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Westminster, The City of

Above: An outline map of the present City of Westminster, with its boundary by a thin RED line. The BROWN line shows the route of the ancient Roman road through the borough. Its continuation on either side is shown by … Continue reading

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Lambeth Bridge

Above: Looking north at Lambeth Bridge from the Albert Embankment at Vauxhall. Lambeth Bridge replaced the old Horse Ferry that plied between shores on the Thames at Lambeth and Westminster. It has a separate page on this Website. See also … Continue reading

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Gerald Road Police Station

Above: The old Gerald Road Police Station. We all like to find weird and wonderful places in London. Some of them may be large and fairly obvious to those who pass by but chances are that there are many more … Continue reading

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Belgrave Square

Above: Looking north at the SW corner of Belgrave Square. This square was laid out in 1825 by Thomas Cubitt, along with Eaton Square and much of South Belgravia, after an Act of Parliament. The land was previously known as … Continue reading

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Eaton Square

Above: Part of the north side of Eaton Square seen across the gardens. The first thing to say about Eaton Square is that it is not square in shape but a rather long rectangle. Essentially, it consists of three parallel … Continue reading

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Belgravia – Quick Look Around

Above: One of many grand houses in Belgravia, this one stands in Wilton Terrace. The name of Belgravia was invented for land in the City of Westminster, deriving from Belgrave, on the northern outskirts of Leicester, once a small village … Continue reading

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Dolphin Square

Above: View looking west at the 10-storey front which overlooks the Thames beside Grosvenor Road. It may be a good idea to start by explaining that the name Dolphin Square is not the name for a London square – like … Continue reading

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Huskisson, William (Memorial)

Above: Statue of William Huskisson in Pimlico Gardens. William Huskisson (11 March 1770 – 15 September 1830), British statesman, financier and Member of Parliament for several constituencies, including Liverpool. He became a distinguished MP who led a busy life. He … Continue reading

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Neat Houses

Above: John Rocque’s small scale map of 1746 showing part of what is now Pimlico. John Rocque’s two maps – the large scale version and the small scale one – both published in 1746 contain an enormous amount of detail … Continue reading

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Pimlico – Quick Look Around

Above: Houses in Lupus Street. There are many streets in the district with houses that all look very similar. Pimlico is a district in Westminster lying beside the Thames with an approximate boundary to the east of Vauxhall Bridge Road … Continue reading

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