19th century London > Reshaping the city
London’s rapid expansion in the 19th century was unstructured. Development followed neither the fixed grid of American cities, nor the grand plan of European capitals such as Paris and Vienna.
The only early example of town planning on a grand scale in London was the creation of Regent Street. The whole sweep from Regent’s Park to the Mall was designed by John Nash after the Prince of Wales became Regent. It was completed in the 1820s.