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Rules Restaurant

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5108 / 51°30'38"N

Longitude: -0.1232 / 0°7'23"W

OS Eastings: 530338

OS Northings: 180768

OS Grid: TQ303807

Mapcode National: GBR JD.HL

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.T974

Plus Code: 9C3XGV6G+8P

Entry Name: Rules Restaurant

Listing Date: 15 January 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 416681

ID on this website: 101238981

Location: Strand, Westminster, London, WC2E

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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15,1.73 No. 35 (Rules


Restaurant premises. 1873 by Alfred Cross for Benjamin Rule, fishmonger
and oyster bar proprietor. Yellow brick with painted stone. on stucco
dressings, concealed roof. Simplified Italianate detailing. 4 storeys. 3
windows wide. Ground floor stuccoed with shop front incorporating doorway
to right, framed by narrow pilasters with foliate caps and
entablature-fascia with ribbed console bracket stops. Upper floors have
recessed casements, those of 1st and 2nd floors leaded as if quarries,
under gauged segmental arches. The 2nd and 3rd floor windows have
prominent bracketed sills linked by band course. Prominent bracketed
cornice finishes off front. Interior retains much of its original
decoration and fittings with domical decorated roof light to ground floor
restaurant and decorative oak panelling to upper floor dining rooms, ornate
staircase etc. Many noteworthy patrons in its history in the political,
literary and theatrical spheres quite apart from the clandestine amorous
encounters of Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, with Lillie Langtry.

Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.

Listing NGR: TQ3033880768

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