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Landsdowne Passage

In Landsdowne Passage, where a highwayman once galloped for his life

 

"Turn out of Dover Street, down Hay Hill, and Landsdowne Passage lies at the bottom, separating what were the gardens of Devonshire House and Landsdowne House. At the far end of the passage, which is a short cut to Curzon Street, is an iron bar. This bar was added in the eighteenth century because a highwayman - that such gentry were common in Mayfair was one of the scandals of the times - once escaped his pursuers by galloping his horse from Piccadilly through this narrow way, and doubling back by way of Bolton Street."

 

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Taken on April 10, 2007