Drury Court, London, viewed from Drury Lane and showing its junction with Wych Street. On the left corner is Symonds, whose trade isn't clear, but the higher sign offers tea and coffee rooms. Partway down a quieter Drury Court than seen above right, sunshine slashes across the street. Almost beside it a street light stands in the middle of the road. A painting by another artist explains it more clearly: the rest of the Court is pedestrian only - the lamp marks where carts have to bear right
Regency dinner etiquette - After dinner, ladies retired to the drawing room to gossip and embroider and chat for about an hour while the gentlemen enjoyed their Port in the dining room. They would then gather for tea and conversation- sometimes cards, and tea again- until the party broke up, quite late in the evening.
Area Surrounding Oxford Street, Portman, Cavendish, Grosvenor & Berkley Squares, Including Seymour, Green, Brook, King, South Molton, Henrietta, Wigmore, Mount and Curson Streets, and St Georges Row, Hyde Park, Serpentine River, Piccadilly, the turnpike, Hyde Park Corner, and Chesterfield House. Fairburn Map 1801