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visitors to London, amidst the wilderness of excellent shops for which the
metropolis has so high a reputation, must often experience considerable
difficulty in making a convenient and judicious selection No doubt a classified
list of some of the principal firms should frequently be of great and obvious
utility. The responsibility, however, of undertaking to compile such a list is,
it will be readily seen, not one that the Editor of this work would safely or
wisely undertake. It has, however, been thought that a list of the tradesmen of
Her Majesty the Queen and of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of
Wales might in some measure answer the required purpose. Application was therefore made to the Lord Chamberlains office, and to
the Controller of their Royal Highnesses households, and by the courtesy of the
respective office we are enabled to append the following complete lists:
The list headed A, contains the tradesmen of Her Majesty and of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales distinguished respectively by an asterisk and a dagger. The list headed B, contains those trades-men of H.R.H. the Princess of Wales, whose names do not occur in list A.
ALE AND BEER— *Child & Co, 43 Leicester-sq.— *Gordon & Co. Caledonian-rd.
ARCHERY AND FISHING TACKLE MAKERS.— +Aldred, T., 126, 0xford-st.
ARTISTS’ COLOURMEN.— *+Winsor & Newton, 37 Rathbone-place
BACON PURVEYORS— + Fitch & Son, 66, Bishopsgate-st.
BAKERS.—Lemann F A, 2, Threadneedle-st. — Petrzywalski, 9, Glasshouse-st— +Spiking & Co. ,Dover-st—+* Stewart & Co., 57, Piccadilly.
BELL AND BRASS FOUNDERS - *Wamer & Sons, 27, Jewin-cres.
BILLIARD TABLE MAKER- Thurston, J. 16, Catherine St.
BIT AND SPUR MAKER- *+ Latchford & Willson, 11 Upper St. Martin’s-lane
BLACKING MANUFACTURERS - *Day & Martin, 97, High Holborn - +Everett & co., 51 Fetter-lane
BOOKSELLERS- *+Butterworth, H & Co. (Law), 7, Fleet-street - *+ Harrison & Sons, 59, Pall Mall
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS +Henningham & Hollis, 5 Mount-st. +Houghton & Gunn, 162, New Bond-st. +Kerby & Endean, 190, Oxford-st. - +Mitchell, John, 33, Old Bond-st. *+ Roberts, H. 2 Arabella-row -+Vacher & Sons, 29, Parliament-st.
BOOTMAKERS - +Hall, Sparkes, & Son, 308, Regent-st. *+Hartley, 11, King-st. *+Hoby & Humby, 20, Pall Mall - +Lobb, J. 296, Regent-st. - +Medwin & Co., 86, Regent-st. - *Spryng,. A. 22 Little Pulteney-st.
BREWERS- + Phillips & Wigan, Mortlake
BRONZE & ORMOLU - + Wertheimer, Samson, 154, New Bond-st.
BRUSH MAKERS - +Metcalfe, Bingley & Co., 131b, Oxford-st.,- +Rayner, J. 26 Motcomb-st.
BUILDERS- +Smith, G & Co., 39, South-st.
BUTCHERS - * Allen, R. 29, S.Audley-st. - +Cowell & Drew, 38, St. George’s-pl. - *Noon, J. 119, Park-st. - +Sanford & Son, 30 Lower Brook-st. - +Slater, Alfred, 18 High-st., Kensington - +Slater & Cooke, 47, Jermyn-st. - *Wall & Son (pork), 113, Jermyn-st.
BUTTERMEN - +Cadbury & Pratt, 24 New Bond-st.- + Pearks, 8, Lower Belgrave-st. - *White, R. 48 Jermyn-st. - * Whitfield & Sons, 44, Old Bond-st. *Whitfield, C. 19, Clarges-st.
BUTTON MAKERS- *+Firmin & Son (Limited), 153, Strand
CARD MAKERS - *+ Bancks Bros. 12, Glasshouse-st.
CARPET MANUFACTURERS - *+ Brooks, W. & Son, 14, Great Queen-st.
CARVERS AND GILDERS – Lapworth Bros., 22, Old Bond-st. - *Watson, Bontor & Co., 35, Old Bond-st.
CHEMISTS - + De Castro, Watson & Richards, 32, St. George’s-place. *+ Squire, P. 277 Oxford-st. - *+ Savory & Moore, 143, New Bond-st. - * Waugh & Co., 177, Regent-st.
CHEMISTS (VETERINARY) +Day, Son & Hewitt, 22, Dorset-st.
CHIMNEY SWEEPER.*Andrews, Mrs., 1, Angel-court, St. James’s.
CHINA AND GLASS.— +Copeland & Sons, 160, New Bond-st. — +Daniell & Co., 129, New Bond-st. - *Daniell, A., 46, Wigmore-st. *+Goode & Co., 57, South Audley-st.—+Mortlock & Co., 202 Oxford-st.~*+W. Mortlock’ & Sons, 18, Regent-st.— *Osler, F., & Co.,
45, Oxford-st.—+Pellatt & Co., 17, St. Bride-st.— +Phillips & Pearce, 155, New Bond-st.
CHOCOLATE AND COCOA.—+Fry & Sons, 252, City-rd.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.— +Benson, W., 135 Oxford-st— +Benson & Hedges, 13, Bond-st— +Carlin, 145, Regent-st. — +Carreras, J.J., 98, Regent-st.—+Marcovitch & Co. (cigarettes), 11, Air-st.— Morris & Co., 22, New Bond-st. - +Pontet, E. (snuff), 124, Pall Mall.
COACH BUILDERS.- *+Barker & Co., 66, Chandos-st. — *Cook & Holdway, 10,Mount-st. -—+Holmes, H. & A, 38, Margaret-st.— *+Hooper & Co., Victoria-st.— *+Peters & Sons, 53, Park-st.— +Stocken, F., 5a, Halkin.st. — Thorne, W. & F., 19, Great Portland-st.—Turrill & Sons, 22,Long-acre. - *+Wyburn & Co., 121, Long-acre.
COAL MERCHANTS. — *+Cockerell & Co., 13,Cornhill.— *Lockett & Judkins, 18, Upper Thames-st. — *Ruabon Coal Co., Beddington Basin.
CONFECTIONERS.- *+Bridgman, F.H, , 30, Wigmore-street - *+Gunter & Co., 7, Berkeley-sq.
CORKS -*French & Son, 51, Crutched-friars.
CUTLERS.— *Rodgers & Sons, 4, Cullum-st.—+Thornhill & Co., 144, New Bond-st. - *+ Underwood & Farrant, 55, Haymarket.
DECORATORS (INTERIOR). —*Arthur, F., 18, Motcomb-st.— *Morant, Boyd, & Blandford, 91, New Bond-st.
DESPATCH BOX MAKERS.— *Needs & Co., 128, Piccadilly.
DRESSING CASE MAKERS.— +Asprey & Son, 166, New Bond. st.—+Halstaff & Hannaford, 228, Regent-st.—Jenner & Knewstub, 33, St. James’s-st.— +Leuchars & Son, 38, Piccadilly.— +West, F., 2, St.
DYERS.- *Beattie& Co., 8, Kennington-park-road.- *+Duggin & Co., 42, Duke-st.
ELECTRO PLATE MANUFACTURERS - *+Elkington & Co., 22, Regent-st.
ENGRAVERS. *+Longman, J. and R., 1, Waterloo-pl.—+Ortner & Houle, 3, St. James’s-st.*+Warrington & Co., 23, Garrick St.
FILTER MANUFACTURER — +Lipscomb, 233, Strand.
FISHMONGERS.— *+Charles, T., 9, Arabella-row.-— +Gilson, E., 19, Haymarket. — *+Grove, 33, Charing-cross.—+Grove & Co., 150 New Bond-st.
FRUITERERS, &c.—+Adam & Co., 39, New Bond.st. + Boyd, 43, Jermyn-st.— +Grange & Co., 176, Piccadilly. - +*Mart & Co., 130, Oxford.st. -*Solomon, Israel, 69 Piccadilly. -*Solomon, Lewis, Covent-garden Market -*Starke & Son, 4, Bury-st.
FUEL (PATENT).—Wilson & Blessley, I, Paul-st, Worship-st.
FURNITURE PRINTERS.— *+Clarkson & Co., 17, Coventry-st.
FURRIERS.—+Lillicrapp, W. P., 27, Davies-st.- +Nicholay, J. A., & Son, 82, Oxford-st.
GOLD LACEMEN.— *+Hamburger Rogers & Son, 30, King-st. -*+Jones, W. & Co., 236, Regent-st. - *+ Smith, Charles, & Son, 5, New Burlington-st. - +Webb & Bonella, 23, Old Bond-st.
GROCERS. — *+De Castro, 65, Piccadilly. — *+Fortnum, Mason & Co, 181, Piccadilly.
GUNS AND RIFLES.— +Dougall, J.D., 59, St James’-st.—+Grant, S., 67a, St. James’s-st—+ Henry, A., 118, Pall Mall.— +Purdey & Sons. 314 ½ , Oxford-st.
HAIRDRESSERS — +Blanc H 209, Regent-st— + Marsh, J. V. 175, Piccadilly.
HARP MAKER. *Erards, Great Marlborough-st.
HATTERS.—+Ashmead & Co., 7, Mount-st. -*+Cater & Co., 56, Pall Mall. -*+Johnson & Co., 111, Regent-st.— +Melton, H., 194, Regent-st.
HERALD PAINTERS.— *+Bishop, G., & Co., 2, Godliman.st.
HOSIERS AND GLOVERS.— +Harborow J 15 Cockspur-st.—+Holbrook & Walker, 1 Burlington-gardens - + Swears & Wells, 192, Regent-st. - +Thresher & Glenny, 152, Strand.
INDIA-RUBBER MANUFACTURERS. -+Matthews, S. & Son, 58, Charing-cross.
IRONMONGERS - +Adams & Son, 57, Haymarket - +Burton, W. S. , 39, Oxford-st. - *Hopwood, J & R., 21, Stockbridge-terrace, *+ Johnson & Ravey, 4, Conduit-st. - +Thomas, 7, Earl’s-court-rd.
ITALIAN WAREHOUSEMEN - *+Cobbett & Son, 18, Pall Mall. *Crosse & Blackwell, 20 Soho-sq. - +Hedges & Butler, 155, Regent-st. - * Howis & Mason, 216, Piccadilly.
JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS - *+Collingwood & Co., 38, Conduit-st. - * Elkington, 22, Regent-st. - +Emanuel, 27, Old Bond-st.- *+Garrard & Co., 25, Haymarket - *+Hancock & Co., 38, Bruton-st. - *+Hunt & Roskell, 156, New Bond-st.- Lambert & Co. 10, Coventry-st. - +Tessier, H. 32, South Audley-street. - +Thomas, F.B. & Co., 153, New Bond-st. - +Turner, John & Co., 58, New Bond-st.- +Watherston & Son, 12, Pall Mall-east. - +Wells, John, High-street, Kensington.
LAMP MANUFACTURERS - *Miller & Co., Piccadilly. - *+Perry & Co., 72, New Bond-st.
LATHE AND TOOL MAKERS - +Holtzapfell & Co., 64, Charing cross.
LEATHER BREECHES MAKERS - +Arnold, W. E., 17, South Molton-st. - *+Davis, T. & Co., 12 Regent-st. - *Haldane & Co., 29, Old Bond-st. - +Huntsman, H. 126, New Bond-st.
LINENDRAPERS - *Buckenham, T. W. & J., 65, Berners-st. - *+Capper, Son & Co., 69, Gracechurch-st. - *+Coulson, J. & Co., 11 Pall Mall-east. - *Coulson, W.H. & Sons, 22, Broad-st. - *+Faulding, Stratton & Brough, 13, Coventry-st. - *Parton, John & Son, 41 Buckingham Palace-rd.
LITHOGRAPHERS - *+Brooks (Vincent), Day & Son, Gate-st. - *Maclure & Macdonald, 97, Queen Victoria-st.
LOCK AND SAFE MANUFACTURERS - *+Chubb & Son, 68, St. James’s-st. - *Hobbs, Hart & Co., 76, Cheapside.
MAP SELLER, &c. - +Stanford, E. 55 Charing-cross - * Wyld, J. , 11 Charing-cross.
MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER - +West, F. L., 31, Cockspur-st.
MEDAL AND JEWEL CASE MAKER - *Barnby, R. 10 Seckforde-st.
MEDALLISTS AND ENGRAVERS - +Lyon, J & A., 287, Regent-st.
MILK PROVIDERS - +Coomber, J., 56, Margaret-st. - +Dancocks, S.S. 177, Fulham-rd. - +Sams & Co., 34, Chapel-st.
MINERALOGIST - *Tennant, Professor, 149, Strand.
MINERAL-WATER MANUFACTURERS - + Rawlings, H., 2, Nassau-st., Berners-st. - *+Schweppe & Co., 51, Berners-st.
MOSAIC, ENAMEL - *Salviati, Dr. Antonio, 30, St. James’s-st.
MUSIC SELLERS AND PUBLISHERS - *+Cocks, R & Co., 6, New Burlington-st.
MUSTARD MANUFACTURERS - +Keen, Robinson, Belville & Co., 6, Garlick-hill
NATURALIST - +Ward, Vere-st.
NEWSPAPER AGENTS - +May & Williams, 160, Piccadilly.
NURSERYMEN AND FLORISTS - + Harding,C., 32, New Bond-st. - *+Veitch & Sons, King’s-rd., Chelsea - *+Wills, J., Onslow-crescent. - *Wimsett, J.W., Ashburnham-park.
OPTICIANS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENT MAKERS - *+Dixey & Sons, 3, New Bond-st. - +Elliott Bros., 449, Strand -*Horne & Thornthwaite, 416, Strand - +Newton & Co., 3, Fleet-st.
ORNITHOLOGIST - *Gardner,J., 371, Oxford-st.
OYSTERS - * Wilton, R., 2 Ryder-st.
PAPERS HANGERS - *Trollope & Sons, Halkin-st-west.
PAPIER MACHE MANUFACTURERS - *Jennens & Bettridge, 97, Cheapside.
PERFUMERS - +Bayley & Co., 17, Cockspur-st. - +Gattie & Peirce, 57, New Bond-st.
PHOTOGRAPHERS - *Disderi & Co., 4, Brook-st.
PIANO MAKERS - *Broadwood & Sons, 33, Gt. Pulteney-st. - *+Erards, 18, Great Marlborough-street.
PICTURE CLEANERS AND RESTORERS - *Seguier & Smart, 6, Argyll-place.
PICTURE-FRAME MAKERS - +Hogarth, J. & Sons, 96, Mount-st. - +Vokins, J. & W.,14 Great Portland-st.
PLUMASSIERS – Fleischmann & Cartwright, 20, Noel-st.
POTATO MERCHANTS - *Malin, J., 24, King-st.
POULTERERS - *Baily, J. & Sons, 113, Mount-st. - +Bowen, H., 118, New Bond-st. - *Clark, G. jun., 49, Duke-st.
PRINTERS - *Harrison & Sons, 45, St. Martin’s-la.
PRINTERS EXTRAORDINARY - *Bradbury, Agnew & Co., Bouverie-st.
PRINTSELLERS & PUBLISHERS. - +Ackerman, A., 191, Regent-st. – Colnaghi & Co., 13, Pall Mall-east. - *Graves, H. 6 Pall Mall.
PUBLISHERS - *Bentley, R., 8, New Burlington-st. - *Faithfull, Miss E., 117, Praed-st.
ROBE MAKERS - *Ede & Son, 94, Chancery-lane. - *Wilkinson & Son, 34, Maddox-st.
SADDLERS AND HARNESS MAKERS - *+Cuff & Son, 50, Curzon-st. - *+Musson & Son, 1, Arabella-row. - +Peat & Co., 173, Piccadilly- *+ Whippy, Steggall, & Flemming, 35, North Audley-st. - *+Wilkinson & Kidd, 5, Hanover-square.
SCIENTIFIC APPARATUS - *Murray, R.C. 69, Jermyn-st.
SEDAN CHAIR MAKER - *Ward, J. 5, Leicester-sq.
SHIPPING AND CUSTOM HOUSE AGENTS - +Maclean & Woolley, 17, Harp-lane. Stahlschmidt & Co., 90, Lower Thames-st.
SILK MERCERS - +Howell, James & Co., 5 Regent-st.
SOAP MANUFACTURERS - +Pears, A. & F., 91, Great Russell-st.
SPONGE MERCHANTS - +Newton & Cook, 3, Wardour-st.
STABLE FITTINGS (PATENT) - +Barton, J., 370, Oxford-st.
STATUARY & MARBLE MASONS - +Burke & Co., 17, Newman-st.
STOVE AND GRATE MANUFACTURERS - *+Feetham & Co., 9, Clifford-st.
SURGEON (VETERINARY) - +Williams, J. A. , 10, Wilton-rd.
SWORD MAKERS - +Wilkinson & Son, 27, Pall Mall
TAILORS - *+ Brown & Son, 10, Princes-st., Hanover-sq. - **+Burn, 71, St. James-street - +Cook, Thos. 8, Clifford-st. – Kettle & Smith, 41, Conduit-st. - *+Meyer & Mortimer, 36, Conduit-st. - +Newton & Co., 7, Hanover-square. - *Peckover, J. (Livery), 14, Maddox-st. - *+Poole & Co., Saville-row. - +Sandilands & Son, 12, Conduit-st. - +Skinner & Co., 50, Jermyn-st. - *Stohwasser, J., 39, Conduit-st. - +Stovel & Co., 23, Conduit-st. - *Wilkinson & Son, 34, Maddox-st. - *+Williams, J. W. , 105, Tachbrook-st. - +Wolmershausen. 48, Curzon-st.
TEAMEN - *+Gibbs (Dixon) & Co. - *+Pepler & Co., 2, Suffolk-st. - *+Twining & Co., 216, Strand.
TENTS AND FLAGS - *+Edgington, B., Duke-st., London-br.
TRUNKMAKERS - +Allen, J.W., 37, Strand. - +Bengough, F., 20, Glasshouse-st. - +George & Co., 20, Long Acre.
TURNER - *Harris, Charles, 159, Piccadilly.
TYPE FOUNDERS - *Sir C. Reed & Sons, 2, Fann-st.
UMBRELLA MAKERS – Brigg, T. 23, St. James’s-st. - +Sangster & Co., 140, Regent-st.
UPHOLSTERERS - *+Banting & Co., 26, St. James’s-st. - *+Gillow & Co., 176, Oxford-st. - + Holland & Co., 23, Mount-st. - *Jackson & Graham, 30, Oxford-st. - *+Johnstone & Jeanes, 67, New Bond-st.
WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS - *+Aubert & Klaftenberger, 157, Regent-st. - *Bennett, Sir. J., 64, Cheapside - +Benson, 58, Ludgate-hill. - +Dent, 61, Strand. - *Dent, 33, Cockspur-st. - *+Frodsham, 84, Strand. - *+ Le Roy & Son, 211, Regent-st.
WAX CHANDLERS - *+Barclay & Son, 138, Regent-st. - *+Brecknell, Turner, & Son, 31, Haymarket. - *+Greenhill, E., 7, Bury-st. - *+Tucker & Co., 117, Kensington High-st.
WAX FLOWERS, MODELLER OF. - *Mintorn, J. H., 33, Soho-sq.
WHEELWRIGHT - * Kingwell, F. 7, Upper St.Martin’s-la.
WHIPMAKERS - +Callow & Son, 8, Park-la. - *+Swaine & Adeney, 185, Piccadilly.
WINE MERCHANTS - +Carbonell & Co., 182, Regent-st. – Eddison, W.E., 2, Walbrook. - +Green & Co., 51, Pall Mall. - *Greger, Max, 2, Old Bond-st. - *Maire, P.F., 20, Mark-la. - *+Payne & Sons, 61, St. James’s-st. - *Keay & Sons, 64, Mark-la. – *Rutherford & Browne, 5, Water-la. - +Webber & Co., 33, Saville-row.
ARTISTS’ COLOURMAN – Newman, J., 24, Soho-sq.
BABY LINEN – Moon, Miss, 32., Davies-st., Grosvenor-sq.
BASKET-MAKERS- Cave & Sons, 40, Wigmore-st.
BOOKSELLERS – Hatchards, 187, Piccadilly
BOOTMAKERS – Atloff & Norman, 69, New Bond-st., Box, J, 187, Regent-st. – Givry, V., 23, Old Bond-st. –Gundry & Sons, 1, Soho-sq. – Hook, Knowles & Co., 66, New Bond-st.
BRUSH-MAKER – Harris, C. , 159, Piccadilly.
CARRIAGE BUILDER – Hart, Sam., 79, New Bond-st.
CHEMISTS – Twinberrow, W. & Son, 80, Wigmore-st.
CHINA AND GLASS – Mortlock, J. & Co., 204, Oxford-st.
CORSET MAKER – Gimgoire, Madame, 7, Blenheim-st.
DRESS (JUVENILE) – Edmonds & Co., 47, Wigmore-st.
EMBROIDERY, &c. – Hellbronner, R. , 137, Oxford-st.
GOLDSMITHS. – Barkentin & Krall, 289, Regent-st.
HABIT MAKER – Steckelbach, J. 59, South Molton-st.
HAIRDRESSERS – Barnet & Bury, 60, Piccadilly – Regnier, A. 66, South Audley-st.
HATTERS – Heath, Mrs., 24, St. George’s-pl., S.W. – Lockwood, Miss, 36, South Audley-st.
JEWELLER, &c. – Streeter, E. W., 18, New Bond-st.
LACEMEN – Biddle Bros. (Haywards’), 81, Oxford-st. – Blackborne & Co., 35, South Audley-st. – Bruce & Farr, 317, Regent-st.
LADIES OUTFITTERS. – Mason, J., & Co., 159, Oxford-st.
MILLINERS AND DRESSMAKERS. – Aylen, Mrs, 27, Somerset-st, Portman-sq. – Brown, Mrs, 13, New Bond-st. – Clift, G., 128, Oxford-st. – Edwards, Mrs, 7, Hobart-pl., Eaton-sq. – Elise, Madame, 170, Regent-st. – Gieve, Miss, 5, Davies-st, Berkeley-sq. – James, Mrs., 2, Hanover-sq. – Stratton, Mrs, 104, Piccadilly – White, J., 254, Regent-st.
MOURNING – Jay & Co., 243, Regent’s-st.
PERFUMERS – Gosnell & Co., 93, Upper Thames-st. – Rimmell, E. 96, Strand.
PIN AND NEEDLE MAKERS – Kirby, Beard & Co., 18, Cannon-st.
SCOTCH WAREHOUSE – Scott Adie, 115, Regent-st.
SEWING MACHINE MAKERS – Wheeler & Wilson, 139, Regent-st.
SHAWLS AND MANTLES – Farmer & Rogers, 171, Regent-st.
SILK MERCERS – Lewis & Allenby, 193, Regent-st. – Swan & Edgar, Quadrant, Regent-st.
STARCH AND CONFECTIONERY. – Wotherspoon & Co., 66, Queen-st., E.C.
STATIONERS – Coram, F. T., 205, Sloane-st. – Parkins & Gotto, 24, Oxford-st. – Wickwar & Co., 6, Poland-st.
STRAW HAT MAKER – Errington. C.R. 6, Arabella-row, S.W.
TOYS – Cremer, jun., 270, Regent-st., and 27, New Bond-st.
WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS – Le Roy & Son, 211, Regent-st.
has been called the finest site in Europe, but, however this may be, it is very
far from having been utilised to the extent of its possibilities. A short but
broad approach to the park should be driven through Spring-gardens, so as to
afford an effective view. If from this new street the houses at present standing
were pulled down, as far as the corner of Parliament-street, and an appropriate
building erected on their site, much would have been done to render
Trafalgar-square worthy of its position as the centre of London. The National
Gallery has long been condemned, but no Government has yet felt itself
financially strung enough to ask the nation for the money sufficient for an
entirely new building, worthy of the national art collection of the country. The
National Gallery and St. George’s Barracks occupy the whole of the upper or
northern side of the square; the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields stands in
the northeast corner; on the eastern side are the premises occupied by the
Royal Humane Society, and Morley’s Hotel; on the western side are the Royal
College of Physicians, and the Union Club; on the south side of the square are
the grand hotel now building on the site of Northumberland House, and the plot
between Northumberland-avenue and Parliament-street still vacant; while west of
Parliament-street are some shops and insurance offices as far at the entrance to
Spring-gardens. Nelson’s monument, with its four lions, is the most
conspicuous feature of the square, which contains, moreover, statues of
Napier, Havelock, and other worthies. The fountains, which ought to add to the
appearance of the place, in reality detract from it, by the ridiculous
insufficiency of their jets of water.
Tramways.—The following information respecting the principal tramways has been furnished, on request, by the respective companies
* On Sundays and Bank Holidays the cars start one hour later in the morning, and cease running the same time at night.
+ Children (except infants in arms) must be paid for. The conductor must issue a ticket for the rate of fare paid, the following being the colours :—Blue tickets, 4d.; red, 3d.; white, 2d. yellow, 1d.
++The Sunday running commences about one hour later in the morning on all the services. The Brixton and St. George’s Church cars do not run on Sundays.
**The penny fares and the transfer tickets are suspended on Sundays and holidays, including the Bank holidays.
ALDERSGATE-STREET TO ARCHWAY TAVERN (North Metropolitan Tramways)*+ Colour, Red. —Route— Goswell-rd, Angel, Upper-st. and Holloway. From Highgate every half~hour from 8am, to 10 pm. From Aldersgate-st every half-hour from 8 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. Fare, 2d.
ALDERSGATE-STREET TO DALSTON JUNCTION (North Metropolitan Tramways).*+ Colour, Green.—Route—Goswell-rd, Islington-green, Essex-rd, and Ball’s-pond-rd. From Aldersgate-st every 6 minutes from 8 am. to 11.35 p.m. From Dalston Junction every 6 minutes from 7.30 am. to 11.5 p.m. Fare, 2d.
ALDERSGATE-STREET TO LEA-BRIDGE-ROAD (North Metropolitan Tramways). *+ Colour, Blue.— Route—Goswell-rd, Old-st, Old-st-rd, Hackney-rd. Mare-st, Hackney, and Clapton. From Aldersgate-street every 6 minutes from 8.30 a.rn. to 11.30 pm. From Lea-bridge-rd every 6 minutes from 8 a.m. to 10.52 p.m. From Well-street every 6 minutes from 7.45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fares—Aldersgate-st to Lea-bridge-rd, 3d.; to Triangle, 2d. Dalston-lane and Shoreditch Church, 2d. All the way, 3d.
ALDGATE TO POPLAR (North Metropol. Tramways).*+ Colour, Yellow. — Route — Whitechapel, Commercial-rd, and East India Dock-rd. From Aldgate every 4 minutes from 7.30 am, to 11.50 p.m. From Poplar every 4 minutes from 7 a.m. to 11.51 p.m.Fare, 2d.
ALDGATE TO STRATFORD (North Metropolitan Tramways). *+ Colour, Blue. —Route— Whitechapel, Mile-end-rd, Bow, and Stratford-high-st. Passengers for Leytonstone change cars at Stratford. From Aldgate every 4 minutes from 6.40 a.m. to 12 midnight. From Stratford every 4 minutes from 6 am. to 11.5 p.m. Fares—to Bow Station, 2d. All the way, 3d. Outside, 2d. any distance. An omnibus runs between Stratford Terminus and the Princess Alice, Ilford-rd, every half-hour from 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.
ALDGATE TO WELLS-STREET (North Metropol. Tramways) *+ Colour, Red. —Route— Whitechapel, Mile-end-rd, Cambridge-rd, and Mare-at, Hackney. From Aldgate every 10 minutes from 8.20 a.m. to 10.40 p.m. From Wells-st every 10 minutes from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fare, 2d.
BISHOPSGATE AND STAMFORD-HILL (North Metropolitan Tramways).*+ Colour, Green—Route —High-st, Shoreditch, Kingsland-rd, and Stoke Newington. From Stamford-hill every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. From Bishopsgate every 15 minutes from 8.40 a.m. to 10.40 p.m. Fare, 2d.
BRIXTON AND BLACKFRIARS-BRIDGE (London Tramways Co.) ++ Route—Brixton-road, Kennington-park, Kennington-park-road, Newington-butts, Elephant and Castle, London-road, Blackfriars-road, to Blackfriars-bridge (Surrey side). From Brixton every 12 minutes from 8.5 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. From Blackfriars every 12 minutes from 8.45 a.m. to 11.15 p.m. Fare, 2d.
BRIXTON AND ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH,. BOROUGH (London Tramways Co.). —Route Brixton-road, Kennington-park, Kennington-park-road, Newington-butts, Elephant and Castle, Newington-causeway, Blackman-street, St. George’s Church. From St. George’s Church every 12 minutes from 7.20 am, to 9.25 p.m. From Brixton every 12 minutes from 8 a.m. to 10.10 p.m. Fare, 2d.
BRIXTON AND WESTMINSTER BIDROE (London Tramways Co.) —Route—Brixton-road, Kennington-park, Kennington-road, and Westminster-rd, to Westminster-bridge (Surrey side). From Brixton every 12 minutes from 8.8 a.m. to 11 p.m. From Westminster every 12 minutes from 8.40 a.m. to 11.35 p.m. Fare, 2d.
CAMBERWELL-GREEN AND VICTORIA STATION (London Tramways Co.), ++ via cars and omnibuses.—Route—Camberwell New-rd, Kennington-oval, Harleyford-rd, over Vauxhall-bridge, through Vauxhall-bridge-rd. From Camberwell every 12 minutes from 8.25 a.m. to 10.50 p.m. From Victoria every 12 minutes from 9.6 a.m. to 10.58 p.m. Fare, 2d.
CLAPHAM AND BLACKFRIARS (London Tramways Co.). —Route —Clapham-rd, Kennington-park, Kennington-park-rd, Newington-butts, Elephant and Castle, London-rd, Blackfriars-rd, to Blackfriars-bridge (Surrey side). From Clapham every 12 minutes from 8.10 a.m. to 10.40 p.m. From Blackfriars every 12a minutes from 8.5 a.m. to 11.20 p.m. Fare, 2d.
CLAPHAM AND ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, BOROUGH (London Tramways Co.).—Route—--Clapham-rd, Kennington-park, Kennington-park-rd, Newington-butts Elephant and Castle, Newington-causeway, Blackman-street, St. George’s Church. From Clapham every 12 minutes from 8.5 am, to 10.15 p.m. From St. George’s Church every 12 minutes from 7.25 a.m. 10.30 p.m. Fare, 2d.
CLAPHAM AND WESTMINSTER-BRIDGE (London Tramways Co.). Route—Clapham-rd, Kennington-park, Kennington-rd, Westminster-rd, to Westminster-bridge (Surrey side). From Clapham every 12 minutes from 8,15 a,m. to 11.5 p.m. From Westminster every 12 minutes from 8.50 a.m. to 11.40 p.m. Fare, 2d.
GREENWICH AND BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE (London Tramways Co.)++ —Route—Trafalgar-rd, Nelson-st, London-st, Greenwich-rd, Broadway, New Cross-rd, Hatcham, Old Kent-rd, New Kent-rd, London-rd, Blackfriars-rd, to Blackfriars-bridge (Surrey side). From Greenwich every 12 minutes from 7.20 am. to 10.20 p.m. From Blackfriars every 12 minutes from 8.35 a.m. to 11.40 pm. Fares Week-days, 2d.; Sundays or holidays, 3d.
GREENWICH AND WESTMINSTE BRIDGE (London Tramways Co.)++ —Route—Trafalgar-rd, Nelson-st, London-st, Greenwich-rd, Broadway, New Cross-rd, Hatcham, Old Kent-rd, New Kent-rd, London-rd, Westminster-rd to Westminster-bridge (Surrey side). From Greenwich every 12 minutes from 7.30 am, to 10.30 p.m. From Westminster every 12 minutes from 8.40 am to 11.45 pm. Fares— Week-days, 2d.; Sundays or holidays, 3d.
HIGHGATE AND HAMPSTEAD-ROAD (London Street Tramways Co.) **— Route—Highgate Archway, Junction-rd, Kentish Town-rd, High-st (Camden Town), and. Hampstead-rd. to Euston-rd. Cars run every 7 minutes in each direction. Week days—Archway to Euston-rd, 7.45 a.m. to 11.42 p.m. Euston-rd to Archway, 8.21 a.m. to 12.19 p.m. Sundays—Archway to Euston-rd, 9.20 a.m. to 11 p.m; Euston-rd to Archway, 10.13 a.m to 11.37 p.m. Fares—Between Highgate Archway and Hampstead-rd, 12.; between Eagle Camden Town, and Euston-rd, inside, 2d. outside, 1d.
HOLLOWAY AND HAMPSTEAD ROAD (London Street Tramways Co.)**—Route—Parkhurst-road Camden-rd, High-street (Camden Town), Hampstead-rd to Euston-rd. Cars run every five minutes Week days — Nags Head, to Euston-rd, 7.35 a.m. to 11 p.m. Euston-road to Nag’s Head, 8.7 am, to 12.20 p.m. Sundays - Nag’s Head to Euston-road, 9.22 a.m. to 11.10 pm.; Euston-rd to Nag’s Head, 9.54 a.m. to 11.40 p.m. Fares — Nags Head to Euston-rd, in or out, 2d.; Eagle Camden Town, or Euston-road, inside, 2d.; outside, 1d.
KENTISH TOWN AND HOLLOWAY (London Street Tramways Co.).**—Route—Kentish Town-rd, Great College-ct, Old St. Pancras-rd, King s cross, and through Caledonian-rd to Holloway. Cars run every 7 minutes in each direction. Kentish Town to Holloway, Week days, 7.40 am. to 11.40 p.m. Sundays, 9.45 a.m. to 11.5 pm. Holloway to Kentish Town, Week days, 7.40 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sundays, 10.12 a.m. to 11.20 p.m. Fares, 2d.
LIMEHOUSE TO VICTORIA-PARK (North Metrop. Tramways).*+ Colour, Yellow. —Route—- Burdett-road and Grove-road. From Limehouse every few minutes from 7.20 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. From Victoria-park every few minutes from 7 am, to 10 p.m. Fare, 2d.
MOORGATE.STREET AND HIGHBURY via NEW NORTH-ROAD (North Metropolitan Tramways).*+ —From St. Paul’s-road every 12 minutes from 7.30 a.m. to 10.10 p.m.; last car from Moorgate-street 10.30 p.m. Fare, 2d, An express car leaves the Nag’s Head at 8 a.m., and every hour till 1 p.m., Moorgate-street at 4.30 p.m., and every hour till 10.30 p.m. Fare, 3d.
MOORGATE-STREET TO ARCHWAY TAVERN (North Metropolitan Tramways).*+ Colour, Blue.—Route—City-road, Angel, Liverpool-rd, and Holloway-rd. From Moorgate-st. every 6 minutes from 8 a.m. to 11.45 p.m. From Archway Tavern every 6 minutes from 7.20 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fares— Archway Tavern to Moorgate-st, 2d. Archway Tavern to Nag’s Head, 1d.
MOORGATR-STREET TO FINSBURY-PARK (North Metropolitan Tramways).*+ Colour Yellow. —Route—City-rd, Angel, Upper-st, Holloway-rd, and Seven Sisters-rd. From Moorgate-st every 6 minutes from 8 a.m. to 11.45 p.m. From Finsbury-park every 6 minutes from 7.24 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fares—Finsbury-park to Moorgate-st, 2d. Finsbury-park to Nag’s Head, 1d.
MOORGATE-STREET TO HIGHBURY NEW-PARK (North Metropolitan Tramways),*+ Colour, Green,—Route—East-road, Bridport-place, Southgate-road, and Newington-green. From Moorgate-street every 5 minutes from 8.5 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. From Highbury New-park every 5minutes from 7.30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fares—Moorgate-st to Highbury New-park, 3d.; to Newington-green, 2d. Highbury New-park to Sturt Arms, New North-rd, 2d.
MOORGATE-STREET TO STAMFORD-HILL (North Metropolitan Tramways)*+ Colour, Red.— Route—Old-st-rd, Kingsland-rd, and Stoke Newington. From Moorgate-st every 6 minutes from 8 a.m. to 11.25 p.m. From Stamford. hill every 6 minutes from 7.30 am, to 10.45 p.m.; 10.50 p.m. from Abney-park. Fares — Stamford-hill to Moorgate-st, 3d.; to Shoreditch Church, 2d. Abney-park to Moorgate-st, 2d.
MOORGATE.STREET TO SWAN, CLAPTON (North Metropolitan Tramways)*+ Colour, White. —Route—Old-st-rd, Hackney-rd, Mare-st, Hackney, Lower and Upper Clapton. From Moorgate-st every 20 minutes from 8.30 am, to 11.25 p.m. From Swan, Clapton, every 10 minutes from 8 a.m. to 10.25 p.m. Moorgate-st to Lea-bridge every 10 minutes. Fares—Upper Clapton to Cambridge Heath, 2d.; to Moorgate-st, 3d. Dalston-lane to Shoreditch Church, 2d.; to Moorgate-st, 3d. Triangle, Hackney, to Moorgate-st, 2d.
NEW CROSS AND BLACKFRIARS via PECKHAM (London Tramways Co.)++—Route—Queen’s-rd, High. st, Peckham-rd, Church-ct, Camberwell-rd Walworth-rd, London-rd, Blackfriars-rd, to Blackfriars. bridge (Surrey side). From New Cross every 12 minutes from 7.50 a.m. to 10.45 p.m. From Blackfriars every 12 minutes from 8.40 am, to 11.35 p.m. Fare, 1d.
NEW CROSS AND ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH (London Tramways Co.)++—Route—Old Kent-rd and Great Dover-street. From New Cross every 6 minutes from 6.55 a.m. to 9 p.m. From St. George’s Church every 6 minutes from 8.30 am. to 10.50 p.m.
NEW CROSS AND WESTMINSTER via PECKHAM (London Tramways Co.)++—Route—Queen’s-rd, High-st, Peckham-rd, Church-st, Camberwell-rd, Walworth-rd, London-rd, Westminster-rd, to Westminster-bridge (Surrey side). From New Cross every 12 minutes from 7.55 a.m. to 10.50 p.m. From Westminster every 12 minutes from 8.45 am, to 11.40 p.m. Fare, 2d.
SPECIAL OMNIBUS SERVICE (London Tramways Co.)++—On week days omnibuses run between Elephant and Castle and, Bank every five minutes, from 8.25 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fare, 1d. On week days only, omnibuses run between Blackfriars-bridge (Surrey side) and the Bank every 8 minutes, from 8.30 a.m. to 8p.m. Fare, 1d. On Sundays omnibuses run between Elephant and Castle and Bank every 5 minutes, from 9.45 a.m. to 11.10 p.m. Fare, 1d.
STRATFORD TO LEYTONSTONE (North Metropolitan Tramways) *+ Route.— Broadway, Stratford, and Leytonstone-rd. From Stratford every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., From Leytonstone every 15 minutes from 7.20 a.m. to 10.20 p.m. Fares— To or from Gurney-rd, 1d. All the way, 2d.
Travellers’ Club, 106, Pall Mall. — The following is the form of recommendation of candidates for this club: “A. B. being desirous of becoming a member of the Travellers’ Club, we, the undersigned, do, from our personal knowledge, recommend him to that honour, subject to the qualification of Rule 15.” The provision of Rule 15 is “that no person be considered eligible who shall not have travelled out of the British Islands to a distance of at least 500 miles from London in a direct line.” The members elect by ballot. When 12 and under 18 members ballot, one black ball, if repeated, shall exclude; if 18 and upwards ballot, two black balls exclude, and the ballot cannot be repeated. The presence of 12 members is necessary for a ballot. Each member on admission is required to pay £42, which sum includes his subscription for the current year. Each subsequent annual subscription is £10 10s.
Treasury, Whitehall, S.W., and Treasury-chambers, Whitehall.—Hours 11 to 5. NEAREST Railway Station, Westminster-bridge; Omnibus Routes, Whitehall and Strand; Cab Rank, Horse Guards. The office of Parliamentary Counsel is at 18, Queen Anne’s-gate, Westminster; of the Receiver of Fines and Penalties at 2, St. Martin’s-place; and of the Examiner of Criminal Law Accounts and Sheriffs’ Accounts, at 109, Victoria-street, Westminster.
Trinity House, Tower-hill, is a building of the Ionic order, erected at the close of the last century by Samuel Wyatt. It has some interesting busts of naval celebrities, with, amongst other pictures, a huge Gainsborough, upwards of twenty feet in length, and representing the Trinity Board of the day. The Board has control of the pilotage, beaconage, &c., of the United Kingdom. NEAREST Railway Stations, Cannon-street (S.E.) and Aldgate (Metrop.); Omnibus Routes, Fenchurch-street and Aldgate High-street; Cab Rank, Great Tower-street.
Trotting is not very much patronised in London, but good sport is afforded at the meetings which occasionally take place on the track in the grounds of the Alexandra Palace.
is no lack of racecourses in the neighbourhood of London, and scarcely a week
elapses in the racing or steeple-chasing seasons without some opportunity
being given the turfite for the pursuit of his favourite amusement in almost
every form. Between the Ascot week and a day’s plating at one of the smaller
meetings there is a very considerable range, and the Londoner has only to take
his choice. The most famous of the metropolitan racecourses is Epsom, with its
time-honoured traditions of Derby and Oaks; and one of the London weeks is the “Derby week,” which is at the end of May
or beginning of June. There is also a very pleasant two days’ racing at Epsom
in the early spring, on the first of which the popular City and Suburban
Handicap is decided. The pretty little town of Epsom is easily and conveniently
reached from Waterloo by the London and S. Western and from Victoria and
London-bridge by the Brighton Railway. The latter has also a station on Banstead
Downs, within a quarter of a mile of the course . The stations in the town
itself are rather more than a mile from the grand-stand, the road being, for the
most part, very steep. Plenty of vehicles are always in waiting at the railway
stations to convey the traveller to the scene of action, and prices range from
1s. to 5s. each passenger, according to circumstances. On an off day in fair
weather “a bob a nob” is generally the correct thing. Half a crown to five
shillings may be taken as the normal tariff on “big days,’ but, of course,
the weather and the great “law of supply and demand” have to be taken into
consideration. The Epsom grandstand is fairly convenient, but the managers
charge exorbitant prices both for admission and for any extra accommodation that
may be required. A number of temporary stands are erected for the races at Epsom
as at other meetings, the charges for admission to which are much lower. The
accommodation they afford is on a primitive scale.
Far superior to Epsom for the general quality of its sport and of its visitors, is Ascot, where the races take place a fortnight after the Derby. The Cup Day (Thursday) is considered the great day; but to the lover of racing for itself, as distinguished from the ordinary pleasure-seeker the Tuesday is far preferable. The important and valuable stakes contested for on that day almost invariably attract the cream of the best horses in training. Indeed, even as regards the attendance of visitors the Tuesday has of late years been running the Cup Day very close. The show of ladies’ dresses in the royal enclosure, and in the carriages and drags opposite the stand, on either the Tuesday or Thursday, is one of the most extraordinary sights of the season. Ascot can be reached by the Great Western Railway to Windsor, where omnibuses, &c., meet every train. The drive from Windsor to Ascot Heath (about five or six miles) is charming, but this is not a very convenient route especially on the return journey. The other route to Ascot is by the South Western Railway, from Waterloo, and the journey in the race week probably costs more money and occupies more rime than any journey of a similar length in England. The very unsatisfactory nature of the railway service is, indeed, the great drawback to Ascot. The South Western station is a quarter of a mile from the grand-stand, which is an exceedingly well-arranged and convenient building, or rather series of buildings, and the charges for admission, &c., are not so exorbitant as at some other places. Both at Epsom and Ascot grand-stands, private boxes, and stalls may be engaged, but very early application to the managers is necessary, and even then they are difficult to obtain. The price of admission to the stands varies in proportion to the interest of the day’s sport, and is from ten shillings to a guinea, with a reduction on taking a weekly ticket.
A new and pretty racecourse has lately been constructed at Sandown Park, within a very short distance of the Esher station of the South Western Railway, where races—both on the flat, over hurdles, and over the steeplechase course—take place at frequent intervals. A similar institution has also been inaugurated at Kempton Park, near the Sunbury Station on the Thames Valley Line. At both places the public are admitted to the ground oft payment, but the best of the stands are reserved for the members of the two clubs who have a proprietary interest in the grounds. Among other gate-money meetings are those of Croydon and the Alexandra Park. Racing also takes place after Ascot at Hampton (Hampton Court Station), Windsor, and Egham; and before Epsom Summer Meeting, at Harpenden, on the Great Northern Railway; and the excellent service of the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway makes it possible to include the pretty course at Brighton in the metropolitan list. Goodwood Park (the private racecourse of the Duke of Richmond) is not so easy of access, but deserves a visa if only from the fact that it is the fashionable meeting of the racing season. Newmarket itself is within two hours of London, by the Great Eastern Railway, and thus the best mcing in the wreld is brought within easy roach of the Londoner. For the exact dates of all these meetings the intending visitor should consult the sporting papers; and for the special tram arrangements, which may vary from time to time, the advertisements in the daily, as well as in the sporting, papers should be referred to. It is useful to remember that racecourse refreshments are almost always abominable, and that it is as well to have as little to do with them as possible. At Ascot perhaps they are a shade better than at many other places, and at Newmarket, Sandown Park, and the Alexandra Park, Messrs. Bertram and Roberts are in power, and a very much better state of things exists. But, as a rule, the grand-stand bar reminds one of nothing so much as the average theatre saloon, nothing worse than which has ever been invented by the ingenuity of man.
There are, probably, even more welshers and thieves at the London race meetings than elsewhere, because the meetings, being more numerous and close at home, afford more constant employment to these industrious classes. The wsitor who wants a wager should be very shy of depositing his money with anybody he does not know and unless he be acquainted wish a respectable bookmaker, ought to keep his money in his pocket. If not he will most assuredly never see it again. The three-card-men and the gentlemen who invite the stranger to ring the bull, and to prick the garter, are more strictly looked after by the police than was formerly the case, and are not quite so obtrusive as of yore. But, let the uninitiated beware when a gentleman in the railway carriage lays a great-coat, or a rug over his knees, and producing some cards, begins, the moment the train has started, with “Well gentlemen, and what do you say to a little game of cards to while away the tedium of the journey?” or words to that effect. Still more let him take heed to his actions if a gentleman opposite starts an animated conversation with him, and if another gentleman in a distant part of the carriage begins to contradict, and even to make a show of a quarrel with the card-player. A stony silence, and the manifestation of an absorbing interest in the landscape, may be prescribed in most cases of this kind. The innocent who begins to talk is lost, and is net unlikely to be robbed even if he does not bet. In any case it is wise to leave the carriage at the next station if possible. The Victoria Club, in Wellington-street, Strand (see CLUBS), is the principal resort of professional racing-men in London and a great part of the commission betting of Europe is done there. It is, however, a strict private club, and in no sense what the law understands by a betting house. The Subscription Room, at Tattersall’s, it also a private club (subscription £3 3s., election by committee) for the purpose of betting, but differs from the Victoria in that it is not a social club as well. Strict observance of Sir Alexander Cockburn’s Act has almost entirely stopped ready-money betting in London as elsewhere, and, as has been said above, the intending backer, who is unacquainted with a respectable bookmaker, had better avoid she dangers of the “lists.’
Turf Club, Piccadilly. Formerly the Arlington Club. No special qualification. Each Member playing at whist, humbug, piquet, écarté, &c., shall, prior to leaving the club, pay to the porter 1s. 6d. If only two play, the charge to be 5s. Each member playing at dummy to pay 2s. Gentlemen calling for fresh cards must have two packs, which will be charged 5s. “The Laws of Whist,” edited by John Loraine Baldwin, were adopted in 1866. “The Laws of Piquet,” and “The Laws of Ecarte,” edited by H. Jones C. Cavendish, were adopted in 1873 and 1877. For the convenience of members, the committee engage a cashier, whose duty it is to settle the whist accounts between the members, but the club is not responsible for the acts of such whist cashier. The members leave their money in his hands on their own responsibility. The election is by ballot in committee, two black balls exclude. The entrance fee is £31 10s., and the subscription £15 15s.
Turkey.—EMBASSY, 1, Bryanston-square. NEAREST Railway Station, Edgware-road; Omnibus Routes, Edgware- road, Oxford-street, Baker-street, and Marylebone-road; Cab Rank, Seymour-place. CONSULATE, 55 to 58, Ethelburga House, 70 & 71, Bishopsgate-street-within. NEAREST Railway Station, Bishopsgate; Omnibus Routes, Bishopsgate-street and Old Broad-street; Cab Rank, St. Helen’s-place.
Tussaud’s Exhibition of Waxworks and Napoleonic Relics – one of the oldest and most popular exhibitions in London, is situated in Baker-st, W. The nearest station is the Baker-st. (Metrop.) distant about a quarter of a mile, and Oxford-street omnibuses set down passengers for Baker-street at Orchard-street. The “Atlas” and “City Atlas” pass the door. The prices are 1s. a head, with 6d. extra for Napoleon Room and Chamber of Horrors. Catalogues, 6d.
Tyburnia occupies the ground on the north side of Hyde-park and Kensington-gardens, and stretches from Edgware-road on the east to about Inverness-terrace on the west. This is not, strictly speaking, a fashionable quarter; but it is not absolutely unfashionable, and is a very favourite part with those — lawyers, merchants, and others—who have to reside in town the greater part of the year. It stands high, the cellars of the Tyburnian houses being on a level with the chimneys of Belgravia, and the houses, though without the architectural pretensions of the more recent additions to the latter district, are roomy and comfortable. Rents are high for a moderate-sized house—but much lower in proportion to the accommodation than in either Mayfair or Belgravia NEAREST Railway Station Edgware-road, Praed-street, and Queen’s-road; Omnibus Routes Edgware-road, Praed-st, Bishop-road, and Uxbridge-road.
Tyburn Gate.—The real site of this celebrated spot is matter of dispute. An iron slab opposite the end of Edgware-road, and about fifty yards west of the Marble Arch professes to designate the precise situation; but No. 49, Connaught-square, some two or three hundred yards north-west of that spot, disputes with it the doubtful honour, as does also the portion of the Edgware-road at the corner of Bryanston-street. NEAREST Railway Station, Edgware-road Omnibus Routes, Edgware-road and Uxbridge-road; Cab Rank, Opposite.