Queen Anne's Gate
Queen Anne’s Gate runs from Old Queen Street in the east to a cul-de-sac in the west. It runs parallel with Birdcage Walk to the north and Petty France, Broadway and Tothill Street to the south. Carteret Street joins Queen Anne’s Gate on its southern side.
In 1874, Park Street and Queen Square were renumbered and renamed Queen Anne's Gate.
Occupants and buildings
The street is home to:
- #14, home for many years to T. P. O’Sullivan & Partners.
- #16, a Grade I listed house that was the former home of John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, and of William Smith where there are commemorative blue plaques in both names. The restoration of the house won a Georgian Group award. It is now owned by Troels Holch Povlsen.
- #21, a Grade I listed building dating to 1704 that at one time housed spymaster Sir George Mansfield Smith-Cumming. In 1909, Smith-Cumming founded the Secret Intelligence Service, which became MI6, and its initial operations were based at #21. A secret tunnel led from #21 to MI6's headquarters on a nearby street.
- #24, home to the politician Sir George Shuckburgh-Evelyn from 1783 to 1788, and the judge Sir Edward Vaughan Williams, from 1836 until his death in 1875.
- #34, formerly the home of Edward Tennant, 1st Baron Glenconner, and from 1962 to 2013, home to St Stephen's Club, a private member's club.
- #36, head office of the National Trust, until about 2004.
- #15, home to Lord Brett Sinclair (Roger Moore) in The Persuaders!. This house can be seen in some episodes, with Sinclair's Aston Martin in front of it.
Old Queen Street
Old Queen Street is a continuation of Queen Anne’s Gate, connecting it to Storey’s Gate. It was first laid out with townhouses in the late 18th century, and is home to many institutions, including the National Crime Agency and the European Council on Foreign Relations.
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