Denmark Place, WC2H

Road in/near Queen’s Park, existed between 1687 and 2011

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Denmark Place was an alleyway one block north of Denmark Street.

The land on which Denmark Place stands was formerly part of the grounds of St Giles Hospital. The grounds were laid out for development during the reign of James II and developed by Samuel Fortrey and Jacques Wiseman. The alley probably dates from between 1682 and 1687.

It was called Dudley Court, then Denmark Court and finally Denmark Place, running along the back of the north side of Denmark Street, connecting to it via an opening at No. 27.

A tragic fire occurred on 16 August 1980 at 18 Denmark Place, caused by arson and killing 37 people, most of whom were Spanish or Latin American who were patrons of two unlicensed bars in the building. At the time, The Sunday Times suggested that it could be "the worst mass murder in British history". Until the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017 in which 72 people perished, the tragedy at Denmark Place was London’s deadliest fire since the Second World War.

Denmark Place was quietly swept away after three centuries to make way for the Tottenham Court Road station works for the Elizabeth line.




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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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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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Lived here
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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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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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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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

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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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Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

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jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Comment
   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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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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Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H Thomas Neal’s shopping centre is a road in the WC2H postcode area
Tisbury Court, W1D Tisbury Court is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Tottenham Court Road, W1T Tottenham Court Road is a major road running from the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, north to Euston Road - a distance of about three-quarters of a mile.
Tower Court, WC2H Tower Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Tower Street, WC2H Tower Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Townsend House, W1D Residential block
Upper James Street, W1F Upper James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H This is a street in the WC2H postcode area
Victoria House, WC1B Residential block
Walkers Court, Walkers Court lies within the postcode.
Walker’s Court, W1D Walker’s Court is one of the many passageways which in past years was known as ’Paved Alley’.
Wardour Mews, W1F Wardour Mews is a cul-de-sac off of Portland Street.
Wardour Street, W1F Wardour Street is a street that runs north from Leicester Square, through Chinatown, across Shaftesbury Avenue to Oxford Street.
Wedgwood Mews, W1D Wedgwood Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Wells Mews, W1W Wells Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Wells Street, W1D Wells Street - ’Welses Lane’ - is first recorded in 1692.
West Central Street, WC2H West Central Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area.
West Street, WC2H West Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Willoughby Street, WC1B Willoughby Street was formerly known as both Vine Street and Wooburn Street.
Windmill Street, W1T Windmill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Winnett Street, W1D Winnett Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Adam And Eve This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Adam and Eve Inn The Adam and Eve was an inn on Oxford Street.
Admiral Duncan The Admiral Duncan is well-known as one of Soho’s oldest gay pubs.
All Bar One This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Apartment 58 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ape and Bird This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bar Termini This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
[email protected] This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blocks Cafe This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bloomsbury Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blue Posts This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bourne & Hollingsworth This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bricklayers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Byron Hamburgers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Carlisle Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Circus This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Clock House The Coach & Horses is a pub on the corner of Romilly Street and Greek Street.
Club 49 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Coach And Horses The Coach and Horses pub has been on Great Marlborough Street since the mid-18th century.
Comptons Of Soho This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Crown & Anchor This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
De Hems De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
Dog and Duck The Dog and Duck is on the corner of Frith Street and Bateman Street.
Duke Of Argyll This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duke of Wellington This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duke Of York This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Fitzroy Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Garlic & Shots This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Golden Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Graphic Bar This bar used to be known as the Midas Touch.
Green Man This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hudsons House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Jack Horner This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kopapa This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Marquis Of Granby This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Molly Moggs Ale & Pie House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Museum Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
My Old Dutch This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Nellie Dean This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
New Ambassadors Theatre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Newman Arms The Newman Arms has been a Fitzrovia fixture for centuries.
Nordic Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old Coffee House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
One Tun This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Philomena’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Pillars Of Hercules This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Princess Louise This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Rising Sun This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Salsa! This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
St Martin’s Theatre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Sun & 13 Cantons This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Angel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Blue Post This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Cambridge Theatre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Champion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown & Two Chairmen This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The John Snow This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Kings Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The London Cocktail Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The London Cocktail Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The O’ Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Plough This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Ship This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Sun This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Sussex This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Tottenham This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Toucan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Wheatsheaf This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Yard Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Three Greyhounds This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Troy Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Truckles Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Two Brewers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Vinyl Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White Hart This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White Horse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
BT Tower
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Transmission
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Hungerford Stairs circa 1828
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Tottenham Court Road (1927)
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In the neighbourhood...

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The Prince of Wales Theatre in 1903 shortly before its demolition for the building of the Scala Theatre in 1904.
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Fairyland, 92 Tottenham Court Road London circa 1905
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Transmission
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Piccadilly Theatre (2007)
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Tottenham Court Road (1927)
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The Royal Opera House, Bow Street frontage, with the statue of Dame Ninette de Valois in the foreground
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London Hippodrome in 2017
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Sectional view of Wyld's Great Globe, which stood in Leicester Square, London 1851–62
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De Hems, 11 Macclesfield Street and the entrance to Horse & Dolphin Yard.
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The Queen’s Theatre in the West End (2011), then showing the musical "Les Misérables"
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