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The Metropolitan Borough of Westminster was a metropolitan borough in the County of London from 1900 to 1965.

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The Metropolitan Borough of Westminster was a metropolitan borough in the County of London from 1900 to 1965.

By royal charter dated 29 October 1900 the borough was granted the title City of Westminster. Westminster had originally been created a city and seat of the short-lived Diocese of Westminster in 1541. The diocese was suppressed in 1550, but the area was still known as a "city", although without official sanction.

Previous to the borough’s formation it had been administered by five separate local bodies: the Vestry of St George Hanover Square, the Vestry of St Martin in the Fields, Strand District Board of Works, Westminster District Board of Works and the Vestry of Westminster St James. The Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter had not been under the control of any local authority prior to 1900.

The borough was formed from eleven civil parishes and extra-parochial places: Close of the Collegiate Church of St Peter, Liberty of the Rolls, Precinct of the Savoy, St Anne Soho, St Clement Danes, St George Hanover Square, St James Piccadilly, St Martin in the Fields, St Mary-le-Strand, St Paul Covent Garden and Westminster St Margaret and St John. In 1922 these eleven were combined into a single civil parish called City of Westminster, which was conterminous with the metropolitan borough.

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Wandsworth

Wandsworth takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth.

Wandsworth appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Wandesorde and Wendelesorde. This means 'enclosure of (a man named) Waendel', whose name is also lent to the River Wandle.

Since at least the early 16th century, Wandsworth has offered accommodation to consecutive waves of immigration, from Protestant Dutch metalworkers fleeing persecution in the 1590s to recent Eastern European members of the European Union.

The heart of Wandsworth, between the town centre and the river, is the site of Young & Co's Ram Brewery. Traditional draught beer was produced on the site for 425 years starting from 1581, which made the Ram Brewery the oldest site in Britain at which beer had been brewed continuously. Shire horse-drawn brewery drays were still used to deliver beer to local pubs. However, brewing stopped in September 2006 when Young & Co merged its operations with Charles Wells of Bedford.

Wandsworth gas works was built in 1834 beside the River Thames near Wandsworth Bridge. The undertaking became the Wandsworth and Putney Gaslight and Coke Company in 1854 and was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1856. Coal for making coal gas was brought by sea from North East England and unloaded on the Thames beside the gasworks. The undertaking grew by a series of mergers and takeovers so that by 1936 it served a considerable area of south-west London.

The River Front is a former wharf area, and now a long river walk towards Battersea Village and the West End. It is now lined with new apartment blocks, with several bars and restaurants.

Wandsworth Common is set back from the river, at the top of East Hill, containing an area known locally as 'the Toast Rack' that has some of the most expensive townhouses in London.

The Tonsleys/Old York Road is a residential area of old Wandsworth close to the river and town centre, so called because many of the street names have the word Tonsley included. It has a village feel with the Old York Road's cafes and shops at its heart. Houses in this area, although small, are desired because they retain their Victorian character and are in close proximity to Wandsworth Town railway station. The houses are very popular with city workers, lawyers, advertising executives and other professionals.
East Hill is an area of large Victorian houses bordered by the west side of Wandsworth Common.

Wandsworth High Street is a rather traffic-choked street, dominated by the recently regenerated Southside shopping centre, cinema and restaurant complex (formerly called the Arndale Centre). Behind the shopping centre, and following the River Wandle upstream towards Earlsfield and further south to Wimbledon, is King George's Park.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Church of the Annunciation:   The Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch, is a Church of England parish church designed by Sir Walter Tapper. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Harrods:   Harrods is an upmarket department store located in Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
Knightsbridge:   Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster. It was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river.
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway.
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch.
Odeon Marble Arch:   The Odeon Marble Arch (known as the Regal 1928-1945) was a cinema located opposite Marble Arch monument at the top of Park Lane, with its main entrance on Edgware Road.
Somerset House, Park Lane:   Somerset House was an 18th-century town house on the east side of Park Lane, where it meets Oxford Street, in the Mayfair area of London. It was also known as 40 Park Lane, although a renumbering means that the site is now called 140 Park Lane.
Speakers’ Corner:   Speakers’ Corner is in the northeast corner of Hyde Park.
St Georges Fields:   St George’s Fields are a former burial ground of St George’s, Hanover Square, lying between Connaught Street and Bayswater Road.
Tyburn:   Tyburn was a village of Middlesex close to the current location of Marble Arch and the southern end of Edgware Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Twopenny Tube:   In 1900, a pioneering underground railway began running in London.


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Albert Gate, SW1X · Alexander Square, SW3 · Archery Close, W2 · Basil Mansions, SW3 · Basil Street, SW1X · Basil Street, SW3 · Beauchamp Mansions, SW3 · Beauchamp Place, SW3 · Beaufort Gardens, SW3 · Belgrave Mews West, SW1X · Bilton Towers, W1H · Bowater House West, SW1X · Brompton Place, SW3 · Brompton Road, SW1X · Brompton Road, SW3 · Bryanston Street, W1C · Bryanston Street, W2 · Cadogan Lane, SW1X · Cadogan Place, SW1X · Cadogan Square, SW1X · Carriage Drive, SE21 · Carriage Drive, SE22 · Chapel Street, SW1X · Chesham Mews, SW1X · Chesham Place, SW1X · Chester Mews, SW1X · Cheval Place, SW7 · Clabon Mews, SW1X · Connaught Place, W2 · Connaught Square, W2 · Connaught Street, W2 · Culross Street, W1K · Dunraven Street, W1K · Ellis Street, SW1X · Ennismore Mews, SW7 · Ennismore Street, SW7 · Fairholt Street, SW7 · Frederic Mews, SW1X · Frederick Close, W2 · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Halkin Street, SW1X · Hampden Gurney Street, W1H · Hampshire House, W2 · Hans Crescent, SW1X · Hans Crescent, SW3 · Hans Cresent, SW1X · Hans Place, SW1X · Hans Road, SW1X · Hans Street, SW1X · Harriet Street, SW1X · Harriet Walk, SW1X · Harrods Green, HA8 · Herbert Crescent, SW1X · Hyde Park Corner, SW1X · Hyde Park Place, W2 · Hyde Park, W2 · Jones Street, W1K · Kingston House North, SW7 · Knight’s Bridge, E20 · Knightsbridge Barracks, SW7 · Knightsbridge Court, SW1X · Knightsbridge Green, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW3 · Lancelot Place, SW7 · Lennox Gardens Mews, SW1X · Lennox Gardens, SW1X · Little Chester Street, SW1X · Lowndes Square, SW1X · Lowndes Street, SW1X · Marble Arch, W1H · Montpelier Mews, SW7 · Montpelier Square, SW7 · Montpelier Street, SW7 · Montpelier Walk, SW7 · New Ride, SW1X · New Ride, SW7 · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Old Quebec Street, W1 · Old Quebec Street, W1H · Ovington Gardens, SW3 · Ovington Square, SW3 · Ovington Street, SW3 · Park Close, SW1X · Park Lane, W1C · Park Lane, W1J · Park Lane, W1K · Park Street, W1K · Parkside, SW1X · Pavilion Road, SW1X · Peninsular Tower, SW7 · Policeman’s Walk, W2 · Pont St Mews, SW1X · Pont Street, SW1X · Portman Street, W1C · Portman Street, W1H · Raphael Street, SW1X · Raphael Street, SW7 · Relton Mews, SW7 · Rotten Row, SW1X · Rotten Row, SW7 · Rutland Gardens, SW7 · Rutland Gate Mews, SW7 · Rutland Gate, SW7 · Rutland Street, SW7 · Seymour Street, W1H · Seymour Street, W2 · Sloane Street, SW1X · Sloane Terrace, SW1X · South Carriage Drive, SW1X · South Carriage Drive, SW7 · Stackhouse Street, SW1X · Stanhope House, W2 · Stanhope Place, W2 · Trevor Place, SW7 · Trevor Square, SW3 · Trevor Square, SW7 · Trevor Street, SW7 · Upper Brook Street, W1K · Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K · Walkway, SW7 · Wilbraham Place, SW1X · William Mews, SW1X · Wilton Mews, SW1X · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Street, SW1X · Woods Mews, W1K ·


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