Cambridge Circus, WC2H

Cambridge Circus is the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road.

Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road were new streets, the former opening in 1886 and the latter, opened to the public by the Duke of Cambridge in February 1887. The intersection of the two streets at Cambridge Circus was named after him.

The Palace Theatre is located on the west side of the junction, while The Ivy and a number of private clubs are accessible from the south of Cambridge Circus.

Cambridge Circus was the location of Marks & Co. booksellers, located at 84 Charing Cross Road, which featured in Helene Hanff’s 1970 book.

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