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FAMOUS HOUSES IN GEORGIAN LONDON, SHOWN BY CONTEMPORARY PRINTS

FAMOUS HOUSES IN GEORGIAN LONDON, SHOWN BY CONTEMPORARY PRINTS

At the dawn of the eighteenth century there were not many theatres in London. The old Haymarket (bottom left) was opened in 1702, and is seen on the left of the print, side by side with its grander successor, opened on July 4, 1821. The print of Sadler's Wells Theatre (bottom right) shows the house as it was in 1813, where it had stood for more than a century; for the place was one of London's early pleasure gardens. Buckingham Palace (top left), recently remodelled, is shown here as it was in 1861. Even then it was very different from the original mansion of 1703. Neither would one easily recognize the modern Regent's Quadrant in that which John Nash designed (top right) a hundred years ago.

Other pictures from A Look Round Georgian Britain


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