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Burton Albion 0-1 Millwall
Millwall climb to 12th in the Championship thanks to Ben Marshall’s second-half goal against struggling Burton Albion.

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Children sold corrosive substances in Newham despite voluntary crackdown
Undercover investigation reveals children were able to buy bleach with no checks from some shops.

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Man hospitalised after he ’fell from back of lorry’ following car crash in Wallington

A man has been hospitalised after he reportedly fell from the back of a lorry following a car crash in Wallington.


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Here is why travel disruption in south and west London are set to last all weekend

Travel disruption is expected to last all weekend in south and west London as parts of major railway lines are closed for planned engineering works.


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Europa League: Arsenal to play AC Milan in last 16
Arsenal will play seven-time European champions AC Milan of Italy in the Europa League last 16.

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Isaiah Haastrup’s parents lose life-support appeal bid
Isaiah Haastrup’s parents, from south-east London, say treatments exist that could help their son.

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Goldsmiths students descend on warden’s office to demand their tuition fees are reimbursed amidst strike
Students at Goldsmiths descended on the office of their university warden to demand they were reimbursed tuition fees for education missed during the ongoing strikes.

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More than 100 council staff and contractors prepare for snow forecast in Croydon
More than 100 council staff and contractors are being prepared to deal with snow forecast for next week.

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Harry and Meghan letter sent to palace ’race hate crime’
The package sent to St James’s Palace is being investigated by counter terror police.

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A judge rules a Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away showing of an eviction violated their right to privacy.
A judge rules a Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away showing of an eviction violated their right to privacy.

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’He passed me over like a toy to be borrowed by a friend’ - Paedophile priest jailed for historical sex crimes
A former Church of England priest has been jailed for historical sex crimes.

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TfL responds to requests for Bakerloo line extension beyond Lewisham and new station at St Johns

TfL has rejected the idea of building a new station between New Cross Gate and Lewisham on the extended Bakerloo line.


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Government loses clean air court case
Campaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government’s plans to tackle air pollution.

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Isaiah Haastrup’s father banned from hospital again
Lanre Haastrup says he will be "irreparably damaged" if his son dies before he sees him again.

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Hundreds of jobs at risk after company involved in Beddington incinerator project enters administration

Hundreds of jobs hang in the balance after a major construction company involved in the controversial Beddington incinerator project went into administration yesterday.


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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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OTHER LEICESTER SQUARE ENTRIES

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
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
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.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London.
On This Day in London: 2 November:   Ally Pally’s TV role started on 2 November
Piccadilly Circus:   Piccadilly Circus was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. The circus lost its circular form in 1886 with the construction of Shaftesbury Avenue.
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).
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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adeline Place, WC1B · Agar Street, WC2N · Archer Street, W1D · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Bateman Street, W1D · Batemans Buildings, W1D · Bear Street, WC2H · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Bloomsbury Place, WC1B · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bloomsbury Street, WC1B · Bourchier Street, W1D · Brydges Place, WC2N · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Carlisle Street, W1D · Carlisle Walk, E8 · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Castlewood House, WC1A · Cecil Court, WC2N · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chandos Place, WC2N · Chapone Place, W1D · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Ching Court, WC2H · Coptic Street, WC1A · Covent Garden, WC2H · Coventry Street, SW1Y · Coventry Street, W1D · Coventry Street, W1J · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Dansey Place, W1D · Dean Street, W1D · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Dudley Court, WC2H · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Earlham Street, WC2H · East Street, TW8 · Endell Street, WC2H · Evelyn Yard, W1T · Excel Court, WC2H · Falconberg Court, W1D · Flaxman Court, W1F · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Floral Street, WC2E · Frith Street, W1D · Garrick Street, WC2E · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Grape Street, WC2H · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Russell Street, W1T · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Gresse Street, W1T · Hanway Place, W1T · Hanway Street, W1T · Haymarket, SW1Y · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Irving Street, WC2H · King Street, WC2E · 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 · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Long Acre, WC2E · Lower Regent Street, SW1Y · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Manette Street, W1D · May’s Court, WC2N · Meard Street, W1F · Mercer Street, WC2H · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Moor Street, W1D · Morwell Street, WC1B · Museum Street, WC1A · Neal Street, WC2H · Neals Yard, WC2H · New Compton Street, WC2H · New Oxford Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, WC2H · Norris Street, SW1Y · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Old Compton Street, W1D · Old Copton Street, W1D · Orange Street, SW1Y · Orange Street, WC2H · Oxendon Street, SW1Y · Oxendon Street, W1D · Panton Street, SW1Y · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Piccadilly, W1J · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Rathbone Place, W1T · Rathbone Place, WC1H · Richmond Buildings, W1D · Richmond Mews, W1D · Romilly Street, W1D · Rose Street, WC2E · 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 · Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D · Shelton Street, WC2H · Sheraton Street, W1F · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Square, WC1A · Soho Street, W1D · Sounding Alley, E3 · St Albans Street, SW1Y · St Giles High Street, WC2H · 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 · Stedham Place, WC1A · Stephen Mews, W1T · Stephen Street, W1T · Streatham Street, WC1A · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · Sutton Row, W1D · The Boardwalk, SE5 · The Gallery, E20 · The London Pavillion, W1J · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Queens Walk, SE1 · 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 · Walker’s Court, W1F · Walkers Court, W1F · Wardour Street, W1D · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · West Central Street, WC1A · West Street, WC2H · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · William IV Street, WC2N · Willoughby Street, WC1B · Winnett Street, W1D · York Place, WC2N ·


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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