Brompton Road, SW1X

Road in/near Knightsbridge, existing until now

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Brompton Road, SW1X

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Brompton Road lies partly in Westminster and partly in Kensington and Chelsea.

As an official name, Brompton Road did not exist until 1863. Until 1935 Brompton Road extended only as far as the junction with Thurloe Place, after which Fulham Road began.

There was always a lot of traffic on this old road, which linked London with parts of Surrey. From 1726 to 1826 the road was maintained by the Kensington Turnpike Trustees and was a turnpike.

Before this, the Kensington parish boundary enclosed a thin corridor encompassing Brompton Road up to Knightsbridge Green on the north, and up to the lane later to become Sloane Street on the south.

Until the 1760s, little development had occurred on the road with the land around being horticultural with nurseries.

Development commenced in 1763 in several places along both sides of the eastern part of Brompton Road, as far as Yeoman’s Row on the south and Brompton Square on the north, during the 1763-4 London building boom in London.

The street became home to the Brompton Oratory and much later, Harrods.

Brompton Road Underground station closed on 30 July 1934 because of a lack of traffic following the opening of new entrances at Knightsbridge station.


Main source: Brompton Road: Introduction | British History Online
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Belgravia Belgravia is an affluent area of Westminster, north of Victoria Station.
Parkside Park Side was situated on the north side of Knightsbridge.
St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge is a Grade II* listed Anglican church.
The Berkeley The Berkeley is a five star deluxe hotel, located in Wilton Place.

NEARBY STREETS
Albert Gate, SW1X Albert Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Ann’s Close, SW1X Ann’s Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Basil Mansions, SW3 Basil Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Basil Street, SW1X Basil Street is split into two by Hans Crescent.
Beauchamp Mansions, SW3 Beauchamp Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Beauchamp Place, SW3 Beauchamp Place was also the name of a 16th-century mansion of the Seymour family.
Beaufort Gardens, SW3 Beaufort Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Belgrave Mews North, SW1X Belgrave Mews North is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Mews West, SW1X Belgrave Mews West is home to the Star Tavern, former rendezvous of the Great Train Robbers.
Bowater House West, SW1X Bowater House West is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Bowater House, SW1X Residential block
Bradbrook House, SW1X Residential block
Brompton Place, SW3 Brompton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW3 Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Square, SW3 Brompton Square is a garden square designed by James Bonnin in 1821.
Carriage Drive, SE21 Carriage Drive is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Carriage Drive, SE22 Carriage Drive is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Chesham Mews, SW1X Chesham Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Chesham Place, SW1X Chesham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Cheval Place, SW7 Cheval Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cottage Place, SW3 Cottage Place was the location of Brompton Road station on the Piccadilly Line before its closure.
Duplex Ride, SW1X Duplex Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Egerton Gardens Mews, SW3 Egerton Gardens Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ennismore Mews, SW7 Ennismore Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ennismore Street, SW7 Ennismore Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Fairholt Street, SW7 Fairholt Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Frederic Mews, SW1X Frederic Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X Grosvenor Crescent Mews is a gated mews.
Halkin Arcade, SW1X Halkin Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hans Crescent, SW1X Hans Crescent forms part of an area informally called Hans Town which dates back to the 18th century.
Hans Cresent, SW1X Hans Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hans Place, SW1X Hans Place, a square, is named after Sir Hans Sloane, physician and collector, whose bequest became the foundation of the British Museum.
Hans Road, SW1X Hans Road is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Hans Road, SW3 Hans Road dates from the late eighteenth century.
Hans Street, SW1X Hans Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Street, SW1X Harriet Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harriet Walk, SW1X Harriet Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Harrods Green, HA8 Harrods Green is a road in the HA8 postcode area
Herbert Crescent, SW1X Herbert Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Jefferson House, SW3 Jefferson House is a residential block on Basil Street.
Kinnerton Place South, SW1X Kinnerton Place South is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Kinnerton Street, SW1X Kinnerton Street - a small winding street - was originally the service road for Wilton Place and Wilton Crescent.
Kinnerton Yard, SW1X Kinnerton Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knight’s Bridge, E20 Knight’s Bridge is a road in the E20 postcode area
Knightsbridge Barracks, SW7 Knightsbridge Barracks is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Knightsbridge Court, SW1X Knightsbridge Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge Green, SW1X Knightsbridge Green is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge, SW1X Knightsbridge is a main thoroughfare running along the south side of Hyde Park.
Lancelot Place, SW7 Lancelot Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Lowndes Square, SW1X Lowndes Square is named after the Secretary to the Treasury William Lowndes.
Lowndes Street, SW1X Lowndes Street was built by Thomas Cubitt and Seth Smith.
Montpelier Mews, SW7 Montpelier Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Montpelier Square, SW7 Montpelier Square is an upmarket residential garden square located in the Knightsbridge area.
Montpelier Street, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Montpelier Street, SW7 Montpelier Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Montpelier Walk, SW7 Montpelier Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Motcomb Street, SW1X Motcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
New Ride, SW1X New Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Old Barrack Yard, SW1X Old Barrack Yard is a narrow street of terraced cottages.
Ovington Gardens, SW3 Ovington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Square, SW3 Ovington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Park Close, SW1X Park Close is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Park Mansions, SW1X Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Peninsular Tower, SW7 Peninsular Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Pont St Mews, SW1X Pont St Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pont Street Mews, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Pont Street, SW1X Pont Street is a fashionable street in Knightsbridge/Belgravia, not far from the Knightsbridge department store Harrods to the north-west.
Queen’s Gardens, SW1X Queen’s Gardens was developed in about 1768–70.
Raphael Street, SW1X Raphael Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Raphael Street, SW7 Raphael Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Relton Mews, SW7 Relton Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rotten Row, SW1X Rotten Row is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Rutland Gardens, SW7 Rutland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rutland Gate Mews, SW7 Rutland Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Rutland Gate, SW7 Rutland Gate takes its name from the Duke of Rutland.
Rutland Street, SW7 Rutland Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Sloane Street, SW1X Sloane Street runs north to south, from Knightsbridge to Sloane Square, taking its name from Sir Hans Sloane, who purchased the surrounding area in 1712.
South Carriage Drive, SW1X South Carriage Drive is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Stackhouse Street, SW1X Stackhouse Street is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Studio Place, SW1X Studio Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Trevor Place, SW7 Trevor Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Trevor Square, SW7 Trevor Square is a historic private garden square in Knightsbridge.
Trevor Street, SW7 Trevor Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Walkway, SW7 Walkway is a road in the SW7 postcode area
West Halkin Street, SW1X West Halkin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
William Mews, N1 A street within the SW1X postcode
William Mews, SW1X William Mews is a partially redeveloped, private Mews off Lowndes Square.
William Street, SW1X William Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Crescent, SW1X Wilton Crescent is notable for its affluent and politically important list of residents, present and historic.
Wilton Place, SW1X Wilton Place was built in 1825 to connect Belgravia with Knightsbridge.
Wilton Row, SW1X Wilton Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Terrace, SW1X Wilton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.


Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster. It was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river.

Knightsbridge is notable as an ultra-expensive residential area, and for the density of its upmarket retail outlets. Fourteen of Britain's two hundred most expensive streets are in the district.

Knightsbridge is leafy, especially considering its location at the heart of London. It is home to many of the world's richest people, and has some of the highest property prices in the world. In February 2007, the world's then most expensive apartment at One Hyde Park, sold off plan for £100,000,000, and was bought by a Qatari Prince, and another apartment at the same place in February 2009, of almost the same price was bought by an Afghani Prince.

The principal landowners in the area are the Duke of Westminster and Earl Cadogan. The two areas of aristocratic landholdings can be distinguished: red-brick Queen Anne Revival buildings are mostly to be found on the Cadogan Estates, whereas white stucco-fronted houses are mostly found on the Grosvenor Estate, built by Thomas Cubitt.

Knightsbridge station opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR, now the Piccadilly Line). When opened, the platforms were accessed in the standard manner by four lifts and an emergency staircase connecting to parallel passageways and bridges to midway along the platforms. The original station building designed by Leslie Green was located on Brompton Road a short distance west of its junction with Knightsbridge and Sloane Street.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Buses at Oxford Circus
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The Arm of the Law
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Park Lane Hotel
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Apsley House
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Victoria bus station, 1927
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