Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Carlton House Terrace

Carlton House Terrace - photograph


Carlton House Terrace, consisting of twenty-two houses at the north-east corner of St. James's Park, takes it name from Carlton House, which formerly stood where Waterloo Place now is. The Prince Regent, afterwards George IV., lived at Carlton House prior to its destruction in 1827. The spacious houses in the Terrace are mostly occupied by members of the aristocracy, and one of them, to the west of the York Column, and known as Prussia House, is the residence of the German Ambassador. Mr. Gladstone is one of the many famous men who have lived in the Terrace. Our view is taken from the broad Mall, a name derived from the old game of "paille maille," played here after its introduction in the reign of Charles I.