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St Giles is a district of central London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.

There has been a church at St Giles since Saxon times, located beside a major highway. The hospital of St Giles, recorded c. 1120 as Hospitali Sancti Egidii extra Londonium was founded, together with a monastery and a chapel, by Queen Matilda, wife of Henry I. St Giles (c. 650 – c. 710) was the patron saint of lepers and the hospital was home to a leper colony, the site chosen for its surrounding fields and marshes separating contagion from nearby London.

A village grew up to cater to the brethren and patients. The crossroads which is now St Giles Circus, where Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road, Tottenham Court Road and New Oxford St meet, was the site of a gallows until the fifteenth century. Grape Street, in the heart of the St Giles district, runs beside the site of the hospital’s vineyard.

The monastery was dissolved during the Reformation and a parish church created from the chapel. The hospital continued to care for lepers until the mid sixteenth century, when the disease abated and the hospital instead began to care for indigents. The parish was known as St Giles in the Fields and it is recorded in 1563 as Seynt Gyles in the Field.

The first post-Catholic parish church was built in 1631 and from the mid-seventeenth century church wardens note "a great influx of poor people into this parish".

The 1665 Great Plague started in St Giles and the first victims were buried in the St Giles churchyard. By September 1665, 8000 people were dying a week in London. By the end of the plague year there were 3216 listed plague deaths in St Giles parish, which had fewer than 2000 households. After the Restoration, the area was populated by Huguenot refugees who had fled persecution and established themselves as tradesmen and artisans, particularly in weaving and the silk trade.

The southern area of the parish, around present day Shaftesbury Avenue, was a wasteland named Cock and Pye Fields. Houses were not built there until 1666, after the Great Fire, and not fully developed until 1693, becoming known as Seven Dials. Thomas Neale built much of the area, giving his name to Neal Street and Neal’s Yard. St Giles and Seven Dials became known for their astrologers and alchemists, an association which lasts to this day. The village of St Giles stood on the main road from Holborn to Tyburn, a place of local execution. Convicted criminals were often allowed, in tradition, to stop at St Giles en route to Tyburn for a final drink - a St Giles Bowl - before hanging.



St Giles-in-the-Fields (built 1734)
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The ancient parish of St Giles in the Fields formed part of the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. The parish of St George Bloomsbury was split off in 1731, but the parishes were combined for civil purposes in 1774 and used for the administration of the Poor Law after the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834.

As London grew in the 18th and 19th centuries, so did the parish’s population, rising to 30 000 by 1831. The Rookery stood between the church and Great Russell Street, and Seven Dials near where Centre Point stands today, now home to the Centrepoint homeless charity. It was of one of the worst slums within Britain, a site of overcrowding and squalor, a semi-derelict warren. From Georgian affluence in the 18th century, the area declined rapidly, as houses were divided up, many families sharing a single room. Irish Catholic immigrants seeking to escape desperate poverty took up residence and the slum was nicknamed ’Little Ireland’ or ’The Holy Land’. The expression "a St Giles cellar" passed into common parlance, describing the worst conditions of poverty. Open sewers often ran through rooms and cesspits were left untended. Residents complained to the Times in 1849 : "We live in muck and filth. We aint got no priviz, no dust bins, no drains, no water-splies, and no drain or suer in the hole place." The rookery was a maze of gin shops, prostitutes’ hovels and secret alleyways that police had little of hope navigating. William Hogarth, Thomas Rowlandson and Gustav Dore, among others, have drawn the area, novelists Henry Fielding and Charles Dickens have written about it extensively. Peter Ackroyd writes "The Rookeries embodied the worst living conditions in all of London’s history; this was the lowest point which human beings could reach".

From the 1830s to the 1870s plans were developed to demolish the slum as part of London wide clearances for improved transport routes, sanitation and the expansion of the railways. New Oxford Street was driven through the area to join the areas of Oxford Street and Holborn. The Rookery dwellers were not re-housed by the authorities. 5000 were evicted and many just moved into near by slums, such Devil’s Acre and Church Lane making those more overcrowded still. The unchanging character of the area, failing investment schemes and inability to sell new properties ensured that plans for wholesale clearance were stymied until the end of the century.

Upon the creation of the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1855 the combined parishes became the St Giles District and were transferred to the County of London in 1889. The local government of London was reorganised in 1900 and St Giles became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Holborn.

The Central London Railway opened Tottenham Court underground station, between the Church of St Giles in the Fields and St Giles Circus on 30 July 1900. Tottenham Court Road underwent improvements in the early 1930s to replace lifts with escalators and more recently was rebuilt to cater for the Elizabeth Line.

Since 1965, St Giles has been part of the London Borough of Camden.




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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Wendy    
Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Charles   
Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.

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NH   
Added: 7 Mar 2024 11:41 GMT   

Telephone House
Donald Hunter House, formerly Telephone House, was the BT Offices closed in 2000

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Paul Cox   
Added: 5 Mar 2024 22:18 GMT   

War damage reinstatement plans of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street
Whilst clearing my elderly Mothers house of general detritus, I’ve come across original plans (one on acetate) of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street. Might they be of interest or should I just dispose of them? There are 4 copies seemingly from the one single acetate example. Seems a shame to just junk them as the level of detail is exquisite. No worries if of no interest, but thought I’d put it out there.

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Diana   
Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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British Museum British Museum was a station on the Central line, located in Holborn and taking its name from the nearby British Museum in Great Russell Street.
De Hems De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
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Queen’s Theatre The Queen’s Theatre is located in Shaftesbury Avenue on the corner of Wardour Street.
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 central London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
Tottenham Court Road Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles’ Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.
Trident Studios Trident Studios was located at 17 St Anne’s Court between 1968 and 1981.

NEARBY STREETS
Adeline Place, WC1B Adeline Place was named after Adeline Marie Russell (Bloomsbury)
Africa House, WC2A Residential block (Holborn)
Africa House, WC2B Africa House is a block on Kingsway
Andrew Borde Street, W1D Andrew Borde Street was situated opposite the end of Sutton Row and under the Centre Point development (St Giles)
Arab Press House, WC1V Arab Press House is located on High Holborn
Archer Street, W1D Archer Street was Arch Street in 1675, Orchard Street in 1720 and Archer Street by 1746 (Soho)
Aria House, WC1V Aria House is located on Newton Street
Arlette House, W1F Arlette House is a block on Meard Street (Soho)
Arne Street, WC2E Arne Street was named after the 18th century composer Thomas Arne, who was born near here (Covent Garden)
Artist House, WC1A Artist House is sited on Little Russell Street (Holborn)
Artists House, W1D Artists House is a block on Manette Street
Aviation House, WC2B Aviation House is a building on Kingsway (Holborn)
Bainbridge Street, WC2H Bainbridge Street takes its name from Henry Bainbridge, a local resident in the 17th century
Banbury Court, WC2E Banbury Court is named for Nicholas Knollys, 3rd Earl of Banbury, who owned a house here called Banbury House (Westminster)
Barter Street, WC1A Barter Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Holborn)
Bateman Street, W1D Bateman Street was named for Sir James Bateman, local landowner and Lord Mayor of London in the 1670s (Soho)
Bateman’s Buildings, W1D Bateman’s Buildings runs north from Bateman Street (Soho)
Bayley Street, WC1B Bayley Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1B postal area (Bloomsbury)
Beacon House, WC2B Beacon House is a block on Kingsway
Beaumont Buildings, WC2B Beaumont Buildings is located on Martlett Court
Bedford Avenue, WC1B Bedford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the WC1B postal area (Bloomsbury)
Bedford Chambers, WC2E Bedford Chambers is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area
Bedford Court Mansions, WC1B Bedford Court Mansions is a block on Adeline Place (Bloomsbury)
Bedford Square, WC1B Bedford Square was designed as a unified architectural composition in 1775-6 by Thomas Leverton (Bloomsbury)
Betterton House, WC2H Betterton House is located on Betterton Street (Covent Garden)
Betterton Street, WC2E Betterton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Bloomsbury Street, WC1A Bloomsbury Street runs from Gower Street in the north to the junction of New Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue in the south (Bloomsbury)
Bloomsbury Way, WC1V Bloomsbury Way - the name Bloomsbury is first noted in 1201, when Norman landowner William de Blemond acquired the land (Holborn)
Blore Court, W1F Blore Court - situated at 3 Berwick Street - was built over after the Second World War (Soho)
Bourchier Street, W1D Bourchier Street was formerly, Hedge Lane, Milk Alley and Little Dean Street (Soho)
Bow Street, WC2E Bow Street was first developed by Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford in 1633
Brewer Street, W1D Brewer Street runs west to east from Glasshouse Street to Wardour Street (Soho)
Broad Court, WC2E Broad Court is an alleyway parallel with Long Acre (Westminster)
Bruce House, WC2B Bruce House is sited on Kemble Street (Westminster)
Bucknall Street, WC2H Bucknall Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
Burleigh Street, WC2R Burleigh Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area
Bury Place, WC1A Bury Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Bloomsbury)
Cambridge Circus, WC2H Cambridge Circus is the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road
Cape Yard, W1D A street within the W1D postcode (Soho)
Carlisle Street, W1D Carlisle Street commemorates the former mansion of the Countess of Carlisle during the eighteenth century (Soho)
Carlisle Walk, W1D Carlisle Walk is a road in the E8 postcode area (Soho)
Carriage Hall, WC2E Carriage Hall is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Castlewood House, WC1A Residential block (St Giles)
Catherine Street, WC2B Catherine Street runs from Russell Street in the north to Aldwych in the south
Catton Street, WC2B Catton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area (Holborn)
Central Arcade, WC2E Central Arcade is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Centre Point, WC2H Centre Point is a controversial 1960s-built tower block
Chapone Place, W1D Hester Chapone lived No 8 Dean Street in the 1770s (Soho)
Charing Cross Road, WC2H Charing Cross Road is a street running immediately north of St Martin-in-the-Fields to St Giles Circus (Leicester Square)
Ching Court, WC2H Ching Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Cinema House, W1F Cinema House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Clare Market, WC2E This is a street in the WC2E postcode area (Westminster)
Commonwealth House, WC1V Commonwealth House is a block on New Oxford Street
Congress House, WC1B Congress House can be found on Great Russell Street (Bloomsbury)
Coptic Street, WC2H Coptic Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Holborn)
Covent Garden, WC2E Covent Garden, is the name of a district, but also the name of the central square which formerly hosted a fruit-and-vegetable market (Westminster)
Cranbourn Street, WC2H Cranbourne Street was named after local landowner the Earl of Salisbury, Viscount Cranbourn (Cranbourne) after the town in Dorset. (Westminster)
Cross Court, WC2B Cross Court appears on maps between the 1750s and 1900
Crown Court, WC2E Crown Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Dansey Place, W1D Dansey Place was formerly named George Yard, after a pub adjacent called the George and Dragon (Soho)
Dansey Yard, W1D George Yard was renamed Dansey Yard after 1884 (Soho)
Dean Street, W1D Dean Street is a historically rich thoroughfare that extends from Oxford Street to Shaftesbury Avenue. (Soho)
Denmark Place, WC2H Denmark Place was an alleyway one block north of Denmark Street (St Giles)
Denmark Street, WC2H Denmark Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
Diadem Court, W1D Crown Court was renamed as Diadem Court in 1896 (Soho)
Drury Lane, WC2B Named from Sir William Drury, Knight of the Garter in Queen Elizabeth’s reign, who owned land on its site (Westminster)
Dryden Street, WC2B Dryden Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Duck Lane, W1F Duck Lane was possibly known for duck baiting (Soho)
Dudley Court, WC2H Dudley Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Duke’s Court, WC2B Duke’s Court appears on maps made between 1750 and 1900
Dyott Street, WC1A Dyott Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (St Giles)
Earlham Street, WC2H Earlham Street is one of the spokes leading off of Seven Dials
Earnshaw Street, WC2H Earnshaw Street was at first called Arthur Street (St Giles)
East Street, W1T East Street is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district (Tottenham Court Road)
Egmont House, WC2H Egmont House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Endeavour House, WC2H Endeavour House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (St Giles)
Endell Street, WC2H Endell Street, originally known as Belton Street, is a street that runs from High Holborn in the north to Long Acre and Bow Street in the south (Covent Garden)
Evelyn Yard, W1T Evelyn Yard is a road in the W1T postcode area (Tottenham Court Road)
Excel Court, WC2H Excel Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Fairgate House, WC1A Fairgate House is a block on New Oxford Street (St Giles)
Falconberg Court, W1D Falconberg Court once ran off Falconberg Mews (Soho)
Falconberg Mews, W1D Falconberg Mews runs off of Sutton Row (Soho)
Fareham Street, W1D Fareham Street was renamed from Titchfield Street in 1951 (Soho)
Film House, W1F Film House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Fisher Street, WC1R Fisher Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1R postal area (Holborn)
Flaxman Court, W1D Flaxman Court was formerly Meard’s Passage and Swan Yard. (Soho)
Fletcher Buildings, WC2B Fletcher Buildings is sited on Martlett Court
Flitcroft Street, WC2H Flitcroft Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
Floral Court, WC2E Floral Court is a location in London (Covent Garden)
Floral Street, WC2E Floral Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Frith Street, W1D Frith Street is named after Richard Frith, a local builder (Soho)
Galen Place, WC1A Galen Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Bloomsbury)
Garrick Street, WC2E Garrick Street is the northern extension of Bedford Street running up to Long Acre and Cranbourne Street (Westminster)
Garrick Yard, WC2E 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. (Westminster)
George Yard, W1D In 1936, George Yard became Goslett Yard (St Giles)
Gerrard Place, W1D Gerrard Place was known as Nassau Street until 1910 (Soho)
Gerrard Street, W1D Gerrard Street is the main street of Chinatown (Soho)
Gilbert Place, WC1A Gilbert Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Bloomsbury)
Goslett Yard, W1D Goslett Yard was previously George Yard, after an inn at its end (St Giles)
Grape Street, WC2H Grape Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Great Chapel Street, W1D Great Chapel Street is named after the former Huguenot chapel at the north end of Sheraton Street (Soho)
Great Newport Street, WC2H Great Newport Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Great Queen Street, WC2B Great Queen Street is a continuation of Long Acre from Drury Lane to Kingsway.
Great Russell Street, WC1A Great Russell Street commemorates the marriage of the daughter of the 4th Earl of Southampton to William Russell in 1669 (Bloomsbury)
Great Windmill Street, W1F Great Windmill Street has had a long association with music and entertainment, most notably the Windmill Theatre (Soho)
Greek Court, W1D Greek Court is a tiny sealed-off alleyway named after a former Greek church established in 1670s (Soho)
Greek Street, W1D Greek Street leads south from Soho Square to Shaftesbury Avenue. (Soho)
Green Dragon House, WC2B Green Dragon House is a block on Stukeley Street
Greens Court, W1D Greens Court is probably called after Thomas Green, paviour, lessee in 1685 (Soho)
Gresse Street, W1T Gresse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area (Tottenham Court Road)
Ham Yard, W1D Ham Yard was the yard behind a 17th century pub called ’The Ham’ (Soho)
Hammer House, W1F Hammer House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Hanover Place, WC2E Hanover Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Hanway Place, W1D Hanway Place is named for Major John Hanway (Tottenham Court Road)
Hanway Street, W1D Hanway Street was named after Major John Hanway (Tottenham Court Road)
Haymarket House, W1D Haymarket House is a block on Shaver’s Place
Henrietta Street, WC2E Henrietta Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
High Holborn, WC2B High Holborn is a road which is the highest point in the City of London - 22 metres above sea level
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.
Holborn Tower, WC1V Holborn Tower is a building on High Holborn (Holborn)
Holden House, W1 Holden House is sited on Oxford Street (Tottenham Court Road)
Hollen Street, W1D Hollen Street was laid out in 1715-16 by Allen Hollen (Soho)
Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D Horse and Dolphin Yard once lay behind the Horse and Dolphin Inn (Soho)
Hudson House, WC2E Hudson House is a block on Tavistock Street (Westminster)
Isis House, WC1A Isis House is a building on New Oxford Street (St Giles)
James Street, WC2E James Street connects Covent Garden station with Covent Garden market
Jebsen House, WC2H Jebsen House is a block on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Jubilee Market, WC2E Jubilee Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Julian House, W1T Julian House is a building on Windmill Street (Fitzrovia)
Keeley Street, WC2B Keeley Street has a dual history (Westminster)
Kemble House, W1D Kemble House is sited on Dean Street (Soho)
Kemble Street, WC2B Kemble Street is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Westminster)
King Street, WC2E King Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Kings Head Yard, WC2H Kings Head Yard ran off Short’s Gardens
Kingsgate Street, WC1R Kingsgate Street ran from High Holborn to Theobald’s Road (Holborn)
Langley Court, WC2E Langley Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Langley House, WC2E Langley House is a building on Long Acre (Westminster)
Langley Street, WC2H Langley Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Leicester Court, WC2H Ryders Court was renamed to Leicester Court in 1936 (Leicester Square)
Leicester Place, WC2H Leicester Place leads north from Leicester Square (Soho)
Lion Court, WC1R Lion Court is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area (Holborn)
Lisle Street, W1D Lisle Street leads east from Wardour Street (Soho)
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)
Little Compton Street, W1D Little Compton Street was a street in Soho
Little Newport Street, WC2H Little Newport Street was renamed as Newport Place in 1939 (Leicester Square)
Little Russel Street, WC1A Little Russel Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Bloomsbury)
Little Russell Street, WC1A Little Russell Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Bloomsbury)
Little Turnstile, WC2A Little Turnstile is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area (Holborn)
Long Acre, WC2E Long Acre is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Macclesfield Street, W1D Macclesfield Street leads into Soho and Chinatown from the north (Soho)
Macklin Street, WC2B Macklin Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Maidstone House, WC2H Maidstone House is sited on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Manette Street, W1D Manette Street in Soho is named after the character from Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
Market Building, WC2E Market Building is a block on Covent Garden Piazza (Westminster)
Marlborough House, WC2H Marlborough House is a block on Earlham Street
Martlett Court, WC2B Martlett Court appears on maps from the 1750s onwards
Meard Street, W1D John Meard, the younger was a carpenter, later a landowner, who developed the street (Soho)
Mercer Street, WC2H Mercer Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Met Building, W1T Met Building is a block on Percy Street (Tottenham Court Road)
Monmouth Street, WC2H Monmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Moor Street, W1D Moor Street first appears by name in 1683
Morwell Street, WC1B Morwell Street is a road in the WC1B postcode area (Bloomsbury)
Museum House, WC1A Museum House is a block on Museum Street (Holborn)
Museum Street, WC1A Museum Street is so-named since it approaches the main entrance of the British Museum. (Holborn)
Nassau House, WC2H Nassau House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
National House, W1D National House is located on Wardour Street (Soho)
National House, W1F National House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Neal Street, WC2H Neal Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Neal’s Yard, WC2H Neals Yard is one of the most photographed places of London
New Compton Street, WC2H New Compton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
New Oxford Street, WC1A New Oxford Street was built in 1840 to ease congestion in St Giles High Street (Holborn)
New Oxford Street, WC2H New Oxford Street is a road in the WC2H postcode area (Holborn)
New Row, WC2E New Row is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Westminster)
Newport Court, WC2H Newport Court was laid out approximately on the site of the courtyard of Newport House (Leicester Square)
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)
Newton Street, WC1V Newton Street is named for Isaac Newton, scientist and mathematician
Norris Street, SW1Y Norris Street – after Godfrye Norris, local leaseholder in the 17th century
Nottingham Court, WC2H Nottingham Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Odhams Walk, WC2H Odhams Walk is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Old Compton Street, W1D Old Compton Street is a road that runs east–west through Soho (Soho)
Orion House, WC2H Orion House is a block on Upper St Martin’s Lane (Westminster)
Parker Mews, WC2B Parker Mews is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Parker Street, WC2B Parker Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Parker Tower, WC2B Parker Tower is a block on Parker Street
Parnell House, WC1 Parnell House is a block on Streatham Street (Bloomsbury)
Parnell House, WC1A Parnell House is a block on Streatham Street (Bloomsbury)
Percy Street, WC1B Percy Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area (Tottenham Court Road)
Peter Street, W1D Peter Street likely originated as a passage to the saltpetre house built around 1656, situated between Peter Street and Brewer Street. (Soho)
Phoenix House, WC2H Phoenix House is sited on Phoenix Street
Phoenix Street, WC2H Phoenix Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Pied Bull Court, WC1A Pied Bull Court is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Bloomsbury)
Pied Bull Yard, WC1A Pied Bull Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Holborn)
Procter Street, WC1V Procter Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area (Holborn)
Proctor Street, WC1V Proctor Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1V postal area (Holborn)
Rathbone Place, W1T Rathbone Place honours Captain Rathbone who was the builder of the road and properties thereon from 1718 onwards (Tottenham Court Road)
Rathbone Square, W1T Rathbone Square is a location in London (Tottenham Court Road)
Richmond Buildings, W1D Richmond Buildings is a turning off Dean Street (Soho)
Richmond Mews, W1D Richmond Mews, like Richmond Buildings, is named for Thomas Richmond (Soho)
Romilly Street, W1D Romilly Street is a small street that runs behind Shaftesbury Avenue and takes its name from lawyer Samuel Romilly (Soho)
Rose Street, WC2N Rose Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Royal Opera House, WC2E Royal Opera House is a block on Bow Street (Westminster)
Royalty Mews, W1D Royalty Mews was named after the former Royalty Theatre (1840-1938) (Soho)
Rupert Court, W1D Rupert Court was named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine, the First Lord of the Admiralty when the court was built in 1676 (Soho)
Ruskin House, WC1A Ruskin House is a block on Museum Street (Holborn)
Russell Chambers, WC2E Russell Chambers is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Russell Street, WC2E Russell Street is a road in the WC2E postcode area (Westminster)
Salt House, W1F Salt House is a building on Peter Street (Soho)
Screen House, W1F Screen House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Seven Dials, WC2H Seven Dials was built on the site of the Cock-and-Pie Fields, named for a nearby inn
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, WC2H Shaftesbury Avenue was named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, Victorian politician and philanthropist
Shelton Street, WC2E Shelton Street is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Covent Garden)
Shelton Street, WC2H Shelton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Sheraton Street, W1D Sheraton Street - formerly Little Chapel Street until 1937 - was renamed after Thomas Sheraton, furniture designer (Soho)
Sheridan Buildings, WC2B Sheridan Buildings is a block on Martlett Court (Westminster)
Shorts Gardens, WC2H Shorts Gardens is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Sicilian Avenue, WC1V Sicilian Avenue is a shopping parade that diagonally runs in between Southampton Row and Bloomsbury Way (Holborn)
Slingsby Place, WC2E Slingsby Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Smiths Court, W1D Smiths Court once hosted a blacksmith - hence the name (Soho)
Soho Place, Soho Place lies within the postcode (Tottenham Court Road)
Soho Square, W1D In its early years, Soho Square was one of the most fashionable places to live in London (Soho)
Soho Street, W1D Soho Street leads north out of Soho Square (Soho)
Sounding Alley, WC2H Sounding Alley is a road in the E3 postcode area (St Giles)
Southampton Place, WC1A Southampton Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Holborn)
Southampton Row, WC1V Southampton Row is a road in the WC1V postcode area (Holborn)
Southampton Street, WC2E Southampton Street - named for Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton and landowner (Westminster)
Southampton Street, WC2E Southampton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area (Westminster)
St Albans Street, SW1Y St Albans Street was named after Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of Saint Albans, 17th century politician and local landowner
St Anne’s Court, W1D St Anne’s Court is an alleyway that connects Dean Street and Wardour Street (Soho)
St George’s House, WC1A St George’s House is a block on Coptic Street (Holborn)
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 House, WC2B Residential block (Westminster)
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 Square, WC2H St Giles Square is part of a new, post-Crossrail, development (St Giles)
St Giles Square, WC2H St Giles Square is a modern piazza-style development
Stacey Street, WC2H Stacey Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Stedham Place, WC2H Stedham Place is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Holborn)
Stephen Mews, W1T Stephen Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area (Fitzrovia)
Stephen Street, W1T Stephen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area (Tottenham Court Road)
Strand Underpass, WC2R Strand Underpass is a road in the WC2R postcode area
Streatham Street, WC1A Streatham Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area (Bloomsbury)
Stukeley Street, WC2B Stukeley Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Sutton Row, W1D Sutton Row has existed since 1681 (Soho)
Tavistock Street, WC2B Tavistock Street is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Westminster)
The Arcade, WC2B The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
The Market Piazza, WC2E The Market Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Market The Piazza, WC2E The Market The Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Market, WC2E The Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Piazza, WC2E The Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H Thomas Neal Centre is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Tisbury Court, W1D Tisbury Court lies off Wardour Street (Soho)
Titchfield Street, W1D Titchfield Street became Fareham Street in 1951 (Soho)
Tonbridge House, WC2H Tonbridge House is a block on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Tower Court, WC2H Tower Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Tower House, WC2E Tower House is a block on Southampton Street (Westminster)
Tower House, WC2R Tower House is located on Southampton Street (Westminster)
Tower Street, WC2H Tower Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Townsend House, W1D Residential block (Soho)
Tyler’s Court, W1F A plot of land here was rented to Richard Tyler in 1682 when the area remained fields (Soho)
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H This is a street in the WC2H postcode area (Westminster)
Urbanora House, W1F Urbanora House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Vale Royal House, WC2H Vale Royal House is a block on Charing Cross Road (Leicester Square)
Walker’s Court, W1D Walker’s Court is one of the many passageways which in past years was known as ’Paved Alley’. (Soho)
Wardour Street, W1D The W1D part of Wardour Street south of Shaftesbury Avenue runs through London’s Chinatown (Soho)
Wardour Street, W1F Wardour Street is a street that runs north from Leicester Square, through Chinatown, across Shaftesbury Avenue to Oxford Street (Soho)
Wedgwood Mews, W1D Wedgwood Mews hosted Josiah Wedgwood’s showrooms between 1774 and 1795
Wellington Street, WC2E Wellington Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Wellington Terrace, WC2E Wellington Terrace is a street in Paddington (Westminster)
West Central Street, WC2H West Central Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1A postal area
West Street, WC2H West Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
White Bear Yard, WC2H White Bear Yard - named after a former pub - was off the north side of Lisle Street (Soho)
Wild Court, WC2B Wild Court leads west from the Kingsway
Wild Street, WC2B Wild Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
Willoughby Street, WC1B Willoughby Street was formerly known as both Vine Street and Wooburn Street (Holborn)
Windmill Street, W1T Windmill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area (Tottenham Court Road)
Wingate House, WC2H Wingate House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Winnett Street, W1D Previously Upper Rupert Street, Winnett Street was ultimately named after local eigteenth-century glass merchant Thomas Winnet (Soho)

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