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Business Design Centre

Categories: Commerce, Craft / Design

An exhibition venue and conference centre with showrooms and offices, in Upper Street Islington.

The Business Design Centre is a Grade II listed building, which was originally opened, on Liverpool Road, as the Royal Agricultural Hall in 1862, for holding agricultural shows. It was the home of the Royal Smithfield Club's Smithfield Show from 1862 to 1938. It hosted the Royal Tournament from its inauguration in 1880 until the event became too large for the venue and moved to Olympia in the early years of the 20th century. It hosted the first Crufts dog show in 1891.

During WW2 the hall was commandeered by the Government, and from 1943, following the destruction of Mount Pleasant sorting office in an air raid, the Parcels Depot was moved to the hall. The hall then remained unused and empty until it was converted to its present use as the Business Design Centre in 1986.

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Anne Frank tree - N5

This tree was cultivated from the original white horse chestnut tree that Ann...

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Samuel Whitbread

Samuel Whitbread

Brewer and member of parliament. Born at Cardington, near Bedford. He set up a small brewery in London in 1742. He amassed a large fortune and invested heavily in property. M.P.for Bedford in 1768....

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink, Politics & Administration

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Sainsbury brothers, John, Simon and Timothy

Sainsbury brothers, John, Simon and Timothy

John Davan Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG (1927–2022), The Hon. Simon Sainsbury (1930–2006) and The Right Honourable Sir Timothy Sainsbury (1932–) were the three sons of Alan Joh...

Group, Benefactor, Commerce

1 memorial
Vernon W. Hill II

Vernon W. Hill II

Co-funder of the Reagan statue. American businessman and banker.

Person, Benefactor, Commerce

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Charles Jellicoe

Charles Jellicoe

Co-executor, with Edwin Bedford, to Mary Gray Ratray who died in 1873. Lived and/or worked at 12 Cavendish Place. In the Madras Catholic Directory and General Annual Register for the Year of our L...

Person, Commerce

1 memorial
Anchor / Barclay Perkins Brewery

Anchor / Barclay Perkins Brewery

Thrale.com states that the Anchor name was acquired during Child's ownership, since he supplied the navy with "masts, yards and bowsprits as well as stores and beer." Wikipedia gives the early lif...

Place, Commerce, Food & Drink

3 memorials