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The Kingsway: Boulevard for an Empire?

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Guildhall Library

Aldermanbury

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EC2V 7HH

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’The Kingsway, the Kingsway’ sang Dame Clara Butt in an Elgar song for London's biggest piece of town planning since John Nash. Conceived as an Imperial boulevard to emulate Paris, it was the scene of rioting American soldiers, roller skating suffragettes, Pavarotti’s first recording, Ready Steady Go!, a police raid on suffragette headquarters and an underground tramway. But did it live up to its original intentions? Guy Rowston takes us down the widest street in London.

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