Welcome to Monopoly Board London

The London version of the Monopoly Board was devised in the 1930's and has become one of the best-known board games of all time. But what do all these famous roads, streets and stations represented on the board actually look like? That was the starting point for this site - to visit and photograph all the locations on the board. Some of the places are instantly recognisable and feature on many a tourist's itinerary while others are relatively unknown and rarely visited.

Use the page links on the right to view the photographs and descriptions of all the locations - I'll also be posting news and events and any extra snippets of information in the main blog area.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

94 Piccadilly and Palmerston's blue plaque

Passing along Piccadilly recently I noticed a blue plaque marking the former residence of Lord Palmerston, the 19th century British Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary. In Palmerston's day, this late Palladin style three-storey mansion was known as Cambridge House. 94 Piccadilly then became the home of the Naval and Military Club from 1862 until 1999 when terms for the lease renewal could not be agreed. Redevelopment by a property tycoon had been mooted but this appears to have fallen through and the future of the building is in doubt.

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