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8 June 2015

Pass through the Hole in the Wall

When your author stumbled across a quaint plaque beside a doorway in a Knightsbridge wall on Saturday, it felt as though he was one of the first to ever notice it. However, such is the case in modern London that many have written about it before - and indeed, Ian discovered it more than eight years ago - but it nevertheless felt worthy of a short mention on a quiet Monday.

Standing on what was the original boundary wall of the Rutland Estate - named as it was the former site of Rutland House, home of the Dukes of Rutland - the hole in the wall was destroyed along with the wall by a bomb in autumn 1940. When the wall was rebuilt around 1948, local residents insisted the doorway was reinstated, and it continues to offer a convenient short cut between Ennismore Street and Rutland Street

For more, see http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2007/02/18/the-hole-in-the-wall/

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