King Street, St James's

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1c King Street, St James's. Formerly home to Napoleon III.

King Street is a street in the St James's district of central London. It runs south-west to north-east from St James's Street to St James's Square.


King Street was probably named after Charles II, and is first mentioned in ratebooks in 1673, having been known before as Charles Street.[1]

The 1200-seat St James's Theatre on the corner with Duke Street opened in 1835, but was demolished in 1957, despite widespread protests.

Notable occupiers include the principal London premises of the auctioneers Christie's,[2] and Palamon Capital Partners.[3]


  1. ^ "King Street | British History Online". Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  2. ^ "Christie's London - King Street - Saleroom & Offices". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  3. ^ Wes Smith. "Palamon Capital Partners". Retrieved 2017-01-19.

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