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Regent Street

Regent Street, London is one of the West End’s major shopping streets; named after the Prince Regent (later George IV) and commonly associated with architect John Nash, whose street layout from 1825 survives today. Regent Street runs from the Regent’s residence at Calton House in St. James’s, through Piccadilly Circus, crosses Oxford Street at the busy Oxford Circus, and terminates at All Souls Church.

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Regent Street, London is one of the West End’s major shopping streets; named after the Prince Regent (later George IV) and commonly associated with architect John Nash, whose street layout from 1825 survives today. Regent Street runs from the Regent’s residence at Calton House in St. James’s, through Piccadilly Circus, crosses Oxford Street at the busy Oxford Circus, and terminates at All Souls Church.

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London, Piccadilly Circus c.1893. This famous junction was once known as Regent Circus and developed out of Nash’s elegant modelling of Regent Street. George IV likened Piccadilly Circus to an illusion of preventing ‘the sensation of crossing Piccadilly being perceived’. In 1886 many of its buildings were demolished and the open space considerably enlarged. #London #HistoricLondon

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The Royal Pavillion, Brighton (on the south coast of England). Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 &1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside & out. This magnificent royal pleasure palace was revered by fashionable Regency society & is still a distinctive landmark for vibrant Brighton & Hove today. The Royal Pavilion is also home to some of the finest collections and examples of the chinoiserie style in…

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