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  • Edward Harley marries Henrietta Cavendish Holles

    1713

    Edward Harley marries Henrietta Cavendish Holles, daughter of the late Duke of Newcastle and heiress to an estate that includes the quiet backwater of Marylebone.

  • Street Grid

    1719

    After being commissioned by Edward and Henrietta Harley, the architect John Prince draws up his plan for developing the estate into an attractive grid of streets.

     

  • Harley Street sign

    1741

    Edward dies before the street that would bear his name has been completed.

  • Mid 19th

    Medical men began arriving in the Mid-19th century, by the 1860s. There were a dozen or so doctors– By 1873 there were 36.

  • Florence Nightingale

    1853

    Florence Nightingale takes up the post of superintendent of the establishment of Gentlewomen at 1 Harley Street

  • 1872

    The medical society of London moves to Chandos Street

     

     

  • Doctor Sir Joseph Lister

    1877

    Pioneering doctor Sir Joseph Lister moves to Park Crescent

  • Harley Street

    1889

    The old Portland Estate becomes the Howard de Walden Estate, under whose stewardship the Harley Street Medical Area still remains

     

  • King Edward VII's penny

    1902

    Harley Street doctor Sir Frederick Treves removes King Edward VII’s appendix

  • Harley Street Corner

    1912

    The Royal Society of Medicine moves to new headquarters on Wimpole Street

     

     

  • Medical snake

    1984

    Around 1,500 doctors are known to be working in the Harley Street area

  • Harley Street

    2017

    Harley Street Medical Area, with over 5,000 practitioners, boasts the largest concentration of medical excellence in one location anywhere in the world

     

     

     

Patient's Bell

1853 - Florence Nightingale took up the post as superintendent of the establishment of Gentlewomen on Harley Street

Harley Street

Wimpole House

The world-renowned Harley Street