Old Bond Street, W1J

Buildings in this area date from the nineteenth century or before

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Old Bond Street was named for Sir Thomas Bond, a property developer from Peckham who laid out a number of streets in this part of the West End.




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Richard Roques   
Added: 21 Jan 2021 16:53 GMT   

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

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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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Lived here
Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

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

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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

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

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

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

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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


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KJ   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 12:34 GMT   

Family
1900’s Cranmer family lived here at 105 (changed to 185 when road was re-numbered)
James Cranmer wife Louisa ( b.Logan)
They had 3 children one being my grandparent William (Bill) CRANMER married to grandmother “Nancy” He used to go to
Glengall Tavern in Bird in Bush Rd ,now been converted to flats.

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charlie evans   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 18:51 GMT   

apollo pub 1950s
Ted Lengthorne was the landlord of the apollo in the 1950s. A local called darkie broom who lived at number 5 lancaster road used to be the potman,I remember being in the appollo at a street party that was moved inside the pub because of rain for the queens coronation . Not sure how long the lengthornes had the pub but remember teds daughter julie being landlady in the early 1970,s

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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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Joyce Taylor   
Added: 5 Apr 2021 21:05 GMT   

Lavender Road, SW11
MyFather and Grand father lived at 100 Lavender Road many years .I was born here.

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Beverly Sand   
Added: 3 Apr 2021 17:19 GMT   

Havering Street, E1
My mother was born at 48 Havering Street. That house no longer exists. It disappeared from the map by 1950. Family name Schneider, mother Ray and father Joe. Joe’s parents lived just up the road at 311 Cable Street

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:13 GMT   

St Jude’s Church, Lancefield Street
Saint Jude’s was constructed in 1878, while the parish was assigned in 1879 from the parish of Saint John, Kensal Green (P87/JNE2). The parish was united with the parishes of Saint Luke (P87/LUK1) and Saint Simon (P87/SIM) in 1952. The church was used as a chapel of ease for a few years, but in 1959 it was closed and later demolished.

The church is visible on the 1900 map for the street on the right hand side above the junction with Mozart Street.

Source: SAINT JUDE, KENSAL GREEN: LANCEFIELD STREET, WESTMINSTER | Londo

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:08 GMT   

Wedding at St Jude’s Church
On 9th November 1884 Charles Selby and Johanna Hanlon got married in St Jude’s Church on Lancefield Street. They lived together close by at 103 Lancefield Street.
Charles was a Lather, so worked in construction. He was only 21 but was already a widower.
Johanna is not shown as having a profession but this is common in the records and elsewhere she is shown as being an Ironer or a Laundress. It is possible that she worked at the large laundry shown at the top of Lancefield Road on the 1900 map. She was also 21. She was not literate as her signature on the record is a cross.
The ceremony was carried out by William Hugh Wood and was witnessed by Charles H Hudson and Caroline Hudson.

Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1623/images/31280_197456-00100?pId=6694792

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Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

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

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Air Street, W1B 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, W1B Air Street was the most westerly street in London when newly built in 1658.
Albany Courtyard, SW1Y The courtyard is named after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, who in 1791 purchased Melbourne House which stood on this site.
Albany, W1J The Albany is an apartment complex in Piccadilly, divided into apartments in 1802.
Albemarle Street, W1S Albemarle Street takes its name from the second Duke of Albermarle, son of General Monk.
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.
Archer Street, W1D Archer Street was Arch Street in 1675, Orchard Street in 1720 and Archer Street by 1746.
Arlington House, SW1A Residential block
Arlington Street, SW1A Arlington Street is named after Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, 17th century statesman and local landowner.
Ashburton Place, W1J Ashburton Place is a location in London.
Avery Row, W1K Avery Row was probably named after Henry Avery, an 18th century bricklayer who built this street over the Tyburn Brook.
Babmaes Street, SW1Y Babmaes Street was originally called Wells Street.
Barlow Place, W1S This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Beak Street, W1B Beak Street runs roughly east-west between Regent Street and Lexington Street.
Beak Street, W1F Beak Street is named after Thomas Beake, one of the Queen’s messengers.
Bennett Street, SW1A Bennett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Berkeley House, W1S Residential block
Berkeley Square House, W1J Residential block
Berkeley Square, W1J Berkeley Square was originally laid out in the mid 18th century by architect William Kent.
Berkeley Street, W1J Berkeley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Bolton Street, W1J Bolton Street runs from Curzon Street in the north to Piccadilly in the south.
Bourdon Place, W1J Bourdon Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Bourdon Street, W1J Bourdon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Boyle Street, W1S Boyle Street was built on a piece of land called the Ten Acres to discharge some Boyle family debts.
Bray House, SW1Y Residential block
Brewer Street, W1D Brewer Street runs west to east from Glasshouse Street to Wardour Street.
Brewer Street, W1F Brewer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Brick Street, W1J Brick Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Bridle Lane, W1F Bridle Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Brook Street, W1K Brook Street was named after the Tyburn Brook that formerly ran nearby,
Brooks Mews, W1K Brooks Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Bruton Lane, W1S Bruton Lane is a road in the W1S postcode area
Bruton Place, W1J Bruton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Bruton Street, W1J Bruton Street is a location in London.
Bruton Street, W1S Bruton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Burlington Arcade, SW1Y Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade, 179 metres in length, that runs from Piccadilly to Burlington Gardens.
Burlington Gardens, W1J Burlington Gardens, with houses dating from 1725, was laid out on land that was once part of the Burlington Estate.
Bury Street, SW1A Bury Street runs north-to-south from Jermyn Street to King Street, crossing Ryder Street.
Bury Street, SW1Y Bury Street runs north-to-south from Jermyn Street to King Street, crossing Ryder Street.
Cape Yard, W1D A street within the W1D postcode
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.
Carrington Street, W1J Carrington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Catherine Wheel Yard, SW1A Catherine Wheel Yard is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Charles Ii Street, SW1Y Charles Ii Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Charles Street, W1J Charles Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Chesham House, W1B Residential block
Chesterfield Street, W1J Chesterfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Church Place, W1J Church Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Clarges Mews, W1J Clarges Mews is a road in the W1J postcode area
Clarges Street, W1J Clarges Street runs north from Piccadilly.
Clifford Street, W1S Clifford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Coach And Horses Yard, W1S Coach And Horses Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Conduit Street, W1S Conduit Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Cork Street, W1S Cork Street, on the Burlington Estate, was named after Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork.
Crown Passage, SW1Y Crown Passage is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Curzon Street, W1J Curzon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Dalmeny Court, SW1Y Dalmeny Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Davies Street, W1K Davies Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Davis Street, W1K Davis Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Denman Street, W1D Denman Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Dover Street, W1S Dover Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Down Street, W1J Down Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Dudley House, W1J Residential block
Duke Of York Street, SW1Y Duke Of York Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Eagle Place, SW1Y Eagle Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Farm Street, W1J Farm Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Farringdon Street, W1J Farringdon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Fitzmaurice Place, W1J Fitzmaurice Place is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
French Railways House, SW1Y Residential block
Garrick House, W1J Residential block
Germyn Street, SW1Y Germyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Glasshouse Street, W1B Glasshouse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Golden Square, W1F Golden Square is a historic Soho square, dating from the 1670s.
Graftan Street, W1S Graftan Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Grafton Street, W1S Grafton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Great Pulteney Street, W1F Great Pulteney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Great Windmill Street, W1F Great Windmill Street has had a long association with music and entertainment, most notably the Windmill Theatre.
Greens Court, W1D Greens Court is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Grosvenor Hill, W1K Grosvenor Hill 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.
Ham Yard, W1D Ham Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Hay Hill, W1S Hay Hill is one of the streets of London in the W1J 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.
Heddon Street, W1B Heddon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Heddon Street, W1B Heddon Street is a road in the W1S postcode 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.
Jermyn Street, SW1Y Jermyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Jermyn Street, SW1Y Jermyn Street is a road in the SW1A postcode area
John Street, W1F John Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
King Street, SW1Y King Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Kingly Court, W1B Kingly Court is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Kingly Street, W1F Kingly Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Lancashire Court, W1K Lancashire Court is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Landsdowne Row, W1J Landsdowne Row is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Lansdowne House, W1J Residential block
Lansdowne Row, W1J Lansdowne Row is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Lexington Street, W1F Lexington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Linen Hall, W1B Linen Hall is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Little St James’s Street, SW1A Little St James’s Street is a turning off of St James’s Street proper.
Lower James Street, W1F Lower James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Lower John Street, W1F Lower John Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Lower Regent Street, SW1Y Lower Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Maddox Street, W1S Maddox Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Market Mews, W1J Market Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Masons Yard, SW1Y Masons Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Masons Yard, SW1Y A street within the SW1Y postcode
Mayfair Mews, W1K A street within the W1S postcode
Mayfair Place, W1J Mayfair Place is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Mews Yard, W1K Mews Yard is a road in the WC2H postcode area
Mill Street, W1S Mill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Mount Row, W1K Mount Row was formed from two stable yards.
Mount Street Mews, W1 Mount Street Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
New Bond Street, W1J New Bond Street is the northernmost section of what is simply known as ’Bond Street’ in general use.
New Burlington Mews, W1B New Burlington Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
New Burlington Place, W1S New Burlington Place is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
New Burlington Street, W1B New Burlington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
New Burlington Street, W1B New Burlington Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
Old Burlington Street, W1J Old Burlington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Ormond Yard, SW1Y Ormond Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Pall Mall, SW1Y Pall Mall is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Park Place, SW1A Park Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Peter Street, W1F Peter Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Piccadilly Arcade, SW1Y Piccadilly Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Piccadilly Arcade, SW1Y Piccadilly Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Piccadilly Circus, W1B Piccadilly Circus is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Piccadilly Circus, W1B Piccadilly Circus is a road in the W1B postcode 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
Piccadilly, SW1Y Piccadilly is one of the main London streets.
Piccadilly, W1J Piccadilly is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Pickering Place, SW1Y Pickering Place is London’s smallest square.
Pollen Street, W1S Pollen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Princes Arcade, SW1Y Princes Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Queen Street, W1J Queen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Regent Place, W1B Regent Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Regent Street, SW1Y Regent Street is a location in London.
Regent Street, W1B Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Regent Street, W1B Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Regent Street, W1B This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Regent Victoria Path, E2 Regent Victoria Path is a location in London.
Rose and Crown Yard, SW1Y Rose and Crown Yard is a road in the SW1Y postcode area
Royal Arcade, W1S Royal Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Russell Court, SW1A Russell Court is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Ryder Street, SW1A Ryder Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Sackville Street, W1S Sackville Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Savile Row, W1S Savile Row is known worldwide for gentlemen’s tailoring.
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.
Sherwood Street, W1F Sherwood Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Smiths Court, W1D Smiths Court is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
St Georges Square, W1S St Georges Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St James Square, SW1Y St James Square 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 Place, SW1A St Jamess Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
St Jamess Square, SW1Y St James’s Square is the only square in district of St James’s.
St James’s Place, SW1A St James’s Place is a road in the SW1A postcode area
St James’s Street, SW1A St James’s Street is a main road of the West End running from Pall Mall to Piccadilly.
Stafford Street, W1S Stafford Street is named after Margaret Stafford, partner of developer Sir Thomas Bond who built on this site in the seventeenth century.
Stratton Street, W1J Stratton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Swallow Street, W1B Swallow Street honours Thomas Swallow, lessee in 1540 of the pastures on which the road was built.
The London Pavillion, SW1Y The London Pavilion is a building on Piccadilly Circus.
The Ritz Arcade, W1J The Ritz Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
The Royal Arcade, W1S The Royal Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Three Kings’ Yard, W1K This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Tisbury Court, W1D Tisbury Court is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Trebeck Street, W1J Trebeck Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Upper James Street, W1F Upper James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Upper John Street, W1F Upper John Street is a road in the W1F postcode area
Vigo Street, W1S Vigo Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Walker’s Court, W1D Walker’s Court is one of the many passageways which in past years was known as ’Paved Alley’.
Walkers Court, Walkers Court lies within the postcode.
Warwick Street, W1B Warwick Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
White Horse Street, W1J White Horse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Wilder Walk, W1F This is a street in the W1B postcode area
Winnett Street, W1D Winnett Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.


Westminster

Westminster - heart of government.

While the underground station dates from 1868, Westminster itself is almost as old as London itself. It has a large concentration of London’s historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

Historically part of the parish of St Margaret in the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex, the name Westminster was the ancient description for the area around Westminster Abbey – the West Minster, or monastery church, that gave the area its name – which has been the seat of the government of England (and later the British government) for almost a thousand years.

Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The area has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. Westminster is thus often used as a metonym for Parliament and the political community of the United Kingdom generally. The civil service is similarly referred to by the area it inhabits, Whitehall, and Westminster is consequently also used in reference to the ’Westminster System’, the parliamentary model of democratic government that has evolved in the United Kingdom.

The historic core of Westminster is the former Thorney Island on which Westminster Abbey was built. The Abbey became the traditional venue of the coronation of the kings and queens of England. The nearby Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England. It can be said that London thus has developed two distinct focal points: an economic one in the City of London; and a political and cultural one in Westminster, where the Royal Court had its home. This division is still very apparent today.

The monarchy later moved to the Palace of Whitehall a little towards the north-east. The law courts have since moved to the Royal Courts of Justice, close to the border of the City of London.

The Westminster area formed part of the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex. The ancient parish was St Margaret; after 1727 split into the parishes of St Margaret and St John. The area around Westminster Abbey formed the extra-parochial Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter surrounded by—but not part of—either parish. Until 1900 the local authority was the combined vestry of St Margaret and St John (also known as the Westminster District Board of Works from 1855 to 1887), which was based at Westminster City Hall on Caxton Street from 1883. The Liberty of Westminster, governed by the Westminster Court of Burgesses, also included St Martin in the Fields and several other parishes and places. Westminster had its own quarter sessions, but the Middlesex sessions also had jurisdiction. The area was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London in 1889 and the local government of Westminster was reformed in 1900 when the court of burgesses and parish vestries were abolished, to be replaced with a metropolitan borough council. The council was given city status, allowing it to be known as Westminster City Council.

The underground station was opened as Westminster Bridge on 24 December 1868 by the steam-operated Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) (now the District line) when the railway opened the first section of its line from South Kensington. It was originally the eastern terminus of the MDR and the station cutting ended at a concrete wall buffered by timber sleepers. The approach to the station from the west runs in cut and cover tunnel under the roadway of Broad Sanctuary and diagonally under Parliament Square. In Broad Sanctuary the tunnel is close to Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s church and care was required to avoid undermining their foundations when excavating in the poor ground found there.

The station was completely rebuilt to incorporate new deep-level platforms for the Jubilee line when it was extended to the London Docklands in the 1990s. During the works, the level of the sub-surface platforms was lowered to enable ground level access to Portcullis House. This was achieved in small increments carried out when the line was closed at night.


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Tottenham Court Road (1927)
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Bilingual Wardour Street
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Piccadilly Theatre (2007)
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Entrance to Pickering Place
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Walker’s Court stretching away from the photographer.
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Kemp’s Court is a small side street of Berwick Street Market and where a line of stalls stretch down both sides of the road
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