Hyde Park Corner, W1J

Road in/near Hyde Park Corner, existing between the 1750s and now

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Hyde Park Corner, W1J

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Hyde Park Corner is a major road junction at the southeastern corner of Hyde Park.

Six streets converge at the junction: Park Lane (from the north), Piccadilly (northeast), Constitution Hill (southeast), Grosvenor Place (south), Grosvenor Crescent (southwest) and Knightsbridge (west).

Hyde Park Corner tube station, a London Underground station served by the Piccadilly line, is located at the junction, as are a number of notable monuments.

Immediately to the north of the junction is Apsley House, the home of the first Duke of Wellington; several monuments to the Duke were erected in the vicinity, both in his lifetime and subsequently.

In the mid-nineteenth century, the space that is now the Hyde Park Corner traffic island was not entirely surrounded by roadway. In its centre stands the Wellington Arch (or Constitution Arch), designed by Decimus Burton and planned as a northern gate to the grounds of Buckingham Palace. In execution it was laid out as a gate into the Green Park, and was originally sited directly opposite Burton’s Ionic Screen (also known as the Hyde Park Corner Screen), which still provides a gate into Hyde Park. Originally, the Arch was topped with an equestrian statue of the Duke by Matthew Cotes Wyatt.

The Arch was moved south because of traffic congestion, and realigned to the axis of Constitution Hill in 1883. The boundary of Buckingham Palace’s garden was moved south, and a new road named Duke of Wellington Place was created; this separated the space containing the Arch from the rest of the Green Park. At this time, the large equestrian statue was removed to Aldershot. It was subsequently replaced with another work, entitled The Angel of Peace descending on the Quadriga of Victory, dated 1912, by the sculptor Adrian Jones; this remains in place.

Following the passage of the Park Lane Improvement Act 1958, Park Lane was widened in the early 1960s. For most of its length this was achieved by converting the former East Carriage Drive of Hyde Park into the northbound lanes of a dual carriageway, but at Hyde Park Corner, all lanes of traffic came together on a line immediately to the east of Apsley House that required demolition of houses on Piccadilly. This left Apsley House on an island site. The InterContinental London hotel was subsequently built on the cleared site between the new route of Park Lane and Hamilton Place.

At part of the same scheme, a tunnel was constructed beneath the junction to allow traffic to flow freely between Knightsbridge and Piccadilly. As a result, the area around the Arch became a large traffic island, mostly laid to grass, and accessible only by pedestrian underpassess, and formally ceased to be part of the Green Park.

Subsequent changes to the road layout in the 1990s reinstated a route between Hyde Park and the Green Park for pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders using surface-level crossings.

"Hyde Park Corner" was used as a codeword to announce to the government the death of King George VI in 1952.


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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.

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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Achilles Way, W1K Achilles Way is named for the nearby Wellington as Achilles statue in Hyde Park.
Adams Row, W1K On the Grosvenor estate, Adams Row extends from South Audley Street to Carlos Place.
Albert Gate, SW1X Albert Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Aldburgh Mews, W1U Aldburgh Mews is a road in the W1U postcode area
Aldford Street, W1K Aldford Street is named after Aldford, a property on the Grosvenor family’s Cheshire estates.
Ann’s Close, SW1X Ann’s Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Archibald Mews, W1K Archibald Mews was formerly John Court, after local landowner John, Lord Berkeley.
Audley Square, W1K Audley Square is named after Hugh Audley.
Avery Farm Row, SW1W Avery Farm Row - after a former farm here of this name, ’Avery’ being a corruption of ’Ebury’.
Avery Row, W1K Avery Row was probably named after Henry Avery, an 18th century bricklayer who built this street over the Tyburn Brook.
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Beeston Place, SW1W Beeston Place was formerly part of the Grosvenor family estate and the family owned land in Beeston, Cheshire.
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Belgrave Mews South, SW1X Belgrave Mews South is a road in the SW1X postcode area
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Buckingham Palace, SW1W Buckingham Palace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
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Chester Close, W1M Chester Close is a road in the W1M postcode area
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Chester Row, SW1W Chester Row with its tall stucco houses lies at the heart of the district of Belgravia.
Chester Square Mews, SW1W Chester Square Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Chester Square, SW1W Chester Square was voted London’s second best house address early in the 2000s. Nearby Eaton Square was voted first.
Chester Street, W1M Chester Street dates from 1805.
Chesterfield Gardens, W1J Chesterfield Gardens is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Chesterfield Street, W1J Chesterfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Clarges Mews, W1J Clarges Mews is a road in the W1J postcode area
Clarges Street, W1J Clarges Street runs north from Piccadilly.
Cliveden Place, SW1W Cliveden Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Colonnade Walk, SW1W Colonnade Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Conduit Street, SW1W Conduit Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Wpostal area.
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Davies Mews, W1K Davies Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Davies Street, W1J Davies Street is a road in the W1J postcode area
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Davis Street, W1K Davis Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Deanery Street, W1K Deanery Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
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Dering Street, W1S Dering Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Dorchester Ride, W1K Dorchester Ride is a road in the W1K postcode area
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Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X Duke of Wellington Place is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Duke of York Square, SW1W Duke of York Square is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Duke Street, W1K Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Duke Street, W1U Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Dukes Mews, W1U Dukes Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Dunraven Street, W1K Dunraven Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Duplex Ride, SW1X Duplex Ride is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Eaton Close, SW1W Eaton Close is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Gate, SW1W Eaton Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Lane, SW1W Eaton Lane is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Mews North, SW1X Eaton Mews North is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Eaton Mews South, SW1W Eaton Mews South is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Mews West, SW1W Eaton Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eaton Place, SW1X Eaton Place was developed by Thomas Cubitt between 1826 and 1845.
Eaton Row, SW1W Eaton Row is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eaton Square, SW1W Eaton Square is one of the jewels in Belgravia’s crown.
Eaton Terrace, SW1W Eaton Terrace is a street of elegant five and six storey terraced houses.
Ebury Bridge, SW1V Ebury Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
Ebury Bridge, SW1W Ebury Bridge is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Mews, SW1W Ebury Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Square, SW1W In contrast with much of Belgravia’s planned building, Edbury Square developed as a result of London’s natural expansion.
Ebury Street, SW1W Ebury Street runs from the Grosvenor Gardens junction south-westwards to Pimlico Road.
Ebury Street, SW1W This is a street in the SW1W postcode area
Ebury Strreet, SW1W Ebury Strreet is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eccleston Bridge, SW1V Eccleston Bridge is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Eccleston Bridge, SW1W Eccleston Bridge is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Eccleston Place, SW1W Eccleston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Eccleston Street, SW1W Eccleston Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Edwards Mews, W1U Edwards Mews is a road in the W1U postcode area
Elizabeth Bridge, SW1V Elizabeth Bridge is a road in the SW1V postcode area
Elizabeth Street, SW1W Elizabeth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Ellis Street, SW1X Ellis Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Farm Street, W1J Farm Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Fitzhardinge Street, W1H Fitzhardinge Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Fitzmaurice Place, W1J Fitzmaurice Place is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Fountain Square, SW1W Fountain Square is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Frederic Mews, SW1X Frederic Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Gee’s Court, W1U This is a street in the W1U postcode area
Gees Court, W1U Gees Court is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Gilbert Street, W1K Gilbert Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Graham Terrace, SW1W Graham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Granville Place, W1H Granville Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Green Street, W1K Green Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Groom Place, SW1X Groom Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W Grosvenor Cottages is a road in the SW1W postcode 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 Gardens Mews North, SW1W Grosvenor Gardens Mews North is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W Grosvenor Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Grosvenor Hill, W1K Grosvenor Hill is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Place, SW1X Grosvenor Place is the main road connecting Hyde Park Corner with Victoria.
Grosvenor Square, W1A Grosvenor Square was developed by Sir Richard Grosvenor from 1721 onwards.
Grosvenor Square, W1K Grosvenor Square is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Street, W1K Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Half Moon Street, W1J Half Moon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Halkin Arcade, SW1X Halkin Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
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.
Haunch Of Venison Yard, W1K Haunch Of Venison Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Hay’s Mews, W1J This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Hays Mews, W1J Hays Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Headfort Place, SW1X Headfort Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Henrietta Place, W1G Henrietta Place is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Hertford Street, W1J Hertford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Hill Street, W1J Hill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Hinde Mews, W1U Hinde Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Hinde Street, W1U Hinde Street was built from 1777 by Samuel Adams and named after Jacob Hinde who was the son-in-law of the landwoner Thomas Thayer.
Hobart Place, SW1W Hobart Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holbein Mews, SW1W Holbein Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Holbein Place, SW1W Holbein Place links Sloane Square and Pimlico Road.
Holforoad Way, SW15 A street within the W1J postcode
Holforoad Way, SW15 A street within the W1J postcode
Hugh Street, SW1V Hugh Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1V postal area.
James Street, W1U James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Jason Court, W1U Jason Court was part of the ancient village of Marylebone.
Jones Street, W1K Jones Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Kings Road, SW1W Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Kinnerton Place South, SW1X Kinnerton Place South is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Kinnerton Street, SW1X Kinnerton Street - a small winding street - was originally the service road for Wilton Place and Wilton Crescent.
Kinnerton Yard, SW1X Kinnerton Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Knightsbridge, SW1X Knightsbridge is a main thoroughfare running along the south side of Hyde Park.
Lambs Close, SW1W Lambs Close is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Lancashire Court, W1S Lancashire Court is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Lanesborough Place, SW1X Lanesborough Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lees Place, W1K Lees Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Little Chester Street, SW1X Little Chester Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lovers’ Walk, W1K Lovers’ Walk is a road in the W1K postcode area
Lower Belgrave Street, SW1W Lower Belgrave Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lower Grosvenor Place, SW1W Lower Grosvenor Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lower Sloane Street, SW1W Lower Sloane Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Lowndes Square, SW1X Lowndes Square is named after the Secretary to the Treasury William Lowndes.
Lowndes Street, SW1X Lowndes Street was built by Thomas Cubitt and Seth Smith.
Lumley Street, W1C Lumley Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Lumley Street, W1K Lumley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lyall Mews West, SW1X Lyall Mews West is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lyall Mews, SW1X Lyall Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Manchester Square, W1U Manchester Square is a small but well-preserved Georgian square in Marylebone.
Mandeville Place, E15 Mandeville Place is a road in the E15 postcode area
Mandeville Place, W1U Mandeville Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Marble Arch, W1H Marble Arch is a major road junction in the West End, surrounding the monument of the same name.
Market Mews, W1J Market Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Marylebone Lane, W1C Marylebone Lane is a road in the W1C postcode area
Marylebone Lane, W1U Marylebone Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Mayfair Mews, SW12 A street within the W1S postcode
Mews Yard, WC2H Mews Yard is a road in the WC2H postcode area
Montrose Place, SW1X Montrose Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Motcomb Street, SW1X Motcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Mount Row, W1K Mount Row was formed from two stable yards.
Mount Street Mews, W1K Mount Street Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
Mount Street, W1 Mount Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
Mount Street, W1K Mount Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Mozart Terrace, SW1W Mozart Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
New Quebec Street, W1H New Quebec Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
North Audley Street, W1K North Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
North Row, W1K North Row is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Old Barrack Yard, SW1X Old Barrack Yard is a narrow street of terraced cottages.
Old Cavendish Street, W1 Old Cavendish Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
Old Park Lane, W1J Old Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Old Quebec Street, W1 Old Quebec Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
Old Quebec Street, W1H Old Quebec Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Ollin Street, E14 Ollin Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Orchard Court, W1H Orchard Court is a road in the W1H postcode area
Orchard Street, W1H Orchard Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Orchard Street, W1K Orchard Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Ormonde Place, SW1W Ormonde Place is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Oxford Street, W1C Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops.
Park Lane, W1C Park Lane is a road in the W1C postcode area
Park Lane, W1J Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Park Lane, W1K Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Park Street, W1K Park Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Park Towers, W1J Park Towers is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Passmore Street, SW1W Passmore Street, formerly Union Street, contains a social mix.
Pembroke Close, SW1X Pembroke Close is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Phipps Mews, SW1W Phipps Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Picton Place, W1U Picton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Pimilco Walk, N1 Pimilco Walk is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pimlico Road, SW1W Pimlico Road is a combination of roads formerly called Grosvenor Row and Queen Street.
Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J Pitt’s Head Mews is a road in the W1J postcode area
Pont Street, SW1X Pont Street is a fashionable street in Knightsbridge/Belgravia, not far from the Knightsbridge department store Harrods to the north-west.
Portman Close, W1U Portman Close is a road in the W1U postcode area
Portman Mews South, W1H Portman Mews South is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Portman Square, W1H 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.
Portman Street, W1C Portman Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Portman Street, W1H Portman Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Providence Court, W1K This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Queen Street, W1J Queen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Ranelagh Grove, SW1W Ranelagh Grove was formerly called Wilderness Row and Ranelagh Walk.
Red Lion Yard, W1K Red Lion Yard is a road in the W1K postcode area
Red Place, W1K Red Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Reeves Mews, W1K Reeves Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
Rex Place, W1K Rex Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Robert Adam Street, W1U Robert Adam Street was the 1938 renamed Adams Street.
Roberts Mews, BR6 A street within the SW1X postcode
Roberts Mews, SW1X Roberts Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Sandgate Trading Estate, SE15 A street within the W1K postcode
Sedding Street, SW1W Sedding Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sedding Street, SW1X Sedding Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Sedley Place, W1C Sedley Place is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Sedley Place, W1K Sedley Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Semley Place, SW1W Semley Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Seymour Mews, W1H Seymour Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Shepards Place, W1K Shepards Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Shepherd Market, W1J Shepherd Market was developed between 1735 and 1746 by Edward Shepherd from an open area called Brook Field
Shepherd Street, W1J Shepherd Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Shepherds Place, W1K Shepherds Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Silverdale Industrial Estate, UB3 A street within the SW1W postcode
Sloane Court East, SW1W Sloane Court East is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Sloane Court East, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Court West, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Sloane Gardens, SW1W Sloane Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Sloane Square, SW1W Sloane Square forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.
Sloane Terrace, SW1X Sloane Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
South Audley Street, W1K South Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
South Eaton Place, SW1W South Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
South Molton Lane, W1K South Molton Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
South Molton Street, W1K South Molton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
South Street, W1K South Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
St Barnabas Mews, SW1W St Barnabas Mews is a road in the SW1W postcode area
St Barnabas Street, SW1W St Barnabas Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
St Christophers Place, W1U St Christophers Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
St Georges Row, SW1V St Georges Row was built as Monster Row circa 1785, and renamed in 1833.
St. Anselm’s Place, W1K St. Anselm’s Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Stanhope Gate, W1K Stanhope Gate is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Stanhope Row, W1J Stanhope Row is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Stratford Place, W1C Stratford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Studio Place, SW1X Studio Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Terminus Place, SW1W Terminus Place is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Three Kings Yard, W1K Three Kings Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Three Kings’ Yard, W1K This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Tilney Street, W1K Tilney Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Trebeck Street, W1J Trebeck Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Unit 23 Flotilla House Battersea Reach, SW18 A street within the SW1W postcode
Upper Belgrave Street, SW1X Upper Belgrave Street was constructed in the 1840s to connect Belgrave Square with the King’s Road.
Upper Brook Street, W1K Upper Brook Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K Upper Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Vere Street, W1G Vere Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Victoria Place, SW1W Victoria Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Victoria Square, SW1W Victoria Square, a small residential square, lies on land forming part of the Grosvenor Estate to the south of the Royal Mews.
Victoria Walk, E3 Victoria Walk is a road in the E3 postcode area
Waverton Street, W1J Waverton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Weighhouse Street, W1K Weighhouse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X West Eaton Place Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
West Eaton Place, SW1X West Eaton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
West Halkin Street, SW1X West Halkin Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
West One Shopping Centre, W1C West One Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
White Horse Street, W1J White Horse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Whittaker Street, SW1W Whittaker Street is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Wigmore Place, W1U Wigmore Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Wigmore Street, W1H Wigmore Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Wigmore Street, W1U Wigmore Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Wilbraham Place, SW1X Wilbraham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
William Mews, N1 A street within the SW1X postcode
William Mews, SW1X William Mews is a partially redeveloped, private Mews off Lowndes Square.
William Street, SW1X William Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1X 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 Place, SW1X Wilton Place was built in 1825 to connect Belgravia with Knightsbridge.
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.
Woods Mews, W1K Woods Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Woodstock Street, W1C Woodstock Street is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.


Hyde Park Corner

At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.

In the centre of the roundabout stands Constitution Arch (or Wellington Arch), designed by Decimus Burton as a memorial to the Duke of Wellington and originally providing a grand entrance to London. It was built as a northern gate to the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Originally the arch was topped with an equestrian statue of the Duke by Matthew Cotes Wyatt, but it was replaced with the current work, The Angel of Peace descending on the Quadriga of Victory (1912) by Adrian Jones.

Other monuments at Hyde Park Corner include Jones’s Monument to the Cavalry of the Empire (off the west side of Park Lane), Alexander Munro’s Boy and Dolphin statue (in a rose garden parallel to Rotten Row, going west from Hyde Park Corner), the Wellington Monument (off the west side of Park Lane) and a statue of Byron (on a traffic island opposite the Wellington Monument).

To the north of the roundabout is Apsley House, the home of the first Duke of Wellington. Such was Wellington’s ego, that he insisted that his letters were addressed to Number 1, London.

Hyde Park Corner was used as a code to announce to the Government the death of King George VI in 1952.

Hyde Park Corner tube station was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. It is one of the few stations which have no associated buildings above ground, the station being fully underground.

The original, Leslie Green-designed station building still remains to the south of the road junction, notable by its ox-blood coloured tiles; it was until June 2010 used as a pizza restaurant, and since January 2013 it is the Wellesley Hotel. The building was taken out of use in the early 1930s when the station was provided with escalators in place of lifts although an emergency stairway provides a connection to the platforms. The lift shafts are now used to provide ventilation.

After the station was rebuilt with escalators the adjacent little-used station at Down Street to the east (towards Green Park) was taken out of use.
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