Postal area W1B

Postal area in/near Victoria, existing between 1917 and now

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Postal area W1B

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Postal area · Victoria · W1W ·
December
4
2018

Postcode

1288

The streets of W1B:
Air Street Air Street’s name is believed to be a corruption of ‘Ayres’, after Thomas Ayre, a local brewer and resident in the 17th century.
Air Street Air Street was the most westerly street in London when newly built in 1658.
All Souls Place All Souls Place is a short cul-de-sac in the shadow of All Souls Church, originating in the eighteenth century as a mews off Edward Street.
Beak Street Beak Street runs roughly east-west between Regent Street and Lexington Street.
Chesham House Residential block
Devonshire Row Mews Devonshire Row Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Wpostal area.
Devonshire Street Devonshire Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
Duchess Mews Duchess Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Gpostal area.
Duchess Street Duchess Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Wpostal area.
Duchess Street Duchess Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
Fair Road Fair Road is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Glasshouse Street Glasshouse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Great Castle Street Great Castle Street was begun in 1722.
Great Marlborough Street Great Marlborough Street runs east of Regent Street past Carnaby Street towards Noel Street.
Heddon Street Heddon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Heddon Street Heddon Street is a road in the W1S postcode area
Kent House Residential block
Kingly Court Kingly Court is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Langham House Residential block
Langham Place Langham Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Linen Hall Linen Hall is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Little Marlborough Street Little Marlborough Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Fpostal area.
Margaret Street Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
New Burlington Mews New Burlington Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
New Burlington Street New Burlington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Spostal area.
New Burlington Street New Burlington Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
New Cavendish Street New Cavendish Street is one of the streets of London in the W1postal area.
Oxford Circus Oxford Circus was originally called Regent Circus.
Palladium House Palladium House is a grade II listed (in 1981) Art Deco office building located on the corner of Great Marlborough Street and Argyll Street.
Park Crescent Park Crescent is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus is one of the streets of London in the W1Jpostal area.
Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus is a road in the W1B postcode area
Portland Place Portland Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Portland Place This is a street in the W1A postcode area
Princes Street Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Quadrant Arcade Quadrant Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Regent Place Regent Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Regent Street Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Regent Street Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Ypostal area.
Regent Street This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Swallow Place Swallow Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Swallow Street Swallow Street honours Thomas Swallow, lessee in 1540 of the pastures on which the road was built.
Warwick Street Warwick Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Bpostal area.
Weymouth Street Weymouth Street is a road in the W1B postcode area


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY



www.violettrefusis.com   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place (1894 - 1894)
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar (1989 - 1989)
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

Pauline jones   
Added: 16 Oct 2017 19:04 GMT   

(2017 - 2017)
I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved London. The stucco houses were a feature and the backs of the houses enabled parents to see thier children playing.

Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   


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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Comment
GRaleigh   
Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT   

Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.

Cheers,
Geoff Raleigh

Source: Glengall Road, NW6
Comment
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.

Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.
Born here
www.violettrefusis.com   
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
Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

   
Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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.
NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
48 Belgrave Square 48 Belgrave Square was occupied for the same family for 170 years.
An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus, Mr Gladstone Travelling with Ordinary Passengers, 1885
Belgravia Belgravia is an affluent area of Westminster, north of Victoria Station.
Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch.
Down Street Down Street, also known as Down Street (Mayfair), is a disused station on the London Underground, located in Mayfair.
Goring Hotel The Goring Hotel is a 5-star hotel in London, England.
Halkin Hotel The Halkin (styled as The Halkin by COMO) is a 5-star hotel.
Hyde Park Corner At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.
InterContinental London InterContinental London Park Lane is a luxury 5-star hotel.
London Lock Hospital The London Lock Hospital was the first venereal disease clinic.
Memorial Gates The Memorial Gates are a war memorial located at the Hyde Park Corner end of Constitution Hill in London.
RAF Bomber Command Memorial The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is a memorial commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War.
Royal Aeronautical Society The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British-founded multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
Royal Air Force Club The Royal Air Force Club (often referred to as the RAF Club) is situated at 128 Piccadilly.
Royal Artillery Memorial The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner, dedicated to the First World War casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Royal Mews The Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family.
St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge is a Grade II* listed Anglican church.
The Athenaeum Hotel The Athenaeum is a family-owned five-star hotel overlooking Green Park.
The Berkeley The Berkeley is a five star deluxe hotel, located in Wilton Place.
Wellington Arch Wellington Arch is located to the south of Hyde Park at the western corner of Green Park.

NEARBY STREETS
Achilles Way, W1K Achilles Way is named for the nearby Wellington as Achilles statue in Hyde Park.
Beeston Place, SW1W Beeston Place was formerly part of the Grosvenor family estate and the family owned land in Beeston, Cheshire.
Belgrave Mews North, SW1X Belgrave Mews North is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Mews South, SW1X Belgrave Mews South 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.
Belgrave Place, SW1X Belgrave Place is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Belgrave Square, SW1X Thomas Cubitt’s greatest achievement, Belgrave Square, is the grandest and largest of his squares, and is the centrepiece of Belgravia.
Brick Street, W1J Brick Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Buckingham Mews, SW1E Buckingham Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Buckingham Place, SW1E Buckingham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Cardinal Walk, SW1E Cardinal Walk is a road in the SW1E postcode area
Catherine Place, SW1E Catherine Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Chapel Street, SW1X Chapel Street runs south-west to north-east from Belgrave Square to Grosvenor Place.
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.
Chester Close, W1M Chester Close is a road in the W1M postcode area
Chester Mews, SW1X Chester Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Chester Street, W1M Chester Street dates from 1805.
Constitution Hill, SW1A Constitution Hill connects Buckingham Palace with Hyde Park Corner.
Down Street, W1J Down Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Duke of Wellington Place, W1J Duke of Wellington Place is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Eland House, SW1E Eland House is an office building on Bressenden Place.
Groom Place, SW1X Groom Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X Grosvenor Crescent Mews is a gated mews.
Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X Grosvenor Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Gardens Mews East, SW1W Grosvenor Gardens Mews East is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Grosvenor Place, SW1X Grosvenor Place is the main road connecting Hyde Park Corner with Victoria.
Halkin Street, SW1X Halkin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hamilton Mews, W1J Hamilton Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Hamilton Place, W1J Hamilton Place lies just to the north of Hyde Park Corner.
Headfort Place, SW1X Headfort Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Hobart Place, SW1W Hobart Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holforoad Way, W1J A street within the W1J postcode
Holforoad Way, W1J A street within the W1J postcode
Hyde Park Corner, W1J Hyde Park Corner is a major road junction at the southeastern corner of Hyde Park.
Lambs Close, SW1W Lambs Close is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Lanesborough Place, SW1X Lanesborough Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Little Chester Street, SW1X Little Chester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lower Grosvenor Place, SW1W Lower Grosvenor Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Milkmaid’s Passage, SW1A Milkmaid’s Passage is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Montrose Place, SW1X Montrose Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Old Barrack Yard, SW1X Old Barrack Yard is a narrow street of terraced cottages.
Old Park Lane, W1J Old Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Palace Street, SW1E Palace Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Palace Street, SW1E This is a street in the SW1 postcode area
Pembroke Close, SW1X Pembroke Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Portland House Portland House is a block 101 metres tall with 29 floors.
Roebuck House, SW1E Residential block
Stag Place, SW1E The old brewhouse of the Westminster Abbey moved to Stag Place after the dissolution of the monasteries in the sixteenth century.
The Royal Mews, SW1E The Royal Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
The Royal Mews, SW1E The Royal Mews is a road in the SW1E postcode area
Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X Upper Belgrave Street was constructed in the 1840s to connect Belgrave Square with the King’s Road.
Victoria Square, SW1E Victoria Square, a small residential square, lies on land forming part of the Grosvenor Estate to the south of the Royal Mews.
Warwick Row, SW1E Warwick Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1E postal area.
Wilton Crescent, SW1X Wilton Crescent is notable for its affluent and politically important list of residents, present and historic.
Wilton Mews, SW1X Wilton Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Row, SW1X Wilton Row is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Wilton Street, SW1X Wilton Street was built in 1817.
Wilton Terrace, SW1X Wilton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The 52 bus
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Boscobel Oaks, 1804
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Belgrave Square
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Grosvenor Gardens Mews East
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Lowndes Street, c. 1905.
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Edbury Square, c. 1906.
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Boscobel Place
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In the neighbourhood...

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The Wellington Statue on the Arch in the 1850s
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Exterior of the memorial in 2013.
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The 52 bus
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The sign for the "Stage Door", formerly a pub in Allington Street, SW1
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Belgrave Square
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Eaton Square
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Grosvenor Gardens Mews East
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Hyde Park Corner in 1842, looking east towards Piccadilly. The entrance to Hyde Park through Decimus Burton’s Ionic Screen is on the left, and behind it, in darker stone, is Apsley House.
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Boscobel Place
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