Rupert Court, W1D

Road in/near Soho, existing between 1676 and now

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Rupert Court was named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine, the First Lord of the Admiralty when the court was built in 1676.

Towards the southern end of Rupert Street this narrow, partly covered Court reaches out to connect with Wardour Street, at one time noted for its association with a thriving British film industry. The Court was built, along with its namesake street, in 1677 and named as a tribute to the cavalier efforts of Prince Rupert in the Civil War. However, it seems that had the naming of streets been left to Samuel Pepys we would not have had Rupert Street, Court, Road, or anything else. For on 29 September 1667 the old scribbler inscribed in his diary "This day or yesterday, I hear, Prince Rupert is come to Court; but welcome to nobody."

Nell Gwyn was a one-time nearby resident. In 1666 she took up residence in a house just to the north of the Court, in Wardour Street. Charles II signed the lease.

Rupert Court is a pleasant welcoming place; it occasionally bustles with the to and fro of people passing between the streets, some pausing for a brief moment to glance in the little shop windows, others in too much of a hurry to notice. By night it seems to rest, which is a strange thing when we consider that this is only a stones throw from the late hour resorts of Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Shaftesbury Avenue. Mingling with the variety of foliage-draped shops in the Court is the Blue Posts public house, so named from an old time practice of referring to taverns by the colour in which the door posts were painted, rather than a hanging sign board. There used to be a licensed establishment of a different kind at the opposite end of the Court, but that ceased when the pawnbroker was driven into virtual extinction some years ago.

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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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Soho

Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.

The name "Soho" first appears in the 17th century. Most authorities believe that the name derives from a former hunting cry. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, used "soho" as a rallying call for his men at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685, half a century after the name was first used for this area of London. The Soho name has been imitated by other entertainment and restaurant districts such as Soho, Hong Kong; Soho, Málaga; SOHO, Beijing; SoHo (South of Horton), London, Ontario, Canada; and Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires. SoHo, Manhattan, gets its name from its location SOuth of HOuston Street, but is also a reference to London’s Soho.

Long established as an entertainment district, for much of the 20th century Soho had a reputation as a base for the sex industry in addition to its night life and its location for the headquarters of leading film companies. Since the 1980s, the area has undergone considerable gentrification. It is now predominantly a fashionable district of upmarket restaurants and media offices, with only a small remnant of sex industry venues.

Soho is a small, multicultural area of central London; a home to industry, commerce, culture and entertainment, as well as a residential area for both rich and poor. It has clubs, including the former Chinawhite nightclub; public houses; bars; restaurants; a few sex shops scattered amongst them; and late-night coffee shops that give the streets an "open-all-night" feel at the weekends. Record shops cluster in the area around Berwick Street, with shops such as Phonica, Sister Ray and Reckless Records.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
De Hems:   De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square, while indeed a square, is also the name for a tube station.
L’Escargot:   L’Escargot is one of London’s oldest restaurants.
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.
Piccadilly Theatre:   The Piccadilly Theatre is an Art Deco masterpiece in the West End.
Soho:   Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.
Tottenham Court Road:   Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Air Street, W1B · Air Street, W1J · Apple Tree Yard, SW1Y · Archer Street, W1D · Archway Mall, N19 · Babmaes Street, SW1Y · Bateman Street, W1D · Batemans Buildings, W1D · Battle Bridge Lane, SE1 · Beak Street, W1B · Beak Street, W1F · Bear Street, WC2H · Berners Street, W1D · Berwick Road, W1F · Berwick Street, W1F · Bourchier Street, W1D · Bray House, SW1Y · Brewer Street, W1D · Brewer Street, W1F · Bridle Lane, W1F · Broadwick Street, W1F · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Carlisle Street, W1D · Carlisle Walk, E8 · Carlton Gardens, SW1Y · Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y · Carnaby Street, W1F · Cecil Court, WC2N · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chapone Place, W1D · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charing Cross, SW1A · Charles Ii Street, SW1Y · Church Place, SW1Y · Circus Walk, E15 · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Coventry Street, W1D · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Dansey Place, W1D · Darblay Street, W1F · Dean Street, W1D · Denman Street, W1D · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Duck Lane, W1F · Dufours Place, W1F · Duke Of York Street, SW1Y · Duke Street, SW1Y · Eagle Place, SW1Y · Excel Court, WC2H · Falconberg Court, W1D · Flaxman Court, W1F · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Frith Street, W1D · Ganton Street, W1F · Germyn Street, SW1Y · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Glasshouse Street, W1B · Golden Square, W1F · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Great Chapel Street, W1F · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Pulteney Street, W1F · Great Windmill Street, W1D · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Greens Court, W1F · Ham Yard, W1D · Haymarket, SW1Y · Hobhouse Court, WC2H · Holland Street, W1F · Hollen Street, W1F · Hopkins Street, W1F · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Ingestre Court, W1F · Ingestre Place, W1F · Irving Street, WC2H · Jermyn Street, SW1A · Jermyn Street, SW1Y · John Street, SE11 · King Street, SW1Y · Kingly Court, W1B · Kingly Street, W1B · Kinnaird House, SW1Y · Leicester Place, WC2H · Leicester Square, WC2H · Leicester Street, WC2H · Lexington Street Cos, W1F · Lexington Street, W1F · Linen Hall, W1B · Lisle Street, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Marlborough Street, W1F · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Livonia Street, W1F · London Pavilion, W1J · Lower James Street, W1F · Lower John Street, W1F · Lower Regent Street, SW1Y · Lowndes Court, W1F · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Manette Street, W1D · Marlborough Court, W1F · Marshall Street, W1F · Meard Street, W1F · Mercer Street, WC2H · Moor Street, W1D · New Compton Street, WC2H · New Zealand House, SW1Y · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, WC2H · Noel Street, W1F · Norris Street, SW1Y · Old Compton Street, W1D · Old Copton Street, W1D · Orange Street, SW1Y · Orange Street, WC2H · Ormond Yard, SW1Y · Oxendon Street, W1D · Oxford Street, W1D · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Pall Mall, SW1Y · Panton Street, W1D · Peter Street, W1F · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Piccadilly Circus, W1B · Piccadilly Circus, W1J · Piccadilly Place, W1J · Piccadilly, SW1Y · Portland Mews, W1F · Princes Arcade, SW1Y · Richmond Buildings, W1D · Richmond Mews, W1D · Romilly Street, W1D · Rose and Crown Yard, SW1Y · Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y · Royalty Mews, W1D · Rupert Court, W1D · Rupert Street, W1D · Saint Giles High Street, WC2H · Saint James’s Square, SW1Y · Saint Martin’s Court, WC2H · Sandringham Court, W1F · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Sheraton Street, W1F · Sherwood Street, W1F · Silver Place, W1F · Smiths Court, W1D · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Street, W1D · Sounding Alley, E3 · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Albans Street, SW1Y · St Annes Court, W1F · St James Square, SW1Y · St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y · St Jamess Market, SW1Y · St Jamess Square, SW1Y · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · Stacey Street, WC2H · Suffolk Place, SE2 · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · Sutton Row, W1D · The Boardwalk, SE5 · The Gallery, E20 · The London Pavillion, W1J · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Queen’s Walk, WC2R · The Queens Walk, SE1 · Tisbury Court, W1D · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Townsend House, W1D · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · Upper James Street, W1F · Upper John Street, W1F · Walker’s Court, W1F · Walkers Court, W1F · Wardour Mews, W1F · Wardour Street, W1D · Wardour Street, W1F · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Warwick Street, W1B · Waterloo Place, SW1Y · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · Wells Street, W1D · West Street, WC2H · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Wilder Walk, W1B · Winnett Street, W1D ·

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