Union Street, W1W

Road in/near Fitzrovia, existed between 1759 and 1937.

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The easternmost section of Riding House Street was previously known as Union Street.

Riding House Street (previously called Riding House Lane) extended west from Edward Street only as far east as Great Titchfield Street. East of Great Titchfield Street this was Union Street, which became part of Riding House Street in 1937.

The name Union Street dates from 1764 and reflects an accord between the Portland and Berners Estates, whose boundary line the street followed. Its layout dates from 1759 or so.


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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Dec 2020 00:24 GMT   

Othello takes a bow
On 1 November 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello was presented for the first time, at The Palace of Whitehall. The palace was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698. Seven years to the day, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Tempest was also presented for the first time, and also at the Palace of Whitehall.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Fumblina   
Added: 21 Feb 2023 11:39 GMT   

Error on 1800 map numbering for John Street
The 1800 map of Whitfield Street (17 zoom) has an error in the numbering shown on the map. The houses are numbered up the right hand side of John Street and Upper John Street to #47 and then are numbered down the left hand side until #81 BUT then continue from 52-61 instead of 82-91.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

Dennis Potter
Author Dennis Potter lived in Collingwood House in the 1970’s

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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

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Richard Roques   
Added: 21 Jan 2021 16:53 GMT   

Buckingham Street residents
Here in Buckingham Street lived Samuel Pepys the diarist, Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

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Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Matthew Proctor   
Added: 7 Dec 2023 17:36 GMT   

Blackheath Grove, SE3
Road was originally known as The Avenue, then became "The Grove" in 1942.

From 1864 there was Blackheath Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on this street until it was destroyed by a V2 in 1944

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Peter   
Added: 4 Dec 2023 07:05 GMT   

Gambia Street, SE1
Gambia Street was previously known as William Street.

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Eileen   
Added: 10 Nov 2023 09:42 GMT   

Brecknock Road Pleating Company
My great grandparents ran the Brecknock Road pleating Company around 1910 to 1920 and my Grandmother worked there as a pleater until she was 16. I should like to know more about this. I know they had a beautiful Victorian house in Islington as I have photos of it & of them in their garden.

Source: Family history

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Added: 6 Nov 2023 16:59 GMT   

061123
Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.

Source: Squirrels Lane. Buckhurst Hill, Essex. IG9. I want some action ,now, not Excuses.MK.

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Christian   
Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT   

Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.

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Vik   
Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT   

Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!

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Phillip Martin   
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT   

16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.

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Christine Bithrey   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT   

The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880

If anyone has any answers please email me [email protected]

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Coach Road, W1T Coach Road is a road in the NW1 postcode area
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Collingwood House, W1W Residential block
Colville Place, W1T Colville Place is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Conway Mews, W1T Conway Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
De Walden Court, W1W De Walden Court is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
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Devonshire Close, W1G Devonshire Close is a road in the W1G postcode area
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Fitzroy Court, W1T Fitzroy Court is a road in the W1T postcode area
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Fitzroy Street, W1T Fitzroy Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
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Foley Street, W1W Foley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
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Gosfield Street, W1W Gosfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
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Great Castle Street, W1W Great Castle Street was one of the main streets of the Harley Estate.
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Great Titchfield Street, W1W Great Titchfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
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Hanway Street, W1D Hanway Street was named after Major John Hanway.
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Harford House, W1W Harford House is a building on Great Portland Street.
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Harmont House, W1G Residential block
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Hollen Street, W1F Hollen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
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Howland Street, W1T Howland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
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John Prince’s Street, W1G This is a street in the W1G postcode area
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Julian House, W1T Julian House is a building on Windmill Street.
Kent House, W1B Residential block
Kent House, W1W Kent House is a block on Market place.
Khiara House, W1D Khiara House can be found on Poland Street.
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Kirkman House, W1T Kirkman House is a building on Whitfield Street.
Langham House, W1B Residential block
Langham Place, W1B Langham Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Langham Street, W1W Langham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Lister House, W1 Lister House is a block on Wimpole Street.
Little Portland Street, W1W Little Portland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Little Titchen Street, W1W Little Titchen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
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Margaret Court, W1W Margaret Court is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Margaret Street, W1B Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Margaret Street, W1W Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Market Place, W1W Market Place is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Marylebone Passage, W1W Marylebone Passage is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
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Middlesex House, W1T Middlesex House is sited on Cleveland Street.
Middleton Buildings, W1W Middleton Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Middleton Place, W1W Middleton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Milford House, W1G Residential block
Minehead House, W1W Minehead House is a building on Hanson Street.
Minerva House, WC1E Minerva House is a block on North Crescent.
Morley House, W1B Morley House is a block on Regent Street.
Morley House, W1W Residential block
Mortimer Market, WC1E Mortimer Market is a road in the W1T postcode area
Mortimer Street, W1T Mortimer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Mortimer Street, W1T A street within the W1W postcode
Mortimer Street, W1W Mortimer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
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Nassau Street, W1W Nassau Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
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New Cavendish Street, W1W New Cavendish Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Newlands House, W1T Newlands House is sited on Berners Street.
Newman House, W1T Newman House can be found on Newman Street.
Newman Passage, W1T Newman Passage is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Newman Street, W1T Newman Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
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Noel Street, W1F Noel Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
North Crescent, WC1E North Crescent is one of the streets of London in the WC1E postal area.
Northumberland House, W1W Northumberland House is a block on Great Portland Street.
Ogle Street, W1W Ogle Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Old Cavendish Street, W1 Old Cavendish Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
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Overland House, W1W Overland House can be found on Great Portland Street.
Oxford Circus Avenue, W1F Oxford Circus Avenue exists on a lot of London maps but doesn’t exist.
Oxford Circus House, W1D Oxford Circus House is sited on Oxford Street.
Oxford Circus, W1B Oxford Circus was originally called Regent Circus.
Oxford Street, W1F Oxford Street is the main shopping street of London.
Oxford Street, W1S Oxford Street is England’s most famous and popular shopping street.
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Park Crescent, W1B Park Crescent is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Percy Street, WC1B Percy Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
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Poland Street, W1D Poland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Portland House, W1W Portland House is a block on Great Portland Street.
Portland Place, W1B Portland Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Portland Place, W1B This is a street in the W1A postcode area
Princess House, W1D Residential block
Putney House, W1 Putney House is a block on Great Titchfield Street.
Putney House, W1W Putney House is a block on Great Titchfield Street.
Quadrant Arcade, W1B Quadrant Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Queen Anne Mews, W1G Queen Anne Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Queen’s Yard, W1T Queen’s Yard is a road in the W1T postcode area
Ramillies House, W1F Ramillies House is sited on Ramillies Street.
Ramillies Place, W1D Ramillies Place is a short street situated off the southern side of Oxford Street.
Ramillies Street, W1F Ramillies Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Rathbone Place, W1T Rathbone Place honours Captain Rathbone who was the builder of the road and properties thereon from 1718 onwards.
Rathbone Square, W1T Rathbone Square is a location in London.
Rathbone Street, W1T Rathbone Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Rembrandt House, W1W Rembrandt House is located on Great Portland Street.
Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E Ridgmount Gardens is one of the streets of London in the WC1E postal area.
Riding House Street, W1W Riding House Street commemorates a riding house and barracks of the First Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.
Roberts Engineering Building, WC1E Roberts Engineering Building is sited on Torrington Place.
Roxburghe House, W1B Roxburghe House is sited on Regent Street.
Salt Yard, W1T A street within the W1T postcode
Scala Street, W1T Scala Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Sheraton Street, W1D Sheraton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Shropshire House, WC1E Shropshire House is a block on Capper Street.
Sofia House, W1W Sofia House is a block on Devonshire Street.
Soho Place, Soho Place lies within the postcode.
Soho Square, W1D In its early years, Soho Square was one of the most fashionable places to live in London.
Soho Street, W1D Soho Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
St George’s House, W1T St George’s House is a block on Wells Street.
Stephen Mews, W1T Stephen Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Stephen Street, W1T Stephen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Tennyson House, W1W Tennyson House is a block on Great Portland Street.
The White House, W1W The White House can be found on Mortimer Street.
Third Floor, WC1E Third Floor is one of the streets of London in the WC1E postal area.
Threeways House, W1W Threeways House is a block on Clipstone Street.
Torrington Place, WC1E Torrington Place was developed by James Sim in partnership with his two sons.
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Tottenham Mews, W1T Tottenham Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Tottenham Street, W1T Tottenham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
United Kingdom House, W1D United Kingdom House is a block on Great Titchfield Street.
Vere Street, W1G Vere Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Walpole House, W1B Walpole House is a building on Weymouth Street.
Waverley House, W1F Waverley House is a block on Noel Street.
Wells Mews, W1W Wells Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Wells Street, W1D Wells Street - ’Welses Lane’ - is first recorded in 1692.
West End House, W1D West End House is a block on Hill’s Place.
West One House, W1T West One House is a block on Wells Street.
West One House, W1W West One House is a block on Bourlet Close.
Western House, W1F Western House is a block on Argyll Street.
Weymouth Court, W1W Weymouth Court is a block on Weymouth Street.
Weymouth Mews, W1G Weymouth Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Weymouth Street, W1B Weymouth Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
Wigmore Place, W1U Wigmore Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Windmill Street, W1T Windmill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Winsley Street, W1D Winsley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Winsley Street, W1D Winsley Street is a road in the W1D postcode area
Wogan House, W1A Wogan House is a block on Great Portland Street.
Woodford House, W1 Woodford House is a block on Great Titchfield Street.
Woolverstone House, W1T Woolverstone House is a block on Berners Street.
York House, W1T York House is sited on Berners Street.

NEARBY PUBS
Adam and Eve Inn The Adam and Eve was an inn on Oxford Street.
Bricklayers Arms The Bricklayers Arms is on Gresse Street.
Coach And Horses The Coach and Horses pub has been on Great Marlborough Street since the mid-18th century.
Cock Tavern The Cock Tavern is on Great Portland Street.
Newman Arms The Newman Arms has been a Fitzrovia fixture for centuries.
The Champion The Champion in Fitzrovia is a fine Grade II listed pub with Victorian-style fittings.


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Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia is the area lying to the west of Tottenham Court Road.




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’The Café Royal’ (1911) The huge variety of public leisure interiors – cafés, music halls and clubs among them – depicted by artists linked to the Camden Town Group reveal their enthusiasm for and direct engagement with the new entertainment and refreshment spaces of modern urban life. The leisure districts of early twentieth-century central London were safer, better lit and more easily accessible than they had been in the 1890s, and the expansion of the Underground network and the rise in motorised travel allowed many more people the opportunity to enjoy a daytrip to the city. Writing in 1902, the journalist George Sims imagined the ideal metropolitan excursion in an article entitled ‘A Country Cousin’s Day in Town’. Beginning with a trip to Madame Tussaud’s, a ride to Tower Hill on the Metropolitan Railway, and a refreshment stop at Pimm’s luncheon counter, the morning would end with a stroll around the Royal Aquarium, a visit to St James’s Hall in Piccadilly and to the nearby Egyptian Hall. The evening would commence with dinner in the artists’ room at Pagani’s, a visit to the ‘poetic and beautifully draped’ ballet at the Alhambra Theatre, a ‘long glass of lager’ in the continental style at the cosmopolitan Hotel de L’Europe with its Parisian inspired décor, and a visit to the latest moving picture show at the Palace Theatre. After catching the end of the ballet at the Empire, the evening would draw to a close with a peep into the ‘luxurious Criterion bar and American café’, a glance at the seafood display in the window of Scott’s, and a leisurely nightcap at the Café Royal ‘seated comfortably on a luxurious lounge’.
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BT Tower The Post Office Tower - now known as the BT Tower - opened in the Fitzrovia area of central London in 1965. The tower’s main structure was 177 metres high. A further section of aerial rigging brought the total height to 191m. It was the tallest building in the UK until London’s NatWest Tower opened in 1980.
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The Prince of Wales Theatre in 1903 shortly before its demolition for the building of the Scala Theatre in 1904.
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Fairyland, 92 Tottenham Court Road (1905) Fairyland was an amusement arcade with a shooting range, owned and run by Henry Stanton Morley (1875-1916) during the period leading up to and during the First World War. It was closed after (unintentionally according to its owners), it was used to practice political assassinations. Notably, attempts on the life of Prime Minister Herbert Asquith (planned but not carried out) and Sir William Hutt Curzon Wyllie (carried out).
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Engraving of the Hanover Square Rooms in Hanover Square. For a century this was the principal concert venue in London.
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High level shot of Regents Place as seen from Great Portland Street. The photograph shows the Holy Trinity Church and Great Portland Street underground station in the foreground.
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The Queen’s Theatre in the West End (2011), then showing the musical "Les Misérables"
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Street view of St George’s Hanover Square (1787). An aquatint, by T. Malton.
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London by night: Ganton Street
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Swears & Wells Ltd at 192 Regent Street, ’Ladies Modes’ (1925) Originally in Regent Street, the store moved to Oxford Street in the 1930s and became a national chain of furriers. This original Regent Street location became Hamleys. Swear and Wells is a department store in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels - a rival to Crumley’s and Horrids. It is renowned for its upmarket food hall which boasts an unparalleled selection of imported Überwaldean food and drink.
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10 Gower Street, Bloomsbury What’s in a name? Well, this area abounds in streets named after landowners. Gower Street is named after Gertrude Leveson-Gower, the wife of John Russell, the 4th Duke of Bedford. Leveson-Gower was noted as a formidable adviser to her husband who held various political roles during the reigns of George II and George III, including Lord Privy Seal and Ambassador to France at the end of the Seven Years’ War. The Gower baronetcy was a subsidiary title of the Duke of Sutherland, held in the Leveson-Gower family until 1963. The area now known as Bloomsbury had come into the possession of the Russell family in 1669. That year the 5th Earl of Bedford’s son married Lady Rachel Vaughan, daughter of the 4th Earl of Southampton. Southampton had started developing the area in the 1660s. John Russell died in 1771 and Gower Street was laid out from the 1780s onwards under Lady Gertrude’s supervision.
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