Category Archives: /Wes-Piccadilly

Shepherd Market

Above: View of the market area from White Horse Street. The area known as Mayfair is, in general, made up of imposing streets with mainly large offices and some residential blocks. As you walk around you soon realise how long … Continue reading

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Shopping in Bond Street

Above: Image of a painting by the Japanese artist Yoshio Markino entitled ‘Shopping in Bond Street’, probably painted in the 1920s. How much shopping do you do in Bond Street? Well, it may not be much but that is not … Continue reading

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Mayfair – Quick Look Around

Above: Looking east along Piccadilly. It is almost impossible to show a typical street in Mayfair because they are all so different. Defining the Area’s Boundary Although Mayfair lies on the west side of Regent Street – just across the … Continue reading

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French House pub, Dean Street

Above: French House standing on the east side of Dean Street. The Grade II listed pub was originally called the ‘York Minster’. It was opened by a German national named Christian Schmitt in 1891. Schmitt died in 1911 and his … Continue reading

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Carnaby Street

Above: Looking south from near the north end of Carnaby Street. These days it is not as busy as it was in the 1960s. Carnaby Street is now a pedestrianised shopping street in Soho. Being close to Oxford Street, Oxford … Continue reading

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Baird in Frith Street

Above: A Blue Plaque on the east side of Frith Street. Soho is well-known for many things but one of the most remarkable is the first public demonstration of television by the inventor John Logie Baird. To say that Baird … Continue reading

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Soho Square Pigeons (Public Art)

Above: Public art called ‘Soho Flock’ mounted on a lamp-post in Soho Square. One of the fascinating things about London is the vast array of unusual things to be seen. There are so many things to look at that you … Continue reading

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Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street

Above: Looking across Rupert Street at the elegant facade of the pub. Recorded mention of the Blue Posts pub in Rupert Street goes back to at least 1809 [Lillywhite n3729 p65]. The building was, in fact, established in 1739 [Survey … Continue reading

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St Anne, Soho

Above: View looking east across the churchyard at the remaining 19th century spire and the 20th-century redevelopment. Until 1678, the land that we know as Soho today was part of the large parish of St Martin in the Fields. A … Continue reading

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Soho – Quick Look Around

Above: View looking west in Old Compton Street in the late afternoon. Defining the Area’s Boundary The area known as Soho has no defined boundaries because, unlike the City of London or the Parish of Fulham, it has no official … Continue reading

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