Old and New London: Volume 3

Describes much of the West End of London, including the Strand, Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Also includes parts of the City of Westminster, including the Abbey and Whitehall.

Old and New London. Originally published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, 1878.

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Walter Thornbury, 'Old and New London', in Old and New London: Volume 3, (London, 1878). British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol3 [accessed 28 May 2024].

Walter Thornbury. "Old and New London", in Old and New London: Volume 3, (London, 1878). British History Online, accessed May 28, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol3.

Thornbury, Walter. "Old and New London", in Old and New London: Volume 3, (London, 1878), British History Online. Web. 28 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol3.

Table of Contents

Title Page(s)
List of illustrations xi-xii
General introduction 1-5
Westminster: Introduction 5-10
Butcher's Row: The church of St Clement Danes 10-15
St Clement Danes: The law courts 15-25
St Clement Danes: The parish 26-32
The Strand (northern tributaries): Clement's Inn, New Inn, Lyon's Inn etc. 32-35
The Strand (northern tributaries): Drury Lane and Clare Market 36-44
Lincoln's Inn Fields 44-50
Lincoln's Inn 51-58
The Strand : Introduction 59-63
The Strand (southern tributaries) 63-84
St Mary-le-Strand and the Maypole 84-88
Somerset House and King's College 89-95
The Savoy 95-100
The Strand, southern tributaries - continued 100-110
The Strand (northern tributaries): Catherine Street etc. 110-123
Charing Cross, the railway stations, and Old Hungerford Market 123-134
Northumberland House and its associations 135-141
Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery 141-149
St Martin-in-the-Fields 149-160
Leicester Square 160-173
Soho 173-184
Soho Square and its neighbourhood 184-196
St Giles-in-the-Fields 197-218
Drury Lane Theatre 218-227
Covent Garden Theatre 227-237
Covent Garden : Part 1 of 3 238-255
Covent Garden : Part 2 of 3 255-269
Covent Garden : Part 3 of 3 269-286
The river Thames: Part 1 of 3 287-299
The river Thames: Part 2 of 3 300-311
The river Thames: Part 3 of 3 311-322
The Victoria Embankment 322-329
Scotland Yard and the Metropolitan Police 329-337
Whitehall: Historical remarks 337-361
Whitehall: The buildings 361-369
Whitehall: Historical remarks (continued) 369-375
Whitehall: Precinct and gardens 376-382
Whitehall: The western side 383-394
Westminster Abbey: Early history 394-400
Westminster Abbey: Historical ceremonies 401-411
Westminster Abbey: The church building 411-431
Westminster Abbey: Chapels and royal tombs 431-450
Westminster Abbey: Chapter House, cloister and Deanery 450-462
Westminster School 462-483
Westminster Abbey: The sanctuary and almonry 483-491
The royal palace of Westminster 491-502
The new palace of Westminster 502-523
Houses of Parliament: Historical notes 524-535
New Palace Yard and Westminster Hall 536-544
Westminster Hall: Notable events 544-560
The Law Courts and Old Palace Yard 560-567
St Margaret's Westminster 567-576