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Brompton is a locality in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is roughly defined by the triangle of Brompton Road, Sloane Street and Sloane Avenue.

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Charles Dickens, Jr (eldest child of Charles Dickens) wrote in his 1879 book Dickens's Dictionary of London that "[Brompton] was at one time almost exclusively the artist quarter and is still largely frequented by the votaries of the brush and chisel, though of late years Belgravia has been encroaching upon its boundaries, and Belgravian rents are stealing westward."

Brompton has been home to many writers and actors, and those in similar occupations. The Survey of London gives a long list.Survey of London Artists, musicians and writers resident in Brompton, 17901870.


Landmarks in or near Brompton

  • Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also known as Brompton Oratory
  • Brompton Cemetery
  • Royal Brompton Hospital, formerly known as Brompton Consumption Hospital
  • Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Holy Trinity Brompton Church


Streets in Brompton

  • Kings Road
  • Fulham Road
  • Old Brompton Road
  • Brompton Road


Nearest places

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Brompton Road

Brompton Road is a street in Knightsbridge, London.

It starts from Knightsbridge tube station and runs south-west through an extremely wealthy residential area until it reaches Egerton Gardens and the area to the east of South Kensington tube station. It ends at what is popularly known as Brompton Cross, becoming Fulham Road, home of Chelsea Football Club.

There are 5-star hotels and many top restaurants and shops along the road. One of the most famous department stores in the world, Harrods, is located near the eastern end. Another major landmark along the road is the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, commonly known as the Brompton Oratory.

Brompton Road tube station was halfway between Knightsbridge tube station and South Kensington tube station on the Piccadilly line, just east of the Brompton Oratory. It closed on 30 July 1934 due to a lack of traffic.

Brompton Road is sometimes confused with Old Brompton Road which lies further to the west in South Kensington.

Old Brompton Road

Old Brompton Road is a street in South Kensington, London.

It starts from South Kensington tube station and runs south-west, through a mainly residential area, until it reaches West Brompton and the area around Earl's Court tube station. It runs through the SW5 and SW7 postcodes.

There are several 5-star hotels and upmarket shops along the road. One of the most famous auction houses in the world, Christie's, is located near the eastern end of the road at number 85.

The Coleherne pub, located at 261 Old Brompton Road, has become infamous for being the stalking grounds for three separate serial killers, Dennis Nilsen, Michael Lupo and Colin Ireland. It is also namechecked in the song Hanging Around by The Stranglers, as well as mentioned in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City book Babycakes.

The most famous resident was Diana, Princess of Wales before her 1981 engagement and subsequent marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales. She shared a flat with three others before subsequently moving on to Clarence House, the home of the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

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The road is sometimes confused with Brompton Road which lies further to the east, in Knightsbridge.


 

  • Published: 23/02/2009 12:10:25 P
  • Category: Hammersmith