Regency Places

Carlton House

Best known as the residence of the Prince Regent for several decades, Carlton House was situated on the south side of Pall Mall, with...

The Albany

The Albany (more fashionably called simply “Albany”) was a favorite location for bachelor apartments during the Regency. The house was built in the 1770s...

Almack’s Assembly Rooms

The plain, unassuming building on King Street was known as the “seventh heaven of the fashionable world.” It was owned by William Macall, who...

Astley’s Amphitheatre

Philip Astley, a former regimental rough rider and riding instructor, opened his famous equestrian exhibition theatre in 1781. Its original name was Amphitheatre Riding...

Bank of England

The Bank of England moved to larger premises in Threadneedle Street in 1734 and continued to expand on that site for the next 100...

Covent Garden Theatre

From the 1660s until the mid-19th century there were only two patent theatres in London: the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden and the Theatre Royal,...

Drury Lane Theatre

One of the two most important theatres during the Regency, and the oldest in London, Drury Lane was founded in 1663 under a charter...

Rotten Row

Rotten Row in Hyde Park was once the place to see and been seen in the late afternoon when the fashionable set rode, drove, or...

Royal Academy

The Royal Academy of Arts was founded in 1768 by a group of 40 prominent artists (including two women: Angelica Kauffman and Mary Moser)....

St. George’s, Hanover Sqaure

St. George’s was, and still is, the parish church for the affluent Mayfair district of London. The church was completed in1725 by John James,...

St. James’s Palace

Built for Henry VIII in 1532, St. James Palace became the official London home of the British monarch in 1698 after Whitehall Palace was...

Tattersall’s

Still one of Britain’s foremost bloodstock auctioneers, Tattersall’s Repository reigned supreme throughout the Regency period at a time when gentlemen vied with one another...

Vauxhall Gardens

Vauxhall was one of the most important of the pleasure gardens in London from the 17th century through the mid-19th century. It was located...

White’s Club

The premier gentleman’s club of the Regency is also the oldest in London, and has its origins in White’s Chocolate House, which opened in...