New Bond Street, W1J

Road in/near Mayfair, existing between the 1700s and now

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New Bond Street is the northernmost section of what is simply known as ’Bond Street’ in general use.

Bond Street is a major shopping street in the West End, linking Piccadilly in the south to Oxford Street in the north. It is the only street that runs all the way between the two.The two parts of the street have always had separate names - New Bond Street and Old Bond Street. A plan by the council to merge the two into a singular ’Bond Street’ in the 1920s was rejected by locals.

The street was named after Sir Thomas Bond who led a syndicate of developers. They purchased a Piccadilly mansion called Clarendon House from the 2nd Duke of Albemarle in 1686, demolished the house and developed the area. At that time, the house backed onto open fields, known as Albemarle Ground.

New Bond Street was laid out about 1700 during a second phase of construction of the syndicate’s development of the area and most of the building occurred in the 1720s on what was the Conduit Mead Estate.

In the 18th century, Bond Street began to be popular with the upper classes. Shop owners began to let out their upper storeys for residents, attracting Jonathan Swift, William Pitt the Elder, Laurence Sterne and others. In 1784, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, encouraged people to go to Bond Street and consequently, the street became a retail area for the people of Mayfair. Lord Nelson stayed at lodgings in New Bond Street between 1797 and 1798, and then again from 1811 to 1813.

By 1800, an upper-class group known as the ’Bond Street Loungers’ had appeared, wearing expensive wigs and parading up and down Bond Street. Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford, living in the street, was unhappy about the presence of the Bond Street Loungers. In 1801 he had an altercation with several Loungers on his doorstep and then retreated upstairs, firing upon the crowd with his pistol.

During the 19th century, Bond Street increased its reputation as a street for luxury shopping with early establishments of auctioneers and jewellers. Bond Street has been mentioned in several works of literature - among them Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway.

The Royal Arcade, opened in 1879, links Old Bond Street with Albemarle Street and was originally proposed in 1864 as a longer link between Old Bond Street and Regent Street.

The street maintained its reputation for luxury shopping into the new millennium and has on occasion been regarded as the best retail location in Europe. It is a green square on the London version of the Monopoly game.


Main source: Bond Street - Wikipedia
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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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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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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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French Railways House, SW1Y Residential block
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Mayfair Mews, W1K A street within the W1S postcode
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St Christophers House, W1U Residential block
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West One Shopping Centre, W1C West One Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
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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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