'Portugal Street' revisited in 2013 | Exposições ... vou ver | Scoop.it

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Until the 17th century the upper end of Piccadilly in London was known as Portugal Street in honour of Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese Queen Consort of Charles II but by 1743 became known as Piccadilly.

 

Therefore, it is quite fitting the Douro Map should be launched in St James's no more than a stone's throw from this very location.... albeit in the distinguished portals of the Dukes Hotel made famous by Ian Fleming and his James Bond Martinis... and across St James's Street at Christie's famous King Street auction rooms...


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