The Adelphi

Neighbourhood in/near Embankment, existing between 1768 and now

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The Adelphi is a small district surrounding the streets of Adelphi Terrace, Robert Street and John Adam Street.

The district is named after the Adelphi Buildings, a block of 24 unified neoclassical terrace houses occupying the land between The Strand and the River Thames in the parish of St Martin in the Fields, which also included a headquarters building for the "Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce" (now generally known as the Royal Society of Arts). They were built between 1768-72, by the Adam brothers (John, Robert, James and William Adam), to whom the buildings’ Greek-derived name refers. The ruins of Durham House on the site were demolished for their construction. The nearby Adelphi Theatre is named after the Adelphi Buildings. Robert Adam was influenced by his extensive visit to Diocletian’s Palace in Dalmatia, and applied some of this influence to the design of the neoclassical Adelphi Buildings.

Adelphi has no formally defined boundaries, though they are generally agreed to be: Strand to the north, Lancaster Place to the east, Victoria Embankment to the south and Charing Cross station to the west.

Many of the Adelphi Buildings were demolished in the early 1930s and replaced with the New Adelphi, a monumental Art Deco building designed by the firm of Collcutt & Hamp; buildings remaining from the old Adelphi include 11 Adelphi Terrace (formerly occupied by numismatic specialists A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd) and the Royal Society of Arts (which has expanded to incorporate two of the former houses). Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop was located here in the 1940s.

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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE EMBANKMENT AREA IN THE 1900s
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Embankment

Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".

The station has two entrances, one on Victoria Embankment and the other on Villiers Street, adjacent to Victoria Embankment Gardens.

The station is in two parts: sub-surface platforms opened in 1870 by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) as part of the company's extension of the Inner Circle eastwards from Westminster to Blackfriars and deep-level platforms opened in 1906 by the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) and 1914 by the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR). A variety of underground and mainline services have operated over the sub-surface tracks and the CCE&HR part of the station was reconstructed in the 1920s.

After having been named both Charing Cross and Embankment, in 1974 the station was renamed Charing Cross Embankment. Then, on 12 September 1976, it became Embankment, so that the merged Strand and Trafalgar Square stations could be named Charing Cross.

Contrary to popular belief, the shortest walking distance between two stations is not the 250 metres between Leicester Square and Covent but between Charing Cross and Embankment, a distance of 100 metres.

During summer 2013, Oswald Laurence’s famous 'mind the gap' announcement was reinstated to Embankment station after a request from his widow who would come to Embankment station after he died just to hear his voice. She asked for a copy of the iconic mind the gap announcement her husband made some 40 years before - instead staff decided to restore the recording.


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.
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
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
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.
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.
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
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.
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
Victoria Embankment Gardens:   


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Blackmoore Street (1902):   This photo depicts Blackmoor Street which was in the Drury Lane slum, with Clare Court on the left
Wych Street:   Wych Street was a street in London, roughly where Australia House now stands on Aldwych. It ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point towards the southern end of Drury Lane.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adam Street, WC2R · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Beaumont Buildings, WC2B · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Bow Street, WC2E · Broad Court, WC2B · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Cannon Street, WC2N · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Carting Lane, WC2R · Catherine Street, WC2B · Central Arcade, WC2E · Chandos Place, WC2N · Ching Court, WC2H · Clare Market, WC2E · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Crown Court, WC2B · Drury Lane, WC2B · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Earlham Street, WC2H · Embankment Place, WC2N · Exeter Street, WC2E · Exeter Street, WC2R · Floral Street, WC2E · Garrick Street, WC2E · George Court, WC2N · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SE1 · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SW1A · Golden Jubilee Bridge, WC2N · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Hanover Place, WC2E · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Hungerford House, WC2N · Ivybridge Lane, WC2R · James Street, WC2E · John Adam Street, WC2N · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · Kean Street, WC2B · King Street, WC2E · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Long Acre, WC2E · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · Martlett Court, WC2B · May’s Court, WC2N · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Montreal Place, WC2R · New Row, WC2N · North West Wing Bush House, WC2B · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Robert Street, WC2N · Rose Street, WC2E · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2N · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · 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 · Shelton Street, WC2H · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · Strand Underpass, WC2R · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2B · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Tavistock Street, WC2B · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Arches, WC2N · The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The Piazza, WC2E · The Queen’s Walk, WC2R · The Strand, WC2N · The Strand, WC2R · The Terrace, SW1A · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Villiers Street, WC2N · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A · William IV Street, WC2N · York Buildings, WC2N · York Place, WC2N ·

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