Bow Street, WC2E

Road in/near Covent Garden, existing between 1633 and now.

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Bow Street was first developed by Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford in 1633.

The name ’Bow Street’ was adopted in 1638 after its shape.

It was fully built by 1636 although development to the northeast occurred later because of a brick wall built as a land boundary in 1610 by Francis Russell’s cousin, Edward Russell. This area was eventually built up between 1673 and 1677.

Francis Russell’s son, William Russell (the 1st Duke of Bedford) gave ownership to the Paving Commissioners of St. Martin in the Fields, so Bow Street could become a public right of way.

Early Bow Street residents included Oliver Cromwell, woodcarver Grinling Gibbons, physician John Radcliffe, author John Ayres, playwright William Wycherley and actor-manager David Garrick.

The character of Bow Street changed after the construction of the Covent Garden Theatre in 1809 and a decline set in. Bow Street became known for its brothels. In 1844, it was suggested that the street should be renamed such was the reputation Bow Street had acquired.

No. 4 Bow Street served as a magistrates’ court from 1740 and the forerunner of the modern police force, the Bow Street Runners, were founded in the building by dramatist Henry Fielding around 1750. Fielding assembled a group of volunteers who would be paid for securing convictions and could take private commission.

In 1832, the new Metropolitan Police Service built a station house on the site at 33–34 Bow Street. A magistrates’ court was designed by John Taylor between 1879 and 1881. Oscar Wilde was arrested and charged with gross indecency at the court in 1895. The courts closed in July 2006.

During the 19th century, Bow Street became an extension of Covent Garden market, selling fruit and vegetables.

The Royal Opera House opened in its current building on Bow Street in 1858 after two previous buildings on the site were both destroyed by fire.

The Floral Hall, like the Opera House the work of designer Edward Middleton Barry, dates from the same time.


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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

Millions Of Rats In Busy London
The Daily Mail on 14 April 1903 reported "MILLIONS OF RATS IN BUSY LONDON"

A rat plague, unprecedented in the annals of London, has broken out on the north side of the Strand. The streets principally infested are Catherine street, Drury lane, Blackmore street, Clare Market and Russell street. Something akin to a reign of terror prevails among the inhabitants after nightfall. Women refuse to pass along Blackmore street and the lower parts of Stanhope street after dusk, for droves of rats perambulate the roadways and pavements, and may be seen running along the window ledges of the empty houses awaiting demolition by the County Council in the Strand to Holborn improvement scheme.

The rats, indeed, have appeared in almost-incredible numbers. "There are millions of them," said one shopkeeper, and his statement was supported by other residents. The unwelcome visitors have been evicted from their old haunts by the County Council housebreakers, and are now busily in search of new homes. The Gaiety Restaurant has been the greatest sufferer. Rats have invaded the premises in such force that the managers have had to close the large dining room on the first floor and the grill rooms on the ground floor and in the basement. Those three spacious halls which have witnessed many as semblages of theatre-goers are now qui:e deserted. Behind the wainscot of the bandstand in the grillroom is a large mound of linen shreds. This represents 1728 serviettes carried theee by the rats.

In the bar the removal of a panel disclosed the astonishing fact that the rats have dragged for a distance of seven or eight yards some thirty or forty beer and wine bottles and stacked them in such a fashion as to make comfortable sleeping places. Mr Williams. the manager of the restaurant, estimates that the rats have destroyed L200 worth of linen. Formerly the Gaiety Restaurant dined 2000 persons daily; no business whatever is now done in this direction.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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Added: 10 Jun 2024 19:31 GMT   

Toll gate Close
Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?

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Charles Black   
Added: 24 May 2024 12:54 GMT   

Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

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Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

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Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

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Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

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Goslett Yard, W1D
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Heathcock Court, WC2E
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Henrietta Street, WC2E
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Hobhouse Court, WC2H Hobhouse Court is named after Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Victorian MP and arts patron (Leicester Square)
Hobhouse Court, WC2H
Hog Lane, WC2H Hog Lane was a lane that went from St Giles’ leper hospital (set up in the 12th century) to the monument to Eleanor at Charing Cross. (St Giles)
Hog Lane, WC2H
Hop Gardens, WC2N Hop Gardens is a small courtyard (Covent Garden)
Hop Gardens, WC2N
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Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D
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Houghton Square, WC2B
Houghton Street, WC2A Houghton Street is a street which has been ’demoted’ over time (Aldwych)
Houghton Street, WC2A
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Hudson House, WC2R
Huguenot House, WC2H Huguenot House is a block on Panton Street (Leicester Square)
Huguenot House, WC2H
Imperial House, WC2B Imperial House is a block on Kingsway (Aldwych)
Imperial House, WC2B
India House, WC2B India House is a block on Aldwych (Aldwych)
India House, WC2B
India Place, WC2B India Place is a small alleyway leading from Aldwych (Aldwych)
India Place, WC2B
Irving Street, WC2H Irving Street is named after Henry Irving, the popular Victorian actor (Leicester Square)
Irving Street, WC2H
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Isis House, WC1A
Ivybridge Lane, WC2N Ivybridge Lane is named after a former ivy-covered bridge (Charing Cross)
Ivybridge Lane, WC2N
James Street, WC2E James Street connects Covent Garden station with Covent Garden market (Covent Garden)
James Street, WC2E
Jebsen House, WC2H Jebsen House is a block on Mercer Street (Covent Garden)
Jebsen House, WC2H
John Adam Street, WC2N John Adam Street is named after John Adam, who built the Adelphi development with his brother Robert in the 1760s (Charing Cross)
John Adam Street, WC2N
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Jubilee Market, WC2E
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Kean Street, WC2B
Keeley Street, WC2B Keeley Street has a dual history (Covent Garden)
Keeley Street, WC2B
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Kemble Street, WC2B
King Street, WC2E King Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
King Street, WC2E
Kings Head Yard, WC2H Kings Head Yard ran off Short’s Gardens (Covent Garden)
Kings Head Yard, WC2H
Kingsway, WC2A Kingsway is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
Kingsway, WC2A
Lakatos Building, WC2A Lakatos Building is a block on Portugal Street (Aldwych)
Lakatos Building, WC2A
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Lancaster Place, WC2R
Langley Court, WC2E Langley Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Langley Court, WC2E
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Langley House, WC2E
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Langley Street, WC2H
Leicester Court, WC2H Ryders Court was renamed to Leicester Court in 1936 (Leicester Square)
Leicester Court, WC2H
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Leicester Place, WC2H
Leicester Square, WC2H Leicester Square is a central tourist attraction of London (Leicester Square)
Leicester Square, WC2H
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Leicester Street, SW1Y
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Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A
Lisle Street, W1D Lisle Street leads east from Wardour Street (Soho)
Lisle Street, W1D
Litchfield Street, WC2H Litchfield Street is possibly named after Edward Lee, 1st Earl of Lichfield, who was brother-in-law of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton and son of Charles II (Leicester Square)
Litchfield Street, WC2H
Little Compton Street, W1D Little Compton Street was a street in Soho (Soho)
Little Compton Street, W1D
Little Newport Street, WC2H Little Newport Street was renamed as Newport Place in 1939 (Leicester Square)
Little Newport Street, WC2H
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Long Acre, WC2E
Macclesfield Street, W1D Macclesfield Street leads into Soho and Chinatown from the north (Soho)
Macclesfield Street, W1D
Macklin Street, WC2B Macklin Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Macklin Street, WC2B
Maiden Lane, WC2E Maiden Lane runs from Bedford Street in the west to Southampton Street in the east (Covent Garden)
Maiden Lane, WC2E
Maidstone House, WC2H Maidstone House is sited on Mercer Street (Covent Garden)
Maidstone House, WC2H
Manette Street, W1D Manette Street in Soho is named after the character from Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. (Soho)
Manette Street, W1D
Market Building, WC2E Market Building is a block on Covent Garden Piazza (Covent Garden)
Market Building, WC2E
Marlborough House, WC2H Marlborough House is a block on Earlham Street (Covent Garden)
Marlborough House, WC2H
Martlett Court, WC2B Martlett Court appears on maps from the 1750s onwards (Covent Garden)
Martlett Court, WC2B
May’s Court, WC2N May’s Court is a road in the WC2N postcode area (Covent Garden)
May’s Court, WC2N
Melbourne Place, WC2B Melbourne Place is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Aldwych)
Melbourne Place, WC2B
Mercer Street, WC2H Mercer Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
Mercer Street, WC2H
Monmouth Street, WC2H Monmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Monmouth Street, WC2H
Montreal Place, WC2R Montreal Place is a road in the WC2R postcode area (Aldwych)
Montreal Place, WC2R
Moor Street, W1D Moor Street first appears by name in 1683 (Soho)
Moor Street, W1D
Nassau House, WC2H Nassau House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Nassau House, WC2H
Neal Street, WC2H Neal Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Neal Street, WC2H
Neal’s Yard, WC2H Neals Yard is one of the most photographed places of London (Covent Garden)
Neal’s Yard, WC2H
New Academic Building, WC2A New Academic Building is located on Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Westminster)
New Academic Building, WC2A
New Compton Street, WC2H New Compton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
New Compton Street, WC2H
New Row, WC2E New Row is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Covent Garden)
New Row, WC2E
Newport Court, WC2H Newport Court was laid out approximately on the site of the courtyard of Newport House (Leicester Square)
Newport Court, WC2H
Newport Place, WC2H Newport Place was named after Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport (Isle of Wight), who owned a house on Newport Street in the 17th century (Leicester Square)
Newport Place, WC2H
Newton Street, WC1V Newton Street is named for Isaac Newton, scientist and mathematician
Newton Street, WC1V
Norman House, WC2R Norman House can be found on Strand, behind Savoy Steps (Charing Cross)
Norman House, WC2R
North East Wing Bush House, WC2R Residential block (Aldwych)
North East Wing Bush House, WC2R
North West Wing Bush House, WC2R Residential block (Aldwych)
North West Wing Bush House, WC2R
Nottingham Court, WC2H Nottingham Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Nottingham Court, WC2H
Odhams Walk, WC2H Odhams Walk is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Odhams Walk, WC2H
Old Building, WC2A Old Building is a building on Houghton Street (Aldwych)
Old Building, WC2A
Old Compton Street, W1D Old Compton Street is a road that runs east–west through Soho (Soho)
Old Compton Street, W1D
Orange Street, WC2H Orange Street gets its name from William III, Prince of Orange - the reigning king when the street was built. (Leicester Square)
Orange Street, WC2H
Orion House, WC2H Orion House is a block on Upper St Martin’s Lane (Covent Garden)
Orion House, WC2H
Oxendon Street, W1D Oxendon Street, after Sir Henry Oxendon, husband of Mary Baker, daughter of Robert Baker who built the former Piccadilly House nearby (Leicester Square)
Oxendon Street, W1D
Panton Street, SW1Y Panton Street was named after Colonel Thomas Panton, local property dealer of the 17th century (Leicester Square)
Panton Street, SW1Y
Parker Mews, WC2B Parker Mews is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Parker Mews, WC2B
Parker Street, WC2B Parker Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Parker Street, WC2B
Parker Tower, WC2B Parker Tower is a block on Parker Street
Parker Tower, WC2B
Phoenix House, WC2H Phoenix House is sited on Phoenix Street (St Giles)
Phoenix House, WC2H
Phoenix Street, WC2H Phoenix Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
Phoenix Street, WC2H
Portsmouth Street, WC2A Portsmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Aldwych)
Portsmouth Street, WC2A
Portugal Street, WC2A Portugal Street was named in honour of Charles II’s Portuguese queen Catherine of Braganza (Aldwych)
Portugal Street, WC2A
Queens House, WC2A Queens House is a block on Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Westminster)
Queens House, WC2A
Romilly Street, W1D Romilly Street is a small street that runs behind Shaftesbury Avenue and takes its name from lawyer Samuel Romilly (Soho)
Romilly Street, W1D
Rose Street, WC2N Rose Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Rose Street, WC2N
Royal Opera House, WC2E Royal Opera House is a block on Bow Street (Covent Garden)
Royal Opera House, WC2E
Russell Chambers, WC2E Russell Chambers is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Russell Chambers, WC2E
Russell Street, WC2E Russell Street is a road in the WC2E postcode area (Covent Garden)
Russell Street, WC2E
Salisbury Street, WC2N Salisbury Street was named after Robert Cecil, the first Earl of Salisbury (Charing Cross)
Salisbury Street, WC2N
Sardinia House, WC2A Sardinia House can be found on Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Aldwych)
Sardinia House, WC2A
Sardinia Street, WC2A Sardinia Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Westminster)
Sardinia Street, WC2A
Sardinia Street, WC2B Sardinia Street, formerly Duke Street, was a street that ran from Prince’s Street in the south to the western side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields in the north. (Aldwych)
Sardinia Street, WC2B
Savoy Court, WC2R Savoy Court is a modern name for Beaufort Buildings (Charing Cross)
Savoy Court, WC2R
Savoy Hill, WC2R Savoy Hill is located at a site originally called Savoy Manor (Charing Cross)
Savoy Hill, WC2R
Savoy Place, WC2N Savoy Place is located at a site originally called Savoy Manor - taking its name from Peter II, Count of Savoy. (Charing Cross)
Savoy Place, WC2N
Savoy Street, WC2E Savoy Street is final street east off Strand before the approach road to Waterloo Bridge (Charing Cross)
Savoy Street, WC2E
Savoy Way, WC2R Savoy Way is located on the former site of the Savoy Palace, built for Peter II, Count of Savoy in 1245. (Charing Cross)
Savoy Way, WC2R
Seven Dials, WC2H Seven Dials was built on the site of the Cock-and-Pie Fields, named for a nearby inn (Covent Garden)
Seven Dials, WC2H
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D Shaftesbury Avenue is a major street in the West End of London, named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (Soho)
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D
Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H Shaftesbury Avenue was named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, Victorian politician and philanthropist (St Giles)
Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H
Sheffield Street, WC2A Sheffield Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Aldwych)
Sheffield Street, WC2A
Shell Mex House, WC2N Shell Mex House is a grade II listed building located at 80 Strand (Charing Cross)
Shell Mex House, WC2N
Shelton Street, WC2E Shelton Street is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Covent Garden)
Shelton Street, WC2E
Shelton Street, WC2H Shelton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Shelton Street, WC2H
Sheridan Buildings, WC2B Sheridan Buildings is a block on Martlett Court (Covent Garden)
Sheridan Buildings, WC2B
Shorts Gardens, WC2H Shorts Gardens is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Shorts Gardens, WC2H
Slingsby Place, WC2E Slingsby Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Slingsby Place, WC2E
Somerset House, WC2R Somerset House is a block on Strand (Temple)
Somerset House, WC2R
Sounding Alley, WC2H Sounding Alley is a road in the E3 postcode area (St Giles)
Sounding Alley, WC2H
South East Wing Bush House, WC2B Residential block (Aldwych)
South East Wing Bush House, WC2B
Southampton Street, WC2E Southampton Street - named for Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton and landowner (Covent Garden)
Southampton Street, WC2E
Southampton Street, WC2E Southampton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area (Covent Garden)
Southampton Street, WC2E
St Clement’s Building, WC2A St Clement’s Building is a block on Clare Market (Aldwych)
St Clement’s Building, WC2A
St Clement’s Passage, WC2A St Clement’s Passage is a road in the WC2A postcode area (Aldwych)
St Clement’s Passage, WC2A
St Clements Lane, WC2A St Clements Lane is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Aldwych)
St Clements Lane, WC2A
St Giles High Street, WC2H St Giles High Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
St Giles High Street, WC2H
St Giles House, WC2B Residential block (Covent Garden)
St Giles House, WC2B
St Giles Passage, WC2H St Giles Passage is named after St Giles Hospital, a leper hospital founded by Matilda of Scotland, wife of Henry I in 1117 (St Giles)
St Giles Passage, WC2H
St Giles Square, WC2H St Giles Square is part of a new, post-Crossrail, development (St Giles)
St Giles Square, WC2H
St Giles Square, WC2H St Giles Square is a modern piazza-style development
St Giles Square, WC2H
St Martins Court, WC2H St Martins Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Leicester Square)
St Martins Court, WC2H
St Martins Lane, WC2N St Martins Lane runs up to Seven Dials from St Martin’s-in-the-Fields (Covent Garden)
St Martins Lane, WC2N
St Martins Place, WC2N St Martin’s Place is a short stretch connecting Trafalgar Square to the bottom of Charing Cross Road (Charing Cross)
St Martins Place, WC2N
St Martins Street, WC2H St Martins Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Leicester Square)
St Martins Street, WC2H
Stacey Street, WC2H Stacey Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
Stacey Street, WC2H
Strand Bridge House, WC2R Strand Bridge House is a block on Strand (Temple)
Strand Bridge House, WC2R
Strand Building, WC2R Strand Building is a block on Strand (Temple)
Strand Building, WC2R
Strand Underpass, WC2E Strand Underpass is the name of the tunnel leading from the northern approach of Waterloo Bridge to Kingsway (Charing Cross)
Strand Underpass, WC2E
Strand, WC2E Strand (or the Strand) runs just over 3⁄4 mile from Trafalgar Square eastwards to Temple Bar, where the road becomes Fleet Street inside the City of London (Charing Cross)
Strand, WC2E
Strand, WC2R Strand is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Aldwych)
Strand, WC2R
Strand, WC2R Strand, as it nears the Aldwych, is home to many London theatres (Aldwych)
Strand, WC2R
Stukeley Street, WC2B Stukeley Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Stukeley Street, WC2B
Sutton Row, W1D Sutton Row has existed since 1681 (Soho)
Sutton Row, W1D
Swiss Court, SW1Y Swiss Court is named for the former Swiss Centre, once located here (Leicester Square)
Swiss Court, SW1Y
Tavistock Street, WC2B Tavistock Street is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Covent Garden)
Tavistock Street, WC2B
The Arcade, WC2B The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Covent Garden)
The Arcade, WC2B
The Macadam Building Street, WC2R The Macadam Building Street is a location in London (Temple)
The Macadam Building Street, WC2R
The Market Piazza, WC2E The Market Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
The Market Piazza, WC2E
The Market, WC2E The Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
The Market, WC2E
The Piazza, WC2B The Piazza is the formal name for the central area of Covent Garden market (Covent Garden)
The Piazza, WC2B
Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H Thomas Neal Centre is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H
Tonbridge House, WC2H Tonbridge House is a block on Mercer Street (Covent Garden)
Tonbridge House, WC2H
Tower Court, WC2H Tower Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Tower Court, WC2H
Tower House, WC2E Tower House is a block on Southampton Street (Covent Garden)
Tower House, WC2E
Tower Street, WC2H Tower Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Tower Street, WC2H
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H This is a street in the WC2H postcode area (Covent Garden)
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H
Vale Royal House, WC2H Vale Royal House is a block on Charing Cross Road (Leicester Square)
Vale Royal House, WC2H
Vere Street, WC2B Vere Street was a street in the Lincoln’s Inn Fields area (Aldwych)
Vere Street, WC2B
Victoria Embankment, WC2R Victoria Embankment runs from the Houses of Parliament to Blackfriars Bridge (Temple)
Victoria Embankment, WC2R
Waterman House, WC2B Waterman House is sited on Kingsway (Aldwych)
Waterman House, WC2B
Wedgwood Mews, W1D Wedgwood Mews hosted Josiah Wedgwood’s showrooms between 1774 and 1795 (Soho)
Wedgwood Mews, W1D
Wellington House, WC2E Wellington House is a 1930s office block on the corner of Lancaster Place and Strand (Charing Cross)
Wellington House, WC2E
Wellington Street, WC2E Wellington Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Wellington Street, WC2E
Wellington Terrace, WC2E Wellington Terrace is a street in Paddington (Covent Garden)
Wellington Terrace, WC2E
West Central Street, WC2H West Central Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area
West Central Street, WC2H
West Street, WC2H West Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
West Street, WC2H
Whitcomb Street, WC2H Whitcomb Street - named after William Whitcomb, 17th century brewer and property developer (Leicester Square)
Whitcomb Street, WC2H
White Bear Yard, WC2H White Bear Yard - named after a former pub - was off the north side of Lisle Street (Soho)
White Bear Yard, WC2H
Wild Court, WC2B Wild Court leads west from the Kingsway
Wild Court, WC2B
Wild Street, WC2B Wild Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Covent Garden)
Wild Street, WC2B
William IV Street, WC2N William IV Street runs from Charing Cross Road to the Strand (Charing Cross)
William IV Street, WC2N
Wingate House, WC2H Wingate House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Wingate House, WC2H
Wych Street, WC2R Wych Street was near where Australia House now stands on Aldwych - it ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point at the southern end of Drury Lane. (Aldwych)
Wych Street, WC2R
Zimbabwe House, WC2N Charles Holden designed this building located on the corner of Agar Street and Strand for the British Medical Association. (Charing Cross)
Zimbabwe House, WC2N

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