Gerrard Street, London

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Gerrard Street (Chinese: 爵祿街)is a street in the West End of London, in the Chinatown area.wikipedia
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Chinatown, London

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Gerrard Street (Chinese: 爵祿街)is a street in the West End of London, in the Chinatown area.
The enclave currently occupies the area in and around Gerrard Street.

The Club (dining club)

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Another plaque, on number 9, marks the meeting of Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds at the Turk's Head Tavern to found The Club, a dining club, in 1764. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club started in Gerrard Street in the basement of No. 39. Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds met at the Turk's Head Tavern to found their dining club, The Club in 1764.
Initially, the club would meet one evening per week at seven, at the Turk's Head Inn in Gerrard Street, Soho.

Samuel Johnson

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Another plaque, on number 9, marks the meeting of Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds at the Turk's Head Tavern to found The Club, a dining club, in 1764. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club started in Gerrard Street in the basement of No. 39. Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds met at the Turk's Head Tavern to found their dining club, The Club in 1764.
They decided to meet every Monday at 7:00 pm at the Turk's Head in Gerrard Street, Soho, and these meetings continued until long after the deaths of the original members.

Harrison Marks

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In 1953, No. 4 Gerrard Street was a small studio where the theatrical photographer George Harrison Marks and his partner Pamela Green, lived and worked.
In the 1950s Marks and Pamela Green opened a photographic studio at 4 Gerrard Street, Soho.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

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Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club started in Gerrard Street in the basement of No. 39. Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds met at the Turk's Head Tavern to found their dining club, The Club in 1764.
The club opened on 30 October 1959 in a basement at 39 Gerrard Street in London's Soho district.

Edmund Burke

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A Royal Society of Arts blue plaque commemorates Edmund Burke at 37 Gerrard Street.
A Royal Society of Arts blue plaque commemorates Burke at 37 Gerrard Street now in London's Chinatown.

Kate Meyrick

It was eventually closed down by direct order of the Home Office and the proprietor, Kate Meyrick, was imprisoned.
She followed with a succession of night clubs, the most famous being the 43 Club at 43 Gerrard Street, Soho, London, an address also once the home of poet John Dryden.

West End of London

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Gerrard Street (Chinese: 爵祿街)is a street in the West End of London, in the Chinatown area.

Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

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The street was built between 1677-85 and originally named Gerard Street after the military leader Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield who owned the land and used it as a training area.

Nicholas Barbon

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It was developed by the physician Nicholas Barbon.

John Dryden

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John Dryden (1631–1700) lived for a while at 43 Gerrard Street, which is commemorated by a blue plaque.

Blue plaque

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A Royal Society of Arts blue plaque commemorates Edmund Burke at 37 Gerrard Street. John Dryden (1631–1700) lived for a while at 43 Gerrard Street, which is commemorated by a blue plaque.

Joshua Reynolds

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Another plaque, on number 9, marks the meeting of Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds at the Turk's Head Tavern to found The Club, a dining club, in 1764. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club started in Gerrard Street in the basement of No. 39. Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds met at the Turk's Head Tavern to found their dining club, The Club in 1764.

Charles Dickens

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In fiction, Charles Dickens sets the home of Mr Jaggers, the lawyer in Great Expectations, in "a house on the south side of that street. Rather a stately house of its kind, but dolefully in want of painting, and with dirty windows [and with ...] a stone hall... a dark brown staircase ... dark brown rooms... panelled walls".

Great Expectations

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In fiction, Charles Dickens sets the home of Mr Jaggers, the lawyer in Great Expectations, in "a house on the south side of that street. Rather a stately house of its kind, but dolefully in want of painting, and with dirty windows [and with ...] a stone hall... a dark brown staircase ... dark brown rooms... panelled walls".

Pamela Green

In 1953, No. 4 Gerrard Street was a small studio where the theatrical photographer George Harrison Marks and his partner Pamela Green, lived and worked.

Michael Powell

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The director Michael Powell copied their sets for the classic film Peeping Tom, in which Green also starred.

Peeping Tom (film)

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The director Michael Powell copied their sets for the classic film Peeping Tom, in which Green also starred.

Roaring Twenties

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In the Roaring Twenties, the 43 Club was set up at number 43, as a jazz club notorious for outrageous parties frequented by the rich and powerful.

43 Club

In the Roaring Twenties, the 43 Club was set up at number 43, as a jazz club notorious for outrageous parties frequented by the rich and powerful.

Nightclub

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In the Roaring Twenties, the 43 Club was set up at number 43, as a jazz club notorious for outrageous parties frequented by the rich and powerful.

Home Office

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It was eventually closed down by direct order of the Home Office and the proprietor, Kate Meyrick, was imprisoned.

Led Zeppelin

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A basement in Gerrard Street was the location of the first rehearsal of Led Zeppelin in August 1968, where they played "Train Kept A-Rollin'".

Train Kept A-Rollin'

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A basement in Gerrard Street was the location of the first rehearsal of Led Zeppelin in August 1968, where they played "Train Kept A-Rollin'".