Baker Street station, 1890

Image dated 1890

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Photo taken in an easterly direction · Baker Street · W1U ·
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This Bishopsgate Institute view of Baker Street station dates from 1890.

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This viewpoint shows a busy yet narrow Marylebone Road. We are looking east along the road. Chiltern Court is not yet built which will come to dominate the left of the view.

The spire of Marylebone church can be seen in the distance on the right.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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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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Lived here
Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

Dennis Potter
Author Dennis Potter lived in Collingwood House in the 1970’s

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Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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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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Comment
   
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
Allsop Farm Allsop Farm stood on the north side of Marylebone Road.
Baker Street Baker Street tube station is a station on the London Underground at the junction of Baker Street and the Marylebone Road. The station lies in Travelcard Zone 1 and is served by five different lines. It is one of the original stations of the Metropolitan Railway (MR), the world’s first underground railway, opened in 1863.
Marylebone Town Hall Marylebone Town Hall is a municipal building on Marylebone Road and a Grade II listed building.
Yorkshire Stingo The Yorkshire Stingo was a pub in Marylebone between the 17th to 20th centuries, notable as the terminus for the first bus in London.

NEARBY STREETS
Accurist House, W1U Accurist House is a block on Baker Street.
Admiral Court, W1U Admiral Court is a road in the W1U postcode area
Albert Mansions, W1U Albert Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Allsop Place, NW1 Allsop Place was named for Thomas Allsop of Allsop Farm.
Amisa House, W1U Amisa House is sited on York Street.
Ashland House, W1U Classified as a residential/commercial block
Ashland Place, W1U Alongside the cemetery of Marylebone ran Burying Ground Passage which was renamed Ashland Place in 1886.
Aybrook Street, W1U Aybrook Street roughly follows the path of the former Aye, or Eye Brook.
Baker Street, NW1 The NW1 end of Baker Street was home to Sherlock Holmes.
Baker Street, W1U Baker Street was laid out in the 18th century by the builder William Baker, after whom it is named.
Balcombe Street, NW1 Balcombe Street is possibly a corruption of Batcombe, Dorset, in line with other Dorset-related street names in the area.
Barker Street, NW1 Barker Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Beaumont Mews, W1G Beaumont Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Beaumont Street, W1G Beaumont Street is the location of the King Edward VII Hospital and the Marylebone Library.
Bendall Mews, NW1 Bendall Mews is a street in Camden Town.
Berkeley Court, NW1 Berkeley Court is a block on Baker Street.
Bickenhall Mansions, W1U Bickenhall Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Bickenhall Street, W1U Bickenhall Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Blandford Square, NW1 Blandford Square was largely demolished to make way for Marylebone Station.
Blandford Street, W1U Blandford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Boston Place, NW1 Boston Place is a street in Camden Town.
Bourne House, W1U Bourne House is sited on St Vincent Street.
Bradbury House, NW1 Bradbury House can be found on Cosway Street.
Brendon House, W1U Brendon House is a building on Nottingham Place.
Broadstone Place, W1U Broadstone Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Bryanston Mews East, W1H Bryanston Mews East is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Bryanston Place, W1H Bryanston Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Chagford House, NW1 Residential block
Chagford Street, NW1 Chagford Street is a street in Camden Town.
Chalfont Court, NW1 Chalfont Court is a block on Baker Street.
Cheviot Court, W1 Cheviot Court is a block on Luxborough Street.
Chiltern Court, NW1 Chiltern Court is a street in Camden Town.
Chiltern Street, W1U Chiltern Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Claremont Court, W1H Claremont Court is a block on Enford Street.
Clarence Gate Gardens, NW1 Clarence Gate Gardens is a street in Camden Town.
Clarewood Court, W1H Clarewood Court can be found on Crawford Street.
Clay Street, W1U Clay Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Clearwater Court, W1U Clearwater Court is a block on Marylebone High Street.
Clearwater House, W1U Clearwater House is a block on Nottingham Place.
Cornwall Terrace Mews, NW1 This is a street in the NW1 postcode area
Cornwall Terrace, NW1 Cornwall Terrace is a street in Camden Town.
Crawford Mews, W1H Crawford Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crawford Place, W1H Crawford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crawford Street, W1H Crawford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Crawford Street, W1U Crawford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Creffield House, W1G Creffield House is a block on New Cavendish Street.
Cross Keys Close, W1U Cross Keys Close is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
David Mews, W1U David Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Devonshire Place Mews, W1G Devonshire Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Devonshire Place, W1G Devonshire Place is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Dorchester Place, NW1 Dorchester Place is a former road.
Dorset House, NW1 Dorset House is a residential block in Marylebone and a noted example of Art Deco architecture.
Dorset Square, NW1 Dorset Square was built on the former site of Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Dorset Street, W1U Dorset Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Dunstable Mews, W1G Dunstable Mews is a road in the W1G postcode area
Durweston Mews, W1U Durweston Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Durweston Street, W1H Durweston Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Elliott House, W1 Elliott House is a block on Devonshire Street.
Enford Street, W1H Enford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Farley Court, NW1 Farley Court is a street in Camden Town.
Farnham House, NW1 Farnham House is a block on Harewood Avenue.
Forset Street, W1U Forset Street is a road in the W1H postcode area
Glentworth Street, NW1 Glentworth Street is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Place, NW1 Gloucester Place is a street in Camden Town.
Gloucester Place, W1U Gloucester Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Great Central Street, NW1 Great Central Street is a street in Camden Town.
Grotto Passage, W1U Grotto Passage has kept its name amid a sea of renaming.
Harcourt Street, W1H Harcourt Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Harewood Avenue, NW1 Harewood Avenue is a street in Camden Town.
Harewood Row, NW1 Harewood Row is a street in Camden Town.
Harley House, NW1 Harley House is a block on Marylebone Road
Hayes Place, NW1 Hayes Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Homer Row, W1H Homer Row is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Homer Street, W1H Homer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Huntsworth Mews, NW1 Huntsworth Mews is a small street in Marylebone.
Ivor Court, NW1 Ivor Court is a block in Marylebone.
Ivor Place, NW1 Ivor Place is a street in Camden Town.
Kenrick Place, W1U Kenrick Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Knox Street, W1H This is a street in the W1H postcode area
Linhope Street, NW1 Linhope Street is a north-south street in Marylebone.
Lisson Grove, NW1 The southern end of Lisson Grove was the location of a hamlet and open space, both called Lisson Green.
Lowstock Road, W1U Lowstock Road is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Luxborough Street, W1U Luxborough Street is a road in the W1U postcode area
Luxborough Towers, W1U Luxborough Towers is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Manchester Street, W1U Manchester Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Market Place, W1H Market Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Marylebone High Street, W1U Marylebone High Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Marylebone Road, NW1 Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Marylebone Street, W1G Marylebone Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Melcombe Place, NW1 Melcombe Place is a street in Camden Town.
Melcombe Street, NW1 Melcombe Street is a street in Camden Town.
Montagu Mansions, W1U Montagu Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Montagu Mews North, W1H Montagu Mews North is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Montagu Place, W1H Montagu Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Montagu Row, W1U Montagu Row is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Moxon Street, W1U Moxon Street once went by the name of Paradise Street, at odds with its appearance.
Nottingham Place, W1U Nottingham Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Nottingham Street, W1U Nottingham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Old Marylebone Road, NW1 Old Marylebone Road is a street in Camden Town.
Oldbury Place, W1U Oldbury Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Ossington Buildings, W1U Ossington Buildings runs north from Moxon Street.
Paddington Street, W1U Paddington Street was once a country track leading towards Paddington.
Porter Street, W1U Porter Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Portman Mansions, NW1 Portman Mansions is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Rossmore Road, NW1 Rossmore Road is a street in Camden Town.
Salisbury Place, W1H Salisbury Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Buildings, W1H Seymour Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Leisure Centre, W1H Seymour Leisure Centre is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Seymour Place, W1H Now fashionable, Seymour Place was listed in the 1800s as ‘a great pest-hole of vice in every shape.’.
Sherlock Mews, W1U Sherlock Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Shillibeer Place, W1H Shillibeer Place commemorates pioneer busman George Shillibeer.
Shouldham Street, W1H Shouldham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Siddons Lane, NW1 Siddons Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area
St Andrews Mansions, W1U St Andrews Mansions is a road in the W1U postcode area
St Vincent Street, W1U Saint Vincent Street is a road in the W1U postcode area
St. Vincent Street, W1U St. Vincent Street is a location in London.
Station Approach, NW1 Station Approach is a street in Camden Town.
Taunton Mews, NW1 Taunton Mews dates from the early 1820s.
Taunton Place, NW1 Taunton Place is in the back streets behind Marylebone station.
The Arcade, NW1 The Arcade is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Thornton Place, W1H Thornton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Treborough House, W1U Treborough House is a block on Nottingham Street
Upper Montagu Street, W1H Upper Montagu Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Walden House, W1U Residential block
Walmer Place, W1H Walmer Place is a road in the W1H postcode area
Waverley Court, W1G Waverley Court is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Westmoreland Street, W1G Westmoreland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Wheatley Street, W1G Wheatley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Wyndham Mews, W1H Wyndham Mews is a road in the W1H postcode area
Wyndham Place, W1H Wyndham Place leads from the northern end of Bryanston Square to the 1821 Church of St Mary’s.
Wyndham Street, W1H Wyndham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Wyndham Yard, W1H Wyndham Yard is a road in the W1H postcode area
York Bridge, NW1 York Bridge is a road in the NW1 postcode area
York Gate, NW1 York Gate is a street in Camden Town.
York Street, W1H York Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
York Street, W1U York Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
York Terrace East, W1G York Terrace East is a street in Camden Town.
York Terrace West, NW1 York Terrace West is a road in the NW1 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Duke of Wellington The Duke of Wellington (Barrack Field) lies on the corner of Crawford Street and Wyndham Place.
Yorkshire Stingo The Yorkshire Stingo was a pub in Marylebone between the 17th to 20th centuries, notable as the terminus for the first bus in London.


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Baker Street

Baker Street tube station is a station on the London Underground at the junction of Baker Street and the Marylebone Road. The station lies in Travelcard Zone 1 and is served by five different lines. It is one of the original stations of the Metropolitan Railway (MR), the world’s first underground railway, opened in 1863.

Baker Street station was opened by the MR on 10 January 1863 (these platforms are now served by the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines). On 13 April 1868, the MR opened the first section of Metropolitan and St John’s Wood Railway as a branch from its existing route. This line, serving the open-air platforms, was steadily extended to Willesden Green and northwards, finally reaching Aylesbury Town and Verney Junction (some 50 miles/80 km from Baker Street) in 1892.

Over the next few decades this section of the station was extensively rebuilt to provide four platforms. The current Metropolitan line layout largely dates from 1925, and the bulk of the surface buildings, designed by architect Charles Clark, also date from this period.

The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR, now the Bakerloo line) opened on 10 March 1906; Baker Street was the temporary northern terminus of the line until it was extended to Marylebone station on 27 March 1907.

The original station building stood on Baker Street and served the tube platforms with lifts, but these were supplemented with escalators in 1914, linking the Metropolitan line and the Bakerloo line platforms by a new concourse excavated under the Metropolitan line.

On 20 November 1939, following the construction of an additional southbound platform and connecting tube tunnels between Baker Street and Finchley Road stations, the Bakerloo line took over the Metropolitan line’s stopping services between Finchley Road and Wembley Park and its Stanmore branch. The current Bakerloo ticket hall and escalators to the lower concourse were provided in conjunction with the new service.

The Jubilee line added an extra northbound platform and replaced the Bakerloo line service to Stanmore from its opening on 1 May 1979.


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Montagu House, Portman Square
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Lisson Green
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Montagu House, Portman Square
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Abbey lodge as it appeared on the 1872 Ordnance Survey map. It faces Park Road with Hanover Gate to its north and Hanover Terrace behind.
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The former Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone Town Hall on Marylebone Road (2007)
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view of Balcombe Street, Marylebone (2007) In 1975, there was a siege in Balcombe Street where the Provisional IRA took two hostages and a six day siege with the Metropolitan Police ensued
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Beaumont Street (2014)
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8 Blandford Square, NW1 - date unknown.
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Picton Place, W1 was formerly Gray Street as can be seen on a ’ghost sign’ on the corner
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Portman Square, W1H
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Shillibeer Place sign
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Dorset House (2012)
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