Britannia Row, N1

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Britannia Row, N1

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Road · Islington · N1 ·
JANUARY
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2000

Britannia Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Islington Islington grew as a sprawling Middlesex village along the line of the Great North Road, and has provided the name of the modern borough.

NEARBY STREETS
Allingham Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Allingham Street, N1 Allingham Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Almeida Street, N1 Almeida Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Anderson Square, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Angel Wharf, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Ann Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Arlington Avenue, N1 Arlington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Arlington Square, N1 Arlington Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Aztec Row, N1 Aztec Row is part of Berners Street, Islington.
Barford Street, N1 Barford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Barnston Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Basier Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Basire Street, N1 Basire Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Battishill Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bennet Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Bentham Court, N1 Bentham Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Berners Road, N1 Berners Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bevan Street, N1 Bevan Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Bishop Street, N1 Bishop Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Bouton Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Brampton House, N1 Residential block
Bridel Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Burgh Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Camden Passage Camden Passage, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Camden Passage, N1 Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Camden Walk, N1 Camden Walk is one of the streets of the N1 postal area.
Canalside Square, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Canon Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Canonbury Business Centre, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Canonbury Villas, N1 Canonbury Villas is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Chantry Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Charlton Place, N1 Charlton Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Clare Lane, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Clock Tower Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Colebrook Row, N1 Colebrooke Row is a street of late 18th and early 19th century terraced houses.
Colebrooke Place, N1 Colebrooke Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Coleman Fields, N1 Coleman Fields is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Collins Yard, N1 Collins Yard is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Copford Walk, N1 Copford Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cross Street, N1 Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cruden Street, N1 Cruden Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dagmar Passage, N1 Dagmar Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dagmar Terrace, N1 Dagmar Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Dame Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Danbury Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Danbury Street, N1 Danbury Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dengie Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Devonia Road, N1 Devonia Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Dibden Street, N1 Dibden Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Draper Place, N1 Draper Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Duncan Street, N1 Duncan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Eagle Wharf Road London, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Eagle Wharf Road, N1 Eagle Wharf Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Ecclesbourne Road, N1 Ecclesbourne Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Elder Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Elizabeth Avenue, N1 Elizabeth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Epstein Court, N1 Epstein Court, within the N1 postcode
Essex Road, N1 Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, had a country house here in the sixteenth century where he often entertained Queen Elizabeth I.
Essex Road, N1 Essex Road is a road in the N1P postcode area
Esther Anne Place, N1 Esther Anne Place is a location in London.
Fairstead Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Florence Street, N1 Florence Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Florence Works, N1 Florence Works is a road in the N1 postcode area
Fowler Road, N1 Fowler Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Frome Street, N1 Frome Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Gaskin Street, N1 Gaskin Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Gerrard Road, N1 Gerrard Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Grantbridge Street, N1 Grantbridge Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Greenman Street, N1 Greenman Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Halliford Street, N1 Halliford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Halton Cross Street, N1 Halton Cross Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Halton Road, N1 Halton Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hanbury Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hanbury Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Haven Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hawes Street, N1 Hawes Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Hawkwell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Hedingham Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Henley Heights 351e, N1 Henley Heights 351e is a location in London.
Holland Passage, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Horse Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Islington Green Camden Passage, N1 Islington Green Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Islington Green Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Islington Green, N1 Islington Green is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Islington House, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
James Morgan Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lambs Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Laundry Lane, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Linton Street, N1 Linton Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Mary Street, N1 Mary Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Maryland Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Melville Place, N1 Melville Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Milner Place, N1 Milner Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Milner Square, N1 Thomas Milner (1806-84) was a politician and a friend of Benjamin Disraeli and Charles Dickens
Moon Street, N1 Moon Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Morton Road, N1 Morton Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Napier Terrace, N1 Napier Terrace is a road in the N1 postcode area
Niagara Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Noble Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Orchard Close, N1 Orchard Close is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Packington Square, N1 Packington Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Packington Street, N1 Packington Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Parr Street, N1 Parr Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Peabody Square, N1 Peabody Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Peabody Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Peldon Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Peter’s Street Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pied Bull Yd, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Pierrepoint Arcade, N1 Pierrepoint Arcade is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pierrepoint Row, N1 Pierrepoint Row is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Pierrepont Arcade, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pierrepont Row, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Pleasant Place, N1 Pleasant Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
PO Box 4, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Popham Road, N1 Popham Road is a street in London
Popham Street, N1 Popham Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Prebend Street, N1 Prebend Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Price House, N1 Residential block
Provence Street, N1 Provence Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Providence Court, N1 Providence Court is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Providence Place, N1P Providence Place is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Queens Head Street, N1 Queens Head Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Queensbury Street, N1 Queensbury Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Raleigh Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Raleigh Street, N1 Raleigh Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rawreth Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Raynor Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Rector Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Rees Street, N1 Rees Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Rheidol Mews, N1 Rheidol Mews is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rheidol Terrace, N1 Rheidol Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Richmond Grove, N1 Richmond Grove is a road in the N1 postcode area
Ridgewell Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
River Place Health Centre, N1 River Place Health Centre is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
River Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Rotherfield Street, N1 Rotherfield Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rydon Street, N1 Rydon Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Sebbon Street, N1 Sebbon Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Shalford Court, N1 Shalford Court is a road in the N1 postcode area
Shelley Place, N1 Shelley Place is a location in London.
Shepperton House, N1 Residential block
Shillingford Street, N1 Shillingford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Shrubbery Close, N1 Shrubbery Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Southwood Smith Street, N1 Southwood Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Spellbrook Walk, N1 Spellbrook Walk is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
St Albans Place, N1 St Albans Place was home to a famous Islington strong man.
St Paul Street, N1 St Paul Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
St Peter’s Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
St. Mary’s Path, N1 St. Mary’s Path is a road in the N1 postcode area
St. Paul Street, N1 St. Paul Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
St. Peter’s Street, N1 St. Peter’s Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Steeple Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Studd Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Terling Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Terretts Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
The Ivories, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
The Mall Camden Passage, N1 The Mall Camden Passage is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
The Mall, N1 The Mall is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
The Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
The Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
The Precinct, N1 The Precinct is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Theberton Street, N1 Theberton Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Tibberton Square, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tibberton Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tressel Close, N1 Tressel Close is a road in the N1 postcode area
Tressell Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Union Square, N1 Union Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Upper Dengie Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Hawkwell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Rawreth Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Upper Street, N1 Upper Street is a location in London.
Upper Street, N1 Upper Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wakelin House, N1 Residential block
Walters House Road, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Water Tower Place, N1 Water Tower Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Waterfront Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Waterloo Gardens, N1 Waterloo Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Waterloo Terrace, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wicks Place, N1 Wicks Place is a location in London.
William Congreve Mews, N1 William Congreve Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Wilton Villas, N1 Wilton Villas is a road in the N1 postcode area
Windsor Street, N1 Windsor Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wontner Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode


Islington

Islington grew as a sprawling Middlesex village along the line of the Great North Road, and has provided the name of the modern borough.

Some roads on the edge of the area, including Essex Road, were known as streets by the medieval period, possibly indicating a Roman origin, but little physical evidence remains. What is known is that the Great North Road from Aldersgate came into use in the 14th century, connecting with a new turnpike up Highgate Hill. This was along the line of modern Upper Street, with a toll gate at The Angel defining the extent of the village. The Back Road - modern Liverpool Road - was primarily a drovers’ road where cattle would be rested before the final leg of their journey to Smithfield. Pens and sheds were erected along this road to accommodate the animals.

The first recorded church, St Mary’s, was erected in the twelfth century and was replaced in the fifteenth century. Islington lay on the estates of the Bishop of London and the Dean and Chapter of St Pauls. There were substantial medieval moated manor houses in the area, principally at Canonbury and Highbury. In 1548, there were 440 communicants listed and the rural atmosphere, with access to the City and Westminster, made it a popular residence for the rich and eminent. The local inns, however, harboured many fugitives and recusants.

In the 17th and 18th centuries the availability of water made Islington a good place for growing vegetables to feed London. The manor became a popular excursion destination for Londoners, attracted to the area by its rural feel. Many public houses were therefore built to serve the needs of both the excursionists and travellers on the turnpike. By 1716, there were 56 ale-house keepers in Upper Street, also offering pleasure and tea gardens, and activities such as archery, skittle alleys and bowling. By the 18th century, music and dancing were offered, together with billiards, firework displays and balloon ascents. The King’s Head Tavern, now a Victorian building with a theatre, has remained on the same site, opposite the parish church, since 1543. The founder of the theatre, Dan Crawford, who died in 2005, disagreed with the introduction of decimal coinage. For twenty-plus years after decimalisation (on 15 February 1971), the bar continued to show prices and charge for drinks in ’old money’.

By the 19th century many music halls and theatres were established around Islington Green. One such was Collins’ Music Hall, the remains of which are now partly incorporated into a bookshop. The remainder of the Hall has been redeveloped into a new theatre, with its entrance at the bottom of Essex Road. It stood on the site of the Landsdowne Tavern, where the landlord had built an entertainment room for customers who wanted to sing (and later for professional entertainers). It was founded in 1862 by Samuel Thomas Collins Vagg and by 1897 had become a 1800-seat theatre with 10 bars. The theatre suffered damage in a fire in 1958 and has not reopened.

The Islington Literary and Scientific Society was established in 1833 and first met in Mr Edgeworth’s Academy on Upper Street. Its goal was to spread knowledge through lectures, discussions, and experiments - politics and theology being forbidden. A building, the Literary and Scientific Institution, was erected in 1837 in Wellington (later Almeida) Street, designed by Roumieu and Gough in a stuccoed Grecian style. It included a library (containing 3,300 volumes in 1839), reading room, museum, laboratory, and lecture theatre seating 500.

The Royal Agricultural Hall was built in 1862 on the Liverpool Road site of William Dixon’s Cattle Layers. It was built for the annual Smithfield Show in December of that year but was popular for other purposes, including recitals and the Royal Tournament. It was the primary exhibition site for London until the 20th century and the largest building of its kind, holding up to 50,000 people. It was requisitioned for use by the Mount Pleasant sorting office during World War II and never re-opened. The main hall has now been incorporated into the Business Design Centre.

The aerial bombing of World War II caused much damage to Islington’s housing stock, with 3,200 dwellings destroyed. Before the war a number of 1930s council housing blocks had been added to the stock. After the war, partly as a result of bomb site redevelopment, the council housing boom got into its stride, reaching its peak in the 1960s: several extensive estates were constructed, by both the Metropolitan Borough of Islington and the London County Council. Clearance of the worst terraced housing was undertaken, but Islington continued to be very densely populated, with a high level of overcrowding. The district has many council blocks, and the local authority has begun to replace some of them.

From the 1960s, the remaining Georgian terraces were rediscovered by middle-class families. Many of the houses were rehabilitated, and the area became newly fashionable. This displacement of the poor by the aspirational has become known as gentrification. Among the new residents were a number of figures who became central in the New Labour movement, including Tony Blair before his victory in the 1997 general election. According to The Guardian in 2006, "Islington is widely regarded as the spiritual home of Britain’s left-wing intelligentsia." The Granita Pact between Gordon Brown and Tony Blair is said to have been made at a now defunct restaurant on Upper Street.

The completion of the Victoria line and redevelopment of Angel tube station created the conditions for developers to renovate many of the early Victorian and Georgian townhouses. They also built new developments. Islington remains a district with diverse inhabitants, with its private houses and apartments not far from social housing in immediately neighbouring wards such as Finsbury and Clerkenwell to the south, Bloomsbury and King’s Cross to the west, and Highbury to the north west, and also the Hackney districts of De Beauvoir and Old Street to the north east.


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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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The exterior of the Agricultural Hall in Islington (1861).
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The Angel, Islington (c.1890)
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