Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Music - Queen's Concert Rooms 

QUEEN'S CONCERT ROOMS, corner of Hanover Street, Hanover Square, are renowned, during the season, as the aristocratic locale of morning concerts, matinees musicales, grand evening concerts, and the splendid performances of the Philharmonic Society. The concert-room is 97 feet long and 35 feet broad, and is capable of accommodating 800 persons. Mr. R. Cocks, the proprietor, has recently caused his rooms to be repaired, enlarged, and re-decorated. The panels of the ceiling are embellished with paintings by Cipriani, and the space between the pilasters are decorated with looking-glass, &c.

Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865