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Tottenham Court Road, looking north (2005)

Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.

The south end of the road is close to the British Museum and to Centre Point, the West End's tallest building. There are a number of buildings belonging to University College London along the road, and University College Hospital is at the north end of the road at the intersection with Euston Road.

The area through which the road is built is mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral. In the time of Henry III (1216–1272), a manor house slightly north-west of what is now the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street belonged to one William de Tottenhall. In about the 15th century, the area was known variously as Totten, Totham, or Totting Hall. After changing hands several times, the manor was leased for 99 years to Queen Elizabeth, when it came popularly to be called Tottenham Court. In the next century, it appears to have become the property of the Fitzroys, who built Fitzroy Square on a part of the manor estate towards the end of the 18th century.

Tottenham Court Road is a significant shopping street, best known for its high concentration of consumer electronics shops, which range from shops specialising in cables and computer components to those dealing in package computers and audio-video systems. Further north there are several furniture shops including Habitat and Heals.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Tottenham Court Road and a few of the adjoining streets had become a mecca for World War II surplus radio and electronics equipment. Shops such as Proops Brothers and Z & I Aero Services lined both sides of the road in those days, and thousands travelled there to buy amplifiers, radios and electronic components. There were many shops selling all kinds of electro-mechanical and radio parts. By the 1960s, they were also selling Japanese transistor radios, audio mixers, and other electronic gadgets. Many British-made valve stereos were offered too. Lisle Street, on the north side of Leicester Square, was another place where a large variety of electronic surplus was available.

Tottenham Court Road tube station, one of three stations serving the street, opened as part of the Central London Railway on 30 July 1900. The platforms are under Oxford Street west of St Giles' Circus, and were originally connected to the ticket hall via lifts at the east end of the platforms. The original station building is in Oxford Street and was designed in common with other CLR stations by Harry Bell Measures. Much modified, it now forms part of the station entrance, and some elements of the original facade survive above the canopy. Apart from those very limited original features of the entrance, the station building otherwise together with a whole row of other elegant old buildings were demolished in 2009.

The Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (now part of the Northern line) arrived here on 22 June 1907 but used the name Oxford Street until an interchange (linking the eastbound Central line with the southbound Northern line via the ends of the platform) was opened. The original CCE&HR station buildings were destroyed when the Centre Point tower block was built.

Tottenham Court Road is the only thoroughfare in the W1 postal district to feature the word road in its name - all the others are streets, squares, etc.

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British Museum:   Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.
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.
Goodge Street:   Goodge Street station on London Underground's Northern Line, opened on 22 June 1907.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London.
Newman Arms:   The Newman Arms has been a Fitzrovia fixture for centuries.
Scala Theatre:   Scala Theatre was a theatre in London, sited on Charlotte Street, off Tottenham Court Road. The first theatre on the site opened in 1772, and was demolished in 1969, after being destroyed by fire.
Soho:   Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.
St Giles:   St Giles is a district of London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.


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Tottenham Court Road (1927):   The area through which Tottenham Court Road was built is mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral.


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26, SM2 · Adeline Place, WC1B · Alfred Place, WC1E · Archer Street, W1D · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Bateman Street, W1D · Batemans Buildings, W1D · Bayley Street, WC1B · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Square, WC1B · Berners Place, W1T · Berners Street, W1D · Berwick Road, W1F · Berwick Street, W1F · Bird Street, W1T · Bloomsbury Place, WC1B · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bloomsbury Street, WC1B · Bourchier Street, W1D · Brewer Street, W1D · Brewer Street, W1F · British Museum, WC1B · Bromley Place, W1T · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Carlisle Street, W1D · Carlisle Walk, E8 · Castlewood House, WC1A · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chapone Place, W1D · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charlotte Mews, W1T · Ching Court, WC2H · Colville Place, W1T · Coptic Street, WC1A · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Dansey Place, W1D · Dean Street, W1D · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Duck Lane, W1F · Dyott Street, WC1A · Earlham Street, WC2H · East Street, TW8 · Evelyn Yard, W1T · Excel Court, WC2H · Falconberg Court, W1D · Fitzroy Street, W1T · Flaxman Court, W1F · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Frith Street, W1D · Garrick Street, WC2E · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Goodge Street, W1T · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Great Chapel Street, W1F · Great Court, WC1B · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Great Windmill Street, W1D · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Greens Court, W1F · Gresse Street, W1T · Ham Yard, W1D · Hanway Place, W1T · Hanway Street, W1T · Hollen Street, W1F · Hopkins Street, W1F · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Howland Street, W1T · Ingestre Court, W1F · Ingestre Place, W1F · Keppel Street, WC1E · Leicester Place, WC2H · Lexington Street, W1F · Lisle Street, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Livonia Street, W1F · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Manette Street, W1D · Meard Street, W1F · Mercer Street, WC2H · Midford Place, W1T · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Montague Place, WC1E · Moor Street, W1D · Morwell Street, WC1B · Neals Yard, WC2H · New Compton Street, WC2H · New Oxford Street, WC2H · Newman Passage, W1T · Newman Street, W1T · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, WC2H · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · Old Compton Street, W1D · Old Copton Street, W1D · Percy Street, W1T · Peter Street, W1F · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Portland Mews, W1F · Rathbone Place, W1T · Rathbone Place, WC1H · Rathbone Street, W1T · Richmond Buildings, W1D · Richmond Mews, W1D · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Romilly Street, W1D · Rose Street, WC2E · Royalty Mews, W1D · Rupert Court, W1D · Rupert Street, W1D · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1H · Saint Martin’s Court, WC2H · Scala Street, W1T · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D · Sheraton Street, W1F · Silver Place, W1F · Smiths Court, W1D · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Street, W1D · Sounding Alley, E3 · St Annes Court, W1F · St Giles High Street, WC2H · Stacey Street, WC2H · Stedham Place, WC1A · Stephen Mews, W1T · Stephen Street, W1T · Store Street, WC1E · Streatham Street, WC1A · Sutton Row, W1D · The Boardwalk, SE5 · The Queens Walk, SE1 · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Tisbury Court, W1D · Tottenham Court Road, W1T · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Townsend House, W1D · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Walkers Court, W1F · Wardour Mews, W1F · Wardour Street, W1D · Wardour Street, W1F · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · West Street, WC2H · Whitfield Place, W1T · Windmill Street, W1T · Winnett Street, W1D ·


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