The author wishes to thank the City of Westminster Archive Department for their repeated help and for permission to print many items from their collection; Guildhall Library; the Greater London History Library; RIBA Library; University of Leicester Education Library; City of Westminster College Library; St Mary's Hospital Library; English Heritage; the estate of Professor B. B. G. Bull for the Land Zone maps; Abdul Ahad and Jarnal Uddin for their drawings; Austin Vernon and Partners for the Dudley House drawings; Max Lock Easton Perlson and King for the Mozart Estate drawings; Trafalgar House for the Paddington Basin information; The British Museum; London Topographical Society; Roger Mayne for permission to print his Southam Street photographs; the Guardian; the Museum of London; Gwyneth Hampson
eum of London; Gwyneth Hampson and St Marylebone History Society; Richard Bowden; Broadway Malyan; Nick Roberts of Chelsfiield Ltd; Mr M. K. Rapier of College of N. W. London; Phillipa Ditcham of CZWG; Jeremy Dixon; Edward Jones; Farrell & Partners; Gazeley Properties' Mark Allehin of MACE for the description of clearing the Basin; D. Y. Davies; Cohn Evans; Tim Gale; Benny O'Looney of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners Ltd for the Paddington Station material; Dr L. Jacobs; John Kilroy for his Irish family history; Graham King of Westminster Planning Dept; Mr S.L. Lloyd of John Laing PLC for Metropole Hotel drawings and information; Henry Hagger for his cover painting; Martin Lazenby and Higgins & Son for the Beethoven School conversion; Peter Lill, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Inc. for the St Mars Hospital redevelopment material; Tony Sinnett of James Purdey & Sons Ltd for permission to print photographs; Eric Robinson for his geological help and advice although unfortunately it has not been possible to include the Building Materials Walk in this edition for lack of space; Keith Robinson, Richard Rogers Partnership; Jonathan Rosenberg for the Walterton and Elgin Community Homes material; Paul Davidson and Giles Downes of Siddel Gibson; Development Securities; Royal Pavilion; Brighton; The Reverent Prebendary A.R.Royall for the memories of Portman Buildings, Lisson Grove; Mrs Phillipa Taylor for the Margherita Rabuffi Family memoir; Andrew Watson; George Westwell, manager of The Metropole Hotel; Mrs Barbara Williams for the history of her canal family.
Lastly I should like to thank Pat for proof reading and unending support.