Chicksand Street is a road in the east London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It begins in the east at Brick Lane and ends in the west at Bloomfield House, a residential building.
Sardinia Street is a side-street in West London, just off Kingsway. It was formerly known as Duke Street. The Roman Catholic Church of St Anselm and St Caecilia (also known as the Sardinia Chapel) has excited here since 1715, making it one of the oldest Catholic churches in London.
Doveton Street is in East London, near the Mile End Road, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Large warehouses are a feature of this area of London, remnants from the industrial boom in the nineteenth century.
Bethnal Green, part of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, is an area of East London. Originally an agricultural hamlet, it became part of the city in 1855. Developed in the 18th century to house silk workers and characterised by market gardens, by the 19th century it had become one of the largest slums in London, full of dilapidated cottages housing several families. The area has been undergoing recent gentrification and has a population of around 25,000 people, 41% of whom are of Bangladeshi descent.
Queen Victoria was born and grew up in Kensington Palace. Set in Kensington Gardens, the palace was built in the 17th century in what was then Kensington Village. It was the favoured residence of royalty until the death of George IIin 1760, after which it was reserved for minor royals, such as Queen Victoria. She grew up in the strict
company of her mother, who imposed rigid rules known as the ‘Kensington System’ which allowed the young Victoria no freedoms and kept her away from court. The State Rooms of the palace are open to the public, although its various apartments are still used as a royal residence today, among others by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Deportment lessons were considered essential for young ladies of the upper classes in the nineteenth century. Girls were taught how to walk, talk, hold themselves, be graceful and have good poise and manners – necessary accomplishments which would lead them to making an impression on society and an advantageous marriage. Pick up a few tips here.
Park Terrace is a small cluster of houses off Kensington Road, on the south side of Hyde Park in London.