Regency Pastimes: Activities for September

The Original Picture of London, Enlarged and Improved, 1826 For more on the Bartholomew Fair, check out this post.  For more on Drury Lane Theatre, check out this post.

Regency (H)not Spots: Aldersgate Street

    Aldersgate Street, in the City of London along the ancient London Wall, was named after the northern gate of the city. From the commercial guide of 1818, its clear to see it was a busy street full of a variety of merchants. It was also the home to several coaching inns for routes to the north. By no means a fashionable street, it … Expand

Regency Hot Spots: Argyll Rooms

“At the corner of Little Argyll Street formerly stood the Argyll Rooms. The establishment was founded under the auspices of Colonel Greville, a noted sportsman and “man about town” under the Regency, who purchased a large house and turned it into a place of entertainment, as a rival to the Pantheon. The fashionable world worshipped at Colonel Greville’s shrine, and its balls, masquerades, and amateur … Expand

Regency Hot Spots: Soho Square Bazaar

              As late as 1839, Soho Square was described in History of London as presenting “a very pleasing and somewhat rural appearance”.  Dating back to the 1680s, it has a park and garden area in the center complete with a statue of Charles II. (here is a link to another post on the statue in the square: http://www.regrom.com/2016/11/18/regency-hot-spots-soho-square) From … Expand