london victoria station

Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria, London; 26.2.2017

The streets around Victoria station were another haunt of Hannah Tailford. As well as late-night cafes on Wilton Road and Warwick Way, she used to frequent a coffee stall on Grosvenor Gardens. There is no trace of any such stall now, but the jeweller’s shop H. STAIN was around in 1964, as were two seashell-encrusted huts, erected in 1952 as part of a ‘French garden’ dedicated both to Anglo-French understanding and the memory of Marshal Foch, who is also commemorated by a statue nearby.