Drummond Street, London

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Drummond Street, looking toward Euston station
The Crown and Anchor

Drummond Street is a street in London just north of the centre, located near Euston station and running parallel with Euston Road. It is best known for its Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants and supply shops, including Diwana claimed to be the first South Indian vegetarian restaurant in Britain, having opened in 1970.[1]

It is the site of Schafer House, a student hall of residence of University College London.

Drummond Street used to be considerably longer, continuing north-eastwards, through what is now Euston station, and also including what is now Doric Way. On this part of Drummond Street was the main entrance to the station and the site of the Euston Arch. However, the eastern part of Drummond Street was built over when Euston station was rebuilt in 1961 and extended southwards;[1] the Euston Arch was demolished, the far north-eastern part of Drummond Street was renamed as Doric Way, and Drummond Street was separated from the formerly-adjacent Drummond Crescent to the north.

Drummond Street will be further encroached upon by the further development of Euston station for the High Speed 2 proposal.[1]

The Crown and Anchor is a Grade II listed public house at 137 Drummond Street.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Christian Wolmar (17 April 2014). "What's the point of HS2?". London Review of Books. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "The Crown and Anchor public house (1342086)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°31′38″N 0°08′11″W / 51.5273°N 0.1363°W / 51.5273; -0.1363