Lee Jackson

@VictorianLondon

The outpourings of Lee Jackson, Victorian enthusiast, failed librarian, novelist, &c.

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Hyde Park Corner in 1750.

  • 2021 days ago via site
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Apparently this was the Royal Tennis Court (yes, they had a tennis court!) in St. James Street, closed in 1863.

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Rather wish this had survived ... the Turkish Baths on Jermyn Street.

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I don't know about you, but I think Lady Jersey is hot. [one for Georgian London / Jane Austen fans]

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It was a bit nicer on the inside.

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This boring-looking building was Willis's Rooms, aka Almack's Assembly Rooms, *the* place for aristoc. to dance.

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The Royal Panopticon of Science and Art, Leicester Square.

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And so, my plan to topple Alan Sugar's business empire begins ...

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Northumberland House, replaced by Northumberland Avenue in c.1870s

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Hungerford Market, seen from the river (was replaced by Charing Cross Station).

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Exeter Change, Strand, 1826.

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Exeter Change, Strand, 1826.

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Nice alley.

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Wych Street - one of the ancient streets destroyed by the creation of the Aldwych in 1900.

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My inexorable and vertiginous rise up the Kindle charts places me halfway between Jenny Colgan and the FT.

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Random quiz question for the evening: Where would one find these 3D Victorians in London?

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Those pods to be built by "A global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm." Hmm, let's see their site

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Ok - help out a reader - can anyone locate this? One building in background has a sign that reads 'John May'.

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Ok - help out a reader - can anyone locate this? One building in background has a sign that reads 'John May'.

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And here's the alley with some dodgy photoshopped lighting ... oooh, scary.

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