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Haberdashers’ Company (The) were formed in 1447, and were first known as “Hurrers” and Milainers” (milliners), from the fact that they supplied goods made in Milan. Their trade was not confined to what is now known as haberdashery, but included swords, knives, spurs, glass, and other articles. The present hall in Gresham-street is not an ancient building, nor is it remarkable in any way, except for its extreme comfort. It contains a couple of portraits of George II. and the wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales, around which some mystery gathers. These paintings were missing for about forty years, and it was only in the year 1876 that they were discovered in the collection of a country gentleman by a master of the company, who was enabled to restore them to their original places. The Haberdashers have the patronage of eight livings, eighteen scholarships, and have five free schools, two of which are in London.

Haiti —MINISTRY, 4, Alfred. place, Thurloe-sq S.W. NEAREST Railway Station, South Kensington; Omnibus Routes, Brompton- road and Fulham-rd; Cab Rank, Cromwell-road. CONSULATE, 7, Mincing-lane. NEAREST Railway Stations, Aldgate (Met.), Cannon-street (S.E.), and Mansion House (Dist.); Omnibus Routes, Grace-church-street and Fenchurch-st; Cab Rank, Fenchurch-street.

Hampton Court.—An old-fashioned village on the Thames, about two miles above Kingston, well known for the old palace of Cardinal Wolsey. Presented by the great Cardinal to Henry VIII. it was for many years a royal residence, and, curiously enough. was a favourite abode of both Charles I. and Oliver Cromwell. At present suites of apartments are granted in the palace to ladies and gentlemen favoured by the Crown. Cavalry barracks are attached to the palace, which are generally occupied by a detachment of the household brigade or some other corps d’elite. There are many pictures of great interest, principally in their relation to English history; the beauties of the court of the second Charles, limned by Sir Peter Lely, being in this respect particularly noticeable. There are also pictures by Holbein, Kneller, Titian, and other masters; but it may be noted that many of the Hampton Court pictures are but of doubtful authenticity. The principal attractions at the Court, however, to the general public are the gardens, with quaint old-world arrangement, and the fish-ponds, which contain patriarchal carp, which might even have competed for crumbs from the band of William the Silent, as they now do from those of ‘Arry the Noisy. The maze is a never-ending source of hilarious enjoyment to crowds of holiday visitors, and the great vine annually attracts its thousands of sightseers. From Waterloo (42 min.) 1st 2/-, 2/9; 2nd, 1/6, 2/-; 3rd, 1/3, 1/10.

Hanover Square Club.— Proprietary. No special qualification. The admission of members into the club is by election by the committee; three members of the committee forming a quorum. The entrance fee to the club is £21. The subscription for town members is £8 8s.; for country members, £4 4s.; for foreign members (residing beyond the United Kingdom), £2 2s.; and for officers on foreign service, £1 1s.

Hawaiian Islands.MINISTRY, 34, Sackville-street, W. NEAREST Railway Stations, St. James’s-park and Charing-cross (Dist. and S.E.); Omnibus Routes Piccadilly and Regent-street; Cab Rank, Piccadilly. CONSULATE, St. Michael’s-buildings, 9, Gracechurch-street. NEAREST Railway Stations, Mansion House (Dist.) and Cannon-street (S.E.); Omnibus Routes, Gracechurch-street, King William-street, and Cornhill; Cab Rank, Gracechurch-street.

Haymarket Theatre, east side of Haymarket.—A curiously-constructed house, built by Nash of Bath, whose principal practice was in the way of chapels, and who seems to have had some such model in his eye on this occasion. The salle is not of the usual semicircular or horseshoe form, but oblong, whilst the dress-circle comes down within four or five feet of the level of the pit. Its specialty for some time was comedy, but of late years it has rather wandered out of it. The pit, though one of the smallest, is one of the most comfortable in London. NEAREST Railway StationsCharing-cross (Dist, and S.E.) Omnibus Routes, Piccadilly, Regent-street, Haymarket, and Strand. 

Health. Since the passing of the first Public Health Act in 1848, the statistics of births and deaths and of the causes of death have been collected at the Registrar General’s Office at Somerset House. By this means the limits and causes of mortality are determined with much precision, and too high a death rate leads to a special inquiry as to its causes, and to the more stringent enforcement of the rules of public health.  The mean annual mortality (during the past 10 years) of London is 23 per 1,000 of population. In twenty other English towns the death-rate ranged last year from 19 to 29 per 1,000. The Acts bearing upon public health are very numerous, and a Consolidation Sanitary Act, to bring all the enactments into one statute,  is much needed.

Heralds’ College, or College of Arms.—This is one of the old-fashioned institutions that still survive, although it is difficult to see of what particular service it is to anyone but its officials. In the days when the herald was really an important functionary, not only in state ceremonials, but also in registering the various grants of arms, superintending and chronicling trials by battle and chivalric exercises, It is possible that the thirteen kings-at-arms, heralds, and pursuivants, may have been usefully employed. At present they are mainly occupied in assisting those who desire to trace their descent from the own of titles, in granting new, and empowering the adoption of old armorial bearings on certain conditions. There are three kings at arms—Garter, Norroy, and Clarencieux: six heralds — Somerset, York, Chester, Richmond, Windsor, and Lancaster; and four pursuivants — Rouge Croix, Blue Mantle, Rouge Dragon, and Portcullis. The college of arms which was originally founded by Richard III., occupied, on the destruction of Derby House in Doctors’ Commons, new buildings planned by Sir, Christopher Wren. The various improvements in that neighbourhood have now brought the frontage of the building into Queen Victoria-street. There are many objects of interest to antiquaries, especially in the form of curious rolls, pedigrees MSS, &c to be seen at the college;  but there is little likely to attract the general public. Hours 10 to 4. The Lyon College of Scotland is in the a General Register House, Edinburgh, and the office of Arms for Ireland in the Record Tower Dublin Castle. NEAREST Railway Station, Mansion House. Omnibus Routes, Queen Victoria-Street, Cheapside, and Cornhill; Cab Rank, Opposite. 

Her Majesty’s Opera House, Haymarket.—An exceedingly handsome house, the  salle  built on the lines of the old theatre destroyed by fire in 1867 but not occupying quite the same site. The former stage was one of the shallowest in London, extending almost as much in front of the curtain as behind it. By sacrificing the “crush-room,” or foyer which occupied the end of the building farthest from the stage the salle has now been removed a considerable distance to the north of its former position, and the space thus gained has been thrown into the stage, which now occupies its normal relation to the rest of the house. From the point of view of stage effect a great gain has thus been achieved, the actors no longer stepping out of the picture and walking down almost to the middle of the house to sing their solos. Whether the acoustic qualities of the theatre have gained by this improvement is perhaps a question, but they are still very good. The best place for hearing, both here and at the other opera-house, is the amphitheatre stalls; the best for seeing the middle or back row of the orchestra stalls, or the central portion of the grand tier. Visitors will find a very convenient short exit into the arcade from the lobby on the right-hand side, looking towards the stage. The theatre is at present leased by Mr. Mapleson, who gives performances of Italian opera during the season and, at lower prices, in the autumn. Recently the house has been occupied by Mr. Carl Rosa for performances of opera in English, the success of which has been sufficient to justify the expectation that English opera may be destined, after all its vicissitudes, to find at last a permanent home in the metropolis. Evening dress, during the Italian opera season, de rigeur in every detail, as at Covent Garden. NEAREST Railway Stations, Charing-cross (Dist. and S.E.); Omnibus Routes Pall Mall or Haymarket; Cab Rank, Opposite

Hogarth Club,  84, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy-square, is established to facilitate association amongst artists who wish to enjoy the advantages of a life class, sketching club, and reading-room together with the benefits derived from social intercourse. “Only artists shall be admitted.” Candidates are elected at the quarterly meetings by ballot, a majority of four-fifths of the members present shall be required to elect. Conversazioni are held from time to time. “Excisable articles shall be served to members only.” Entrance fee, £5 5s. subscription, £3 3s. ; country members,  £1 11s. 6d.  

Holborn is a continuation of Oxford-street, the link between east and west. It is a great thoroughfare, but its shops are not of such a class as would be expected from that circumstance. Holborn, in fact, suffers from being neither one thing nor the other. It is too far east for the fashionable world to come to it for their purchases; it is too far west for the business men of the City; consequently it contains few first-class shops or warehouses. Until within the last few years the row of houses which narrowed the street at the Bar formed one of the most curious bits of old London remaining; and the removal of the row, although immensely improving the general aspect of Holborn, has greatly altered its character. The line of houses, however, still remaining at this point on the south side of the street, opposite Furnival’s-inn, are still well worth seeing, as being by far the most perfect specimens of old street architecture, with its wooden beams and projecting upper storeys, remaining in London. The two chief streets, or rather lanes, which run into Holborn are Chancery-lane, leading down past Lincoln’s-inn to Fleet-street, and Gray’s-inn-lane, leading to King’s-cross. Gray’s-inn, of which only the entrance is visible in Holborn, half-way down on the north side, will be found described elsewhere. Holborn terminates at the circus of the same name, a handsome architectural feature, with an equestrian statue of the Prince Consort in the centre, while beyond, the Holborn-viaduct and the Fleet-valley to St. Sepulchre’s Church and Newgate. With the exception, perhaps, of Queen Victoria-street, this is the finest piece of street architecture in the City of London, and its effect is greatly increased by the fact that it is built in a curve. There is a uniformity in the general architectural design of the houses upon either side, which, although carried to a wearisome extent in many Continental towns, is very rare in London; indeed, of the great thoroughfares, Regent-street and Holborn-viaduct are the sole examples. On the right hand side, going east of the Viaduct, is the chapel of Dr. Parker, known as the City Temple. The nearest way from Holborn to Blackfriars bridge, or the Ludgate-circus at the junction of Fleet-street an Ludgate-hill, is through Shoe-lane and Bride-street; Shoe-lane runs off diagonally from Holborn-circus. From the same point Charterhouse Street leads down to the Farringdon Station of the Metropolitan Railway.

Holloway.—(See ISLINGTON)

Home Office.—The Home Office, Whitehall, S.W., undertakes an enormous amount of work in connection with the social government of the country, and contains the following departments: the Factory Department, Whitehall, with a large staff of inspectors, assistant- inspectors and sub - inspectors; Inspectors of Prisons, under the Act of 1877; Reformatory and Industrial Schools, 3, Delahay-street, S.W. Inspectors of Anatomical Schools, 2 St. Martin’s-place, Trafalgar square, W.C.; the Prison Department; the Burial Acts’ Department; Inspectors of Constabulary; Inspectors of Salmon Fisheries and Inspectors of Explosives. NEAREST Railway Station, Westminster-bridge ; Omnibus Routes, Whitehall and Strand; Cab Ranks Horse Guards and Palace Yard.

Honduras.—Consulate, 5, Lothbury, City. NEAREST Railway Stations, Moorgate-street and Mansion House; Omnibus Routes, Moorgate-street, Cheapside, and Queen Victoria-street. Cab Rank, Opposite.

Horse Guards, Whitehall. The offices of the Commander-Chief the Adjutant-General, and the Quartermaster-General, are at the Horse Guards. NEAREST Railway Stations, Charing-cross (Dist. and S.E.) and Westminster bridge; Omnibus Routes, Whitehall and Strand ; Cab Rank Opposite.

Horses and Carriages. Readers of the DICTIONARY may possibly find themselves in the position of wanting to hire horses, harness, &c. This is a matter as to which it is most difficult to advise. Prices vary so greatly during the few months of tire season and the rest of the year, and in various quarters of the town, that this is emphatically a business in which “circumstances alter cases.” But it may roughly be said that at the best West-end houses a one-horse carriage (Victoria or brougham) will cost about 30 guineas a month; a two-horse carriage, such as a landau, about 45 guineas a month. These prices, of course, include horses, carriage, harness, coachman, stabling and forage. Horses alone, during the same months, may be hired at about 7 ½  guineas each a month, including forage and stabling; but in this case harness will be an extra charge, and the coachman’s wages will have to be paid. In ordinary jobbing work a one-horse brougham during the day-time costs about 7s. 6d. for two hours’ hiring; theatre and ball work cost from 10s. 6d. to 27s. 6d., according to circumstances and locality. For excursions a one-horse brougham, as a rule, will cost £1 1s. ; a two-horse carriage £1 10s.;  but for what the job-masters call a “long day” these charges would be increased about 20 per cent. It should be borne in mind that unless the carriage be jobbed for a lengthened period the coachman invariably expects a gratuity. The above prices, be it noted, refer to the best West-end establishments. In every district in town there are job-masters who will supply horses and carriages on considerably easier terms. As these vary so much with situation and circumstance, it is impossible to give even an approximate list of charges—(See RIDING SCHOOLS.)

Horticultural Society (Royal).The gardens are at South Kensington, and the ground is leased to the society by the Commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851 on certain terms. Privileges of a Fellow paying £4 4s. a year :—1. Entitled to personal admission at all times when the gardens are open to Fellows, and two yearly transferable tickets. N. B. The garden at Chiswick is closed on Sunday, and the garden at South Kensington is open from 2 p.m. 2. The right of introducing two friends with the bearer of each ticket, show and special days excepted. 3. The power of admitting (Sundays excepted) eight friends by written order at Chiswick. 4. To visit the shows at 12 o’clock, being an hour earlier than the general public. 5. To purchase for £2 2s. each, transferable tickets, which confer on their bearers all privileges that Fellows themselves could exercise. 6. To receive 40 orders, giving free admission on all days excepting show and special days. 7. The right of purchasing before-hand tickets at reduced prices. 8. A share of such seeds, &c., as the society may have in sufficient number. 9. To purchase the flowers, fruit, &c., grown at Chiswick not required for scientific purposes. 10. To receive a copy of the publications of the society. 11. The right of voting at all meetings. 12. The right of relief from the yearly payments while resident abroad. 13. Free admission to the reading room and Lindley library. 14. The wives or husbands of deceased Fellows, upon being themselves elected Fellows, are exempted from the admission fee. Privileges of a Fellow paying £2 2s. a year —15. Entitled to personal admission, as in No. 1, and to one transferable yearly ticket, admitting the bearer every day, and to all shows, fetes, conversazioni, and promenades. Entitled to half the privileges mentioned in Nos. 3, 6, and 8. 17. The same as Nos. 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Privileges of a £1 1s. member :—Entitled to one ticket, not transferable, giving the owner admission on all ordinary occasions and to all shows and promenades at Chiswick and South Kensington, but not to the annual or special general meetings of the society, nor does it entitle the member to vote on any matters relating to the affairs of the society. The society being incorporated by Royal Charter, the Fellows incur no personal liability beyond the payment of their annual subscriptions. The fixtures for 1879 are: Agricultural Society’s Show, Tuesday, April 22nd ; Great Summer Show, from Tuesday, May 27th, to Friday, May 30th, both days inclusive; Whit Monday Show, Monday, June 1st; Rose and Pelargonium Society’s Show, Tuesday, June 24th; Carnation and Picotee Society’s Show; also exhibition of British Bee-keepers’ Association, Tuesday, July 22nd. For Chiswick from Waterloo (20 min.) 1st, -/11, 1/4 ; 2nd, -/9, 1/-; 3rd, -/7, -/10. NEAREST Railway Station, South Kensington; Omnibus Route, Kensington-road; Cab Rank, Kensington-road.

Hospitals,Dispensaries, &c.—The following are the principal hospitals, dispensaries &c their specialties, when not sufficiently indicated by their titles, and the address of the official to whom application for admission should be made.—(See also DOCTORS and  BOOKS OF REFERENCE.)
BETHLEHEM (ROYAL) HOSPITAL, Res. Phys., St. George’s-rd, Southwark.  Curable lunatics of educated class.
BOURNEMOUTH NATIONAL SANATORIUM, Secretary, 21, Regent-street. Convalescents from consumption
BROMPTON HOMEOPATHIC DISPEN., Dispenser, 9 to 11a.rn., Brompton
BROWN INSTITUTION, Wandsworth-road, Wandsworth, SW. Diseases of domestic animals
CANCER HOSPITAL, Sec., 167, Piccadilly; or Surg., Hospital, Brompton. Free, without letters of recom.
CANCER, ST.  SAVIOUR’S HOSPITAL FOR, Sec., Osnaburgh-st, Regent’s-pk. Treatment without knife
CHARING CROSS HOSPITAL, West Strand. Severe cases at all times admitted
CHILDREN, BELGRAVE HOSPITAL FOR, 72, Winchester-st, Eccleston-sq.
CHILDREN, E. LONDON HOS. & DIS. FOR WOMEN, Sec., Shadwell, E...
CHILDREN, EVELINA HOSP. FOR SICK, Sec., Southwark-bridge-rd, S.E. For poor children only
CHILDREN, HOS. FOR SICK & INCUR., Hon. Sec., 46, Cheyne-wk, Chelsea.  Payment of 4s. per week
CHILDREN, N.-E. LONDON HOSPITAL FOR, Sec, 27, Clement’s-lane, E.C.
CHILDREN, N.W. LONDON, FREE DISPENSARY, 2, Bell-st, Edgware-rd.  Children under 12 years of age
CHILDREN, THE VICTORIA HOSP. FOR, Sec.,  Queen’s-rd, Chelsea, S.W.
CHIL. & WOM. ROYAL INFIRMARY FOR DIS. OF, Sec., 51, Waterloo-br-rd
CITY DISPENSARY 46, Watling street,Cheapside. Medicine and attendance
CITY OF LONDON & EAST LONDON DISPEN., 35,Wilson-st, Finsbury, E.C. The destitute sick
CLAPHAM GENERAL DISPENSARY, 42, Manor-street, Clapham
CONSUMPTION, BROMPTON HOSPITAL FOR, Secretary, Brompton, S.W. Diseases of the chest
CONSUMPTION, INFIRMARY FOR, Secretary, 26, Market-st, W. Diseases of chest and throat
CONSUMPTION, NORTH LONDON HOSP. FOR, Sec., 216, Tottenham-ct-rd. And diseases of chest
CONSUMPTION, ROYAL NATIONAL HOSP. FOR, Sec., 12, Pall Mall, SW. And diseases of chest
CONVALESCENT HOME, FEM., Lady Sup., 2, Redcliffe-sq, S. Kensington. 8s. per week
CONVALESCENT HOME, Clerk. Merch. Taylors’ Co. 33, Threadneedle-st.  Convalescents from London hos.
CONVALESCENT HOME, LONDON AND DOVER, Lady Superin., Dover. 7/6 per wk. worn. & chil., 9s. men
CONVALESCENT HOME, Housekeeper, Hope-cottage, Hampton Court.. Fem. serv., &c., small weekly fee
CONVALESCENT HOME , Matron, Dowlands, Rottingdean, Brighton .. Ophthalmic, strumous, &c.
CONVALESCENT HOME, Secretary, Hazlewood, Ryde, Isle of Wight .. Commercial, 10s. 6d. or 21s.p. w.
CONVALESCENT HOME, Secretary, 4, Vicarage-place, Kensington
CONVALESCENT HOME, ST. MARY’S, Matr., 79 & 80, High-st, Hastings Respectable fem. cony. 10s. a wk
CONVALESCENT HOSP., Hon. Sec., London Hos., Whitechapel-road.. Non-subs. 10s.; subs., 3s. a wk.
CONVALESCENT HOSP., ST. ANDREW’S, Sister Sup., Clewer, near Windsor. With subscriber’s letter, free
CONVALESCENT INSTITUTION, METROPOLITAN, Sec., 32, Sackville-street. Patients from London hospitals
DENTAL HOSPITAL OF LONDON, Medical Officers, Leicester-sq, W.C... Gratuitous relief
DENTAL HOSPITAL, NATIONAL, 149, Great Portland-street, W.. Gratuitous relief of poor
DISEASES OF CHEST, CITY OF LONDON HOSP. FOR, Sec., Finsbury-circus
DISEASES OF CHEST, ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR, Secretary, 231, City-road.
DISEASES OF SKIN, ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOR, Sec., Leicester-sq, W.C.
DIS. OF SKIN, NATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR, Sec., 227, Gray’s-inn-rd
DISEASES OF THE SKIN, HOSPITAL FOR, Sec, 52, Stamford-st, Blackfriars. Gratuitous treatment
EAR, RL. HOSP. (late RL. DISP.) FOR DIS. OF, Sec., 66, Frith-st, Soho-sq.
EASTERN DISPENSARY, Resident Medical Officer, Leman-st, Whitechapel. Medical and surgical treatment
EMANUEL HOSPITAL, Chaplain, Little James-street, Westminster. Homes and pensions
FEVER.—LONDON FEVER HOSPITAL, Sec., Liverpool-rd, Islington, N.  Contagious fevers
FINSBURY DISPENSARY, Secretary, Brewer-street, Goswell-road .. Advice, attendance, & medicine
GERMAN HOSPITAL, Sec., Dalston-place, Dalston, E., and Ritson-road.. Germans & others in case of acc.
GREAT NORTHERN HOSPITAL, Secretary, Caledonian-road, N.  Free general hospital for sick poor
GREENWICH, ROYAL HOSPITAL, Sec. of the Admiralty, Whitehall, S.W. Seamen of R.N. and Marines
GUY’S HOSPITAL, application, St. Thomas’s-street, Southwark, SE.
HAVERSTOCK HILL & MALDEN-ROAD PROV. DISP., Sec., 132, Malden-rd. Monthly payments
HEART, NATIONAL HOSP. FOR DIS. OF, AND PARALYSIS, Sec., 32, Soho-sq
HIP DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD, HOSPITAL FOR, Hon. Sec., 17, Queen’s-sq
HOLLOWAY AND NORTH ISLINGTON DISP., Sec., Palmer-pl, Holloway. Poor not receiving paro. relief
INCURABLES, BRITISH HOME FOR, Secretary, 73, Cheapside, E.C.
INCURABLES, ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR, Sec, 106, Queen Victoria-st E.C.
INEBRIATES, HO. FOR FEM., Lady Sup., St. James’s-house, Kennington-pk. Female inebriates
ISLINGTON DISPENSASY, Secretary, 303, Upper-street, Islington.. .. Advice and medicines
ISLINGTON AND NORTH LONDON PROV. DISPEN., Sec., 58, Liverpool-rd.  Small subscription
JEWS’ HOSPITAL AND ORPHAN ASYLUM, Sec., 13, Spital-square, E.
KENSINGTON DISPENSARY, Sec., Vicarage-place, Church-st, Kensington. Poor of parish not rec. par. relief
KENT (ROYAL) DISPENSARY, Hon. Sec., 64, Greenwich-road, S.E. .. Medicine, midwifery, &c., gratis
KENTISH TOWN DISPENSARY, Resident Med. Officer, Kentish Town .. Medical advice and treatment
KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL, Med. Officers, Portugal-st, Lincoln’s-inn, W. In & out-door med. & surg. aid
LEGS, LONDON INFIRMARY FOR DISEASES OF, 1, Red Lion-sq, Holborn
LOCK HOSPITAL, FEMALE DEPARTMENT, Westbourne-green, Harrow-rd
LOCK HOSPITAL, MALE & OUT-PATIENT DEP., Sec.,91 Dean-St, Soho..
LYING-IN, BRITISH HOSPITAL FOR, Matron, Endell-street, Long Acre .. Poor married women
LYING-IN, CITY OF LONDON HOSPITAL FOR, Sec., City-rd, corner of Old-st  Ditto
LYING-IN, CHAR., FARRINGDON DIS. AND, Med. Offi., 17, Bartlett’s-bdgs. Res. med. off. & med. surg. treat.
LYING-IN, GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR, Sec., 1a, Frederick-pl, Old Jewry
LYING-IN, QUEEN CHARLOTTE’S HOSP. FOR, Sec., 191, Marylebone-rd.  Married. Single with first ch. only
MATERNITY, NOTTING HILL PROV. DISP. &, 43, Portland-rd, Notting-hl. Notting Hill & Shepherd’s Bush
MATERNITY, WESTBOURNE PROV. DISPENSARY &, , 29,Westbourne-pk-cres
METROPOLITAN FREE HOSPITAL. Sec., 81, Commercial-street, E. Sickness and injuries
MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL (THE), Charles-street, Berners-street, W.  Sick, lame, and cancer patients
NERVOUS DIS., WEST-END HOSPITAL FOR, Sec., 73, Welbeck-st, W. Paralysis, epilepsy, &c.
NERVIOUS SYSTEM, HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OF, Portland-terrace, N.W.  Paralysis, epilepsy, &c.
OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, CENTRAL LONDON, Calthorpe-st, Gray’s-inn-rd
OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, ROYAL STH. LONDON, 6, St. George’s-circ, S.E.
OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, WESTERN, 155, Marylebone-road
OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, WESTMINSTER, Sec., 19, King William-st, W.C. Free to the poor and indigent, advice and medicine
ORPH. CHlL., SEASIDE HOME FOR CONVALESCENT, Sec., 73, Cheapside Chil. of Orphan Working School
ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, Secretary, 27, Hatton-garden, E C. Deformities of all kinds
ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, NATIONAL, 234, Great Portland-street, W. .. Distort, of spine, club foot, &c.
ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, ROYAL, 315, Oxford-st, and 15, Hanover-sq, W. Club-foot, and all deformities
PARAL. AND EPIL, NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR, Queen-sq, Bloomsbury
POPLAR HOSPITAL, Barking-road, near East India Docks        
PUBLIC DISPENSARY, 59, Stanhope-street, Clare Market.  Medical and surgical relief
QUEEN ADELAIDE’S DISPENSARY, Surg., Pollard-row, Bethnal Green-rd. Medicine and advice
ROYAL CHELSEA HOSPITAL, Secretary, Queen’s-road, Chelsea, S.W. .. Old or disabled Army pensioners
ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, Gray’s-inn-road, W.C   Poor of all nations
ROYAL SOUTH LONDON DISPENSARY, Sec., St. George’s-cross, Southwark Advice and medicine gratis
ST. AGNES HOSPITAL, Sister in Charge, 85, Newman-st, Oxford-st, W... Fallen women seriously ill
ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL, Smithfield
ST. GEORGE, HANOVER-SQ. PROV. DISPENSARY, 59 Mount-st, Berkeley-sq. Poor of the parish
ST. GEORGE & ST. JAMES’S GEN. DIS., Sec., 6o, King-st, Regent-st, W. Lying-in women at own homes.
ST. GEORGE HOSPITAL, Hyde-park-corner, S.W.  General
ST. JOHN’S WOOD, &c., DISPENSARY, Ordnance-road, St. John’s Wood.  St. John’s Wd. & Portland Tn
ST. KATHARINE’S HOSPITAL, Master, Regent’s-park. Persons appointed by H.M.
ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL, Secretary, Old-street, E.C. Lunatics
ST. MARK’S HOSPITAL, City-road, Secretary, E.C. Diseases of rectum
ST. MARYLEBONE GEN. DISPEN. Sec., 77, Welbeck-st, Cavendish-sq. 
ST. MARY HOSPITAL, Sec., Cambridge-place, Paddington, W. General
ST. PANCRAS AND NORTHERN DISPENSARY, Hon. Sec., 126, Euston-rd.
ST. PAUL AND BARNABAS DISPENSARY, 148, Upper Ebury-street, S.W. Aid on provident principle
ST. THOMAS’S HOSPITAL, Steward, Albert Embankment, Westminster-br.  General
SAMARITAN FREE HOSPITAL, Sec., 1, Dorset-street, Manchester-square.  For women and children
SEA-BATHING INFIRMARY, ROYAL, Sec., 1, Queen-st, Cheapside, E.C... Scrofulous patients only
SEAMEN, CONVALESCENT HOS. FOR, Sec., Seamen’s Hos., Greenwich.. Seamen of all nations
SEAMEN’S HOSPITAL SOCIETY (DREADNOUGHT), Secretary, Greenwich.. Seamen of all nations
SEASIDE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, Sec., 36, Southampton-st, Strand.. Each order available for 1 month
SICK CHILDREN, HOSPITAL FOR, Secretary, 49 Great Ormond-st, W.C. Also for training nurses
SICK CHILDREN, INFIRMARY FOR, Director, 19, Stepney-causeway,
SKIN DISEASES, BRITISH HOSPITAL FOR, 56, Great Marlborough-st, W.
STONE AND URINARY DISEASES, S. PETER’S HOS., 54, Berners-st, W. No recommendation required
TEMPERANCE HOSPITAL, Secretary, 112, Gower-street, W.C   Treatment without alcohol
THROAT AND CHEST, THE HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OF, Golden-sq, W.
THROAT, INFIRMARY FOR DISEASES OF, Secretary, City-road
THROAT & EAR, CENTRAL LONDON HOSPITAL, Hon. Sec.. Gray’s-inn-rd.  Entirely free to the indigent
TOWER HAMLETS DISPENSARY, Hon. Secretary, 5, Finsbury-circus
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL, Gower-street. General
VACCINE INSTITUTION, ROYAL JENNERIAN AND LONDON, 37 Worship-st Free
WEST LONDON HOSPITAL, Hammersmith-road, W. General
WESTERN CITY DISPENSARY, 128, Fleet-street
WESTERN DISPENSARY, Secretary, Rochester Row, Westminster .. General
WESTERN GENERAL DISPENSARY, Sec., 264, Marylebone-road, N.W. .. Relief of sick poor of district
WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, Broad-sanctuary, Westminster, SW.  General
WESTMINSTER GENERAL DISPENSARY, 9, Gerrard-street, Soho
WOMEN, CHELSEA HOSPITAL FOR, 178, King’s-road, Chelsea, S.W. .. For poor and paying patients
WOMEN, NEW HOSPITAL FOR, 222, Marylebone-road, W. Treat. from qualified wom. phys.
WOMEN, THE HOSPITAL FOR, Secretary, Soho-square, W.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN, HOSP. FOR, Hon. Sec., 4, Vincent-sq, Westm.

Hotels.—One of the greatest changes in London during the last score or so of years is in the matter of hotels. In proportion to its size, London is still far worse provided in this respect than most of the great Continental or American towns. Almost every great railway, however, with the exception of the Great Eastern and South Western, has now a handsome hotel in connection with its terminus, the most especially noticeable being the Gt. Western Hotel; the Grosvenor, at the Victoria Station of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, the Charing-cross Hotel, belonging to the South Eastern Company, the Greal Northern Hotel, at the gates of the Great Northern; and the gorgeous Gothic pile which forms the front of the St. Pancras (Midland) terminus. None of the hotels are at all cheap for people who do not understand hotel life but they are very convenient for the new arrival, especially at night and will probably prove quite as economical in the end as hunting about in a cab for a cheaper lodging. Indeed, we may go further, and say that it is possible, with judicious management, to live almost as cheaply at one of the large hotels as at any of the ambitious second-class houses. Other handsome establishments are Claridge’s in Brook-st, the hotel par excellence for foreign ambassadors, princes, and so forth; the Westminster Palace, close to the Houses of Parliament ; the Alexandra, over looking the park at Knightsbridge; the Langham, at the south end of Portland-place, a special American resort; the Buckingham Palace Hotel, just opposite the great ballroom window of Buckingham Palace; the St. James’s Hotel in Piccadilly, and a large number of old-fashioned family hotels in Brook-street, Bond-street, Clifford - street, Cork-street, North Burlington-street, Albemarle Street, Dover-street, .Jermyn street, &c.; at most of which will be found very first-rate accommodation at equally first-rate prices. Next comes a somewhat more moderate class, though still with excellent accommodation, such as the Norfolk, close to Paddington terminus ; Norris’s private and family hotel, at the north end of Russell-road, facing the Addison-road Station ; De Keyser’s newly-built Royal Hotel at the corner of  Blackfriars-bridge; the Inns of Court Hotel in Holborn, the rear-part of which looks on to Lincoln’s-inn—field and the Holborn Viaduct Hotel —of Messrs. Spiers and Pond. There is also a large class of comfortable and more old-fashioned hotels, such as the Bedford, Covent Garden, for families and gentlemen; Tavistock, also in Covent Garden, for bachelors, where bed, breakfast, and attendance cost 7s. 6d and which has one of the best smoking-rooms in London. Among the cheap hotels, special reference should be made to the Arundel on the Embankment, at the foot of Arundel-street, Strand, but is of very little use to look for rooms there, unless bespoken beforehand. Nearly all the streets from the south side of the Strand are full of small private hotels, a sort of compromise between hotel and lodging-house, where the casual visitor will find himself comfortable if perhaps a little roughly quartered, and where he will be in a thoroughly central position, either for sightseeing or pleasure. Hotels on the “Temperance” principle will be found at Shirley’s, 37, Queen’s street, Bloomsbury; Fithian’s, 17, Great Coram-street; Devonshire House, 12, Bishopsgate-street-without; Ling’s, 11, South-place, Finsbury; McEwen’s, 14, Salisbury-square, Fleet-street; Angus’ 22, New Bridge-street. Foreign visitors will do well to bear in mind that the Continental custom of taking all, or the great majority of meals out of the hotel does not obtain in England, and that London hotel-keeper, under such circumstances, will consider himself ill-used. Attendance is now usually included in the bill. When this is the case, the servants invariably expect very much the same gratuity as when it was not included. But, unless you propose making a long stay, or very speedy return, it is by no means necessary to meet their views in this respect. The following are the day’s charges at the respective hotels for bedroom breakfast, with coffee and cold meat; dinner, with soup and joint; attendance, &c.:

6s.  
SOMERSET HOUSE, Strand, T.T. Hurst.
7s.  
CROWN HOTEL, 42, High Holborn, J. Smith
7s. 6d.  
APLIN, W. ,35, Arundel-street, Strand.
EASTERN, Limehouse, J.G. Paterson
HOTT, E. 53, Liverpool-street, King’s Cross.
JOSLAND’S, Falcon-street, Thos. P. Josland
KENNAN’S, 3 Crown-court, Cheapside, Rowley & Catte
THE BEAUFORT, Beaufort-buildings, Strand, C. De la Motte.
WINDSOR, 9 Queen-street-place, Southwark-bridge, J. B. Rawson
WINDSOR, 427, Strand, J. Grunfold & H. Armbruster
7s. 9d.  
BUNYER’S OLD BELL, 123 Holborn, W.M.Bunyer
7s. 10d.  
PRINCE OF WALES, Eastbourne-terrace, W. T. Grammer
8s.  
ALBION, 2 New Bridge-street, Ludgate-circus, C. Parker
DINGLEY, A. 4, Salisbury-street, Strand.
HEBDITCH, J., 200 Great Portland-street.
HOUSDEN, G., 16 & 17, King-street, Wilson-street, Finsbury-square
SWISS, Finsbury-place-south, C. Naef.
8s. 3d.  
ARMFIELD & SON, J., South-place, Finsbury.
8s. 6d.
BARNETT, MRS. 39, Craven-street, Charing –cross
BUECKERS, Finsbury-square, G. Hohly.
CATHEDRAL, St. Paul’s-churchyard, F. J. Sweeting
DUKE OF EDINBURGH, Salisbury-square, W.M.Ford
JOHNSTON’S, Salisbury-street, Strand, T. Williams
WHITE SWAN, High-street, Deptford, Fredk. Morgan.
8s. 9d.  
FIRTH’S, Salisbury-st, Strand. J.C. Firth
9s.  
SARACEN’S HEAD, Snow-hill, M.H. Woodhill.
9s. 6d.
QUEEN’S, St. Martin’s-le-Grand, W. Q. East.
RAYMENT’S, 18 London-wall, Fred. Rayment.
RIDLERS, Holborn-hill, E. Ellis
THREE NUNS, High-street, Aldgate, Samuel East.
WEST KENSINGTON, Russell-road, W. Boyd.
10s.  
AKER’S, 59, Liverpool-street, King’s Cross, E. Holder.
BACON’S CENTRAL, Gt. Queen-street, T. Bacon
BATH AND CHELTENHAM, 23, London-street, Paddington, J. B. Hudson.
BRIDGE HOUSE, London-bridge, J. Spencer
NORFOLK-SQUARE, London-street, Paddington.
ROYAL EXETER, West Strand, E. Nelson Haxell.
10s. 6d.  
ALEXANDRA, Clapham, J. du Jardin
BARRETT’S, Cecil-street, Strand, M. Barrett.
BEDFORD, Covent-garden, Ann Warner
COVENT-GARDEN, Southampton-street, Strand. A Mellon.
LANCELOT, E. M. 39, Jerymn-street.
THE HUMMUMS, Covent-garden, R. Ganham
WESTERN COUNTIES, 8, London-street, Paddington. J. Headon
11s.
DURRANT’S, George-st., Portman-square, Charles Arnell.
ROY’S, 34, Lower Brook-street, Grosvenor-square, R. Roy.
TERMINUS, London-bridge, A. Gearing
WALDUCK’S BEDFORD, 95, Southampton-row, Russell-square
11s. 6d.  
CRAVEN, 46, Craven-street, A. Warner
EUSTON HOTEL, H. Taylor.
TAVISTOCK, Covent-garden, Harrison and Joy.
UNITED, Charles-st., St. James’, Miss Sommers.
12s.  
BRITISH, Cockspur-st., Charing-cross, E. H. Meyer
BRITISH, 83, Jermyn-street, George Evans.
GOLDEN CROSS, Charing-cross, J. R. and R. Sinclair
QUEEN’S, Upper Norwood, M.A. Masterman
12s. 6d.  
GROSVENOR, 91, Buckingham-palace-road.
INNS OF COURT, Holborn, W. Gosden.
ROYAL CRYSTAL PALACE, Upper Norwood, A. Burton.
WESTMINSTER PALACE, Victoria-street.
13s.  
BRADLEY, M.S. 85, Jerymn-street.
BURLINGTON, Cork-street, H. Holl, Manager.
DIEUDONNE, J., 11, Ryder-street, S.W.
13s. 6d.  
GREAT WESTERN, London Terminus, Geo. A. Miller.
14s.  
GREAT NORTHERN, King’s Cross, X. Meyer.
MIDLAND GRAND, St. Pancras, R. Etzensberger.
THE QUEEN’S, Richmond-hill, J. Fanwin.
14s 6d.  
LANGHAM, Portland-place, P. Blades.
THE ALEXANDRA, St. George’s-place, Hyde-Park-corner, W. Niebecker.
15s. 6d.  
LONG’S, New Bond-street, Clifford-street, H. J. Herbandt.  

Householders, Hints to. —If you enter upon the adventure of taking a house without the assistance of a competent Solicitor, it is well to bear the following points in mind. Never take for granted the report of the house agent or of the landlord’s surveyor as to the state of repair of the house. Let the house be examined by your own surveyor, to whom particular instructions should be given to look after flues and drains (see DRAINAGE). Be careful to have the receipts for the Queen’s and parish taxes last due before signing your lease or agreement. If this precaution be neglected, you may have to pay for the shortcomings of your predecessors. The gas company is very likely to try experiments on your credulity. Full information as to how this matter can be dealt with will be found under the head GAS. The consideration of the terms of a lease or of an agreement, unless the latter be of the very simplest kind, should invariably be referred to a solicitor, Should you elect to deal with tradesmen in a neighbourhood in which you are a stranger, it is well to be very cautious as to whose advice you take. Personal inspection is in all cases the safest course. Above all things, never trust to the recommendations or importunities of servants. It may appear that there is considerable difficulty in establishing oneself in a house in London, and that is, no doubt, the fact; but it is only after the householder has begun to settle down, and more especially after his name has appeared in the directory, that his real troubles begin. As to such matters as rates, it appears almost impossible for any but the official mind to understand why they are imposed, and what becomes of the money after it is paid. One thing is certain, that both rates and taxes must be paid. It is also certain that if you pay your taxes, and the collector employs the money for his own benefit, and fails to account for it to the authorities, you will have to pay it a second time. It is therefore considered advisable by experienced tax-payers, only to pay when that course is no longer to be postponed.
Too much caution cannot be exercised in regard to the admission of strangers, especially during the absence from home of the master of the house. Every kind of thief is on the watch for a favourable moment to gain admission, and after having induced the servant to leave unprotected the hall or room, into which he contrives to be shown, to lay hands upon all the available portable property. Even when the nefarious stranger has no immediate eye to plunder, he is very frequently making careful mental memoranda, with a view to proximate burglary. A more dangerous class of intruder still is he who comes provided with the card of a friend or acquaintance of the family, and offers for sale lace or other light goods. This is sure to be a fraud of a most dangerous kind. The card which procures the introduction to the house has been stolen, and the object of the visit is invariably plunder. Equally annoying though perhaps not so ultimately dangerous, is the sham railway-porter or messenger. This variety of the predatory race is in the habit of watching the master or mistress clear from the house, and then calls with a bogus parcel, for the carriage of which, and sometimes for the parcel itself, he demands such sums of money as he thinks most likely to be paid without question. In no case should a parcel be taken in under these circumstances. Another well-known parcel dodge is to watch the delivery some draper’s cart of a parcel, and ten minutes afterwards to call and redemand on the plea of some mistake having occurred in the delivery. Great care should he taken in the matter of fastenings to doors and windows. Nothing is easier or more common than for a thief to make his entrance into a house by way of the upper windows, or by a climbing the portico at a time when the household is engaged at dinner, or when the general attention is otherwise diverted. If the pattern of your mud-scraper pleases you, or you attach any importance toits possession,  it is well not to leave it unsecured out of doors after dusk. It may be taken as a general rule that burglary or thieving on a large scale is never attempted unless the practitioner knows perfectly well that the house contains booty worthy of the risk necessarily involved. It is, therefore, to say the least of it, injudicious to allow servants to make an ostentatious display of plate at area or kitchen windows. When the table is laid for dinner, and the spoons and forks are in tempting array, the window should be always shut and locked when the room is unoccupied. Except in the case of a French window opening on to a garden (which, of course, will be provided with inside shutters) all basement windows should be protected by iron bars. It must be remembered at the same time that the perverse ingenuity of the burglar, the ordinary thief, and the area sneak, is inexhaustible, and that only by watchfulness and constant care, and drilling of servants, can practical security be obtained Every householder should be careful to make himself acquainted with the nearest fixed point (see POLICE, FIXED POINTS), the nearest police station (see POLICE STATIONS) and the nearest stations of the fire brigade, both for engines and escapes (see FIRE BRIGADE and FIRE ESCAPES). Nothing is prettier than the custom of decorating window sills with flowers. It is necessary that the pots or boxes which contain them should be securely fastened. Any accident a caused by neglect of this precaution may have unpleasant and expensive consequences for the careless householder. Equal care should be taken in the proper fastening of coal flaps or gratings. Every householder is under obligation to clear snow from the pavement in front of his house. For his own satisfaction he will no doubt clear it away from the roof and gutters. In the latter cases it is necessary to remember that the interests of the passers-by have to be considered, and that broken hats will certainly entail some expense, and that personal injuries will involve even more serious consequences. Among the other winter troubles which may be mentioned here is the supply of coal. If the householder would remember that every coal cart is provided with weights and scales and would insist on all his coal being weighed on delivery, considerable saving would be effected; the coal merchant is powerless to check the proceedings of his men after the cart is loaded and has left his yard.
Unless under very exceptional circumstances it is unwise to employ peripatetic chair-menders, knife-grinders, tinkers, or the like. A very favourite trick of the “needy knife-grinder” is to under take the sharpening of scissors for a stated sum, and then, having unscrewed them, to decline to put them together except at a greatly increased charge. But the class of peripatetic workmen who should be most carefully excluded from the house are the glaziers. Their glass is always bad, their work is invariably ill done, and in nine cases out of ten, their real business is robbery.—(See also POLICE and SERVANTS).

House of Detention —affectionately termed by the “profession” the House of Distinction, or more familiarly “the Tench “—is designed primarily for untried prisoners, the discipline being less severe than elsewhere Prisoners under short sentence of imprisonment without hard labour—technically first-class misdemeanants — are also confined here; being not required to wear any distinctive dress or to have their hair cropped. It stands between Woodbridge-street and Rosoman-street, Clerkenwell. NEAREST Railway Station, Farringdon-street; Omnibus Routes, Exmouth-street and Goswell-road; Cab Rank, Clerkenwell-green.

HousesA few general hints upon taking a house may be useful. Having chosen your neighbourhood, and found a house to be let, you will do well to consider if the situation be quiet or noisy; the width of the street; the nature of the paving in front; the outlook at back; whether there are any objectionable businesses or trades carried on in the neighbourhood; any mews, cab-yards, or carriers’ premises adjacent, or any public place of resort for folk who like to be merry at midnight; any noisy church or chapel bell to annoy you, or any railway running underneath you; whether near omnibus or tram routes; distance from various railway-stations; and places of public worship and public amusement. Most London houses of any pretensions are let upon lease; and upon the estates of the large landholders, particularly, the restrictive covenants, and the covenants to repair, maintain, and uphold, are very stringent. In taking leases of houses upon such as the Bedford, Portman, or Portland estates, remember that it is often of value to get the lease direct from the freeholder, or to get the whole term remaining in the person between you and the freeholder, as it is the custom on these estates at the expiration of the term to grant to the occupying tenant a renewal of lease upon improvement of the premises or payment of fine or increased rental. The next considerations are the state of repair and sanitary condition of the house, and on these points you will do well to consult some competent practical architect, otherwise you may unexpectedly find a large outlay necessary for a new roof, new floor, new drainage, or other expensive work. Most London houses have basement storeys below the level of the street, and most basements are damp. Their dampness arises from several causes. The use of porous bricks in the walls, and the absence of a damp-proof course to arrest the absorption of moisture from the earth in contact with the lower portions of the wall, is of frequent occurrence. In some parts of London land-springs may give considerable trouble, and in this case land drains must be laid, care being taken that they are not in direct communication with any soil drain, or with the public sewer. Another source of damp is the absence of air space under the floors, and arrangements for the free admission and passage of air. Air bricks properly distributed, and, perhaps, lowering the level of the ground, will then be necessary. In all cases it is desirable to well drain the subsoil and to have a good layer of concrete 6in. thick under all basement floors. The level of the ground externally being higher than the floor internally is frequently the cause of damp, and in this case the construction of a good open area is often practicable, but, if not, a properly constructed dry area will be the best remedy. On of the greatest dangers to health is the presence of sewage gas in the house.—(See DRAINSsee also GAS.)  

Houses of Parliament— An immense Tudor Gothic building, covering nearly eight acres of ground, and constructed on the designs of the late Sir Charles Barry at a cost, up to the present date, of about £3,000,000. The best view at present is from the river— the end near Westminster-bridge being much injured in effect by the abandonment of the northern façade which formed part of the original design, and that towards the Abbey being as yet marred by the ugly and incongruous mass of the Law Courts. The ordinary public entrance is through Westminster Hall, on the right side of which are the entrances into the principal courts, while on the left is the private entrance of the members of the House of Commons. At the south end of the hall is a flight of steps leading through St. Stephen’s Porch and Hall to the central hall, on the left or north side of which lies the portion of the building allotted to the Commons, and on the right or south side that belonging to the Queen and the Peers. A corridor leads in either direction to the “lobbies” of the respective Houses, where such of the public as have the entrée can communicate with the members and immediately out of which the House itself opens; the Speaker’s chair occupying the end opposite the door in the House of Commons, and the Throne a similar position in the House of Lords, the Woolsack being at some little distance in front of it. The various libraries, refreshment-rooms, &c appertaining to each are grouped around their respective Houses; the libraries occupying the river front, and the Conference Room being placed between them. Beyond the Commons Division are the Speaker’s house and the offices, &c., of the Commons; and beyond that of the Peers the royal apartment, the Queen’s entrance being through the Victoria Tower. The Committee Rooms are, for the most part, upstairs. The internal arrangement of the Houses proper is entirely different from that which obtains in France and elsewhere. There is no permanent “Right” or “Left,” nor any political distinction between the two portions; the right hand side of the House being always occupied by the party in power and the left by the Opposition, whatever may be their respective principles. Along the right and left sides of the House of Commons run the Division Lobbies—quite distinct from “the” lobby at the farther end—into one or other of which the members walk when a division is called, according as they desire to vote Aye or No, being counted by the “tellers” of the respective sides as they return into the House. Admission to the strangers’ gallery of the House of Lords to hear debates is by a peer’s order. An order from a member, or (preferably) from the Speaker, admits to the strangers’ galleries of the House of Commons. These galleries are not very convenient, and hold but a small number of persons. It is therefore only the fortunate few who can obtain good places on great occasions, and then only after many weary hours of waiting. When Parliament is not sitting, admission to the Houses may be readily obtained. NEAREST Railway Station, Westminster-bridge; Omnibus Routes, Parliament-street, Victoria-street and Westminster-bridge; Cab-Rank, Opposite.  

Humane Society, Roya1, Office, Trafalgar-square.—Receiving-houses and places appointed for receiving persons apparently drowned or dead, and at which drags and other apparatus are kept.

A DIVISION.
Hyde-park receiving-house
Kensington-gardens-bridge, and Palace gates and lodges
St. ,James’s-pk, at the lodges opposite Horse Guards and Palaces
Westminster-bridge, at the piers.
B DIVISION.
Millbank: “White Hart”
Pimlico-pier and police-station
Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Thames-bank:    “Spread Eagle” and “William IV.”
D DIVISION.
Regent’s-park:   Gate - keepers lodges at York, Clarence, and Hanover gates.
E DIVISION.
Hungerford-pier
Temple-pier
Waterloo-bridge toll-houses and piers, and Society’s receiving-house.
H DIVISION.
Tower Wharf: Guard-house.
K DIVISION.
Barking: “The Anchor”
Beckton Gas-works: Coal-jetty
“Bell and Anchor,” Victoria Docks.
Bethnal Green: Workhouse, Twig-Folly; “Queen’s Arms,” Old Ford-rd; “Crown”
Blackwall: Brunswick-wharf and Collier-docks
Bromley: Bromley-locks, “Fishing Boat,”” Locks,” and “Five Bells”
“Lea Tavern,” White Post-lane Limehouse Hole: “Royal Oak” and “Britannia”
Limehouse: “Sir J. Franklin,” Narrow-st
Mile End: “Gunmaker’s Arms,” Canal-rd; “St. Andrew’s Inn,” Burdett-rd
Millwall: “Torrington Arms,” Pier Tavern,” Manchester-rd, and “Waterman’s Arms”
North Woolwich: “Old Barge House”
Old Ford: “Three Colts,” and “Five Bells,” locks, Hertford Union Canal
Regent’s Canal-docks: lock-houses, “Two Brewers,” and “Britannia”
Shadwell: “Ship,” Bell-wharf” stairs
Thames Tunnel-pier
Victoria-park:    The lodge and ornamental water
Wapping and Blackwall police-stations
West Ham: “White Swan,” Abbey Mills
L DIVISION.
Blackfriars: “ Bear and Ragged Staff,” and “Old Barge House,” Upper Ground-st
“Coronet,” Westminster-bridge-rd
Lambeth: “Feathers,” Commercial-rd
Lambeth-pier
Letts’-wharf Commercial-rd
Old Toll house, Waterloo-bridge “Red Cow,” Princes-st.
M DIVISION.
Bankside: “Waterman’s Arms,” and “The Welsh Trooper”
Bermondsey:  “Bunch of Grapes” Bermondsey-wall, nr. steam-boat pier.
London-bridge steam-boat pier
“The Vine,” Vine-st, Tooley-st
N DIVISION.
Cambridge-heath: “Ion Arms”
Edmonton: Cook’s-ferry
Enfield: lock
Essex-street-bridge: “Prince of Wales”
Haggerstone-bridge: “Duke of Sussex”
Haggerstone: “Sportsman” and workhouse
High-hill-ferry: “Robin Hood”
Hoxton: “Block Tavern,” police-station, and “Tiger” and “Carver’s Arms”
Islington: “Princess of Wales”
Kingsland: police~station
Lea River: ‘Jolly Anglers,”  Homerton-lock, “Prince of Wales” Cook’s-ferry, King’s Weir lock-house
Regent’s-row: Acton-lock
Shoreditch, Canal-rd: “Stag’s Head”
Spring-hill: boat-house
Stamford-hill: Burr Cottage
Tottenham: “Ferry Boat”
Upper Clapton: No.1 station, North Metropolitan Volunteer Fire Brigade Station
Waltham Abbey: police-station, “Cock,” and Royal Gunpowder Factory
Walthamstow: Higham-hill-ferry
P DIVISION.
Albany-road: “William IV.”
“Bridge House,” Kent-road
Crystal Palace: the lakes
Neate-street: “Skinner’s Arms”
St. George’s-br: “King’s Arms”
Surrey Canal: Camberwell
Sydenham-common: “Dartmouth Arms”
Peckham: “Kentish Drovers’
Peckham-fields: “Globe” and “Waterman’s Arms”
Trafalgar-road: “Grand Surrey Canal Tavern”
R DIVISION.
Deptford - creek: toll-house and “Oxford Arms”
Deptford, Lower-rd: “Black Horse” and “George IV.”
Deptford, Trundley-lane: Mrs. Bigsby’s
Erith: Pier-master’s office
Greenwich: police-station and “Yacht Tavern”
Old Kent-rd: “Bridge House”
Rotherhithe:  “Angel,” “Plough,” Ship,” Hanover-stairs; “Globe,” Globe-stairs; “Ship and Whale,” “Spread Eagle,” Church-stairs, and police-station
Woolwich: “Roffe’s Town-pier,” “United Service Tavern,” Marine Society’s ship, and Charlton-pier
S DIVISION.
Albany-st police-station
Hampstead police-station
Regent’s-pk: suspension bridges, ‘Prince Albert,” Princes-ter, “York and Albany”
T DIVISION.
Brentford-bridge: lock - house, Grand Junction Canal
Brentford: police-station, “Fox and Hounds,” Brentford-bridge; “The Waterman’s Arms,” Ferry-lane; “Six Bells,” High-st
Chelsea: police-station, King’s-rd, Cadogan-pier; “The Cricketers’ Arms” Cheyne-walk; Mr. Johnson’s boat-house, Battersea-bridge ; and New-bridge
Chiswick: “Star and Garter,” Kew-bridge; “Bull’s Head,” Strand-on-the-Green, Maynard’s boat-house, Grove-park-rd; “ Red Lion,” Chiswick-mail; “Oxford and Cambridge,” Kew-bridge
Fulham: “The Crab Tree,” Fulham-fields, and John Phelps’ boat-house
Hammersmith: “The City Arms,” Hammersmith-bridge, & Biffen’s boat-house, Hammersmith-mall
Hampton : The engine-house, Snell’s boat-house
Hampton Court: Mr. T. J. Tagg’s
Isleworth: “London Apprentice,” neat the church; “Coach and Horses,” Rail’s Head-ferry
Laleham: “Three Horse Shoes”
Staines: “Pack Horse,” the boathouse and lock
Sunbury: “White Horse,” “Flower Pot” Inn, “Lock and Magpie”
Teddington: Messenger’s boathouse and lock
Twickenham: “White Swan”
V DIVISION.
Barnes: “Bull’s Head”
Battersea: “Swan,” the pier, and “Swan and Magpie”
East Moulsey: “Castle Hotel” and “King’s Arms”
Kew: “Rose and Crown” and “City State Barge”
Kingston-on-Thames : “Row barge,” “Angler’s,” Messenger, and “Sun Hotel”
Mortlake : “Ship”
Putney: “Bells’ and University boat-house
Richmond: “Three Pigeons” and “White Cross,” swimming-baths, boat-houses, and Wheeler’s boathouse
Thames Ditton: “Swan”
Wandsworth: “White Horse,” “Feathers,” and police-station.
W DIVISION.
Clapham-common: “Keeper”
Nine Elms: landing - pier and “Swan”
X DIVISION.
Hillingdon; Cowley lock-house
Kensal-green: “Victoria Tavern” and “Shepherd’s Hut”
Paddington: “Grand Junction Canal Office, workhouse, Harrow-road stop-lock, and police-station
Willesden: “Gd. Junction Arms”
Wormwood Scrubs: “Mitre”
Uxbridge: “Chiltern View Tavern”
Y DIVISION.
Camden Town: “Devonshire Arms,” police-station, Somers Town
Enfield: “Nag’s Head,” “Crown and Horseshoe”
Highgate: Mr. Ward’s farm, Seven Ponds
Highgate: police-station
Lea River: lock-house at Ponder’s End, Enfield-lock police-station
Park Keeper’s Lodge, Finsbury-pk.
Tottenham: Hillyer’s-ferry
Tottenham Mills: the lock-houses
Tunnel Cottage, Catherine-street, Caledonian-rd
CITY POLICE.
Church Mission Society’s Vessel Swan
Greenwich-pier Company’s wharf.
Southwark-bridge: floating fire-engine
THAMES POLICE.
Billingsgate: “Newcastle Tavern” and Billingsgate-wharf
Blackfriars: “Glazier’s Arms,” Water-lane
Queenhithe: “King’s Arms”
St. Paul’s-pier  

Hungary.—(See AUSTRIA)

Hurlingham Club. — The club is instituted for the purpose of providing a ground for pigeon-shooting, polo, &c, surrounded with such accessories and so situated as to render it an agreeable country resort, not alone to those who take part in pigeon-shooting and polo, but also to their families and friends, The club consists of shooting, polo, and non-shooting members. The shooting and polo members pay an entrance fee of £10 10s., and an annual subscription of £5 5s. They are entitled to all the privileges of the club and to admit two ladies without payment, and may give orders of admission to as many friends they please on payment only. The non-shooting members pay an annual subscription of £2 2s. each and “in future an entrance fee of £10 10s.” and are entitled to admit two ladies without payment and to all the privileges of the club, except shooting and polo playing. They may give orders of admission to many friends as they may please on payment only. Every member is entitled, by the payment of £1 1s. extra per annum, to give one additional order for ladies only for free admission daily. No person is eligible for admission who is not received in general society. The committee elect by ballot, and the candidate balloted for shall be put up not sooner than one week after he is proposed. Five members must be present; if there be one black ball he shall be considered as not elected.

Hyde Park— “the park” par excellence — forms the western boundary of Mayfair, and is the great fashionable promenade and public lounge of London. It stands high, and forms with Kensington gardens—which are simply a continuation of it, under somewhat different rules in respect of hours of closing, &c. - a vast open spa nearly a mile and a half in length by three-quarters of a mile width. The park proper, which is crossed in every direction by carefully kept footpaths, is rounded by a carriage-drive of about two and a half miles, and has eight gates, viz, two at the N.W. and NE. corners, Victoria and Cumberland (Marble Arch); two on the east side, Grosvenor and Stanhope, opposite the respective streets; two at the S. E. and S.W. corners, Knightsbridge (Hyde-park-corner) and Queen’s-gate ; and two on the south-side, Albert-gate and Prince’s-gate. A large piece of ornamental water called by the authorities the Serpentine where it traverses the park, and the Long Water so far as concerns the portion in Kensington gardens, runs in a sort of irregular quadrant from N by way of S.W to E., and is commonly known as the Serpentine throughout. It is a favourite place for skating, and about the most dangerous in London. Indeed, skating has recently been prohibited on that portion of the water which is in Hyde Park, and is really the Serpentine. The Humane Society’s establishment stands at about the middle of the north shore; and a portion of the south bank, exactly opposite, and between the water and Rotten-row, is set apart before 8 a.m. and after 7.30 pm. for bathing. Boats are to be had on hire on the north shore. Rotten-row is a piece of road set apart for equestrians, and extending originally from Hyde-park-corner to Queen’s-gate. A supplementary ride has now been laid out on the other side of the Serpentine, and runs from, the Magazine by Victoria-gate to Cumberland-gate. From Hyde-park-corner to Queen’s-gate runs also a carriage-drive, the site of the original Great Exhibition of 1851 lying between. Near the west end of this drive stands on its north side the Albert Memorial. For two or three hours every afternoon in the season, except Sunday, the particular section of the drive which happens that year to he “the fashion” is densely thronged with carriages moving round and round at little more than a walking pace, and every now and then coming to a dead-lock. The portion of the road specially affected varies from time to time, but is usually either that along the north side of the Serpentine or that between Hyde-park-corner and Queen’s-gate. For the last few seasons it has drifted back to the latter, but in no case does the orthodox Londoner think of extending her drive to any other part of the park. The road from Queen’s-gate to Victoria-gate is now open to cabs, &c,; the remainder of the park to private carriages only. The park-gates open at 5 am, and close at 12 p.m. all the year round. The minor gates are closed at 10 p.m. The great omnibus routes of the Strand and Holborn skirt it on the north and south sides, and that from Victoria to Royal Oak on the east. The nearest stations are —on the south, Victoria (Dist.), about three-quarters of a mile down Grosvenor-place; and on the north, Edgware-road (Metrop.), a few yards less.