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James Street


Published on:  2020-04-28 13:19:00


It is a street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster, London, off Oxford Street, that is known for the high number of restaurants and bars that it contains. James Street was laid out around 1761-9. In 1936, the London County Council tried to rename the street Marylebone High Street, along with Thayer Street and Mandeville Place so that the whole north-south route from Oxford Street to Marylebone Road would have the same name. The proposal was opposed by both the occupants of Mandeville Place, who felt that they did not want to lose the higher class associations of the street in order to be associated with shopkeepers. The proposal did not go ahead. The street is mostly composed of terraced houses with small shops and restaurants on the ground floor and some larger buildings on the western side.

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