No. 891: Seven Sisters Road, N4
Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters Road, London, N4. Photo © Roger Dean 2013
London: A pilgrimage – Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold, 1872:
A libertine of the Restoration period wrote; “Farewell, my dearest Piccadilly, Notorious for good dinners; Oh! what a Tennis Court was there! Alas! too good for sinners.”
For dinners Piccadilly has lost its prestige completely, since Francatelli left the hotel by Devonshire House; and the tennis court ceased to exist in James Street, Haymarket, five years ago; but the whole length of this splendid avenue that leads to the Ladies’ Mile, is peopled with entertaining memories.