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Old 22-11-2014, 07:13 PM   #190
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Iranian Embassy in London (1980).. A Day that Shook the World..
Cadogan Square is a residential square in Knightsbridge, west London, that was named after Earl Cadogan.. Whilst it is mainly a residential area, some of the properties are used for diplomatic and educational purposes.. The square is known for being one of the most expensive residential streets in the United Kingdom, with an average house price of around £5.75 million in 2013..

The square was built between 1877 and 1888..

The west side has the greatest variety of houses, all variations on the same Flemish-influenced theme..Number 61 is an early example of high-class mansion flats, and number 61A was once a studio-house for a Mr F. W. Lawson..Cadogan Square is one of the most desirable residential addresses in London and is one of the most expensive in the United Kingdom..The square is south of Pont Street, east of Lennox Gardens, and west of Sloane Street..An independent preparatory school for boys, Sussex House School, at number 68, was founded in 1953..The school is sited in a house by architect Norman Shaw..Apartments or flats tend to be available on short leases and are sold for several million pounds.. There are three or so houses on the square that have not been converted into flats, and these may be valued at over £25 million each.. In 2013 the average property price on Cadogan Square was about £5.75 million, making it the 3rd most expensive street in the country...

Scenes from "The Battle of the BeanField"...

The freeholder of most of the properties is Earl Cadogan, a multi-billionaire whose family has owned the land for several hundred years..As with many properties in prime central London areas, many of the apartments in Cadogan Square are unoccupied for a large part of the year...He was born the son of William Gerald Charles Cadogan, 7th Earl Cadogan and known as Viscount Chelsea before inheriting the title of Earl Cadogan on the death of his father on 4 July 1997.. He was educated at Eton College.. He is a first cousin of His Highness the Aga Khan..Lord Cadogan's heir, Viscount Chelsea, lives at the family's Snaigow estate in Scotland.. Lord Chelsea was educated at St David's College, Llandudno, and then served with the RAF in the first Gulf war..Arnold Bennet lived at number 75 during the 1920s..During the First World War he became Director of Propaganda for France at the Ministry of Information.

Knightsbridge is an exclusive residential and retail district in central London, south of Hyde Park..To the north of the area, is the Hyde Park Barracks of the Household Cavalry, with a distinctive 33 storey tower by Sir Basil Spence. The Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department is based in Walton Street.. The Embassy of Libya is located at 15 Knightsbridge, the Embassy of France at no 58 and the Embassy of Kuwait at 2 Albert Gate, just off Knightsbridge..It contains the Victoria and Albert Museum.. On the religious side it contains the impressive Brompton Oratory (Catholic church, Brompton Road) and the CoE Holy Trinity Church behind it, a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Exhibition Road, the Russian Orthodox Church in Ennismore Gardens, and St Columba's Church of Scotland, Pont Street..Today the term Knightsbridge is used by estate agents to denote the wider area around Harrods.. As such it is made up of Knightsbridge in the North, much of Brompton for the main central part and parts of Belgravia in the East...

Two men died and six other people were injured after part of a balcony collapsed in west London..Railings on the balcony of a building at Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, gave way at about 10:00 GMT..The men who died are believed to be of Polish origin and had been delivering sofas to the property..8 people were treated for injuries, one man died at the scene and the other in hospital, London Ambulance Service said..Scotland Yard said: "At this early stage it is believed that a number of sofas were being delivered to the address - which was under renovation - prior to the railings on the balcony giving way"..A neighbour, who wanted to remain anonymous, told BBC News: "They were trying to pull a couch up to the first-floor apartment with ropes.. Was apparently too heavy... Good evening.. Although I shall not be present at this historic summit meeting, I present this in the hope that our great nations may learn to live in peace..18 hours left, Plissken!..
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