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Westking Place runs north from Heathcote Street to Sidmouth Street.



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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for Invictus Games reception


The couple were greeted at the event hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, and his wife Lucy Turnbull, in west London.


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'We will not stand for it': Hundreds gather in Brixton for demonstration in solidarity with Windrush generation
Hundreds have gathered in south London for a demonstration in solidarity with the so-called Windrush generation.

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Queen honours cyber security company for business ’excellence’
A company has been honoured by the Queen for its work in international trade and cyber security.

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Watford vs Crystal Palace: Premier League prediction and preview, betting tips and odds, how to watch on TV and online live streaming, start time, team news, line-ups, head to head
Watford vs Crystal Palace | Premier League | Saturday, 3pm BST

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Demi Rose shows off sensational curves in red dress in London


The 23-year-old Sutton Coldfield-native was sizzling in a plunging red gown as she turned heads with the tight dress clinging in all the right places


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Find out how to take part in the first Bubble Rush race

People are being encouraged to sign up for the first Bubble Rush race to help raise money for a hospice.


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16-year-old stabbed in Bromley as teen arrested on suspicion of GBH

A 16-year-old boy suffered stab wounds to the hand during a reported fight in Bromley yesterday afternoon (April 19).


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London Tube passengers told 'give up priority seats to those who need them' as TfL launches awareness campaign
Transport bosses are launching a campaign next week to ensure pregnant, disabled and elderly passengers most in need of a priority seat are able to get one.

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A spectacle of pomp and pageantry is being staged to welcome the dignitaries at Buckingham Palace with a guard of honour and a display of the flags of the Commonwealth’s 53 member states.


A spectacle of pomp and pageantry is being staged to welcome the dignitaries at Buckingham Palace with a guard of honour and a display of the flags of the Commonwealth’s 53 member states.


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Science student makes groundbreaking discovery in fight against cancer
A young scientist has made a major breakthrough in cancer treatment while on a work placement.

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Massive delays expected after man hit by train at South Croydon station

A man has been taken to hospital after being hit by a train this afternoon.


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Burnley vs Chelsea: Premier League prediction, preview, betting tips, odds, TV channel, live streaming online, start time, team news, line-ups, head to head
Chelsea are on the road again on Thursday night as Antonio Conte's newly-deposed Premier League champions travel to high-flying Burnley.

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Windrush: Investigation urged over landing cards
Theresa May says the decision was taken to destroy documents in 2009 - but Labour disputes this.

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Window in Worcester Park church is smashed by ’pellet’
Window in Worcester Park church is smashed by ’pellet’

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Supermarket Sweep’s Dale Winton dies at 62

Supermarket Sweep’s Dale Winton has died aged 62.


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Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area.

The earliest record of what would become Bloomsbury is the 1086 Domesday Book, which records that the area had vineyards and 'wood for 100 pigs'. But it is not until 1201 that the name Bloomsbury is first noted, when William de Blemond, a Norman landowner, acquired the land.

The name Bloomsbury is a development from Blemondisberi – the bury, or manor, of Blemond. An 1878 publication, Old and New London: Volume 4, mentions the idea that the area was named after a village called Lomesbury which formerly stood where Bloomsbury Square is now, though this piece of folk etymology is now discredited.

At the end of the 14th century Edward III acquired Blemond's manor, and passed it on to the Carthusian monks of the London Charterhouse, who kept the area mostly rural.

In the 16th century, with the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII took the land back into the possession of the Crown, and granted it to Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton.

In the early 1660s, the Earl of Southampton constructed what eventually became Bloomsbury Square. The area was laid out mainly in the 18th century, largely by landowners such as Wriothesley Russell, 3rd Duke of Bedford, who built Bloomsbury Market, which opened in 1730. The major development of the squares that we see today started in about 1800 when Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford removed Bedford House and developed the land to the north with Russell Square as its centrepiece.

Historically, Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education, and medicine. The area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group of artists, the most famous of whom was Virginia Woolf, who met in private homes in the area in the early 1900s, and to the lesser known Bloomsbury Gang of Whigs formed in 1765 by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford.

The publisher Faber & Faber used to be located in Queen Square, though at the time T. S. Eliot was editor the offices were in Tavistock Square. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in John Millais's parents' house on Gower Street in 1848.

The Bloomsbury Festival was launched in 2006 when local resident Roma Backhouse was commissioned to mark the re-opening of the Brunswick Centre, a residential and shopping area. The free festival is a celebration of the local area, partnering with galleries, libraries and museums, and achieved charitable status at the end of 2012.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bloomsbury:   Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area.
British Museum:   Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.
Foundling Hospital:   The Foundling Hospital in London was founded in 1741 by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram.
Horse Hospital :   Built as stabling for cabby’s sick horses, The Horse Hospital is now a unique Grade II listed arts venue in Bloomsbury WC1
King's Cross St Pancras:   King's Cross St Pancras is the biggest interchange station on the London Underground, serving six lines on four pairs of tracks as well as two National Rail stations.
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.
Russell Square:   Russell Square station, now on London's Piccadully Line, was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. The building was designed by Leslie Green and is a Grade II listed building.
University College London:   University College London (UCL) is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
The 'Royal Blue' horse omnibus outside 5 Euston Road (1912):   The bus carries route information and an advert for Selfridge's. The shops behind, including Boots the Chemist, Stewart & Wright's Cocoa Rooms and the Northumberland Hotel, are covered in advertisements.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Place, WC1H · Acton Street, WC1X · Adeline Place, WC1B · Alfred Mews, WC1E · Alfred Place, WC1E · Argyle Square, WC1H · Argyle Street, WC1H · Argyle Walk, WC1H · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Barbon Close, WC1N · Barter Street, WC1A · Bayley Street, WC1B · Bcm Embankment, WC1N · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Place, WC1B · Bedford Square, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1H · Belgrove Street, WC1H · Bernard Street, WC1N · Birkenhead Street, WC1H · Bloomsbury Place, WC1A · Bloomsbury Place, WC1B · Bloomsbury Square, WC1A · Bloomsbury Square, WC1B · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bloomsbury Street, WC1B · Bloomsbury Way, WC1A · Boswell Street, WC1N · Boswell Street, WC1X · Britannia Street, WC1X · British Museum, WC1B · Brooke Street, WC1X · Brownlow Mews, WC1N · Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Shopping Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Square, WC1N · Burton Street, WC1H · Bury Place, WC1A · Byng Place, WC1E · Capper Street, WC1E · Cartwright Gardens, WC1H · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Chenies Street, WC1E · Clare Court, WC1H · Coach Road, NW1 · Cockpit Yard, WC1N · Colonnade, WC1N · Compton Place, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1N · Cosmo Place, WC1B · Cosmo Place, WC1N · Crestfield Street, NW1 · Crestfield Street, WC1H · Cromer Street, WC1H · Cubitt Street, WC1X · Darwin Walk, WC1E · Derby Lodge, WC1X · Dombey Street, WC1N · Doughty Mews, WC1N · Doughty Street, WC1N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Emerald Street, WC1N · Endsleigh Place, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Euston Road, N1 · Field Street, WC1X · Fleet Square, WC1X · Foundling Court, WC1N · Frederick Street, WC1X · Galen Place, WC1A · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Gloucester Road, WC1N · Goodge Street, W1T · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gordon Square, WC1H · Gordon Street, WC1H · Gower Court, WC1E · Gower Place, WC1E · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Way, WC1E · Grays Inn Road, N1 · Grays Inn Road, WC1X · Grays Inn, WC1X · Great Court, WC1B · Great James Street, WC1N · Great Ormond Street, WC1N · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Russell Street, WC1A · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Grenville Street, WC1N · Guilford Street, WC1B · Guilford Street, WC1N · Handel Street, WC1N · Harrison Street, WC1H · Hastings Street, WC1H · Heathcote Street, WC1N · Henrietta Mews, WC1N · Herbrand Street, WC1N · Hunter Street, WC1N · Huntley Street, WC1E · Jenner House, WC1N · John Street, WC1N · John’s Mews, WC1N · Johns Mews, WC1N · Judd Street, WC1H · Kenton Street, WC1N · Keppel Street, WC1E · King’s Cross Road, WC1X · Kings Cross Bridge, N1 · Kings Cross Road, WC1X · Kings Mews, WC1N · Kirk Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Mews, N1 · Lambs Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamp Office Court, WC1N · Langton Close, WC1X · Leeke Street, WC1X · Leigh Street, WC1H · Little Guildford Street · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Long Yard, WC1N · Lorenzo Street, N1 · Lorenzo Street, WC1X · Malet Place, WC1E · Malet Street, WC1E · Marchmont Street, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Place, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Street, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Street, WC1X · Medway Court, WC1H · Midhope Street, WC1H · Millman Place, WC1N · Millman Street, WC1N · Montague Street, WC1B · Mortimer Market, W1T · Morwell Street, WC1B · Neals Yard, WC1N · New North Street, WC1N · North Cloisters, WC1E · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · North Mews, WC1N · Northington Street, WC1N · Oblique Museum Mansions, WC1B · Odonnell Court, WC1N · Old Glocester Street, WC1N · Old Gloucester Street, WC1N · Old Glouster Street, WC1N · Orde Hall Street, WC1N · Ormond Close, WC1N · Peabody Buildings, WC1N · Penton Rise, WC1X · Pentonville Road, WC1X · Percy Street, W1T · Pied Bull Court, WC1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Powis Place, WC1N · Queen Annes Square, SE1 · Queen Square, WC1N · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Regent Square, WC1H · Regent Square, WC1N · Richbell Place, WC1N · Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Roger Street, WC1N · Rugby Chambers, WC1N · Rugby Street, WC1N · Russell Court, WC1H · Sandwich Street, WC1H · Seaford Street, WC1H · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC1H · Shops Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Sidmouth Street, WC1H · Sidmouth Street, WC1X · Soho Square, WC1A · South Cloisters, WC1H · Southampton Place, WC1A · Southampton Row, WC1B · Speedy Place, WC1H · St Chads Place, WC1X · St Chads Street, WC1H · St. Chad’s Street, WC1X · Store Street, WC1E · Streatham Street, WC1A · Swinton Street, WC1X · Tankerton Street, WC1H · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1N · Tavistock Square, WC1H · Thanet Street, WC1H · The Kings Cross Baptist Church, WC1X · Theobald’s Road, WC1R · Theobalds Road, WC1X · Third Floor, WC1E · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Tonbridge Street, WC1H · Torrington Place, WC1E · Torrington Square, WC1H · University Street, WC1E · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Vernon Rise, WC1X · Vernon Square, WC1X · Wakefield St, WC1N · Wakefield Street, WC1H · Wakefield Street, WC1N · Wells Square, WC1X · Westking Place, WC1H · Weston Rise, N1 · Weston Rise, WC1X · Whidborne Street, WC1H · Wicklow Street, WC1X · Willoughby Street, WC1B · Witley Court, WC1N · Woburn Place, WC1B · Woburn Place, WC1H · Woburn Square, WC1H · Woolf Mews, WC1H · Wren Street, WC1X · Yorkshire Grey Roundabout, SE9 ·

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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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