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History, Pimlico

North-west view of ‘Jenny Whim's’ Bridge over the Canal in Pimlico by an unknown artist, 1815.  The Thames can be seen in the distance. (Courtesy of the British Museum)

London’s expansion and trade

In 1800, London, Europe’s biggest city, had just under one million inhabitants and measured five miles across from Hyde Park Corner to Wapping and two miles from Sadler’s Wells, Clerkenwell to St […]

December 28, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico, Victoria

Bomb Damage to Sutherland Terrace (Copyright: Westminster City Archives)

Sutherland Street and the Blitz

16 and 17 April 1941 saw some of the worst bombing raids to affect Westminster during the Blitz. Sutherland Terrace, in Pimlico, was hit by two parachute mines and three highly explosive […]

December 27, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

Stretcher Part at Dolphin Square (Copyright: Westminster City Archives)

Dolphin Square during the Blitz

During the night of 22nd September 1940, Pimlico was severely bombed and many local residents sought shelter in the basement of Hawkins House, one of 13 residential blocks in the Dolphin Square estate (built […]

December 27, 2015 × 0 comments

Belgravia, History

Chelsea Bun Shop 1810

Old Chelsea Bun Shop

The Chelsea bun has been the treat of choice over centuries: sticky sweet buns, filled with raisins and currants and topped with a sugary glaze, were sold by the tens of thousands […]

December 22, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

11 Pimlico Road (source: Robin Sones for geograph.org.uk)

Introducing Pimlico Road

Pimlico Road, just a few minutes walk from Sloane Square, is located in SW1 and connects the areas of Pimlico and Belgravia with Chelsea and boasts some of the areas finest corners […]

December 20, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

The history of Dolphin Square

The history of Dolphin Square

Prior to the late 18th century the area where Dolphin Square now stands consisted of frequently flooded meadowlands known as Tothill Fields. It was used as a common for a variety of […]

December 18, 2015 × 0 comments

Belgravia, History

Belgravia (Source: The Times)

10 Things you didn't know about Belgravia

1. Belgravia takes its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave. Belgravia was developed in the 1820s by Richard Grosvenor the 2nd Marquis of Westminster. The village of Belgrave, Cheshire is […]

December 17, 2015 × 0 comments

Belgravia, Lifestyle, Places

Elizabeth Street, London (Source: Stone Federation GB)

Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Built in the 1860’s in the heart of the Grosvenor Belgravia estate, Elizabeth Street and the surrounding area continues, 150 years later, to provide a memorable retail experience for the visitor and […]

December 17, 2015 × 0 comments