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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/230
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1913-1927
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Unknown.


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Pavilion on Piccadilly Circus was originally an annexe to the Black Horse Inn. From 1861 it was used as a music hall and museum of anatomy. The hall was rebuilt in 1885 by architects Worley and Saunders. It was managed by Edmund Villiers and was hailed as a new, improved type of music hall, known as a variety theatre and noted for its interior opulence. In 1934 the building was converted into a cinema and premiered several noted films. In 1986 the building was closed. The interior was gutted (although the facade was preserved and is still visible) and was converted into part of the Trocadero shopping centre.


Scope and content/abstract:

Auction particulars of the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in February 1967.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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