Finsbury Square, EC2A

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Finsbury Square is a 0.7-hectare square in central London which includes a six-rink grass bowling green.

Finsbury Square was developed in 1777 on the site of a previous area of green space to the north of the City of London known as Finsbury Fields, in the parish of St Luke's and near Moorfields. It is sited on the east side of City Road, opposite the east side of Bunhill Fields. Named after it, but several kilometers away, are Finsbury Park and its eponymous neighbourhood.

In 1784, Vincenzo Lunardi achieved the first successful attempt at hot air balloon flight from Finsbury Square.

Past residents of the square include Pascoe Grenfell Hill, Thomas Southwood Smith and Philip Henry Pye-Smith. It has also been the site of the bookshop of James Lackington and the first home of the rabbinical seminary that became the London School of Jewish Studies (1855–81), of the Greek Orthodox church of Saint Sophia and of the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary Moorfields (1820–1900).

From 1907 to 1914, 39 Finsbury Square was the home of the City of London Yeomanry. The site is now occupied by City Gate House which was designed by Frederick Gould and Giles Gilbert Scott and completed in 1930.

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Old Street

Old Street Roundabout is sometimes known as St Agnes Well after the shopping centre beneath it, while the area surrounding the roundabout is often colloquially known as Silicon Roundabout, owing to the prominence of British web-based companies there.

In 2008, there were around 15 media and high-tech companies in close proximity of the Silicon Roundabout, which forms the heart of East London Tech City. Plans to help accelerate the growth of the cluster were announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech given in 2010. A year later, Cameron announced that he was appointing entrepreneur Eric van der Kleij to lead the initiative. By 2011, approximately 200 firms were occupying the area, signifying a rapid increase in interest. Wired magazine updated this figure in 2012 and suggested some 5000 tech companies were located in the wider area centred on the Old Street roundabout.

Google Campus opened in March 2012 in a seven-storey building near Old Street roundabout.

Old Street station, beneath the roundabout, was originally opened in November 1901 by the first deep-level tube railway, the City & South London Railway, as part of an extension of its line from Moorgate to Angel. The station is on the Bank branch of London Underground's Northern Line, between Moorgate and Angel stations. It is also between Moorgate and Essex Road stations on National Rail's Northern City Line.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Broad Street:   Broad Street railway station, next door to Liverpool Street station, opened in 1865 and closed in 1986.
Central Foundation Boys’ School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Guildhall School of Music and Drama:   Higher education institutions
Liverpool Street:   Liverpool Street station is a mainline railway station and connected London Underground station in the north eastern corner of the City of London.
Moorgate:   Moorgate was a postern in the London Wall originally built by the Romans.
New City College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 99.
Old Street:   Old Street Roundabout is sometimes known as St Agnes Well after the shopping centre beneath it, while the area surrounding the roundabout is often colloquially known as Silicon Roundabout, owing to the prominence of British web-based companies there.
Richard Cloudesley School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
Royal Mencap Society:   Special post 16 institution which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
St John the Baptist Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Luke’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Monica’s Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Tenter Ground:   Tenter Ground harks back to the seventeenth century when this patch of land was surrounded by weavers’ houses and workshops and used to wash and stretch their fabrics on ’tenters’ to dry.
The Lyceum:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Workers’ Educational Association:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldermans Walk, EC2M · Angel Gate, EC1V · Appold Street, EC2A · Ashford Street, N1 · Bache’s Street, N1 · Baches Street, N1 · Baldwin Street, EC1V · Baltic St East, EC1Y · Baltic Street East, EC1Y · Basinghall Avenue, EC2R · Bastwick Street, EC1V · Bath Place, EC2A · Bath Street, EC1V · Bevenden Street, N1 · Bishopsgate Churchyard, EC2M · Blackall Street, EC2A · Blomfield Street, EC2M · Bonhill Street, EC2A · Boot Street, N1 · Bowling Green Walk, N1 · Braithwaite House, EC1Y · Broad Street Place, EC2M · Broadgate Circle, EC2M · Broadgate, EC2M · Brunswick Place, EC1V · Brunswick Place, N1 · Buckland Street, N1 · Bunhill Row, EC1Y · Buttesland Street, N1 · Central Street, EC1V · Chapel Place, EC2A · Charles Square, N1 · Chart Street, N1 · Chartered Accountants Hall, EC2R · Chequer Street, EC1Y · Cherbury Street, N1 · Chiswell Street, EC1Y · Chiswell Street, EC2A · Christina Street, EC2A · Christopher Street, EC2A · City Forum, EC1V · City Lofts, EC2A · City Road, EC1Y · Clere Street, EC2A · Clifton Street, EC2A · Clunbury Street, N1 · Coronet Street, EC1V · Coronet Street, N1 · Corsham Street, N1 · Cowper Street, EC2A · Cranwood Street, EC1V · Crondall Street, N1 · Crown Place, EC2A · Cullum Welch Court, N1 · Cutlers Gardens Arcade, EC2M · Dingley Road, EC1V · Domingo Street, EC1Y · Dominion Street, EC2M · Drysdale Place, E2 · Drysdale Street, N1 · Earl Street, EC2A · East Road, N1 · Eldon Street, EC2M · Enfield Cloisters, N1 · Epworth Street, EC1Y · Epworth Street, EC2A · Exchange Place, EC2M · Falkirk Street, N1 · Fanshaw Street, N1 · Farringdon Road, EC1V · Featherstone Street, EC1Y · Finsbury Avenue, EC2M · Finsbury Circus Gardens, EC2M · Finsbury Circus, EC2M · Finsbury Pavement, EC1Y · Finsbury Pavement, EC2A · Finsbury Pavement, EC2Y · Finsbury Square, EC2A · Finsbury Street, EC2Y · Fullwoods Mews, N1 · Galway Street, EC1V · Garden Walk, EC2A · Gatesborough Street, EC2A · Gee Street, EC1V · Geffrye Court, N1 · Godfrey House St Lukes Estate, EC1V · Haberdasher Street, N1 · Hall Street, EC1V · Hare Walk, N1 · Hoffman Square, N1 · Holywell Centre, EC2A · Holywell Row, EC2A · Honduras Street, EC1V · Honduras Street, EC1Y · Hoxton Market, N1 · Hoxton Square, N1 · Hoxton Street, N1 · Ironmonger Row, EC1V · Ivy Street, N1 · King Square, EC1V · Lackington Street, EC2A · Lamb’s Passage, EC1Y · Lambs Passage, EC1Y · Leo Yard, EC1V · Leonard Street, EC2A · Lever Street, EC1V · Liverpool St, EC2M · Liverpool Street, EC2M · Lizard Street, EC1V · London Wall Buildings, EC2M · London Wall, EC2M · Luke Street, EC2A · Mail Coach Yard, N1 · Mallow Street, EC1Y · Mark Street, EC2A · Martha’s Buildings, EC1V · Memel Street, EC1Y · Mill House, EC2A · Milton Court, EC2Y · Milton Street, EC2Y · Mitchell Street, EC1V · Monteagle Court, N1 · Moorfields, EC2Y · Moorgate Hall, EC2M · Moorgate, EC2M · Myrtle Walk, N1 · New Broad Street, EC2M · New North Place, EC2A · New Union Street, EC2Y · Norman Street, EC1V · Octagon Arcade, EC2M · Old Broad Street, EC2M · Old Street Promenade of Light, EC1V · Old Street Roundabout, EC1Y · Old Street, EC1V · Old Street, EC1Y · Old Street, EC2A · Old Street, N1 · Oliver’s Yard, EC2A · Olivers Yard, EC1Y · One Ropemaker Street, EC2Y · Paul Street, EC2A · Pear Tree Street, EC1V · Peartree Street, EC1V · Peerless Street, EC1V · Phipp Street, EC2A · Pindar Street, EC2A · Pitfield Street, EC2A · Pitfield Street, N1 · Purcell Street, N1 · Radnor Street, EC1V · Ravey Street, EC2A · Regan Way, N1 · Rivington Street, EC2A · Ropemaker Street, EC2Y · Rufus Street, N1 · Salisbury House Shops, EC2M · Salisbury House, EC2M · Scrutton Street, EC2A · Seward Street, EC1V · Shenfield Street, N1 · Singer Street, EC1V · Singer Street, EC2A · Snowden Street, EC2A · South Place, EC2M · St Agnes Well, EC1V · St. Agnes Well, EC1Y · St. Agnes Well, EC2A · Standard Place, EC2A · Stanway Street, N1 · Sun Street Passage, EC2A · Sun Street Passage, EC2M · Sun Street, EC2M · Tabernacle Street, EC2A · Tilney Court, EC1V · Timber Street, EC1Y · Tyssen Street, N1 · Vandy Street, EC2A · Vince Street, EC1V · Whitecross Place, EC2M · Wilks Place, N1 · Willow Court, EC2A · Willow Street, EC2A · Wilson Street, EC2A · Wilson Street, EC2M · Worship Mews, EC2A · Worship Street, EC2A ·

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