Hamilton Place, W1J

Road in/near Mayfair, existing between 1660 and now

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Hamilton Place lies just to the north of Hyde Park Corner.

Hamilton Place - initially Hamilton Street - came into being at the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in the person of Charles II.

Charles granted James Hamilton, a ranger of Hyde Park and later groom of the bedchamber, a corner of land which had been excluded from Hyde Park when it was walled. A street bearing Hamilton’s name (which eventually became Hamilton Place) was constructed from Piccadilly to the park wall but the houses on it were small with none of the elegance which later came to be associated with the area.

Towards the end of the 18th century, by which time Hamilton’s lease had been acquired by others, the houses in Hamilton Street were said to be “in a ruinous condition and intended to be removed.” They were replaced by a row of houses with a view over the park. Plans were then produced to build three new houses on Piccadilly to make a symmetrical group. Those surviving (141–144 Piccadilly) were demolished in the early 1970s, at the same time as 2–3 Hamilton place, to build the hotel InterContinental.

The architect Thomas Leverton (who also planned Bedford Square) was mentioned as a surveyor to the Hamilton Place scheme and he is referred to as the builder “acting on his own plans. Documentary evidence shows that Leverton designed 4 Hamilton Place in 1807 for his client, the 2nd Earl of Lucan, who took up the lease in 1810.

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I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved L

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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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
25 Park Lane:   25 Park Lane was the London residence of Sir Philip Sassoon.
Apsley House:   There is a rumour that the 1st Duke of Wellington insisted his post to his home, Apsley House, be addressed as Number One, London. It however was not due only to ego.
Apsley Way:   Apsley Way is the formal name for the pathway which runs under Wellington Arch.
Down Street :   Down Street, also known as Down Street (Mayfair), is a disused station on the London Underground, located in Mayfair.
Halkin Hotel:   The Halkin (styled as The Halkin by COMO) is a 5-star hotel.
Hyde Park Corner:   At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.
InterContinental London:   InterContinental London Park Lane is a luxury 5-star hotel.
London Lock Hospital:   The London Lock Hospital was the first venereal disease clinic.
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.
Park Lane Hotel:   The Park Lane Hotel is a 5 Star hotel on Piccadilly, London.
RAF Bomber Command Memorial:   The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is a memorial commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War.
Royal Aeronautical Society:   The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British-founded multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
Royal Artillery Memorial:   The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner, dedicated to the First World War casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus:   An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus, Mr Gladstone Travelling with Ordinary Passengers, 1885
Shepherd Market:   Shepherd Market was described by Arthur Bingham Walkley in 1925 as one of the oddest incongruities in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adams Row, W1K · Aldford Street, W1K · Archibald Mews, W1K · Audley Square, W1K · Balfour Mews, W1K · Balfour Place, W1K · Berkeley Square, W1J · Bourdon Place, W1K · Bourdon Street, W1K · Brick Street, W1J · Brooks Mews, W1K · Bruton Place, W1J · Bruton Street, W1J · Burlington Gardens, W1S · Carlos Place, W1K · Carrington Street, W1J · Chapel Street, SW1X · Charles Street, W1J · Chester Close, SW1X · Chester Close, W1M · Chester Mews, SW1X · Chester Street, SW1X · Chesterfield Gardens, W1J · Chesterfield Street, W1J · Clarges Mews, W1J · Curzon Square, W1K · Curzon Street, W1J · Deanery Street, W1K · Derby Street, W1J · Dorchester Ride, W1K · Down Street, W1J · Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X · Farm Street, W1J · Fitzmaurice Place, W1J · Garrick House, W1J · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Grosvenor Hill, W1K · Grosvenor Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Square, W1K · Grosvenor Street, W1K · Half Moon Street, W1J · Halkin Street, SW1X · Hamilton Mews, W1J · Hamilton Place, W1J · Hays Mews, W1J · Headfort Place, SW1X · Hertford Street, W1J · Hill Street, W1J · Hyde Park Corner, W1J · Lambs Close, SW1W · Lanesborough Place, SW1X · Lovers’ Walk, W1K · Market Mews, W1J · Montrose Place, SW1X · Mount Row, W1K · Mount Street Mews, W1K · Mount Street, W1 · Mount Street, W1K · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Old Park Lane, W1J · Park Lane, W1J · Park Lane, W1K · Park Towers, W1J · Pembroke Close, SW1X · Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J · Queen Street, W1J · Red Lion Yard, W1K · Reeves Mews, W1K · Rex Place, W1K · Sackville Street, W1S · Shepherd Market, W1J · Shepherd Street, W1J · South Audley Street, W1K · South Street, W1K · Stanhope Gate, W1K · Stanhope Row, W1J · Tilney Street, W1K · Trebeck Street, W1J · Vigo Street, W1S · Waverton Street, W1J · White Horse Street, W1J · Wilton Row, SW1X ·


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Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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