Regent Street

I like seeing London from unexpected angles.   Today I was at a lunchtime meeting in an anonymous office block on Cavendish Square T.P. Bennett 1957) and looked out of the window to see Regent Street (originally called New Street) from above – John Nash’s noble intervention into the complex streetscape of the West End, connecting Regent’s Park to Carlton House and separating the sinks and stews of Soho from the rich residents of Mayfair:-

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2 thoughts on “Regent Street

  1. Leslie Tobin Bacon says:

    And the Marylebone Road was called New Road — all circa John Nash — and Allsop Place — a misery today running between Madame T’s and the Baker Street Tube was called Pleasant Row at the time.

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