Piccadilly Circus, c.1894

Original description by George Birch in 1894

Piccaddilly circus is the open space at the juncture of Piccadilly, Regent Street, Regent Street South, Coventry Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, and Glasshouse Street. The thoroughfare called Piccadilly extends for about a mile from the Haymarket to Hyde Park Corner. The east side is occupied by houses and shops; the west side, from Hyde Park to Devonshire House, consists of the Green Park, which, with its beautiful old trees, and grass-covered slopes, is one of the delightful spots of London. Piccadilly is a very fashionable thoroughfare, and is, during the season, thronged with visitors passing to and from Burlinghton House, Bond Street, the Institute of Watercolour-Painters, &c. Lord Byron, Lord Palmerston, Scott and Lady Hamilton lived in this neighbourhood. The Rothschild's house, Apsley House, and many noble residences are in Piccadilly.


Subject at centre of picture: TQ 295 806
Camera position: TQ 295 806. In Glasshouse Street, looking ESE.
Camera height: about 6ft.
View angle: 70° approx.
Focal length (35mm equiv): 26mm approx.

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