Regency Hot Spots: Beasts of the Tower

historical plate of animals cages at the Tower of London

A View to London, 1803 The Tower of London held many curiosities during the Regency, being one of the favored attractions (as it still is today) when visiting Town.  The Royal Menagerie at the Tower … Continue

Regency Hot Spots: Exeter ‘Change


  In the Strand the Exeter (Ex)Change was built around 1690 “as a sort of bazaar” which “(l)ike countless other imitations…proved a failure” (London society, Volume 6, 1834, p. 509) Over the years, it held … Continue