Cardinal Walk, SW1E

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Cardinal Walk, SW1E

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Road · Victoria · SW1E ·
August
8
2017

Cardinal Walk is a road in the SW1E postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
Allington Street, SW1E Allington Street was named after Allington in Lincolnshire.
Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P Ambrosden Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Artillery Place, SW1P Artillery Place is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Artillery Row, SW1P Artillery Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Ashley Gardens, SW1P Ashley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Ashley Place, SW1P Ashley Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Beeston Place, SW1W Beeston Place was formerly part of the Grosvenor family estate and the family owned land in Beeston, Cheshire.
Birdcage Walk, SW1E Birdcage Walk runs east-west from the Parliament Square area (as Great George Street) to Buckingham Palace.
Birdcage Walk, SW1H Birdcage Walk runs east from Great George Street, along the south side of St James’s Park.
Bressenden Place, SW1E Bressenden Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Brewers Green, SW1H Brewers Green is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Bridge Place, SW1V Bridge Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Broadway, SW1H Broadway - formerly the location of the headquarters of both London Transport and the Metropolitan Police.
Buckingham Gate, SW1E Buckingham Gate was created in the 17th century.
Buckingham Mews, SW1E Buckingham Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A Buckingham Palace Road runs from the south side of Buckingham Palace towards Chelsea.
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1E Buckingham Palace Road is a road in the SW1E postcode area
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1V Buckingham Palace Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W Buckingham Palace Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Buckingham Palace, SW1W Buckingham Palace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Buckingham Place, SW1A Buckingham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Buckingham Place, SW1E Buckingham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Butler Place, SW1H Butler Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Carlisle Mansions, SW1P Carlisle Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Carlisle Place, SW1P Carlisle Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Castle Lane, SW1E Castle Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Catherine Place, SW1E Catherine Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Caxton Street, SW1H William Caxton was responsible for the introduction of the printing press to England.
Chester Square Mews, SW1W Chester Square Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Coburg Close, SW1P Coburg Close is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Dacre Street, SW1H Dacre Street is named after Lady Anne Dacre.
East Concourse, SW1V East Concourse is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Eaton Lane, SW1W Eaton Lane is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Row, SW1W Eaton Row is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eccleston Bridge, SW1W Eccleston Bridge is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eccleston Place, SW1W Eccleston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eland House, SW1E Eland House is an office building on Bressenden Place.
Elverton Street, SW1P Elverton Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Emery Hill Street, SW1P Emery Hill Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Evelyn Mansions, SW1P Evelyn Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Francis Street, SW1P Francis Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Gillingham Row, SW1V This is a street in the SW1V postcode area
Greencoat Place, SW1P Greencoat Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Greenwood, SE26 Greenwood is a road in the SE26 postcode area
Greycoat Gardens, SW1P Greycoat Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Greycoat Place, SW1P Greycoat Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Greycoat Street, SW1P Greycoat Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Grosvenor Gardens Mews East, SW1W Grosvenor Gardens Mews East is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Grosvenor Gardens Mews North, SW1W Grosvenor Gardens Mews North is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W Grosvenor Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Hobart Place, SW1W Hobart Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Howick Place, SW1E This is a street in the SW1E postcode area
Howick Place, SW1P Howick Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Hudsons Place, SW1V Hudsons Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
King’s Scholars’ Passage, SW1P King’s Scholars’ Passage is a road in the SW1P postcode area
King’s Scholars’ Passage, SW1V King’s Scholars’ Passage is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Kingsgate Parade, SW1E Kingsgate Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Lambs Close, SW1W Lambs Close is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Lower Belgrave Street, SW1W Lower Belgrave Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lower Grosvenor Place, SW1W Lower Grosvenor Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Main Concourse, SW1V Main Concourse is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Morpeth Mansions Morpeth Mansions, SW1P Morpeth Mansions Morpeth Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Morpeth Mansions, SW1P Morpeth Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Morpeth Terrace, SW1P Morpeth Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Neat House Place, SW1V Neat House Place is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Neathouse Place, SW1V Neathouse Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Overbridge, SW11 A street within the SW1V postcode
Palace Street, SW1 This is a street in the SW1 postcode area
Palace Street, SW1E Palace Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Palmer Street, SW1H Palmer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Petty France, SW1H Petty France is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Phipps Mews, SW1W Phipps Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Portland House Portland House is a block 101 metres tall with 29 floors.
Post Office Way, SW1P Post Office Way is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Queen Anne’s Gate, SW1H This is a street in the SW1H postcode area
Queen Annes Gate Buildings, SW1H Queen Annes Gate Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Rochester Row, SW1P Rochester Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Rochester Street, SW1P Rochester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Rutherford Street, SW1P Rutherford Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Seaforth Place, SW1E Seaforth Place is a road in the SW1E postcode area
Spenser Street, SW1E Spenser Street is a road in the SW1E postcode area
St Matthew Street, SW1P St Matthew Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
St. Ermin’s Hill, SW1H St. Ermin’s Hill is a road in the SW1H postcode area
St. Matthew Street, SW1P St. Matthew Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Stag Place, SW1E Stag Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Stillington Street, SW1P Stillington Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Strutton Ground, SW1P Strutton Ground is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Terminus Place, SW1 Terminus Place is the home of Victoria Bus Station.
Terminus Place, SW1V Terminus Place is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Terminus Place, SW1W Terminus Place is a road in the SW1W postcode area
The Royal Mews, SW1E The Royal Mews is a road in the SW1E postcode area
The Royal Mews, SW1W The Royal Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Thirleby Road, SW1P Thirleby Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Vandon Passage, SW1H Vandon Passage probably dates from the fifteenth century.
Vandon Street, SW1H Vandon Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Victoria Arcade, SW1E Victoria Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Victoria Arcade, SW1V Victoria Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Victoria Place, SW1W Victoria Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Victoria Square, SW1W Victoria Square, a small residential square, lies on land forming part of the Grosvenor Estate to the south of the Royal Mews.
Victoria Street, SW1E Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Victoria Street, SW1W Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Victoria Subway, SW1X Victoria Subway is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Victoria Walk, E3 Victoria Walk is a road in the E3 postcode area
Warwick Row, SW1E Warwick Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Westminster Palace Gardens, SW1P Westminster Palace Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Wilcox Place, SW1E Wilcox Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Wilfred Street, SW1E Wilfred Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Willow Place, SW1V Willow Place is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Willow Walk, N1 A street within the SW1V postcode
Wilton Road, SW1V Wilton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.


Victoria

The railways largely replaced the canals as a means of transport. Uniquely for a main line station, Victoria station was built on top of one.

Before the railway arrived in 1862, this area - like the area immediately south of it - was known as Pimlico. The Grosvenor Canal ended in a large basin here.

Victoria station’s origins lie with the Great Exhibition of 1851, when a railway called the West End of London and Crystal Palace Railway came into existence, serving the site of the exhibition halls which had been transferred to Sydenham from Hyde Park. The terminus of that railway was at Stewarts Lane in Battersea on the south side of the river. In 1858 a joint enterprise was set up to take trains over the river: it was entitled the Victoria Station and Pimlico Railway; and was a mile and a quarter in length. The railway was owned by four railway companies: the Great Western (GWR); London & North Western (LNWR); the London, Brighton and South Coast (LBSCR); and the London Chatham and Dover Railways (LCDR). It was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1858.

The station was built in two parts: those on the western side, opened in 1862, with six platforms, ten tracks and an hotel (the 300-bedroom Grosvenor) were occupied by the Brighton company; whilst adjacent, and in the same year, the Chatham company were to occupy a less imposing wooden-fronted building. The latter’s station had nine tracks and was shared by broad-gauge trains of the GWR, whose trains arrived from Southall via the West London Extension Joint Railway through Chelsea. The GWR remained part owner of the station until 1932, although its trains had long since ceased to use it. Each side of the station had its own entrance and a separate station master; a wall between the two sections effectively emphasised that fact.

At the start of the twentieth century both parts of the station were rebuilt. It now had a decent frontage and forecourt, but not as yet a unified existence. Work on the Brighton side was completed in 1908 and was carried out in red brick; the Grosvenor Hotel was rebuilt at the same time. The Chatham side, in a Edwardian style with baroque elements, designed by Alfred Bloomfield, was completed a year later. The two sections were eventually connected in 1924 by removing part of a screen wall, when the platforms were renumbered as an entity. The station was redeveloped internally in the 1980s, with the addition of shops within the concourse, and above the western platforms.

The station was now serving boat trains, and during WWI it became the hub of trains carrying soldiers to and from France, many of them wounded. After the war the Continental steamer traffic became concentrated there, including the most famous of those trains, the Golden Arrow. The area around the station also became a site for other other forms of transport: a bus station in the forecourt; a coach terminal to the south; and it is now the terminal for trains serving Gatwick Airport.

Victoria is also well-served by London underground. The sub-surface Circle and District Lines opened on December 24, 1868; and the Victoria Line line came to Victoria Station with the third phase of construction of the line - the station’s platforms were opened on March 7, 1969, six months after the Victoria line had started running in outer London.


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