Random London Fact Of The Week

“Until 1954, it was forbidden for a building to be taller than the width of the street that it was on, which some ascribe to the fact that Queen Victoria’s view from Buckingham Palace had been obscured by a 14-storey hotel, to her considerable fury. However, the result was that many roads were made wider – hence the vast expanse of roads such as Northumberland Avenue, just a short stroll from the Palace.”

More at: http://londonist.com/2007/12/monday_miscella_85.php 


~ by Tom on 17 Dec, 2007.

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