Place    From 1740  To 1871

Highbury Barn

Categories: Commerce, Food & Drink, Theatre

Long a rural pleasure resort for Londoners it became notorious in 1861, when Edward Giovanelli demolished the old buildings and built a lavish pleasure ground which attracted large crowds, including criminals, pick-pockets and, horror, students. In 1869 some students from Bart's Hospital caused a riot. The local residents had had enough and by 1871 Giovanelli had lost his licence and eventually the pleasure gardens were built over. The Cat's Meat Shop carries an 1865 description of "night out in Highbury".

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Highbury Barn

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Highbury Barn

This plaque is no longer in situ. Our picture is taken from 'London Plaques' ...

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Tea Trade in London

Tea Trade in London

The following text is taken from the Shoreditch plaque: This plaque commemorates 350 years of the tea industry in the City of London. The industry was spread over Plantation House (now Plantation ...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink, Industry

3 memorials
Wilson Smithett & Co Ltd

Wilson Smithett & Co Ltd

Wholesalers of coffee, tea, cocoa and spices, located at 202 Blackfriars Road (2021). The Daily Mail has an interesting 2004 article about tea tasting at the Wilson, Smithett tea brokers office, S...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Shell UK

Shell UK

The Shell Ball is a lovely piece of modern sculpture that's not a memorial so we can't 'collect' it for London Remembers.  But Ornamental Passions (bless them) have posted it  and we want to provid...

Group, Commerce, Industry

2 memorials
P. J. Fowler

P. J. Fowler

Trader at Covent Garden Market at its original site.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Castle Tavern - EC2

Castle Tavern - EC2

Being at a junction the address has been given as 26 King Street which certainly is more definitive than the Gresham Street address which seems to have fluctuated widely. Pubwiki gives: "in the 184...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial