Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D

Road in/near Covent Garden, existing between 1886 and now

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Shaftesbury Avenue from Piccadilly Circus in 1949
Credit: Chalmers Butterfield

Shaftesbury Avenue is a major street in the West End of London, named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury.

Shaftesbury Avenue runs in a north-easterly direction from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street, crossing Charing Cross Road at Cambridge Circus. From Piccadilly Circus to Cambridge Circus it is in the City of Westminster, and from Cambridge Circus to New Oxford Street it is in the London Borough of Camden.

Shaftesbury Avenue was built between 1877 and 1886 by the architect George Vulliamy and the engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette to provide a north-south traffic artery through the crowded districts of St. Giles and Soho. It was also part of a slum clearance measure, to push impoverished workers out of the city centre; although the street’s construction was stalled by legislation requiring rehousing some of these displaced residents, overcrowding persisted. Charles Booth’s Poverty Map shows the neighbourhood makeup shortly after Shaftesbury Avenue opened.

It is generally considered the heart of London’s West End theatre district, with the Lyric, Apollo, Gielgud and Queen’s theatres clustered together on the west side of the road between Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross Road. At the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road there is also the large Palace Theatre. Finally, the north-eastern end of the road has another large theatre, the Shaftesbury Theatre.

The former Saville Theatre is on Shaftesbury Avenue; this became a cinema in 1970, first known as ABC1 and ABC2, and since 2001 as Odeon Covent Garden. Another cinema, the Soho Curzon, is located about halfway along the street.

Between 1899 and 1902, no. 67 Shaftesbury Avenue was the location of the Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture, which is the first commercial Asian martial arts training school in the Western world.

Shaftesbury Avenue is also a boundary of London’s Chinatown. The number of Chinese businesses on the street has been on the increase.

In the evening, street artists gather on the pavement outside the HQ of ICE - International Currency Exchange and Raphaels Bank (previously the home of Natwest) at the Piccadilly Circus end of Shaftesbury Avenue, and produce portraits for the tourists.

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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Leicester Square

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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square, while indeed a square, is also the name for a tube station.
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
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.
Piccadilly Theatre:   The Piccadilly Theatre is an Art Deco masterpiece in the West End.
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.
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.
St Josephs Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
Wild Street (1902):   Wild Street, in the Covent Garden area, was on the edge of the Kingsway improvements which would utterly transform the area in the following years.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Apple Tree Yard, SW1Y · Archer Street, W1D · Babmaes Street, SW1Y · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Bateman Street, W1D · Batemans Buildings, W1D · Bear Street, WC2H · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Berners Place, W1T · Berners Street, W1D · Berwick Road, W1F · Berwick Street, W1F · Betterton Street, WC2H · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bourchier Street, W1D · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Bow Street, WC2E · Brewer Street, W1D · Brewer Street, W1F · Broad Court, WC2B · Brydges Place, WC2N · Bucknall Street, WC2H · Burleigh Street, WC2E · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Carlisle Street, W1D · Carlisle Walk, E8 · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Castlewood House, WC1A · Catherine Street, WC2B · Cecil Court, WC2N · Central Arcade, WC2E · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chapone Place, W1D · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charles Ii Street, SW1Y · Ching Court, WC2H · Circus Walk, E15 · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Coptic Street, WC1A · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Coventry Street, W1D · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Dansey Place, W1D · Dean Street, W1D · Denman Street, W1D · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Dryden Street, WC2E · Duck Lane, W1F · Dudley Court, WC2H · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Eagle Place, SW1Y · Earlham Street, WC2H · East Street, TW8 · Endell Street, WC2H · Evelyn Yard, W1T · Excel Court, WC2H · Exeter Street, WC2E · Falconberg Court, W1D · Flaxman Court, W1F · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Floral Street, WC2E · Frith Street, W1D · Garrick Street, WC2E · Germyn Street, SW1Y · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Great Chapel Street, W1F · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Windmill Street, W1D · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Greens Court, W1F · Gresse Street, W1T · Ham Yard, W1D · Hanover Place, WC2E · Hanway Place, W1T · Hanway Street, W1T · Haymarket, SW1Y · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Hobhouse Court, WC2H · Hollen Street, W1F · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Hopkins Street, W1F · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Ingestre Court, W1F · Ingestre Place, W1F · Irving Street, WC2H · James Street, WC2E · Jermyn Street, SW1Y · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, 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 · Lexington Street, W1F · Lisle Street, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Livonia Street, W1F · London Pavilion, W1J · Long Acre, WC2E · Lower Regent Street, SW1Y · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Macklin Street, WC2B · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Manette Street, W1D · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · 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 Oxford Street, WC2H · New Zealand House, SW1Y · 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, W1D · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Panton Street, W1D · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Peter Street, W1F · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Piccadilly Circus, W1B · Piccadilly Circus, W1J · Piccadilly, SW1Y · Portland Mews, W1F · Rathbone Place, W1T · Rathbone Place, WC1H · 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 · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Saint Giles High Street, WC2H · Saint James’s Square, SW1Y · 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, WC2B · Shelton Street, WC2H · Sheraton Street, W1F · Sherwood Street, W1F · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Silver Place, W1F · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Smiths Court, W1D · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Street, W1D · Sounding Alley, E3 · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · St Albans Street, SW1Y · St Annes Court, W1F · 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 · Stedham Place, WC1A · Streatham Street, WC1A · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Suffolk Place, SE2 · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · Sutton Row, W1D · Tavistock Street, WC2E · The Boardwalk, SE5 · The Gallery, E20 · The London Pavillion, W1J · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Piazza, WC2E · 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 Mews, W1F · Wardour Street, W1D · Wardour Street, W1F · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · West Street, WC2H · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Wild Street, WC2B · Wilder Walk, W1B · Winnett Street, W1D ·

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