Postal area W1K

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

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Postal area · Mayfair · W1K ·
MARCH
22
2021

Postcode W1K covers the area around Grosvenor Square.


The streets of W1K:
Achilles Way Achilles Way is named for the nearby Wellington as Achilles statue in Hyde Park.
Adams Row On the Grosvenor estate, Adams Row extends from South Audley Street to Carlos Place.
Aldford Street Aldford Street is named after Aldford, a property on the Grosvenor family’s Cheshire estates.
Audley Square Audley Square is named after Hugh Audley.
Avery Row Avery Row was probably named after Henry Avery, an 18th century bricklayer who built this street over the Tyburn Brook.
Balderton Flats Balderton Flats is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Balderton Street Balderton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Balfour Mews Balfour Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Balfour Place Balfour Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Binney Street Binney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Brook Street Brook Street was named after the Tyburn Brook that formerly ran nearby,
Brooks Mews Brooks Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Brown Hart Gardens Brown Hart Gardens is a road in the W1K postcode area
Culross Street Culross Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Curzon Square Curzon Square is a road in the W1K postcode area
Davies Mews Davies Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Davies Street Davies Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Davis Street Davis Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Deanery Street Deanery Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Dorchester Ride Dorchester Ride is a road in the W1K postcode area
Duke Street Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Dunraven Street Dunraven Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Gilbert Street Gilbert Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Green Street Green Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Grosvenor Hill Grosvenor Hill is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Grosvenor Square Grosvenor Square is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Grosvenor Square Grosvenor Square was developed by Sir Richard Grosvenor from 1721 onwards.
Grosvenor Street Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Haunch Of Venison Yard Haunch Of Venison Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Jones Street Jones Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Lancashire Court Lancashire Court is one of the streets of London in the W1Spostal area.
Lees Place Lees Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Lovers’ Walk Lovers’ Walk is a road in the W1K postcode area
Lumley Street Lumley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Lumley Street Lumley Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Mayfair Mews A street within the W1S postcode
Mews Yard Mews Yard is a road in the WC2H postcode area
Mount Row Mount Row was formed from two stable yards.
Mount Street Mount Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Mount Street Mount Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
North Audley Street North Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
North Row North Row is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Oxford Street 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 Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Park Lane Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Park Street Park Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Pitt’s Head Mews Pitt’s Head Mews is a road in the W1J postcode area
PO Box 4 T A Centre is a location in London.
Portman Street Portman Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Providence Court This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Red Place Red Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Reeves Mews Reeves Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
Rex Place Rex Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Sandgate Trading Estate A street within the W1K postcode
Sedley Place Sedley Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Shepherds Place Shepherds Place is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
South Audley Street South Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
South Molton Lane South Molton Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
South Molton Street South Molton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
South Street South Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
St. Anselm’s Place St. Anselm’s Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Stanhope Gate Stanhope Gate is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Three Kings’ Yard This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Tilney Street Tilney Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Upper Brook Street Upper Brook Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Upper Grosvenor Street Upper Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Weighhouse Street Weighhouse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.
Woods Mews Woods Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1Kpostal area.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY



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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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT



   
Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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Josh   
Added: 18 Apr 2021 21:00 GMT   

Winchfield House, SW15
Designed 1952-53. Constructed 1955-58

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Somerset House, Park Lane Somerset House was an 18th-century town house on the east side of Park Lane, where it meets Oxford Street, in the Mayfair area of London. It was also known as 40 Park Lane, although a renumbering means that the site is now called 140 Park Lane.

NEARBY STREETS
Adams Row, W1K On the Grosvenor estate, Adams Row extends from South Audley Street to Carlos Place.
Aldford Street, W1K Aldford Street is named after Aldford, a property on the Grosvenor family’s Cheshire estates.
Archibald Mews, W1J Archibald Mews was formerly John Court, after local landowner John, Lord Berkeley.
Ashburton Place, W1J Ashburton Place is a location in London.
Audley Square, W1K Audley Square is named after Hugh Audley.
Avery Row, W1K Avery Row was probably named after Henry Avery, an 18th century bricklayer who built this street over the Tyburn Brook.
Balderton Flats, W1K Balderton Flats is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balderton Street, W1K Balderton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balfour Mews, W1K Balfour Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balfour Place, W1K Balfour Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Barlow Place, W1S This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Barrett Street, W1U Barrett Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U 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.
Binney Street, W1K Binney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Bird Street, W1U Bird Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Blenheim Street, W1S Blenheim Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S 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.
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.
Brown Hart Gardens, W1K Brown Hart Gardens is a road in the W1K postcode 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.
Carlos Place, W1 Carlos Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Charles Street, W1J Charles Street 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
Coach And Horses Yard, W1S Coach And Horses Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Culross Street, W1K Culross Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Cumberland Gate, W1C Cumberland Gate is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Davies Mews, W1K Davies Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K 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.
Deanery Street, W1K Deanery Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
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
Dover Street, W1S Dover Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Duke Street, W1K Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Dunraven Street, W1K Dunraven Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Farm Street, W1J Farm Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Fitzmaurice Place, W1J Fitzmaurice Place is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Gee’s Court, W1U This is a street in the W1U postcode area
Gees Court, W1C 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.
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.
Granville Place, W1C Granville Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Green Street, E7 Green Street is a location in London.
Green Street, W1K Green Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Hill, W1K Grosvenor Hill is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Square, W1K Grosvenor Square is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Square, W1K Grosvenor Square was developed by Sir Richard Grosvenor from 1721 onwards.
Grosvenor Street, W1K Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Hanover Square, W1S Hanover Square was created as the ’Whig’ square with Cavendish Square being the ’Tory’ square.
Hanover Street, W1S Hanover Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Harewood Place, W1C Harewood Place is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Haunch Of Venison Yard, W1K Haunch Of Venison Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1K 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.
Hill Street, W1J Hill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Jones Street, W1K Jones Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K 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.
Lees Place, W1K Lees Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lumley Street, W1K Lumley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lumley Street, W1K Lumley Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Maddox Street, W1S Maddox Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Marylebone Lane, W1C Marylebone Lane is a road in the W1C postcode area
Mason’s Arms Mews, W1S Mason’s Arms Mews is a road in the W1S postcode area
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.
Medici Courtyard, W1S Medici Courtyard is a location in London.
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
Mount Street, W1K Mount Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Mount Street, W1K Mount Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
New Bond Street, W1J New Bond Street is the northernmost section of what is simply known as ’Bond Street’ in general use.
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.
Orchard Street, W1U Orchard Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Oxford Street, W1C This is a street in the W1A postcode area
Oxford Street, W1K 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, W1K Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Park Lane, W1K Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Park Street, W1K Park Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Portman Mews South, W1H Portman Mews South is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Portman Street, W1C Portman Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Portman Street, W1K Portman Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
Princes Street, W1B Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B 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.
Red Lion Yard, W1J 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
Sandgate Trading Estate, W1K A street within the W1K postcode
Sedley Place, W1K Sedley Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Sedley Place, W1S Sedley Place is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Shepherds Place, W1K Shepherds Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
South Audley Street, W1K South Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K 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 George Street, W1S St George Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
St Georges Square, W1S St Georges Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St. Anselm’s Place, W1K St. Anselm’s Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Stratford Place, W1C Stratford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Stratton Street, W1J Stratton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Swallow Place, W1B Swallow Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Tenterden Street, W1S Tenterden Street 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
Tilney Street, W1K Tilney Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
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.
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 One Shopping Centre, W1C West One Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Woods Mews, W1K Woods Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Woodstock Street, W1S Woodstock Street is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.


Mayfair

Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park. Mayfair boasts some of the capital’s most exclusive property of all types.

Mayfair is named after the annual fortnight-long May Fair that took place on the site that is Shepherd Market today. In 1764, the May Fair was banned at Shepherd Market because the well-to-do residents of the area disliked the fair’s disorderliness, and it moved to Fair Field in Bow in the East End of London.

The district is now mainly commercial, with many former homes converted into offices for major corporations headquarters, embassies and also hedge funds and real estate businesses. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and London’s largest concentration of luxury hotels and many restaurants. Rents are among the highest in London and the world.

The freehold of a large section of Mayfair also belongs to the Crown Estate.

The renown and prestige of Mayfair could have grown in the popular mind because it is the most expensive property on the British Monopoly set. Victor Watson, the head of Waddingtons at the time, and his secretary Marjory Phillips, chose the London place names for the British version — Ms Phillips apparently went for a walk around London to choose suitable sites.


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Montagu House, Portman Square
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Portman Square, W1H
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Grotto Passage
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