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New Zealand House

Above: Looking NW at New Zealand House from Cockspur Street. To many Londoners, large office blocks go unnoticed. There are now so many of them that they just merge into the sky and form additional clutter on the visitor’s field … Continue reading

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Royal Opera Arcade

Above: Looking south in the Royal Opera Arcade. It was built 1816-18, designed on the Parisian pattern by John Nash and George Repton. It was the earliest arcade to be built in London. The name derived from the Royal Opera … Continue reading

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Red Lion Tavern, Crown Passage

Above: Looking north in Crown Passage with the RedLion Tavern on the left. As you stroll around the St James’s area you are certainly struck by its elegance of the streets and also by the very large buildings that tower … Continue reading

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Marlborough House

Above: Looking north at the house from the grounds surrounding it. The area of St James’s is packed with interesting views and interesting places to see. There are plenty of unusual shops, a large collection of streets and alleyways to … Continue reading

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Brooks’s Club

Above: Brook’s Club. The elegant building stands in St James’s Street. St James’s Street and Pall Mall developed as the streets with wealthy gentlemen’s clubs. It is hard to generalise but it is probably fair to say that the larger … Continue reading

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Paxton and Whitfield

Above: The shop on the south side of Jermyn Street. The number of specialist food shops in London could form a mini-series all of its own. While we are in the area of St James’s, mention must be made of … Continue reading

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St James’s Street

Above: Looking north in St James’s Street. Due to Edward the Confessor, a new palace was started on a new site at Westminster – generally known as the Palace of Westminster – along with a new abbey – now called … Continue reading

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