Whiteleys, Queen’s Road

William Whiteley (1831-1907) was shot dead at his shop by Horace Raynor who claimed to be his illegitimate son

The store in Westbourne Grove, described as 'an immense symposium of the arts and industries of the nation and of the world', was devastated by fire in 1887

Whiteley’s new department store was constructed and opened in 1911

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