Harley Street


Harley Street is a street in , , which has been noted since the 19th century for its large number of private in and . It was named after who was in 1767.


Since the 19th century, the number of doctors, hospitals, and medical organisations in and around Harley Street has greatly increased. Records show that there were around 20 doctors in 1860, 80 by 1900, and almost 200 by 1914. When the was established in 1948, there were around 1,500. Today, there are more than 3,000 people employed in the Harley Street area, in clinics, medical and paramedical practices, and hospitals such as Dr. Gabriela Clinic, The Harley Street Clinic, Hifu Skin Clinic, Medical Express Clinic, Harly Medical Foot and Nail Clinic, Harley Street Fertility Clinic, Sonoworld Diagnostic Services, and , Harley Street Life Coaching
History of Harley Street
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It has been speculated that doctors were originally attracted to the area by the development of commodious housing and central proximity to the important railway stations of , , , and, later, . The nearest stations are , and . Harley Street has also been featured in many films and television programmes.

Land ownership

Harley Street is part of the .

Notable occupants

Many famous people have lived or practised in Harley Street, including the Victorian Prime Minister , the artist , and the speech therapist . , founded in 1848 and one of the oldest girls' schools in England, is situated on Harley Street. * Sir (Portrait painter) lived at No.13. * (Greek Revival Architect) lived at No.109 from 1862 to 1873. Blue Plaque. *, author of ''The Woman and White'' and ''The Moonstone'', lived at No. 12 (later renumbered No. 26) with Caroline Graves from 1860 to 1864. * Sir (Obstetrician) lived and had his practice at No.23. . *Sir (Ophthalmologist) lived & worked at No.63. . * (1862-1922), dermatologist, practised at No. 54 * Violet Edith Grey-Egerton, daughter of Sir Philip le Belward Grey-Egerton, 11th Bt. and Hon. Henrietta Elizabeth Sophia Denison, and wife of John Gaspard le Marchant Romilly, 3rd Baron Romilly, died on 1 March 1906 at age 36 at 77 Harley Street. * MP QC, Labour politician, born at 108 Harley Street. *, Victorian author of boys' adventure novels, was born on Harley Street, 28 February 1814. * (Speech therapist), from Australia, had his practice at No.146. He helped overcome his with lessons here. There is a Green Plaque. *Sir (lawyer, author and geologist). Lived at No.11 (which is now No.73). * , the 'Father of British Laryngology' lived in 19, Harley Street till his death. Involved in the great controversy while treating the German Crown Prince Fredrick III, the Son-in-law of Her Majesty Queen Victoria for his Laryngeal Disease, allegedly Cancer of the left vocal cord which led to the demise of the Emperor in 1888. * (British Politician, Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer) lived at No.86. * (Portrait painter) lived at No.67. *Sir (Pioneering Ophthalmologist). Lived at No.53. *, a famous quack, practised in Harley Street from 1827 to 1834. * (Landscape painter) lived at No.64 from 1799 to 1805. *Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future , had his first London residence in Harley Street. *, 's personal physician, had a private practice at No. 29 during the 1920s and 1930s. * member of the lived at 148, Harley Street, London. *Dame and pioneer woman doctor had a medical practice and lived at 149 Harley Street, London.

Fictional references

In 's ' (1925), medical professional Sir William Bradshaw lives on Harley Street. In 's ' (1813), the Dashwood sisters, Lucy Steele, Mrs Jennings, Edward Ferrars, and others spend some of their free time there while in London. Sir Roderick Glossop, the “nerve specialist", was said to maintain a practice on Harley Street. Dr. Janet of Harley Street is a novel about a woman doctor published in 1894 by Dr. . In ’s ' (1925), Lord Caterham ruefully mentions that his doctor advised him to “avoid all worry. So easy for a man sitting in his consulting room in Harley Street to say that.” Earlier in the book, a surgeon in Harley Street is mentioned among names listed in a phone book. In Agatha Christie's ' (1935), Dr. Bryan, one of the passengers and suspects of the murder, is a Harley Street physician. In Agatha Christie's ' (1938), murder victim Dr Edward Armstrong is a Harley Street physician. In Agatha Christie's ' (1949), Edith de Haviland visits Harley Street. In Henry James' "" (1898), the wealthy uncle at the beginning of the work apparently has a house on Harley Street. In the movie ', Dr Victor Frankenstein aka Dr Franck after his brain transplant begins his medical practice on Harley Street W In 's ', Victor Maskell visits his doctor and is told "I should have thought you had died already, in a way." ... which is "not the kind of thing you expect to hear from a Harley Street consultant, is it."

See also

* * * , the ''Harley Street'' of the North, in * * *


External links

* George Harley, {{coord, 51.5206, -0.1477, display=title, region:GB_type:landmark Howard de Walden Estate