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2020 marks the return of Nash’s splendid Regency original. Regent’s Crescent introduces 67 Grade I listed apartment residences set behind a restored Nash façade, now including 9 Garden Villas.

1820
© Image courtesy of RIBA Collections
© Image courtesy of RIBA Collections
2020
 

From House to Palace

In 1820, the Regent became King George IV and soon commissioned Nash to create a new palace at Buckingham House. His great plan for Regent’s Park included 56 villas with uninterrupted views, but only eight villas were ever built; lost in thrall to the new Buckingham Palace. Nash went wildly over the original budget of £200,000 to £496,169, millions in today’s terms.

Carlton House c.1820
Regent Street c.1820

THE PRINCE REGENT

The Prince Regent, later King George IV, was born on 17 August 1762 and was the eldest son of George III and Queen Charlotte. Known both for his extravagant lifestyle and his patronage of the arts, his reign included Napoleon’s final historic defeat in 1815, and he became king in 1820 - the year we celebrate Regent’s Crescent.

The Royal Architect John Nash

John Nash is one of the most celebrated architects of his time, responsible for most of what is now known as Regency London. His most recognisable landmarks include Buckingham Palace and Marble Arch, as well as the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.

Residents of note

The Crescent was popular with the great and the good of the day, with the Earl of Derby, Lord Houstoun-Boswall, and Count Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte – Napoléon’s older brother – all buying property around the Park.
1830
Lord Joseph Lister
Lord Joseph Lister
1860’s pioneer of antiseptic surgery
1832 - 1840
Count Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte and Family
Count Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte and Family
1850 - 1875
Sir Charles Wheatstone
Sir Charles Wheatstone
1860’s inventor of the electric telegraph
1861 - 1868
Charles Francis Adams Sr
Charles Francis Adams Sr
Abraham Lincoln’s Ambassador to London and son of US President John Quincy Adams
1899 - 1902
Dame Marie Tempest
Dame Marie Tempest
Actress instrumental in setting up the actors’ union, Equity
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