Event    From 1861  To 1888

International Exhibition + RHS Garden, South Ken

Under the direction of Prince Albert the profits of the 1851 Great Exhibition were used to purchase land in South Kensington for cultural and educational use. Most of the northern half was, 1861-88, occupied by the Garden of the Royal Horticultural Society.  The Garden was thought to be a good neighbour for the International Exhibition intended for 1861, which took place 1 May -15 November 1862.  RIBA’s plan shows the locations.

The exhibition building, designed by Francis Fowke, was taken down and the materials used in the construction of Alexandra Palace. The RHS Garden was closed in 1888.

Note: this Exhibition is sometimes called the Great International Exhibition and often confused with the 1851 Great Exhibition.

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International Exhibition + RHS Garden, South Ken

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Bandstand - Southwark Park

Francis Fowke designed the buildings for the 1862 International Exhibition in...

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Scott Bader

Scott Bader

Multinational chemical company founded by Ernest Bader in 1921.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
William Kiffin

William Kiffin

Non-conformist minister.  Born in London.  Became rich in the wool trade.  Died in London.  Buried in Bunhill burial ground.

Person, Commerce, Religion

1 memorial
The Brill

The Brill

In the 19th century there was an extensive general market for butchers' meat and provisions, in a part of Somers Town, called the Brill. It was described as an "imposing palace of gin and bitters...

Place, Commerce

1 memorial
scientific life assurance

scientific life assurance

Equitable Life, the world's oldest mutual insurer, started business in 1762 in the parsonage of St Nicholas Acons in Nicholas Lane. It pioneered scientific life assurance by basing premiums on age ...

Concept, Commerce, Science

1 memorial
J. P. Knight Group Ltd

J. P. Knight Group Ltd

Founded by the son of J. P. Knight.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial