Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monopoly - Regent Street

Monopoly green square. £300.

"They seek him here, they seek him there,
In Regent Street and Leicester Square. "

Where will you find these words?

A: "Dedicated follower of Fashion" Kinks 1966.

The very fashionable Regent Street was built in 1825, part of the town planning by architect John Nash, although with the exception of All Souls Church, none of his buildings exist today.

Ever since the Great Fire (1666) there had been plans to put some order into the warren of small streets and lanes, with the intention of making it commercial not residential. Christopher Wren had ideas based on a classical formal model but it was nearly 200 years later and Nash's plans of grand thoroughfares before Parliment approved any work.

Now every building in this street is a heritage building of at least Grade II status.
Events to look forward to are the Christmas lights, always opened by a celebrity areound the beginning of November. Taste of Spain in June.

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