Downing Street, SW1A

Road in/near Westminster, existing between 1684 and now

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Downing Street has been the home of British Prime Minsters since the eighteenth century.

For more than three hundred years it has held the official residences of the First Lord of the Treasury, an office now synonymous with that of Prime Minister, and the Second Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister’s official residence is 10 Downing Street; the Chancellor’s official residence is next door at Number 11. The government’s Chief Whip has an official residence at Number 12, although the current Chief Whip’s residence is at Number 9.

The street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet, on the site of a mansion, Hampden House. What was on the site before the mansion is vague, but there is evidence towards a brewhouse called The Axe, owned by the Abbey of Abingdon. Downing was a soldier and diplomat who served under Oliver Cromwell and King Charles II, and who invested in properties and acquired considerable wealth. In 1654, he purchased the lease on land east of Saint James’s Park, adjacent to the House at the Back, and within walking distance of parliament. Downing planned to build a row of townhouses "for persons of good quality to inhabit". However, the Hampden family had a lease which prevented their construction for 30 years. When the Hampden lease expired, Downing received permission to build further west to take advantage of recent developments. The new warrant issued in 1682 reads: "Sir George Downing ... is authorised to build new and more houses further westward on the grounds granted him by the patent of 1663/4 Feb. 23. The present grant is by reason that the said Cockpit or the greater part thereof is since demolished; but it is to be subject to the proviso that it be not built any nearer than 14 feet of the wall of the said Park at the West end thereof."

Between 1682 and 1684, Downing built the cul-de-sac of two-storey townhouses with coach-houses, stables and views of St James’s Park. How many he built is not clear; most historians say 15, others say 20. The addresses changed several times; Number 10 was numbered 5 for a while, and was renumbered in 1787. Downing employed Sir Christopher Wren to design the houses. Although large, they were put up quickly and cheaply on soft soil with shallow foundations. The fronts had facades with lines painted on the surface imitating brick mortar. Winston Churchill wrote that Number 10 was "shaky and lightly built by the profiteering contractor whose name they bear".

The upper end of the Downing Street cul-de-sac closed access to St James’s Park, making the street quiet and private. An advertisement in 1720 described it as "a pretty open Place, especially at the upper end, where are four or five very large and well-built Houses, fit for Persons of Honour and Quality; each House having a pleasant Prospect into St James’s Park, with a Tarras Walk". The houses had several distinguished residents. The Countess of Yarmouth lived at Number 10 between 1688 and 1689, Lord Lansdowne from 1692 to 1696 and the Earl of Grantham from 1699 to 1703. The diarist James Boswell took rooms in Downing Street during his stay in London during 1762–63 at a rent of £22 per annum. He records having dealings with prostitutes in the adjacent park.

Downing probably never lived in his townhouses. In 1675 he retired to Cambridge, where he died a few months after the houses were completed. His portrait hangs in the entrance foyer of the modern Number 10.

The Downing family also built Downing College, Cambridge, which was established in 1800, after its founder Sir George Downing, 3rd Baronet, left a portion of his estate to establish Downing College when the land became available. (A door from Number 10 is in use in the college).

The houses between Number 10 and Whitehall were acquired by the government and demolished in 1824 to allow the construction of the Privy Council Office, Board of Trade and Treasury offices. In 1861 the houses on the south side of Downing Street were replaced by purpose-built government offices for the Foreign Office, India Office, Colonial Office, and the Home Office.

Barriers were erected at the St James’s Park end of the street for the unveiling of the Cenotaph on 11 November 1920. They were a public safety measure intended to prevent the crowds in Whitehall becoming too dense.

When the movement for Irish independence became increasingly violent, it was decided to retain the barriers, which were raised and strengthened. On 26 November 1920 construction commenced on a wooden barricade, 8 feet (2.4 m) high at the end of the street. They were described as being of a "substantial character" mounted on proper foundations and incorporated vehicle gates. The barriers were taken down in 1922 when the Irish Free State was created.

Vehicle access was curtailed in 1973 when metal barriers were placed across the entrance to the street. In 1974, the Metropolitan Police proposed erecting a semi-permanent barrier between the pavement and carriageway on the Foreign Office side to keep pedestrians off the main part of the street. The proposal came with assurances that tourists would still be permitted to take photographs at the door of Number 10. The Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, rejected the proposal, feeling that it would appear to be an unacceptable restriction of the freedom of the public. Wilson’s private secretary wrote "I much regret this further erosion of the Englishman’s right to wander at will in Downing Street."

In 1982 access was further restricted by railings and a demountable gate. They were replaced by black steel gates in 1989. The increase in security was due to an increase in violence, particularly by the IRA during The Troubles.

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Hurley Road was off Kennington Lane, just west of Renfrew Raod, not where indicated on this map. My Dad was born at number 4 in 1912. It no longer exists but the name is remembered in Hurley House, Hurley Clinic and Hurley Pre-School

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There were stables in the road mid way also Danny reading had coal delivery lorry.n

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I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WESTMINSTER AREA IN THE 1900s
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Westminster

Westminster - heart of government.

Westminster lies on the north bank of the River Thames, southwest of the City of London. It has a large concentration of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

Historically part of the parish of St Margaret in the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex, the name Westminster was the ancient description for the area around Westminster Abbey – the West Minster, or monastery church, that gave the area its name – which has been the seat of the government of England (and later the British government) for almost a thousand years.

Westminster is the location of the Palace of Westminster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The area has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. Westminster is thus often used as a metonym for Parliament and the political community of the United Kingdom generally. The civil service is similarly referred to by the area it inhabits, Whitehall, and Westminster is consequently also used in reference to the Westminster System, the parliamentary model of democratic government that has evolved in the United Kingdom.

The term Westminster Village, sometimes used in the context of British politics, does not refer to a geographical area at all; employed especially in the phrase Westminster Village gossip, it denotes a supposedly close social circle of Members of Parliament, political journalists, so-called spin doctors and others connected to events in the Palace of Westminster.

The historic core of Westminster is the former Thorney Island on which Westminster Abbey was built. The Abbey became the traditional venue of the coronation of the kings and queens of England. The nearby Palace of Westminster came to be the principal royal residence after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and later housed the developing Parliament and law courts of England. It can be said that London thus has developed two distinct focal points: an economic one in the City of London; and a political and cultural one in Westminster, where the Royal Court had its home. This division is still very apparent today.

The monarchy later moved to the Palace of Whitehall a little towards the north-east. The law courts have since moved to the Royal Courts of Justice, close to the border of the City of London.

The Westminster area formed part of the City and Liberty of Westminster and the county of Middlesex. The ancient parish was St Margaret; after 1727 split into the parishes of St Margaret and St John. The area around Westminster Abbey formed the extra-parochial Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter surrounded by—but not part of—either parish. Until 1900 the local authority was the combined vestry of St Margaret and St John (also known as the Westminster District Board of Works from 1855 to 1887), which was based at Westminster City Hall on Caxton Street from 1883. The Liberty of Westminster, governed by the Westminster Court of Burgesses, also included St Martin in the Fields and several other parishes and places. Westminster had its own quarter sessions, but the Middlesex sessions also had jurisdiction. The area was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London in 1889 and the local government of Westminster was reformed in 1900 when the court of burgesses and parish vestries were abolished, to be replaced with a metropolitan borough council. The council was given city status, allowing it to be known as Westminster City Council.

The underground station was opened as Westminster Bridge on 24 December 1868 by the steam-operated Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) (now the District line) when the railway opened the first section of its line from South Kensington. It was originally the eastern terminus of the MDR and the station cutting ended at a concrete wall buffered by timber sleepers. The approach to the station from the west runs in cut and cover tunnel under the roadway of Broad Sanctuary and diagonally under Parliament Square. In Broad Sanctuary the tunnel is close to Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's church and care was required to avoid undermining their foundations when excavating in the poor ground found there.

The station was completely rebuilt to incorporate new deep-level platforms for the Jubilee line when it was extended to the London Docklands in the 1990s. During the works, the level of the sub-surface platforms was lowered to enable ground level access to Portcullis House. This was achieved in small increments carried out when the line was closed at night.









LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ackermann’s:   Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Stollberg, Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.
Apollo Victoria Theatre:   The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a West End theatre, across from London Victoria Station.
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
De Hems:   De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Fairley House School:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
Fashion Retail Academy:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Garden Museum:   The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of gardening.
Garrick Yard:   Garrick Yard, together with the more familiar Garrick Street to the northeast of here, both took their names from the Garrick Club which commemorates the famous 18th century actor, David Garrick.
Goring Hotel:   The Goring Hotel is a 5-star hotel in London, England.
Harris Westminster Sixth Form:   Free schools 16 to 19 (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 19.
Hospital Home and Education Units co St Mary’s Hospitial Tuition Unit:   Miscellaneous
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square, while indeed a square, is also the name for a tube station.
Les Cousins:   Les Cousins was a folk and blues club in the basement of a restaurant in Greek Street.
London Hippodrome:   The Hippodrome is a building on the corner of Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road.
L’Escargot:   L’Escargot is one of London’s oldest restaurants.
Marsham Street Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Millbank Academy:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
On This Day in London: 1 November:   The first day of November was an important day for two London notables: William Shakespeare and W.H. Smith
On This Day in London: 2 November:   Ally Pally’s TV role started on 2 November
Piccadilly Circus:   Piccadilly Circus was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. The circus lost its circular form in 1886 with the construction of Shaftesbury Avenue.
Royal Mews:   The Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also the garage) of the British Royal Family.
Royal Opera House:   The foundation of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden lies in the letters patent awarded by Charles II to Sir William Davenant in 1660, allowing Davenant to operate one of only two patent theatre companies (The Duke's Company) in London.
Royal Society:   The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.
Royal Society:   The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
Soho:   Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.
St Giles:   St Giles is a district of London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
St Josephs Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Matthew’s School, Westminster:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. James's Park:   St James's Park station is not only a station but London Underground HQ - otherwise known as 55 Broadway.
Tate Britain:   Tate Britain (known from 1897 to 1932 as the National Gallery of British Art and from 1932 to 2000 as the Tate Gallery) is an art gallery situated on Millbank in London.
The Adelphi:   The Adelphi is a small district surrounding the streets of Adelphi Terrace, Robert Street and John Adam Street.
The Royal Ballet School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Tottenham Court Road:   Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.
Victoria Embankment Gardens:   
Victoria Palace Theatre:   Victoria Palace Theatre stands opposite Victoria Station.
Victoria Tower Gardens:   
Westminster:   Westminster - heart of government.
Westminster Abbey:   Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is one of the world’s greatest churches.
Westminster Abbey Choir School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.
Westminster Cathedral:   The ’Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ is the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Westminster Cathedral Choir School:   Westminster Cathedral Choir School is a boarding and day preparatory school for boys in Victoria.
Westminster School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 12 and 19.
Westminster Under School:   Westminster Under School is an independent school and preparatory school for boys aged 7 to 13 and is attached to Westminster School.
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Beet Court (1910):   Photograph of Beet Court aka Lemon Court, in 1910.
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).
Gunner's Cottages (1910):   Gunner’s Cottages, off Salamanca Street, Lambeth 1910.
Lambeth Bridge (1865):   Lambeth Bridge is on the site of a horse ferry between the Palace of Westminster and Lambeth Palace on the south bank.
Lambeth High Street (1860):   This photograph of the Windmill inn, Lambeth High Street, dates from 1860
Old Red Cow:   The Old Red Cow (right of picture)
Parker Street looking east (1905):   Before being renamed to Matthew Parker Street, old Parker Street was a Westminster slum.
Strand (1890s):   The Strand in the 1890s
Tottenham Court Road (1927):   The area through which Tottenham Court Road was built is mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral.
Wild Street (1902):   Wild Street, in the Covent Garden area, was on the edge of the Kingsway improvements which would utterly transform the area in the following years.
York Wharf:   York Wharf, photographed in 1866.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Orchard Street, SW1P · Abingdon Street, SW1P · Adam Street, WC2R · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Albert Embankment, SE1 · Albert Embankment, SE11 · Albert Enbankment, SE1 · Archer Street, W1D · Archway Mall, N19 · Arneway Street, SW1P · Atterbury Street, SW1P · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Barton Street, SW1P · Bateman Street, W1D · Batemans Buildings, W1D · Bear Street, WC2H · Beaumont Buildings, WC2B · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Bennett’s Yard, SW1P · Betterton Street, WC2H · Birdcage Walk, SW1H · Black Prince Road, SE1 · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bourchier Street, W1D · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Bow Street, WC2E · Bridge Street, SW1A · Broad Court, WC2B · Broad Sanctuary, SW1H · Broad Sanctuary, SW1P · Broadway, SW1H · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Butler Place, SW1H · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Cannon Street, WC2N · Canon Row, SW1A · Carey Place, SW1V · Carlisle Street, W1D · Carlisle Walk, E8 · Carlton Gardens, SW1Y · Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y · Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Carteret Street, SW1H · Carting Lane, WC2R · Castlewood House, WC1A · Causton Street, SW1P · Cecil Court, WC2N · Central Arcade, WC2E · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chadwick Street, SW1P · Chandos Place, WC2N · Chapone Place, W1D · Chapter Chambers, SW1P · Chapter Street, SW1P · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charing Cross, SW1A · Charles Ii Street, SW1Y · Ching Court, WC2H · Chubb Court, SW20 · Citadel Place, SE11 · Clare Market, WC2E · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Coventry Street, W1D · Cowley Street, SW1P · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Crown Court, WC2B · Dacre Street, SW1H · Dalkeith Court, SW1P · Dansey Place, W1D · Dartmouth Street, SW1H · Dean Bradley House, SW1P · Dean Bradley Street, SW1P · Dean Farrar Street, SW1H · Dean Stanley Street, SW1P · Dean Street, W1D · Dean Trench Street, SW1P · Deans Yard, SW1P · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Derby Gate, SW1A · Douglas Street, SW1P · Downing Street, SW1A · Drury Lane, WC2B · Dryden Street, WC2E · Duck Island Cottage, SW1A · Dudley Court, WC2H · Duke Street, SW1Y · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Earlham Street, WC2H · East Street, TW8 · Elverton Street, SW1P · Embankment Place, WC2N · Endell Street, WC2H · Erasmus Street, SW1P · Esterbrooke Street, SW1P · Evelyn Yard, W1T · Excel Court, WC2H · Exeter Street, WC2E · Exeter Street, WC2R · Falconberg Court, W1D · Fellmongers Path, SE1 · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Floral Street, WC2E · Frith Street, W1D · Garrick Street, WC2E · Gayfere Street, SW1P · George Court, WC2N · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SE1 · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SW1A · Golden Jubilee Bridge, WC2N · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Grape Street, WC2H · Great College Street, SW1P · Great George Street, SW1P · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Peter Street, SW1P · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Great Smith Street, SW1P · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Hanover Place, WC2E · Hanway Place, W1T · Hanway Street, W1T · Haymarket, SW1Y · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Herrick Street, SW1P · Hide Place, SW1P · High Holborn, WC2A · High Holborn, WC2B · Hobhouse Court, WC2H · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Horse Guards Parade, SW1A · Horse Guards Road, SW1A · Horseferry Road, SW1P · Hungerford House, WC2N · Hyde Park, SW1A · Irving Street, WC2H · Ivybridge Lane, WC2R · James Street, WC2E · John Adam Street, WC2N · John Islip Street, SW1P · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · King Charles Street, SW1A · King Street, WC2E · Kinnaird House, SW1Y · Lambeth Bridge, SE1 · Lambeth Bridge, SW1P · Lambeth High Street, SE1 · Lambeth Pier, SE1 · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Leicester Place, WC2H · Leicester Square, WC2H · Leicester Street, WC2H · Lisle Street, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Cloisters, SW1P · Little College Street, SW1P · Little Deans Yard, SW1P · Little George Street, SW1P · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Long Acre, WC2E · Lord North Street, SW1P · Lower Regent Street, SW1Y · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Macklin Street, WC2B · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Manette Street, W1D · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · Marsham Street, SW1P · Martlett Court, WC2B · Matthew Parker Street, SW1H · May’s Court, WC2N · Meard Street, W1F · Medway Street, SW1P · Mercer Street, WC2H · Millbank Tower, SW1P · Millbank, SE1 · Millbank, SW1P · Monck Street, SW1P · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Moor Street, W1D · Museum Street, WC1A · Neal Street, WC2H · Neals Yard, WC2H · New Compton Street, WC2H · New Oxford Street, WC1A · New Oxford Street, WC2H · New Palace Yard, SW1A · New Row, WC2N · New Zealand House, SW1Y · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, W1D · Newton Street, WC2B · Norman Shaw Building North, SW1A · Norris Street, SW1Y · North Court, SW1P · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Old Compton Street, W1D · Old Palace Yard, SW1P · Old Pye Street, SW1P · Old Queen Street, SW1H · Orange Street, SW1Y · Orange Street, WC2H · Oxendon Street, W1D · Page Street, SW1P · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Pall Mall, SW1Y · Panton Street, W1D · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Parliament Square, SW1A · Parliament Square, SW1P · Parliament Street, SW1A · Path to hotel entrance, SW1P · Peabody Trust Estate, SE21 · Peabody Trust Estate, SE24 · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Plymouth Devonport Constituency, SW1A · Ponsonby Place, SW1P · Ponsonby Terrace, SW1P · Post Office Way, SW1P · Queen Anne’s Gate, SW1H · Queen Annes Gate Buildings, SW1H · Queen Annes Gate, SW1H · Queens Gardens, SW1A · Rampayne Street, SW1V · Randall Road, SE11 · Rathbone Place, W1T · Regency Place, SW1P · Regency Street, SW1P · Richmond Buildings, W1D · Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A · Richmond Mews, W1D · Richmond Terrace, SW1A · Riverside Walk, SW1V · Robert Street, WC2N · Rochford Southend East, SW1A · Romilly Street, W1D · Romney Street, SW1P · Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground: Chelsea College of Art and Desi, SW1P · Rose Street, WC2E · Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y · Royalty Mews, W1D · Rupert Court, W1D · Rupert Street, W1D · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Rutherford Street, SW1P · Saint Giles High Street, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2N · Saint Martin’s Court, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · Salamanca Place, SE1 · Salamanca Street, SE1 · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Hill, WC2R · Savoy Place, WC2N · Savoy Place, WC2R · Savoy Street, WC2E · Savoy Street, WC2R · Savoy Way, WC2R · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Shelton Street, WC2B · Shelton Street, WC2H · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Showing every photo/image so far featured, SW1W · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Smith Square, SW1P · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Street, W1D · Sounding Alley, E3 · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Albans Street, SW1Y · St Anne’s Court, W1F · St Anns Street, SW1P · St Giles High Street, WC2H · St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y · St Jamess Market, SW1Y · St Jamess Park, SW1A · St Margaret Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1P · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · St Matthew Street, SW1P · St Vincents Centre, SW1P · St. Ermin’s Hill, SW1H · St. Margaret Street, SW1P · St. Matthew Street, SW1P · Stacey Street, WC2H · Stedham Place, WC1A · Storeys Gate, SW1H · Storeys Gate, SW1P · Strand Underpass, WC2R · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Strutton Ground, SW1P · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Suffolk Place, SE2 · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · Sutton Row, W1D · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Arches, WC2N · The Gallery, E20 · The London Pavillion, W1J · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Piazza, WC2E · The Sanctuary, SW1P · The Strand, WC2N · The Terrace, SW1A · The Terrace, SW1P · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Thorney Street, SW1P · Tinworth Street, SE11 · Tisbury Court, W1D · Tothill Street, SW1H · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Townsend House, W1D · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · Tufton Street, SW1P · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Victoria Chambers, SW1P · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, SW1A · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Victoria Street, SW1H · Villiers Street, WC2N · Vincent Street, SW1P · Walker’s Court, W1F · Walkers Court, W1F · Wardour Street, W1D · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Waterloo Place, SW1Y · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · West Central Street, WC1A · West Street, WC2H · Westminster Bridge, SE1 · Westminster Bridge, SW1A · Westminster Central Hall, SW1H · Westminster Mansions, SW1P · Westminster Pier, SW1A · Westminster, SW1A · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A · Whitgift Street, SE1 · Wild Street, WC2B · William IV Street, WC2N · Winnett Street, W1D · York Buildings, WC2N · York Place, WC2N ·
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