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New Palace Yard, SW1A

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2017
New Palace Yard was built by William II (William Rufus).

New Palace Yard was named ’new’ to distinguish it from Old Palace Yard which lies to the south but it dates from 1097. It formed an entrance to Westminster Hall, also built by William II (Rufus).

An octagonal fountain was built in 1443 by Henry VI. The fountain, which incorporated the remains of an early 12th century conduit, stood in the yard until the late 17th century.

The yard was laid out as a garden and a fountain commemorating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee was added in 1977.

New Palace Yard now conceals a five-level underground car park opened in 1974.


Main source: Old and New Palace Yards - UK Parliament
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NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Orchard Street, SW1P Abbey Orchard Street was the heart of a former slum area.
Abingdon Street, SW1P Abingdon Street has linked Old Palace Yard and Millbank since at least 1593.
Adelaide Street, WC2N Adelaide Street was named for Queen Adelaide, Consort to King William IV.
Air Street, W1B Air Street was the most westerly street in London when newly built in 1658.
Albert Embankment, SW8 Albert Embankment is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Angel Court, SW1Y Angel Court is named after a long demolished inn of this name.
Apple Tree Yard, SW1Y Apple Tree Yard is thought named after the apple trees formerly to be found here.
Arneway Street, SW1P Arneway Street 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.
Atterbury Street, SW1P Atterbury Street is named after Francis Atterbury, Dean of Westminster in 1713.
Aylesford Street, SW1V Aylesford Street was built in 1848.
Babmaes Street, SW1Y Babmaes Street was originally called Wells Street.
Balvaird Place, SW1V Balvaird Place is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Barton Street, SW1P Barton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Bennett’s Yard, SW1P Bennett’s Yard is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Bessborough Gardens, SW1V Bessborough Gardens is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Bessborough Place, SW1V Bessborough Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Bessborough Street, SW1V Bessborough Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Birdcage Walk, SW1H Birdcage Walk runs east from Great George Street, along the south side of St James’s Park.
Bloomberg Street, SW1V Bloomberg Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Bloomburg Street, SW1V Bloomburg Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Blue Bridge, SW1A Blue Bridge is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Bondway, SW8 Bondway is named after the late 18th century developers of the street, John and Sarah Bond.
Brewers Green, SW1H Brewers Green is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Bridge Street, SW1A Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Bridgefoot, SW8 Bridgefoot is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Broad Sanctuary, SW1H Broad Sanctuary is a road in the SW1H postcode area
Broad Sanctuary, SW1P Broad Sanctuary is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Broadway, SW1H Broadway - formerly the location of the headquarters of both London Transport and the Metropolitan Police.
Butler Place, SW1H Butler Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
C1 Mint Business Park, E16 A street within the E16 postcode
Cannon Street, WC2N Cannon Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area.
Canon Row, SW1A Canon Row is at least one thousand year’s old.
Carey Place, SW1V Carey Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Carlton Gardens, SW1Y Carlton Gardens was developed before 1832.
Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y Carlton House Terrace consists of a pair of terraces - white stucco-faced houses on the south side of the street overlooking St. James’s Park.
Carteret Street, SW1H Carteret Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Causton Street, SW1P Causton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Caxton Street, SW1H William Caxton was responsible for the introduction of the printing press to England.
Chadwick Street, SW1P Chadwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Chapter Chambers, SW1P Chapter Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Chapter Street, SW1P Chapter Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Charing Cross, SW1A Charing Cross, long regarded as London’s central point, as an address is an enigma.
Charles Ii Street, SW1Y Charles Ii Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Chichester Street, SW1V Chichester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Chubb Court, SW20 Chubb Court is a road in the SW20 postcode area
Church Place, SW1Y Church Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Cockspur Street, SW1Y Cockspur Street is possibly after the cock fighting that formerly occurred here, cocks often having spurs attached to their feet during fights.
Cowley Street, SW1P Cowley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Craven Passage, WC2N Craven Passage is named after William Craven, 3rd Baron Craven, who owned the land when the street was built in the 1730s.
Craven Street, WC2N Craven Street is named after William Craven, 3rd Baron Craven, who owned the land when the street was built in the 1730s.
Crown Reach Riverside Walk, SW1V Crown Reach Riverside Walk is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Dacre Street, SW1H Dacre Street is named after Lady Anne Dacre.
Dalkeith Court, SW1P Dalkeith Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Dalmeny Court, SW1Y Dalmeny Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Dartmouth Street, SW1H Dartmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Dean Bradley Street, SW1P George Granville Bradley was Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1881.
Dean Farrar Street, SW1H Frederic William Farrar was a canon of Westminster Abbey.
Dean Ryle Street, SW1P Dean Ryle Street was named after Herbert Edward Ryle.
Dean Stanley Street, SW1P Dean Stanley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Dean Trench Street, SW1P Dean Trench Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Deans Yard, SW1P Dean’s Yard comprises most of the precincts of the former monastery of Westminster, not occupied by the Abbey buildings.
Derby Gate, SW1A Derby Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Dn, SE1 A street within the postcode
Dolphin Square East Side, SW1V Dolphin Square consists of blocks of private flats built between 1935 and 1937.
Dolphin Square West Side, SW1V This is a street in the SW1V postcode area
Dolphin Square West, SW1V Dolphin Square West is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Douglas Street, SW1P Douglas Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Downing Street, SW1A Downing Street has been the home of British Prime Minsters since the eighteenth century.
Drummond Gate, SW1V Drummond Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Duke Of York Street, SW1Y Duke Of York Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Duke Street, SW1Y Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Duncannon Street, WC2N Duncannon Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area.
Eagle Place, SW1Y Eagle Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Elm Lane, SW8 Elm Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Elmhurstreet Villas, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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
Erasmus Street, SW1P Erasmus Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Esterbrooke Street, SW1P Esterbrooke Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Flower Market, SW8 Flower Market is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Fullwood’s Mews, N1 A street within the 77381 postcode
Garden Terrace, SW1V Garden Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Gayfere Street, SW1P Gayfere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
George Court, WC2N George Court is named after George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham.
Germyn Street, SW1Y Germyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Goodwins Court, WC2N Goodwins Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area.
Great College Street, SW1P Great College Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Great George Street, SW1P Great George Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Great Peter Street, SW1P Great Peter Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Great Scotland Yard, SW1A Great Scotland Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Great Smith Street, SW1P Great Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Greencoat Place, SW1P Greencoat Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal 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.
Hatherley Street, SW1P Hatherley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Haymarket, SE10 A street within the SW1Y postcode
Haymarket, SW1Y Haymarket – site of a former market selling hay until the 1830s.
Herrick Street, SW1P Herrick Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Hide Place, SW1P Hide Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Hobhouse Court, WC2H Hobhouse Court is named after Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Victorian MP and arts patron.
Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A Horse Guards Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Horse Guards Parade, SW1A Horse Guards Parade dates to the time of Henry VIII.
Horse Guards Road, SW1A Horse Guards Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Horseferry Road, SW1P Horseferry Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Howick Place, SW1P Howick Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Jermyn Street, SW1A Jermyn Street is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Jermyn Street, SW1Y Jermyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
John Islip Street, SW1P John Islip Street commemorates the Abbot of Westminster between 1500 and 1532.
John Sessions Square, E1 A street within the postcode
King Charles Street, SW1A King Charles Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
King Street, SW1Y King Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Lambeth Bridge, SW1P Lambeth Bridge is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Lindsay Square, SW1V Lindsay Square is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Little Cloisters, SW1P Little Cloisters is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Little College Street, SW1P Little College Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Little Deans Yard, SW1P Little Deans Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Little George Street, SW1P Little George Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
London Borough Of Hackney, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
London Borough Of Southwark, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Lord North Street, SW1P Lord North Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Lower Regent Street, SW1Y Lower Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Lyndhurstreet Grove, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Market Towers, SW8 Market Towers is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Marlborough Road, SW1A Marlborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Marsham Street, SW1P Marsham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Masons Yard, SW19 A street within the SW1Y postcode
Masons Yard, SW1Y Masons Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Matthew Parker Street, SW1H The Most Reverend Matthew Parker was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until 1575.
Medway Street, SW1P Medway Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Miles Street, SW8 Miles Street was developed from 1778 onwards by the Sarah and John Bond.
Millbank Tower, SW1P Millbank Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Millbank, SW1P Millbank is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Monck Street, SW1P Monck Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Moreton Street, SW1V Moreton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
New Union Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Nine Elms Lane, SW8 Nine Elms Lane was named around 1645, from a row of elm trees bordering the road.
Norman Shaw Building North, SW1A Norman Shaw Building North is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Norris Street, SW1Y Norris Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
North Court, SW1P North Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Northumberland Avenue, SW1A Northumberland Avenue is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Northumberland Avenue, WC2N Northumberland Avenue runs from Trafalgar Square in the west to the Thames Embankment in the east. The road was built on the site of Northumberland House and on part of the parallel Northumberland Street.
Northumberland Street, WC2N Northumberland Street commemorates the former Northumberland House, built originally in the early 17th century for the earls of Northampton and later acquired by the earls of Northumberland.
Old Palace Yard, SW1P Old Palace Yard lies between the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey.
Old Pye Street, SW1P Old Pye Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Old Queen Street, SW1H Old Queen Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Orange Street, SW1Y Orange Street is a road in the SW1Y postcode area
Orange Street, WC2H Orange Street gets its name from William III, Prince of Orange - the reigning king when the street was built.
Ormond Yard, SW1Y Ormond Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Oxendon Street, W1D Oxendon Street, after Sir Henry Oxendon, husband of Mary Baker, daughter of Robert Baker who built the former Piccadilly House nearby.
Page Street, SW1P Page Street runs from Regency Street in the west to the junction of John Islip Street and Dean Ryle Street in the east.
Pall Mall East, SW1Y Pall Mall East is an eastern extension of Pall Mall towards Trafalgar Square.
Pall Mall, SW1Y Pall Mall is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Palmer Street, SW1H Palmer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Panton Street, W1D Panton Street was named after Colonel Thomas Panton, local property dealer of the 17th century.
Parliament Square, SW1A Parliament Square is one of the most important squares in Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
Parliament Square, SW1P Parliament Square is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Parliament Street, SW1A Parliament Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Parry Street, SW8 Parry Street was laid out by John and Sarah Bond.
Pelican Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Petty France, SW1H Petty France is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Piccadilly Place, W1J Piccadilly Place is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Piccadilly, SW1Y Piccadilly is a road in the SW1Y postcode area
Ponsonby Place, SW1P Ponsonby Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Ponsonby Terrace, SW1P Ponsonby Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Ponton Road, SW8 Ponton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Post Office Way, SW1P Post Office Way is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Price’s Court, SW11 A street within the SW1P postcode
Princes Arcade, SW1Y Princes Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Pulford Street, SW1V Pulford Street was a street between construction in 1848 and demolition after the Second World War.
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.
Queen Annes Gate, SW1H Queen Annes Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Queens Gardens, SW1A Queens Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Rampayne Street, SW1V Rampayne Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Regency Place, SW1P Regency Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Regency Street, SW1P Regency Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A Richmond House Whitehall is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Richmond Terrace, SW1A Richmond Terrace is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Riverside Walk East, EC3R Riverside Walk East is a road in the EC3R postcode area
Riverside Walk, SW1V Riverside Walk is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Riverside Walk, SW8 Riverside Walk is a road in the SW8 postcode 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.
Rochford Southend East, SW1A Rochford Southend East is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Romney Street, SW1P Romney Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground: Chelsea College of Art and Desi, SW1P Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground: Chelsea College of Art and Desi is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Rose and Crown Yard, SW1Y Rose and Crown Yard is a road in the SW1Y postcode area
Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y Royal Opera Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Rutherford Street, SW1P Rutherford Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Saint James’s Square, SW1Y This is a street in the SW1Y postcode area
Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N Saint Martin’s Place is a road in the WC2N postcode area
Seaforth Place, SW1E Seaforth Place is a road in the SW1E postcode area
Smith Square, SW1P Smith Square was originally developed by Sir James Smith around 1726.
Spenser Street, SW1E Spenser Street is a road in the SW1E postcode area
Spring Gardens, SW1A Spring Gardens derives its name from the Spring Garden, formed in the 16th century as an addition to the pleasure grounds of Whitehall Palace.
St Albans Street, SW1Y St Albans Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
St Anns Street, SW1P St Anns Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
St George Wharf, SW8 St George Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
St George’s Square, SW1V St Georges Square is a long narrow space reaching to the river with an enclosed garden in the centre.
St James Square, SW1Y St James Square is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y St Jamess Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
St Jamess Market, SW1Y St Jamess Market is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
St Jamess Square, SW1Y St James’s Square is the only square in district of St James’s.
St Margaret Street, SW1A St Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
St Margarets Street, SW1A St Margarets Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
St Margarets Street, SW1P St Margarets Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
St Martins Place, WC2H St Martins Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
St Martins Place, WC2N St Martins Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area.
St Martins Street, WC2H St Martins Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
St Matthew Street, SW1P St Matthew Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
St Saviours Hall, SW1V St Saviours Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
St Vincents Centre, SW1P St Vincents Centre 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. James’s Drive, SW12 A street within the 78257 postcode
St. Kilda’s Road, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
St. Margaret Street, SW1P St. Margaret Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
St. Matthew Street, SW1P St. Matthew Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Storeys Gate, SW1H Storeys Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Storeys Gate, SW1P Storeys Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Strutton Ground, SW1P Strutton Ground is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Studio 5, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Suffolk Place, SE2 Suffolk Place is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Suffolk Place, SW1Y The Earl of Suffolk (Thomas Howard) was the reason for the naming of Suffolk Place.
Suffolk Street, SW1Y Suffolk Street was named after Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, who owned a stable yard attached to Northumberland House which lay on this site.
Tachbrook Street, SW1V Tachbrook Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
The Arches, WC2N The Arches is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area.
The Gallery, E20 The Gallery is a road in the E20 postcode area
The Gatehouse, SE18 A street within the SW1A postcode
The Mall, SW1Y The Mall is the processional route between Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
The National Gallery, WC2N The National Gallery is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area.
The Sanctuary, SW1P The Sanctuary is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
The Terrace, SW1A The Terrace is a road in the SW1A postcode area
The Terrace, SW1P The Terrace is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Thorndike Street, SW1V Thorndike Street is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Thorney Street, SW1P Thorney Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Thunderer Walk, SE18 A street within the postcode
Tothill Street, SW1H Tothill Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Trafalgar Square, SW1Y Trafalgar Square commemorates Horatio Nelson’s 1805 victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Tufton Street, SW1P Tufton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Udall Street, SW1P Udall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
United States of America, UB18 A street within the SW11 postcode
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.
Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1P This is a street in the SW1P postcode area
Vauxhall Bridge, SW1P Vauxhall Bridge is a road in the SW1P postcode area
Vauxhall Bridge, SW1V Vauxhall Bridge is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Vauxhall Bridge, SW8 Vauxhall Bridge is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Viaduct Gardens, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Victoria Chambers, SW1P Victoria Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Victoria Street, SW1H Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Villiers Street, WC2N Villiers Street was named after George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Vincent Square, SW1P Vincent Square is a large grass-covered square which provides playing fields for Westminster School, which owns it.
Vincent Street, SW1P Vincent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Walcott Street, SW1P Walcott Street was named after Reverend MEC Walcott, curate of the St Margaret’s, Westminster in the 1840s.
Warwick House Street, SW1Y Warwick House Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Waterloo Place, SW1Y Waterloo Place, a broad extension of Regent Street, is awash with statues and monuments that honour heroes and statesmen of the British Empire. It is framed by palatial buildings designed by John Nash, the famed Regency-era architect and Decimus Burton, his protégé.
West Bridge, SW8 West Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Westminster Central Hall, SW1H Westminster Central Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW1H postal area.
Westminster Mansions, SW1P Westminster Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Westminster Palace Gardens, SW1P Westminster Palace Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area.
Westminster Pier, SW1A Westminster Pier is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Westreet Drive, SW16 A street within the SW16 postcode
Whitcomb Street, WC2H Whitcomb Street - named after William Whitcomb, 17th century brewer and property developer.
Whitehall Court, SW1A Whitehall Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Whitehall Gardens, SW1A Whitehall Gardens is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Whitehall Place, SW1A Whitehall Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Whitehall, SW1A Whitehall is recognised as the centre of the government of the United Kingdom.
Wilcox Place, SW1E Wilcox Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
William IV Street, WC2N William IV Street runs from Charing Cross Road to the Strand.
York Place, WC2N York Place marks the location of a house on this site.


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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