At PICKERING Place, London the Texan Legation to the Court of St James existed from 1836 to 1848. It is a couple of hundred yards from the official residencd o the British Royal Family St James Palace. London is one of only two cities in the world to have played host to a Texan ambassador. This is one of London's swankiest districts. The site of the erstwhile Texan embassy is now a vinterner's which may not please some dry counties in Texas.