04 Mar '14, 1pm

Cumberland Gate Lodge

Cumberland Gate Lodge

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. Cumberland Gate Lodge on North Carriage Drive must rank as London’s most nomadic building. Designed by architect Decimus Burton, it started its adventurous life on the roundabout at the end of Oxford Street and at the time could possibly have been called New Lodge. I n 1851 it was taken down to make way for Marble Arch which had stood outside the east flank of Buckingham Palace, too narrow to accommodate the large carriages of Royalty the arch was moved to its present location. By 1857 Cumberland Gate Lodge had become a rather ornate public convenience for Park Lane; a function is was to provide for the well-heeled for over one hundred years. A print [above] by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd for a series of drawings of London, originally produced for Shepherd’s ‘Metrop...

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