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Leicester Square, 1880

Leicester Square, while indeed a square, is also the name for a tube station.

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.

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Ex-TfL Tube announcer told he’d be deported in Home Office blunder


Franklin Azolukwam, 36, from north London, lost his job with bookmaker Betfred when he was seized by immigration officials last July and told the Home Office had no record record of him


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Revealed: London's high street hotspots blighted by toxic air
Extreme toxic air is blighting London’s most exclusive shopping destination and at least eight other blackspots in the city, according to figures published today.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/revealed-londons-high-street-hotspots-blighted-by-toxic-air-a3868741.html

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Thornton Heath man charged after knife allegedly held to baby’s throat during home raid
Two men have been charged by police after a knife was allegedly held to a baby’s throat when robbers "stormed" a house in Coventry.

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Police find acid, two knives, axe and hammer in 'county lines' drugs raid
A terrifying haul of weapons was found when police swooped on an alleged County Lines drugs operation in east London early today.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/police-uncover-acid-two-knives-axe-and-hammer-in-county-lines-drugs-raid-a3749201.html

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Rebel MPs targeted with Westminster's 'dark arts' ahead of crunch Brexit vote
Rebel MPs were targeted with the "dark arts of Westminster" ahead of a crunch vote on whether Parliament gets a "meaningful" say on Brexit, a former minister claimed today.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/rebel-mps-targeted-with-westminsters-dark-arts-ahead-of-crunch-brexit-vote-a3867611.html

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Plans for electric charging points revised

Brent Council is set to adopt a new approach to electric car charging as it looks to improve the borough’s environment.


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Orlando Bloom had ’the biggest crush’ on Cate Blanchett after LOTR


The Brit actor, 41, admitted to having a huge crush on his fellow co-star, 49, during their appearance together on the Late Late Show with James Cordon in London on Monday.


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EU chiefs to warn businesses: Prepare for UK crashing out
EU leaders are set to tell the Government to "pull yourselves together" and are ready to warn businesses to prepare for Britain crashing out of the bloc with no deal.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/eu-chiefs-to-warn-businesses-prepare-for-uk-crashing-out-a3866456.html

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Old car showroom in Anerley could be demolished and replaced with flats

A vacant site in Anerley could be turned into a four-storey block of flats.


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Grenfell inquiry: Work on exposed pipes had not started before blaze


A gas pipe installed in the west London tower in 2016 remained exposed and ran through the supposedly protected stairwell area, the inquiry into the disaster heard.


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REVIEW: The Prince of Wales in Barnet is cosy, fun and relaxing

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Man jailed for stabbing murder at birthday party
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http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16298566.Man_jailed_for_stabbing_murder_at_birthday_party/?ref=rss

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Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell, 12, 'fighting for life' after medicinal cannabis oil confiscated at Heathrow
An epileptic boy whose medicinal cannabis oil was confiscated at Heathrow is in a life-threatening condition, his mother has said.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber leads tributes to ’phenomenal’ Woolwich-born musician who has died
Andrew Lloyd Webber leads tributes to ’phenomenal’ Woolwich-born musician who has died

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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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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
De Hems:   De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
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.
Hospital Home and Education Units co St Mary’s Hospitial Tuition Unit:   Miscellaneous
Les Cousins:   Les Cousins was a folk and blues club in the basement of a restaurant in Greek Street.
London Hippodrome:   The Hippodrome is a building on the corner of Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road.
L’Escargot:   L’Escargot is one of London’s oldest restaurants.
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: 2 November:   Ally Pally’s TV role started on 2 November
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.
Tottenham Court Road:   Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.
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).


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Adelaide Street, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Archway Mall, N19 · Bateman Street, W1D · Batemans Buildings, W1D · Bear Street, WC2H · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Betterton Street, WC2H · Bourchier Street, W1D · Brydges Place, WC2N · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Cannon Street, WC2N · Carlisle Street, W1D · Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Cecil Court, WC2N · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chandos Place, WC2N · Chapone Place, W1D · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charing Cross, SW1A · Charles Ii Street, SW1Y · Ching Court, WC2H · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Covent Garden, WC2H · Coventry Street, W1D · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Dansey Place, W1D · Dean Street, W1D · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Dudley Court, WC2H · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Earlham Street, WC2H · Endell Street, WC2H · Excel Court, WC2H · Falconberg Court, W1D · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Floral Street, WC2E · Frith Street, W1D · Garrick Street, WC2E · George Court, WC2N · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Grape Street, WC2H · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Haymarket, SW1Y · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Hobhouse Court, WC2H · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Irving Street, WC2H · 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 · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Manette Street, W1D · May’s Court, WC2N · Meard Street, W1F · Mercer Street, WC2H · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Moor Street, W1D · Neal Street, WC2H · Neals Yard, WC2H · New Compton Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · New Zealand House, SW1Y · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, W1D · Norris Street, SW1Y · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Old Compton Street, W1D · Orange Street, SW1Y · Orange Street, WC2H · Oxendon Street, W1D · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Panton Street, W1D · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Richmond Buildings, W1D · Richmond Mews, W1D · Romilly Street, W1D · Rose Street, WC2E · Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y · Royalty Mews, W1D · Rupert Court, W1D · Rupert Street, W1D · Saint Giles High Street, WC2H · 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 · Shelton Street, WC2H · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Street, W1D · Sounding Alley, E3 · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Albans Street, SW1Y · St Giles High Street, WC2H · St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y · St Jamess Market, SW1Y · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · Stacey Street, WC2H · Suffolk Place, SE2 · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · Sutton Row, W1D · The Arches, WC2N · The Gallery, E20 · The National Gallery, WC2N · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Tisbury Court, W1D · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Townsend House, W1D · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Villiers Street, WC2N · Wardour Street, W1D · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Waterloo Place, SW1Y · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · West Street, WC2H · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · William IV Street, WC2N · Winnett Street, W1D · York Place, WC2N ·

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