Anyone able to say which London street this is?


I picked this up in a charity shop. Anyone able to tell me about the location? All help gratefully received.

 

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23 responses to “Anyone able to say which London street this is?

  1. Impossible to say as you don’t give enough information.

  2. Could be Oxford St, or possibly chelsea, late victorian or early 1900′s.

  3. Guess what, before I post no picture, it only appeared after I posted.

    It looks like it could be in the Bloomsbury area, buildings are to low for the west end.

  4. Not oxford street, this is oxford st in 1900s https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=piccadilly&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-gbGB497GB497&aq=0&qscrl=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=4pYFUaLNAYfS0QWy54CACQ&biw=1600&bih=742&sei=45YFUby7MKmA0AWpjYHwBQ#um=1&hl=en&tbo=d&rlz=1C1CHFX_en-gbGB497GB497&qscrl=1&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=oxford+street+1900&oq=oxford+street+1900&gs_l=img.12..0.2924.5216.2.6920.5.5.0.0.0.0.251.555.3j1j1.5.0…0.0…1c.1.ihl8mGfnccA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41524429,d.d2k&fp=ea4ddfb6d187fd17&biw=1600&bih=742&imgrc=ZlYpCV7WeRppkM%3A%3BOUb5eE4PWJDXoM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.arthurlloyd.co.uk%252FPrincess%252FPostcard.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.arthurlloyd.co.uk%252FPrincess.htm%3B500%3B261

  5. Pall Mall?

  6. Pall Mall is what I thought David.

  7. Isn’t Chelsea mainly brick rather than Stucco?

  8. Yes thats Pall Mall, the Reform Club that is the Focus of the picture on the right,

    http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/130/flashcards/946130/jpg/pallmall1321782836758.jpg

    The Reform Club in Pall Mall is one of the finest Victorian buildings in the country, a palatial masterpiece by Sir Charles Barry that has remained largely unchanged since it was completed in 1841.

    In his design, Barry was inspired by the Italian Renaissance architecture that he absorbed as a young student in Rome, departing markedly from the gothic style he used for the new Houses of Parliament. The Reform Club externally bears a distinct resemblance to the Palazzo Farnese, which Michelangelo completed in 1589, and which Barry had studied closely. But Barry brought his own genius to bear in adapting and even improving on the Italian model.

    The clubhouse is faced with Portland stone. It has nine bays on three floors; the windows on the two main floors are each enclosed in their own aedicule, a sort of mini building made up of two columns and a pediment across the top like a roof. The building is held down, as it were, by a deep projecting cornice, bearing at intervals along its length the emblems of the United Kingdom – the rose, the shamrock and the thistle – and dolphin heads, suggesting perhaps an island kingdom. And the whole is dramatically framed with heavy projecting stones, or quoins, at the corners. The entrance, at the centre of the building, is enclosed by an Italianate door case, which provides the whole with a focus and a centre of symmetry.

  9. Good.

  10. PRJ look how high the buildings are in relation to the horses, may be blomsbury, just have a gut feeling it’s not, the tall buildings in Oxford St
    may not have been there at that time! Of course PRJ you may be right, I
    have been to Pall Mall a few times, face would fit. Best bet yet, but is it
    conclusive.

  11. Just looked at those pictures, God how quiet London appears to be in those day’s, even has a hint of rurality about it, hard to believe how things have changed. Was obviously wrong about Oxford Street, must be Pall Mall indeed!

  12. It is definitely Pall Mall and the Reform Club!

    The windows, pediment, railings and next door building down are exactly the same

  13. Thanks. I don’t get up to London very often. The picture, by the way, was 99p.

  14. Looks like the Ritz Hotel on the right to me, as though you’re driving towards Pically Dically Circus?

  15. Yes well that is pall mall isn’t it.

  16. I must admitt sean, although it used to one of my haunts, I have not been
    there lately, over a decade since I went on a sight seeing weekend, I think I might go
    there agan to see what changes are taking place, mind you bargin at 99p
    car boot I presume as livingstone said.

  17. Try a cabbie

  18. Used to remember walking along Pall Mall, then comming into picadilly,
    then walking through soho to oxford st, that’s it must be reform club in
    Pall Mall.