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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th January 1985 Irish Steptoe actor Wilfrid Brambell died of cancer in Westminster, London aged 72.go to related location

18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)

18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London

18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum

Charles II 's Special Road



Charles II 's Special Road

A special route home for the King, and his subjects.

Location: King's Road, SW3

Description: Indeed, the 'naval of swinging London' in the sixties, the King's Road still has that special thing. Ultra-fashionable at the time, the King's Road is an excellent shopping street that starts on the beautiful, tree-lined Sloane Square.

But it did serve a more interesting purpose around the time of Charles II (the King) in the mid 1600s. In fact he used the road to travel from Whitehall to his palace at Hampton Court.

Originally a twisting path beginning at Eaton Square, subjects of Charles II were also able to use the road but only on production of a pass stamped with the words - 'The King's Private Road'.

What a pass!

Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London

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Charles II 's Special Road

A special route home for the King, and his subjects.


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