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Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree to be made into film
The Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for the big screen for the first time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42053334
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Meet the baby boy born at Waterloo station
Baby Reign arrived early after his mother went into labour on a train.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42030812
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Cash-strapped Greenwich woman turned to making her dad’s hot sauce - now she’s making a business from it
A cash-strapped Greenwich woman who turned to selling her dad’s old hot sauce has seen such demand for it that she’s looking to start her own business.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15668615.Cash_strapped_Greenwich_woman_turned_to_making_her_dad_s_hot_sauce___now_she_s_making_a_business_from_it/?ref=rss
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The degrees that make you rich ...
Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41693230
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Police hunt two men in connection with burglaries
Police are re-appealing to members of the public to help trace two men who are wanted in connection with burglaries around Hertfordshire.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15668143.Police_hunt_two_men_in_connection_with_burglaries/?ref=rss
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Tottenham's future looks bright in defence, with or without Toby Alderweireld
Toby Alderweireld's latest injury has given Tottenham the perfect opportunity to see how the future might look without him.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-s-future-looks-bright-in-defence-with-or-without-toby-alderweireld-a3694321.html
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’Hopper fare’ for London’s buses and trams
The new fare is expected to come into force early next year, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42011699
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The decision on who will transform Ladywell Playtower has been made - and it includes a cinema
The abandoned old grade II listed Ladywell bath house is set to be transformed into a luxury cinema - but not by Picturehouse.

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Crystal Palace's Roy Hodgson backs Ruben Loftus-Cheek to make England's World Cup squad: 'Why not?'
Roy Hodgson has backed Ruben Loftus-Cheek to back up his impressive England debut and make Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup in Russia.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/crystal-palaces-roy-hodgson-backs-ruben-loftuscheek-to-make-englands-world-cup-squad-why-not-a3693001.html
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Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen ’alive and well’
Benedict Allen is seen "alive and well" near an airstrip in Papua New Guinea.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42009854
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Housebuilding targets in Merton to increase
New figures reveal that annual housebuilding targets in Merton are set to treble in the one of the largest increases in London.

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Westfield in Croydon: Council votes in favour of bringing shopping centre to town
Croydon is getting its very own Westfield.

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Manchester City star Kyle Walker says nobody in the England squad can take their World Cup place for granted
Kyle Walker believes there is so much completion to get in the England squad that no-one can start taking their place at the World Cup next summer for granted.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-city-star-kyle-walker-says-nobody-in-the-england-squad-can-take-their-world-cup-place-for-a3691291.html
VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1900s
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Leicester Square

Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London.

Leicester Square is named after Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester, who purchased four acres in St. Martin's Field in 1630; by 1635, he had built himself a large house, Leicester House, at the northern end. The area in front of the house was then enclosed, depriving inhabitants of St Martin in the Fields parish of their right to use the previously common land. The parishioners appealed to King Charles I, and he appointed three members of the Privy Council to arbitrate. Lord Leicester was ordered to keep part of his land (thereafter known as Leicester Field and later as Leicester Square) open for the parishioners.

The area was developed in the 1670s. It was initially fashionable and Leicester House was once residence of Frederick, Prince of Wales but by the late 18th century, the Square was no longer a smart address and began to serve as a venue for popular entertainments. Leicester House became home of a museum of natural curiosities called the Holophusikon in the 1780s and was demolished about 1791–1792.

In 1848, Leicester Square was the subject of the land-law case of Tulk v. Moxhay. The plot's previous owner had agreed upon a covenant not to erect buildings. However, the law would not allow purchasers who were not 'privy' to the initial contract to be bound by subsequent promises. The judge, Lord Cottenham, decided that future owners could be bound by promises to abstain from activity. Otherwise, a buyer could sell land to himself to undermine an initial promise. Arguments continued about the fate of the garden, with Charles Augustus Tulk's heirs erecting a wooden hoarding around the property in 1873. Finally, in 1874 the flamboyant Albert Grant (1830–1899) purchased the outstanding freeholds and donated the garden to the Metropolitan Board of Works, laying out a garden at his own expense. The title passed to the succeeding public bodies and is now in the ownership of the City of Westminster.

By the 19th century, Leicester Square was known as an entertainment venue, with many amusements peculiar to the era, including Wyld's Great Globe, which was built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and housed a giant scale map of the Earth. Several hotels grew up around the square, making it popular with visitors to London. The Alhambra, a large theatre built in 1854, dominated the site, to be joined in 1884 by the Empire Theatre of Varieties. The square remains the heart of the West End entertainment district today.

Leicester Square tube station, on the Northern and Piccadilly lines, is located on Charing Cross Road, a short distance to the east of Leicester Square itself.

On early Tube plans, the station was listed as Cranbourn Street, but the present name was used when the station was first opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. Offices above the red terracotta station building on the east side of Charing Cross Road - designed by Leslie Green - was in its early years also occupied by the publishers of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and an image of cricket stumps appears above a doorway. On all four platforms, film sprockets are painted down the entire length and on the top and bottom of the display area (blue on the Piccadilly line platforms, and black on the Northern line platforms), due to the four premiere cinemas in Leicester Square. The station is featured briefly during the introductory video sequence of the sixth Harry Potter film.

During the 1979 'Winter of Discontent', refuse collectors went on strike. Leicester Square was used as an overflow dump, earning it the nickname of Fester Square.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Garrick Yard:   Garrick Yard, together with the more familiar Garrick Street to the northeast of here, both took their names from the Garrick Club which commemorates the famous 18th century actor, David Garrick.
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London.
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
On This Day in London: 1 November:   The first day of November was an important day for two London notables: William Shakespeare and W.H. Smith
Royal Opera House:   The foundation of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden lies in the letters patent awarded by Charles II to Sir William Davenant in 1660, allowing Davenant to operate one of only two patent theatre companies (The Duke's Company) in London.
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adam Street, WC2N · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Archway Mall, N19 · Bear Street, WC2H · Beaumont Buildings, WC2B · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Bow Street, WC2E · Broad Court, WC2B · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Cannon Street, WC2N · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Cecil Court, WC2N · Central Arcade, WC2E · Chandos Place, WC2N · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charing Cross, SW1A · Ching Court, WC2H · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Crown Court, WC2B · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Earlham Street, WC2H · Embankment Place, WC2N · Excel Court, WC2H · Exeter Street, WC2R · Floral Street, WC2E · Garrick Street, WC2E · George Court, WC2N · Gerrard Place, W1D · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Hanover Place, WC2E · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Horse Guards Parade, SW1A · Hungerford House, WC2N · Irving Street, WC2H · James Street, WC2E · John Adam Street, WC2N · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · King Street, WC2E · Kinnaird House, SW1Y · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Leicester Place, WC2H · Leicester Square, WC2H · Leicester Street, WC2H · Lisle Street, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Long Acre, WC2E · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · Martlett Court, WC2B · May’s Court, WC2N · Mercer Street, WC2H · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Moor Street, W1D · Neal Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, WC2H · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Orange Street, WC2H · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Robert Street, WC2N · Rose Street, WC2E · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2N · Saint Martin’s Court, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D · Shelton Street, WC2H · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Jamess Park, SW1A · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · Street, WC2N · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Arches, WC2N · The Boardwalk, SE5 · The Mall, SW1E · The Mall, SW1Y · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Piazza, WC2E · The Terrace, SW1A · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · Trafalgar Square, WC2N · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Villiers Street, WC2N · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · West Street, WC2H · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A · William Iv Street, WC2N · William Street, WC2N · York Buildings, WC2N ·


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Central London, north east (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north east.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
G. F. Cruchley

Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
John Cary

John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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