Conduit Street

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Conduit Street
Conduit Street, London W1 - geograph.org.uk - 1099487.jpg
Looking down Conduit Street towards Regent Street
Length1,100 ft (300 m)
LocationCity of Westminster, London
Postal codeW1
Nearest Tube stationLondon Underground Oxford Circus
Coordinates51°30′44″N 0°08′32″W / 51.5121°N 0.1421°W / 51.5121; -0.1421Coordinates: 51°30′44″N 0°08′32″W / 51.5121°N 0.1421°W / 51.5121; -0.1421
FromRegent Street
Major
junctions
St. George Street, Savile Row
ToBond Street/Bruton Street

Conduit Street is a street in the heart of the West End of London off Bond Street, Mayfair. It forms part of the B406.

It was laid out in the early 18th century on the City of London's Conduit Mead Estate, which also included Bond Street and which had been acquired by the Corporation in the 15th century to safeguard the conduits supplying the City with water.[1]

Only a few of the original houses now survive - Nos. 42, 43 and 47 being notable examples. No. 9 was designed by James Wyatt in 1779 for Robert Vyner, MP. It is a beautiful three-bay stuccoed composition with giant Ionic pilasters and pedimented first-floor windows. In Victorian times it was occupied by the Royal Institute of British Architects. On the south side is the Westbury Hotel.[1]

Charles James Fox was born in Conduit Street in 1749; and James Boswell, William Wilberforce and George Canning all lived here briefly.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Weinreb, Ben and Hibbert, Christopher (1992). The London Encyclopaedia (reprint ed.). Macmillan. pp. 197–198.