by the University of California Libraries …

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Sep 02

The Harley Estate of Marylebone

The Harley Street Conservation Area is situated within the boundaries of the ancient Manor of St Marylebone. The history of the Manor can be traced back to the Domesday Book in the 11th century, when the area was divided into two manors: Lilestone and Tyburn. Much of the area was covered with forest and marshland and formed part of thegreat forest of …

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Jun 16

Contrasting Camden Town and Regent’s Park

Cumberland Basin attracted many factories over the years. A vinegar works, piano factories, gramophone record makers —-. The list goes on and on. Many servants who worked in the large houses in Regent’s Park, lived in the small, terraced houses round the basin. These were among the houses which were to become so overcrowded when …

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Jun 15

Park Village East, NW1

In 1995, two fine houses from the beginning of the nineteenth century were carefully restored. They are in Park Village East and can be seen from the Gloucester Road Bridge, at the top of Parkway. The first two houses in the road, they were built in the 1830s but, owing to the unusual pattern of …

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Mar 01

The Adam and Eve Tearooms

N.B. Clicking on map markers take you to articles on the main website On the west side of Hampstead Road, at its southern end where it now joins Euston Road, stood the Adam and Eve, a place of entertainment which was a popular resort when the surroundings of Tottenham Court were still rural. It stood …

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