Postal area W1H

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

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Postal area W1H

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Postal area · Victoria · W1H ·
FEBRUARY
25
2012

Postcode


1293

The streets of W1H:
Berkeley Mews Berkeley Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Bilton Towers Bilton Towers is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Brendon Street Brendon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Brown Street Brown Street is a road in the W1H postcode area
Brunswick Mews Brunswick Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Bryanston Mews East Bryanston Mews East is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Bryanston Mews West Bryanston Mews West is a road in the W1H postcode area
Bryanston Place Bryanston Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Bryanston Square Bryanston Square is a road in the W1H postcode area
Castlereagh Street Castlereagh Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Cato Street Cato Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Clarewood Court Clarewood Court is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Clenston Mews Clenston Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Crawford Mews Crawford Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Crawford Place Crawford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Crawford Street Crawford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Cumberland Mansions Cumberland Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Curran Street Curran Street is a location in London.
Durweston Street Durweston Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Enford Street Enford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Fitzhardinge House Residential block
George Street George Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Great Cumberland Place Great Cumberland Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Hampden Gurney Street Hampden Gurney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Harcourt Street Harcourt Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Harrowby Street Harrowby Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Homer Row Homer Row is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Homer Street Homer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Knox Street This is a street in the W1H postcode area
Marble Arch Marble Arch is a major road junction in the West End, surrounding the monument of the same name.
Market Place Market Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Molyneux Street Molyneux Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Montagu Mews North Montagu Mews North is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Montagu Place Montagu Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Montagu Square Montagu Square was built as part of the Portman Estate between 1810 and 1815.
Montagu Street This is a street in the W1H postcode area
New Quebec Street New Quebec Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Nutford Place Nutford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Orchard Court Orchard Court is a road in the W1H postcode area
Orchard Street Orchard Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Portman Mews South Portman Mews South is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Portman Square Portman Square is a square, part of the Portman Estate, located at the western end of Wigmore Street, which connects it to Cavendish Square to its east.
Quebec Mews Quebec Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Salisbury Place Salisbury Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Salisbury Place Salisbury Place is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Seymour Buildings Seymour Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Seymour Leisure Centre Seymour Leisure Centre is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Seymour Mews Seymour Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Seymour Place Seymour Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Seymour Street Seymour Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Shillibeer Place Shillibeer Place commemorates pioneer busman George Shillibeer.
Shouldham Street Shouldham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
St Marks Church St Marks Church is a street in Camden Town.
Stourcliffe Street Stourcliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Thornton Place Thornton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Upper Berkeley Street Upper Berkeley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Upper Montagu Street Upper Montagu Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Vincent Court Vincent Court is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Walmer Place Walmer Place is a road in the W1H postcode area
Wigmore Street Wigmore Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Wyndham Mews Wyndham Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Wyndham Place Wyndham Place leads from the northern end of Bryanston Square to the 1821 Church of St Mary’s.
Wyndham Street Wyndham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.
Wyndham Yard Wyndham Yard is a road in the W1H postcode area
York Street York Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Hpostal area.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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Pauline jones   
Added: 16 Oct 2017 19:04 GMT   

Bessborough Place, SW1V
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.

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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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.

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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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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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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.


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.


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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