Gloucester Road tube station was opened in 1868 at a time when there were first class carriages on the underground. "By 1910 a sixpenny ticket allowed the traveller access to the first-class carriages of the Metropolitan Railway's Pullman cars; the carriages contained morocco armchairs set in the replica of a drawing room with mahogany walls. Electric lamps were placed on side tables and blinds of green silk covered the windows. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were served." - 'London Under', Peter Ackroyd
The area is mainly full of tourists due to the large number of hotels but also include this Mews and original "Chard and Sons" shop front.