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 - Drawing Room Parade at Albany Barracks

Drawing Room Parade at Albany Barracks - photograph


Albany Street, which takes its name from the Duke of York and Albany, the second son of George III., runs from the Marylebone Road to the north-east corner of Regents Park. It is a long, unlovely street, chiefly remarkable for the large barracks which almost face the east window of the chapel of St. Katharine's Hospital. These barracks occupy seven or eight acres of ground, and in them a regiment of the Guards is always quartered. The drilling ground is unusually spacious, as may be judged from our picture, which slows a detachment of the Life Guards, and the Queens Trumpeters with their gilded coats and jockey-like caps, parading, prior to attending as guard at one of Her Majesty's Drawing Rooms at Buckingham Palace.