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Brompton Collection

"Brompton: A Captivating Tapestry of History and Charm" Step into the enchanting world of Brompton, where history intertwines with modernity in the heart of London

Background imageBrompton Collection: Brompton Bicycle Vintage Style Advert

Brompton Bicycle Vintage Style Advert
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Background imageBrompton Collection: Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube

Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube
Map of London Underground railway extension, highlighting the recently opened Hampstead Tube (Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway), branching out to Golders Green and Highgate. Date: 1907

Background imageBrompton Collection: Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Aston Webb Front

Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Aston Webb Front - the final modified design - opened in 1909. Date: 1903

Background imageBrompton Collection: Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. An escape ladder is extended to the second floor, with Sub Officer Kirby of A9 Fulham carrying a 19-month-old child

Background imageBrompton Collection: Petrol station, Old Brompton Road, London SW7

Petrol station, Old Brompton Road, London SW7
Brew Brothers petrol station in Old Brompton Road, London SW7, where a fire and explosion occurred in a basement store, 20 July 1957

Background imageBrompton Collection: Harrods Exterior

Harrods Exterior
An exterior view of Harrods, London Date: circa 1900

Background imageBrompton Collection: Brompton Oratory, London

Brompton Oratory, London. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBrompton Collection: Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, London

Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, London
The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR) Power House (Lots Road Power Station), Chelsea, London. Built to power the newly created Piccadilly underground line

Background imageBrompton Collection: Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. A mother is reunited with her son after a dramatic rescue by Sub Officers Kirby and Temple under dangerous conditions

Background imageBrompton Collection: Brompton in 1822 by George Scharf

Brompton in 1822 by George Scharf
View of Brompton in West London in 1822 with what looks like a market garden on the left, backed by country houses and poplars. On the right appears a sign bearing the words, Bishops Palace

Background imageBrompton Collection: Aux Elegantes Poster

Aux Elegantes Poster
Poster advertising Aux Elegantes in Londons Old Brompton Road

Background imageBrompton Collection: Source Size = 1892 x 2514

Source Size = 1892 x 2514
The New Oratory Church at Brompton: the Sanctuary

Background imageBrompton Collection: Ripe blue purple Old Brompton Plum, Prunus domestica

Ripe blue purple Old Brompton Plum, Prunus domestica
5856289 Ripe blue purple Old Brompton Plum, Prunus domestica; (add.info.: Ripe blue purple Old Brompton Plum, Prunus domestica. Hand-colored illustration by Edwin Dalton Smith engraved by F.W)

Background imageBrompton Collection: An engraving depicting Brompton Hospital, Fulham, London, 19th century

An engraving depicting Brompton Hospital, Fulham, London, 19th century
5310615 An engraving depicting Brompton Hospital, Fulham, London, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1844); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageBrompton Collection: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1854

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1854
1581414 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1854; (add.info.: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visit casualties from the Crimean War in a London hospital.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageBrompton Collection: Harrods, Knightsbridge - tweed suit and fancy hat

Harrods, Knightsbridge - tweed suit and fancy hat
Shoot for Harrods - circa 1965 - model wearing a tweed suit and fancy hat - with a backdrop of the iconic British luxury department store - located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London

Background imageBrompton Collection: Nature's Palettei

Nature's Palettei
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Background imageBrompton Collection: Map of London Underground railway, for Harrods

Map of London Underground railway, for Harrods
Map of the London Underground railway, How to Reach Harrods by Tube. Date: circa 1909

Background imageBrompton Collection: Medway ME7 5 Map

Medway ME7 5 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Medway ME7 5

Background imageBrompton Collection: Brompton Folding Bicycle

Brompton Folding Bicycle
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Background imageBrompton Collection: Brompton Fire Station, Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, London

Brompton Fire Station, Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, London (renamed Chelsea Square in the 1930s to avoid confusion with the new Trafalgar Square!). Date: 1913

Background imageBrompton Collection: Knightsbridge Antiques, 39/41 Brompton Road, London

Knightsbridge Antiques, 39/41 Brompton Road, London. The company traded at this address between 1948 and 1950. Date: circa 1948

Background imageBrompton Collection: Dubarry et Cie Advertisement

Dubarry et Cie Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Dubarry et Cie, London based perfumers. The image is a promotion of Dubarry's tablets of compressed bath salts, in a variety of scents. Date: circa 1917

Background imageBrompton Collection: Dubarry The Heart Of A Rose Advertisement

Dubarry The Heart Of A Rose Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Dubarry et Cie, London based perfumers. The image promotes an exquisite new perfume, The Heart of a Rose, accompanied by a pink rose surrounded by butterflies

Background imageBrompton Collection: Dubarry Arcadie Advertisement

Dubarry Arcadie Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Dubarry Et Cie, promoting the perfume, Arcadie, which boasts a soft, lingering fragrance

Background imageBrompton Collection: Dubarry Creme Shalimar Advertisement

Dubarry Creme Shalimar Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Dubarry et Cie, London based perfumers. The image promotes Creme Shalimar, a product for beautifying the hands and softening the skin

Background imageBrompton Collection: Dubarry Advertisement

Dubarry Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Dubarry et Cie, perfumers, promoting a range of potential Christmas gifts of scents in attractive boxes. Date: circa 1916

Background imageBrompton Collection: Goochs Jurna Advertisement

Goochs Jurna Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Goochs Vogue & Value, promoting Jurna corsets, which gives women graceful lines and poise

Background imageBrompton Collection: Advert for Harrods department store, London

Advert for Harrods department store, London Date: 1902

Background imageBrompton Collection: London at night: Cottage Place, Brompton (b / w photo)

London at night: Cottage Place, Brompton (b / w photo)
6006232 London at night: Cottage Place, Brompton (b/w photo) by Burdekin, Harold (1899-1944); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cottage Place, Brompton)

Background imageBrompton Collection: The Marriage of the Marquis of Bute at the Oratory, Brompton (engraving)

The Marriage of the Marquis of Bute at the Oratory, Brompton (engraving)
1057815 The Marriage of the Marquis of Bute at the Oratory, Brompton (engraving) by Durand, Godefroy (1832-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Marriage of the Marquis of Bute at the Oratory)

Background imageBrompton Collection: The Wedding of the Duke of Norfolk (engraving)

The Wedding of the Duke of Norfolk (engraving)
1049774 The Wedding of the Duke of Norfolk (engraving) by Durand, Godefroy (1832-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Wedding of the Duke of Norfolk)

Background imageBrompton Collection: London at night: Brompton (b / w photo)

London at night: Brompton (b / w photo)
6006251 London at night: Brompton (b/w photo) by Burdekin, Harold (1899-1944); Private Collection; (add.info.: Brompton. Illustration for London Night by John Morrison and Harold Burdekin (Collins)

Background imageBrompton Collection: Athletic Sports at Brompton, Hurdle Racing (engraving)

Athletic Sports at Brompton, Hurdle Racing (engraving)
1052503 Athletic Sports at Brompton, Hurdle Racing (engraving) by Durand, Godefroy (1832-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: Athletic Sports at Brompton, Hurdle Racing)

Background imageBrompton Collection: Carved Stone Chimney-Piece, from Como (engraving)

Carved Stone Chimney-Piece, from Como (engraving)
5213508 Carved Stone Chimney-Piece, from Como (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Carved Stone Chimney-Piece, from Como, Date, circa 1520)

Background imageBrompton Collection: Grand Musical Festival and Fancy Fair in the Gardens of Chelsea College

Grand Musical Festival and Fancy Fair in the Gardens of Chelsea College, in Aid of the Consumption Hospital
1625725 Grand Musical Festival and Fancy Fair in the Gardens of Chelsea College, in Aid of the Consumption Hospital, at Brompton (engraving) by English School

Background imageBrompton Collection: Cardinal Vaughan consecrating England to the Virgin and St Peter at the Oratory

Cardinal Vaughan consecrating England to the Virgin and St Peter at the Oratory, Brompton (engraving)
1062719 Cardinal Vaughan consecrating England to the Virgin and St Peter at the Oratory, Brompton (engraving) by English School

Background imageBrompton Collection: Summer Skating at Princes Ground, Brompton (engraving)

Summer Skating at Princes Ground, Brompton (engraving)
585186 Summer Skating at Princes Ground, Brompton (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Illustration titled Summer Skating at Princes Ground, Brompton)

Background imageBrompton Collection: Edmund Burkes House in Brompton, London (engraving)

Edmund Burkes House in Brompton, London (engraving)
606688 Edmund Burkes House in Brompton, London (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edmund Burkes House in Brompton)

Background imageBrompton Collection: Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway - Car interior. Date: circa 1906

Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway - Car interior. Date: circa 1906

Background imageBrompton Collection: Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway - Interior of the Signal cabin

Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway - Interior of the Signal cabin. Now the Piccadilly Line on the London Underground network. Date: circa 1906

Background imageBrompton Collection: Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway Motor Car

Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway Motor Car. (running on what is the modern Piccadilly Line as part of the London Undergrond network). Date: circa 1906

Background imageBrompton Collection: The Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest at Brompton (engraving)

The Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest at Brompton (engraving)
1610400 The Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest at Brompton (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBrompton Collection: The West-End Railway District, London (engraving)

The West-End Railway District, London (engraving)
1610046 The West-End Railway District, London (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The West-End Railway District, London)

Background imageBrompton Collection: Brompton Cemetary

Brompton Cemetary
View of the entrance to Brompton Cemetary, one of seven large London cemetaries founded in the mid-19th century. Date: 1875

Background imageBrompton Collection: Marriage of the Duke of Norfolk with Lady Flora Hastings, at the Oratory, Brompton (engraving)

Marriage of the Duke of Norfolk with Lady Flora Hastings, at the Oratory, Brompton (engraving)
1589761 Marriage of the Duke of Norfolk with Lady Flora Hastings, at the Oratory, Brompton (engraving) by Robinson, Charles (1840-81); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBrompton Collection: Brompton Hospital, London (b / w photo)

Brompton Hospital, London (b / w photo)
5996699 Brompton Hospital, London (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Brompton Hospital, London. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn



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"Brompton: A Captivating Tapestry of History and Charm" Step into the enchanting world of Brompton, where history intertwines with modernity in the heart of London. Begin your journey at the iconic Victoria and Albert Museum, a treasure trove of art and culture that never fails to captivate visitors. As you stroll along Aston Webb Front, admire its grandeur and architectural brilliance. Venture further down Old Brompton Road, where a quaint petrol station stands as a reminder of bygone eras. Its vintage charm adds character to this bustling street in SW7, offering a glimpse into the past while embracing the present. However, not all memories are pleasant ones. The fire that once ravaged 298 Old Brompton Road serves as a poignant reminder of resilience amidst adversity. It stands as a testament to the strength and spirit of this vibrant community. Indulge in retail therapy at Harrods Exterior - an iconic landmark synonymous with luxury shopping experiences. Its opulent façade beckons fashion enthusiasts from around the globe, promising an unforgettable adventure within its hallowed halls. As you explore further westward towards Chelsea's Lots Road Power Station, marvel at its industrial beauty against London's skyline. This historic building has witnessed countless transformations throughout time but remains an enduring symbol of progress. Navigate through Hampstead Tube on London Underground railway's map - an intricate network connecting people from all walks of life across this sprawling metropolis. Feel the pulse of city life as you traverse these underground tunnels filled with stories waiting to be discovered. Discover spiritual solace at Brompton Oratory; its magnificent architecture leaves visitors awestruck while providing respite from urban chaos. Embrace tranquility within these sacred walls before continuing your exploration through this captivating neighborhood. Once again, we encounter echoes from history – another fire at 298 Old Brompton Road reminds us that even amidst change and growth, remnants of the past remain etched in our collective memory.