Santley House, SE1

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Santley House can be found on Frazier Street.





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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Dec 2020 00:24 GMT   

Othello takes a bow
On 1 November 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello was presented for the first time, at The Palace of Whitehall. The palace was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698. Seven years to the day, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Tempest was also presented for the first time, and also at the Palace of Whitehall.

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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

Millions Of Rats In Busy London
The Daily Mail on 14 April 1903 reported "MILLIONS OF RATS IN BUSY LONDON"

A rat plague, unprecedented in the annals of London, has broken out on the north side of the Strand. The streets principally infested are Catherine street, Drury lane, Blackmore street, Clare Market and Russell street. Something akin to a reign of terror prevails among the inhabitants after nightfall. Women refuse to pass along Blackmore street and the lower parts of Stanhope street after dusk, for droves of rats perambulate the roadways and pavements, and may be seen running along the window ledges of the empty houses awaiting demolition by the County Council in the Strand to Holborn improvement scheme.

The rats, indeed, have appeared in almost-incredible numbers. "There are millions of them," said one shopkeeper, and his statement was supported by other residents. The unwelcome visitors have been evicted from their old haunts by the County Council housebreakers, and are now busily in search of new homes. The Gaiety Restaurant has been the greatest sufferer. Rats have invaded the premises in such force that the managers have had to close the large dining room on the first floor and the grill rooms on the ground floor and in the basement. Those three spacious halls which have witnessed many as semblages of theatre-goers are now qui:e deserted. Behind the wainscot of the bandstand in the grillroom is a large mound of linen shreds. This represents 1728 serviettes carried theee by the rats.

In the bar the removal of a panel disclosed the astonishing fact that the rats have dragged for a distance of seven or eight yards some thirty or forty beer and wine bottles and stacked them in such a fashion as to make comfortable sleeping places. Mr Williams. the manager of the restaurant, estimates that the rats have destroyed L200 worth of linen. Formerly the Gaiety Restaurant dined 2000 persons daily; no business whatever is now done in this direction.

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Bruce McTavish   
Added: 11 Mar 2021 11:37 GMT   

Kennington Road
Lambeth North station was opened as Kennington Road and then Westminster Bridge Road before settling on its final name. It has a wonderful Leslie Green design.

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

Thanks!
I have recently started a web site, the info you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. by Erich Fromm. eeggefeceefb

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Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   

Hurley Road, SE11
There were stables in the road mid way - also Danny reading had a coal delivery lorry.

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Robert smitherman   
Added: 23 Aug 2017 11:01 GMT   

Saunders Street, SE11
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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Tom   
Added: 21 May 2021 23:07 GMT   

Blackfriars
What is, or was, Bodies Bridge?

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Richard Roques   
Added: 21 Jan 2021 16:53 GMT   

Buckingham Street residents
Here in Buckingham Street lived Samuel Pepys the diarist, Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Canterbury Music Hall The Canterbury Music Hall was established in 1852 by Charles Morton on the site of a former skittle alley adjacent to the Canterbury Tavern at 143 Westminster Bridge Road.
Christ Church, Lambeth Christ Church was founded by the Rev Dr Christopher Newman Hall in 1876 as a Congregational chapel on Westminster Bridge Road.
Florence Nightingale Museum The Florence Nightingale Museum is located at St Thomas’ Hospital, which faces the Palace of Westminster across the River Thames.
Hole In the Wall The Hole In The Wall is a local Waterloo institution.
Lambeth North Lambeth North is the area surrounding the Imperial War Museum.
Lower Marsh Market Lower Marsh Market is in the Waterloo area of London.
Morley College Morley College is an adult education college in south London.
Necropolis Station The London Necropolis Railway was opened in 1854 as a reaction to severe overcrowding in London’s existing graveyards and cemeteries.
St George’s Cathedral The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George, usually known as St George’s Cathedral, Southwark is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark.
The Angel The Angel was a public house in Webber Street.
The Ring The Ring was a boxing stadium which once stood on Blackfriars Road in Southwark.
Waterloo London Waterloo station is a central London railway terminus and London Underground complex. The station is one of 18 in Britain owned and operated by Network Rail and is close to the South Bank of the River Thames.

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Alaska Street, SE1 Alaska Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Applegarth House, SE1 Residential block
Barbel Street, SE1 Barbel Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Barkham Terrace, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Barons Place, SE1 Barons Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Baylis Road, SE1 Baylis Road runs between Westminster Bridge Road and Waterloo Road.
Bazeley House, SE1 Bazeley House is located on Library Street.
Becket House, SE1 Becket House is located on Lambeth Palace Road.
Belvedere Road, SE1 Belvedere Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Benson House, SE1 Benson House is located on Hatfields.
Black Friars Road, SE1 Black Friars Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Blackfriars Foundry 154-156, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Blackfriars Road, SE1 Blackfriars Road runs between St George’s Circus at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames at the northern end, leading to the City of London.
Blenheim Business Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Boundary Row, SE1 Boundary Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Boyfield Street, SE1 Boyfield Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Brad Street, SE1 Brad Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Brookwood House, SE1 Brookwood House is a building on Webber Street.
Buckstone Apartments, SE1 Buckstone Apartments is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Burdett Street, SE1 Burdett Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Burrows Mews, SE1 Burrows Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cabanel Apartments, SE1 Cabanel Apartments is a block on Milcote Street.
Canterbury House, SE1 Canterbury House can be found on Royal Street.
Carlisle Lane, SE1 Carlisle Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Casson Square, SE1 Casson Square is a square of South Bank buildings.
Caxton House, SE1 Caxton House is a block on Borough Road.
Centaur Street, SE1 Centaur Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Chaplin Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Chicheley Street, SE1 Henry Chichele was a 15th-century Archbishop of Canterbury.
Clandon House, SE1 Clandon House is located on Boyfield Street.
Cole House, SE1 Cole House is a block on Tanswell Street.
Colnbrook Street, SE1 Colnbrook Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Conquest Apartments, SE1 Conquest Apartments is sited on Blackfriars Road.
Cons Street, SE1 Emma Cons was the founder of the Royal Victoria Coffee Music Hall, that later became known as the Old Vic.
Cooper Close, SE1 Cooper Close is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Coral Street, SE1 Coral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cornwall Road, SE1 Cornwall Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cornwall Road, SE1 Ethelm House is a block near Waterloo Station.
Cosser Street, SE1 Cosser Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cottesloe Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Delphini Apartments, SE1 Delphini Apartments can be found on Blackfriars Road.
Dibdin Apartments, SE1 Dibdin Apartments is located on Blackfriars Road.
Dibdin Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Dodson Street, SE1 Dodson Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Doreen Ramsey Court, SE1 Doreen Ramsey Court is a block on The Cut.
Elizabeth House, SE1 Elizabeth House is a block on York Road.
Ellis Apartments, SE1 Ellis Apartments is a block on Milcote Street.
Ethelm House, SE1 Ethelm House is a block on Cornwall Road.
Exton Street, SE1 Exton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fifth Floor Valentine Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Forum Magnum Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Frazier Street, SE1 Frazier Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Friars House, SE1 Friars House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Garden Row, SE1 Garden Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gardiner House, SE1 Gardiner House is a block on Borough Road.
Gaywood Street, SE1 Gaywood Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Gerridge Street, SE1 Gerridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Glade Path, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gladstone Street, SE1 Gladstone Street was built in the 1840s.
Globe View House, SE1 Globe View House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Granby Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gray Street, SE1 Gray Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Greenham Close, SE1 Greenham Close is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Greet Street, SE1 Greet Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Griffin Street, SE1 Griffin Street was marked on maps between the 1820s and the 1950s.
Harlington Street, SE1 Harlington Street was built in the 1820s but swept away by the building of Waterloo station.
Helen Gladstone House, SE1 Helen Gladstone House is a block on Nelson Square.
Hercules Road, SE1 Hercules Road runs north from Lambeth Road near Lambeth Palace, on the site of Penlington Place.
Hermes House, SE1 Hermes House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Holmes Terrace, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hunter House, SE1 Hunter House is a block on King James Street.
Isabella Street, SE1 Isabella Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Joan Street, SE1 Joan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Johanna Street, SE1 Johanna Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kennington Road, SE1 A small section of Kennington Road lies in the SE1 postal area.
Keyworth Street, SE1 Keyworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King Edward Walk, SE1 King Edward Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lancaster Street, SE1 Lancaster Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Larch House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Launcelot Street, SE1 Launcelot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Leake Street, SE1 Leake Street is a road and a road tunnel where graffiti is tolerated.
Library Street, SE1 Library Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lingfield House, SE1 Lingfield House is a block on Lancaster Street.
London Road, SE1 London Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lower Marsh, SE1 Lower Marsh is an 18th century street in the Waterloo neighbourhood.
Lumiere Court, SE1 Lumiere Court is sited on Lancaster Street.
Markstone House, SE1 Markstone House is a block on Lancaster Street.
McAuley Close, SE1 McAuley Close runs north from Cosser Street.
Mead Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Mepham Street, SE1 Mepham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Metro House, SE1 Metro House can be found on Blackfriars Road.
Milcote Street, SE1 Milcote Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mitre Road, SE1 Mitre Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Morley Street, SE1 Morley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Munro House, SE1 Munro House can be found on Murphy Street.
Muro Court, SE1 Muro Court is a block on Milcote Street.
Murphy Street, SE1 Murphy Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Nelson Square, SE1 Nelson Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Newman House, SE1 Newman House is a block on Garden Row.
Newnham Terrace, SE1 Newnham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Oakey Lane, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Oreilly Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Palestra House, SE1 Palestra House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Peabody Square, SE1 Peabody Square was a traditional Peabody estate constructed in 1871 but subsequently modernised.
Pear Place, SE1 Pear Place was formerly Peartree Street.
Pearman Street, SE1 Pearman Street is one of the centres of London.
Perspective Building, SE1 Perspective Building is a block on Westminster Bridge Road.
Pontypool Place, SE1 Pontypool Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Prospect House, SE1 Prospect House is a block on Gaywood Street.
Railway Arch 213, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Reeves House, SE1 Reeves House is a block on Baylis Road.
Rotary Street, SE1 Rotary Street runs from Borough Road to Thomas Doyle Street.
Rowland Hill House, SE1 Rowland Hill House is a block on Union Street.
Royal Street, SE1 Royal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sandell Street, SE1 Sandell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Short Street, SE1 Short Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Silex Street, SE1 Silex Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Spur Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St Alphege House, SE1 Residential block
St George’s Court, SE1 St George’s Court is a block on Garden Row.
St Georges Road, SE1 St Georges Road is one of the main thoroughfares of south London.
St George’s Circus, SE1 St Georges Circus is a junction where six major roads meet.
St. Georges Mews, SE1 St George’s Mews lies off of Westminster Bridge Road.
Stangate House, SE1 Stangate House is a block on Upper Marsh.
Station Approach, SE1 Station Approach is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Steam Pump Lane, SE1 Steam Pump Lane is a road in the W4 postcode area
Surrey Row, SE1 Surrey Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Surrey Rowe, SE1 Surrey Rowe is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tanswell Street, SE1 Tanswell Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
The Balcony, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Chandlery, SE1 The Chandlery is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Colonnade, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Cut, SE1 Lower Marsh and The Cut, with its street market, formed the commercial heart of the area from the early 19th century.
The Foundry, SE1 The Foundry is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Tower Building, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Thomas Doyle Street, SE1 Thomas Doyle Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Ufford Street, SE1 Ufford Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Upper Marsh Street, SE1 Upper Marsh Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Upper Marsh, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Valentine Place, SE1 Valentine Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Valentine Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vaughan House, SE1 Vaughan House is a block on Nelson Square.
Virgil Street, SE1 Virgil Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Waterloo Centre, SE1 Waterloo Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Waterloo Road, SE1 Waterloo Road is the main road in the Waterloo area straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
Webber Row, SE1 Webber Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Webber Street, SE1 Webber Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wellington House, SE1 Wellington House is a building on Waterloo Road.
Westminster Bridge House, SE1 Westminster Bridge House is a block on Westminster Bridge Road.
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 Westminster Bridge Road runs on an east-west axis and passes through the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
Whitehorse Mews, SE1 Whitehorse Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Windmill House, SE1 Windmill House is a block on Wootton Street.
Windmill Walk, SE1 Windmill Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Wootton Street, SE1 Wootton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Yew Cottages, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
York Road Curve, SE1 York Road Curve is a road in the N1C postcode area
York Road, SE1 York Road skirts the western edge of Waterloo station.

NEARBY PUBS
Hole In the Wall The Hole In The Wall is a local Waterloo institution.
The Angel The Angel was a public house in Webber Street.
The Ring The Ring stands on the corner of The Cut and Blackfriars Road.


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Waterloo

London Waterloo station is a central London railway terminus and London Underground complex. The station is one of 18 in Britain owned and operated by Network Rail and is close to the South Bank of the River Thames.

The London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) opened the station on 11 July 1848 as ’Waterloo Bridge Station’ (from the nearby crossing over the Thames) when its main line was extended from Nine Elms. The station, designed by William Tite, was raised above marshy ground on a series of arches. The unfulfilled intention was for a through station with services to the City. In 1886, it officially became Waterloo Station, reflecting long-standing common usage, even in some L&SWR timetables.

It is located in the Waterloo district of London, which was itself named after the Battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon was defeated near Brussels.

As the station grew, it became increasingly ramshackle. The original 1848 station became known as the ’Central Station’ as other platforms were added. The new platform sets were known by nicknames - the two platforms added for suburban services in 1878 were the ’Cyprus Station’, whilst the six built in 1885 for use by trains on the Windsor line became the ’Khartoum Station’. Each of these stations-within-a-station had its own booking office, taxi stand and public entrances from the street, as well as often poorly marked and confusing access to the rest of the station. This complexity and confusion became the butt of jokes by writers and music hall comics for many years in the late 19th century, including Jerome K. Jerome in Three Men in a Boat.

The present buildings were inaugurated in 1922. Part of the station is a Grade II listed heritage building.

With over 91 million passenger entries and exits between April 2010 and March 2011, Waterloo is easily Britain’s busiest railway station in terms of passenger usage. The Waterloo complex is one of the busiest passenger terminals in Europe. It has more platforms and a greater floor area than any other station in the UK (though Clapham Junction, just under 4 miles down the line, has the largest number of trains). It is the terminus of a network of railway lines from Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, South West England, and the south-western suburbs of London.

Waterloo tube station is, like its namesake, the busiest station on the network and is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and the Waterloo & City lines.

The first underground station at Waterloo was opened on 8 August 1898 by the Waterloo & City Railway (W&CR), a subsidiary of the owners of the main line station, the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR). The W&CR, nicknamed the Drain, achieved in a limited way the L&SWR’s original plan of taking its tracks the short distance north-east into the City of London.

On 10 March 1906, the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR, now the Bakerloo line) was opened. On 13 September 1926, the extension of the Hampstead & Highgate line (as the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line was then known) was opened from Embankment to the existing City & South London Railway station Kennington with a new station at Waterloo.

As a subsidiary of the L&SWR and its successor the Southern Railway, the W&CR was not a part of the London Underground system. Following nationalization of the main line railway companies in 1948, it became part of British Railways (later British Rail). Following a period of closure during 1993 when the line was converted to use the four rail electrical system of the London Underground, the ownership of Waterloo & City line was transferred to the Underground on 1 April 1994.

On 24 September 1999, the Jubilee line station was opened as part of the Jubilee Line Extension. The station was temporarily the western terminus of the extension running from Stratford in east London, before the final section to link the extension to the original line was opened between Waterloo and Green Park on 20 November 1999. The Jubilee platforms are at the opposite end of the site from those of the Bakerloo and Northern lines, but the two ends are connected by a 140-metre moving walkway link (one of only two on the Underground - the other gives access to the Waterloo & City line platform at Bank station).

Waterloo station is linked to the South Bank by an elevated walkway. It was once possible to walk directly by elevated walkways and footbridges all the way from the concourse of Waterloo to that of Charing Cross railway station on the north side of the Thames, but the demolition of part of the Waterloo walkway and the reconstruction of the Hungerford Footbridge means that that is no longer possible.


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Waterloo Bridge on an 1810 map.
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The Ring, Blackfriars Road, SE1 (1925) Although established as a boxing venue in 1910, the building dated from 1783 as the Surrey Congregational Chapel by the Reverend Rowland Hill - who reportedly opted for the unusual, circular design so that there would be no corners in which the devil could hide. The person responsible for overseeing the chapel’s conversion was Dick Burge, a former English middleweight champion from Cheltenham. The former place of worship was then a warehouse. Dick and his wife Bella Burge enlisted the help of local homeless people to clean out the building and transform it into a state fit for presenting boxing to the public. The Ring opened on 14 May 1910, with the Blackfriars arena soon staging events four to five times a week, and the name from the circular shape of the building. The term "boxing ring" is not derived from the name of the building, contrary to local legend, but - still from the capital - instead from the London Prize Ring Rules in 1743, which specified a small circle in the centre of the fight area where the boxers met at the start of each round. The term ’ringside seat’ dates from the 1860s.
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Church Street (1866)
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The Hole In The Wall, Waterloo
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1893 programme cover - Canterbury Theatre
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Gladstone Street showing Albert Terrace in the background (1977)
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Deep beneath the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station, Leake Street, once a dismal, tunnel for vehicular traffic now enjoys a new lease of life as an ever changing, unofficial art gallery.
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York Road, South Bank (2013) York Road started its life in 1824. Part of the land was sold to the London and South Western Railway in 1848 when the line was extended from Nine Elms. Waterloo Station, which was raised above the marshy ground on a series of arches, was designed by Sir William Tite and opened on 11 July 1848.
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Pelham Mission Hall, Lambeth Walk (2005). A curious building with an outside pulpit. It closed as a church sometime around 1970.
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An unnamed side street off of Fitzalan Street, Lambeth (1921)
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The Ring, Blackfriars Road, SE1 (1925) Although established as a boxing venue in 1910, the building dated from 1783 as the Surrey Congregational Chapel by the Reverend Rowland Hill - who reportedly opted for the unusual, circular design so that there would be no corners in which the devil could hide. The person responsible for overseeing the chapel’s conversion was Dick Burge, a former English middleweight champion from Cheltenham. The former place of worship was then a warehouse. Dick and his wife Bella Burge enlisted the help of local homeless people to clean out the building and transform it into a state fit for presenting boxing to the public. The Ring opened on 14 May 1910, with the Blackfriars arena soon staging events four to five times a week, and the name from the circular shape of the building. The term "boxing ring" is not derived from the name of the building, contrary to local legend, but - still from the capital - instead from the London Prize Ring Rules in 1743, which specified a small circle in the centre of the fight area where the boxers met at the start of each round. The term ’ringside seat’ dates from the 1860s.
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Peabody Square, Blackfriars Road, Bankside, c.1872
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The Thames (1931) The view is looking southwest from the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. It is not only 1931 but probably the 1 September, the first day of the Triennial International Illumination Congress which took place until 25th September when all the major buildings were floodlit for one month between 9pm and midnight. On that first night it was estimated that over one million extra people were in Central London, the traffic congestion was the worst that London had ever seen. The 1931 congress turned its attention to the standardisation of lamp bases and sockets which were then and are still now, Bayonet and Edison screw.
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