Building    From 1836 

The Cavendish Hotel

Categories: Commerce

There is evidence of a 'Miller's Hotel' on the site in the early 1800s which was renamed in 1836. It was purchased by Rosa Lewis, who expanded it by combining four buildings into one. During both the World Wars it was used as a social first aid centre for servicemen. When Lewis became ill, a friend took it over, but it went into decline and closed in 1962. The current hotel opened in 1966.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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The Cavendish Hotel

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Rosa Lewis

City of Westminster Rosa Lewis, 1867 - 1952, chef de cuisine and hotelier, dr...

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Robert Milligan

Robert Milligan

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Cornhill market

Cornhill market

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Sir Joseph Lyons

Sir Joseph Lyons

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1 memorial
Bazaar, Kings Road

Bazaar, Kings Road

The first Bazaar boutique was opened by Mary Quant at 138a Kings Road, in 1955. More information and photos at our Image Source, the magnificent Another Nickel in the Machine. Quant opened a second...

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1 memorial
John Kemp-Welch

John Kemp-Welch

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Person, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial