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MetiNews.Com - You would hardly notice this hidden feature when walking along Leinster Gardens

London news The truth behind the Bayswater street where the houses aren't real Uk news

MetiNews.Com - You would hardly notice this hidden feature when walking along Leinster Gardens

London news  The truth behind the Bayswater street where the houses aren't real Uk news
23 February 2021 - 05:16

Breaking News ! Get FREE email updates for everything London UndergroundI'M IN!When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.If you ever go for a stroll around Bayswater you might marvel at the beautiful architecture of the Victorian houses. However, along one road you might be surprised to learn that some of the houses are actually fake. In Leinster Gardens two houses may seem like any other on first glance, but when you take a closer look you’ll notice something is wrong with numbers 23 and 24.

. This is because they are not houses at all, but instead merely a five-story façade. The view from the back looks very different from the front (Image: Metro Centric) The fake house-fronts were installed after the real houses were knocked down in 1868 to provide space for the train line which runs under them. Back in the time of coal-fuelled trains, it was important that the tunnels opened up to allow the engines to release the smoky fumes. However, local residents complained about the gap created, and so a 5ft-thick concrete wall decorated in keeping with the street was built. While passers-by may be fooled from the front, the view from the road behind - Porchester Terrace - gives a clear view of the fake building. This interesting piece of property has drawn a lot of attention over the years from both pranksters using the location to fool others, and even from hit TV shows. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here . Read More Related Articles

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