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Tottenham Court Road is a major road running from the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, north to Euston Road - a distance of about three-quarters of a mile.

No addresses have so far been added to Tottenham Court Road, W1T

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 Euston Road 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, and it came to be popularly called Tottenham Court.

Tottenham Court Road nowadays is a significant shopping street, best known for its high concentration of consumer electronics shops. 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 became well known for stores selling World War II surplus radio and electronics equipment and all kinds of electro-mechanical and radio parts. Shops such as Proops Brothers and Z & I Aero Services lined both sides of the road at that time. 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.

One of the well-known stores was the furniture maker Maple & Co.

In recent years, the growth of e-commerce has reduced the importance of electronics retailing in the area. Since 2008, a number of electronics stores have closed.

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Tottenham Court Road

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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Fitzrovia:   Fitzrovia is the area lying to the west of Tottenham Court Road.
Goodge Street:   Goodge Street station on London Underground's Northern Line, opened on 22 June 1907.
Newman Arms:   The Newman Arms has been a Fitzrovia fixture for centuries.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art:   The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
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.
Tottenham Court Road:   Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Fairyland:   During the period leading up to and during the First World War, 92 Tottenham Court Road was the location of a shooting range called Fairyland.
Queen's Arms (1890):   Photographed in 1890, the Queen's Arms - on the corner of Tottenham Street and Charlotte Street - lay in the heart of Fitzrovia.
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
Adeline Place, WC1B · Alfred Mews, WC1E · Alfred Place, WC1E · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Batemans Buildings, W1D · Bayley Street, WC1B · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Square, WC1B · Berners Mews, W1T · Berners Place, W1T · Berners Street, W1D · Berners Street, W1T · Berwick Road, W1F · Berwick Street, W1F · Bird Street, W1T · Bourchier Street, W1D · Bromley Place, W1T · Byng Place, WC1E · Capper Street, WC1E · Carlisle Street, W1D · Carlisle Walk, E8 · Centre Point House, WC2H · Chapone Place, W1D · Charlotte Mews, W1T · Charlotte Place, W1T · Charlotte Street, W1T · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Chenies Street, WC1E · Chitty Street, W1T · Coach Road, NW1 · Colville Place, W1T · Darblay Street, W1F · Darwin Walk, WC1E · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · East Street, TW8 · Eastcastle Street, W1T · Evelyn Yard, W1T · Falconberg Court, W1D · First Floor, W1T · Fitzroy Street, W1T · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Goodge Place, W1T · Goodge Street, W1T · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gordon Square, WC1H · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Way, WC1E · Great Chapel Street, W1F · Great Russell Street, W1T · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Gresse Street, W1T · Hanway Place, W1T · Hanway Street, W1T · Hollen Street, W1F · Howland Street, W1T · Huntley Street, WC1E · Keppel Street, WC1E · Malet Place, WC1E · Malet Street, WC1E · Manette Street, W1D · Marylebone Passage, W1W · Meard Street, W1F · Midford Place, W1T · Moor Street, W1D · Mortimer Market, W1T · Morwell Street, WC1B · Newman Passage, W1T · Newman Street, W1T · Noel Street, W1F · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · Percy Street, W1T · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Poland Street, W1F · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Rathbone Place, W1T · Rathbone Place, WC1H · Rathbone Street, W1T · Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Scala Street, W1T · Sheraton Street, W1F · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Street, W1D · Sounding Alley, E3 · South Cloisters, WC1H · Stacey Street, WC2H · Stephen Mews, W1T · Stephen Street, W1T · Store Street, WC1E · Sutton Row, W1D · The Boardwalk, SE5 · The Queens Walk, SE1 · Third Floor, WC1E · Thornhaugh Street, WC1B · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Torrington Place, WC1E · Torrington Square, WC1H · Tottenham Court Road, W1T · Tottenham Mews, W1T · Tottenham Street, W1T · University Street, WC1E · Wardour Mews, W1F · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · Wells Mews, W1T · Wells Street, W1D · Wells Street, W1T · Whitfield Place, W1T · Whitfield Street, W1T · Windmill Street, W1T · Woburn Square, WC1H ·


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