Gore House

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Gore House, built in the 1750s, was located in London, England, on the road that is now called Kensington Gore. It was the most easterly of a row of 18th-century houses built between Palace Gate and Knightsbridge. The house was decorated by the leading architect Robert Adam.

Gore House had a 3-acre (1.2 ha) estate. Between 1808 and 1821, Gore House was the residence of William Wilberforce, associated with the campaign for the abolition of the slave trade. It was occupied by the Countess of Blessington and the Count D'Orsay from 1836 to 1849. In May 1851, the house was opened as a restaurant by the chef Alexis Soyer, with the aim of catering for the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park to the north. After the exhibition, Gore House and its land was bought by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. The Royal Albert Hall is now located here.


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Coordinates: 51°30′04″N 0°10′39″W / 51.5011°N 0.1774°W / 51.5011; -0.1774