Cecil Court, WC2N

Road in/near Leicester Square, existing between 1670 and now.

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Cecil Court is a pedestrian street with Victorian shop-frontages.

It links Charing Cross Road and St Martin’s Lane. The street is still owned by the Cecil family who first built it. The buildings there today were built around 1894 during the tenure of another Cecil - Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury.

Cecil Court was laid out in the late seventeenth-century on open land between St Martin’s Lane and Leicester Square. Early maps identify a hedgerow running down the street’s course.

Landowner Robert Cecil had been created first Earl of Salisbury by James I after he smoothed over the transition from the house of Tudor to that of the Stuarts. The land on which Cecil Court now stands was purchased in 1609. It had previously been St Martin’s Field. Cecil Court was built on a five acre tract formerly known as Beaumont’s lands, probably in the 1670s.

A substantial part of Cecil Court burned down in 1735. This was almost certainly arson by a Mrs Colloway who was running a combined brothel/brandy parlour and had suspiciously over-insured her stock. Since she was drinking elsewhere with friends at the time the fire took hold, she was acquitted.

In 1764, the street became the temporary home of eight-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart while he was touring Europe. For almost four months the Mozart family lodged with local barber John Couzin.

Booksellers William and Gilbert Foyle opened their first West End book shop at 16 Cecil Court in 1904, before moving to Charing Cross Road in 1906.

It for a time Cecil Court had the nickname Flicker Alley from the concentration of pre-First World War film companies found there.

Since the 1930s, it has been known as Booksellers’ Row with nearly twenty antiquarian and second-hand independent book shops.




Main source: Cecil Court - Wikipedia
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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Simon   
Added: 15 Jan 2024 15:44 GMT   

Simon De Charmes, clockmaker
De Charmes (or Des Charmes), Simon, of French Huguenot extraction. Recorded 1688 and Free of the Clockmakers’ Company 1691-1730. In London until 1704 at least at ’his House, the Sign of the Clock, the Corner of Warwick St, Charing Cross’. See Brian Loomes The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, NAG Press, 1981, p.188

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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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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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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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Lived here
Richard Roques   
Added: 21 Jan 2021 16:53 GMT   

Buckingham Street residents
Here in Buckingham Street lived Samuel Pepys the diarist, Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Lived here
Linda WEBB   
Added: 8 Jun 2023 23:16 GMT   

Craven Street, WC2N
James webb lived in Craven Street Westminster. He died in 1758 and his states he was of Craven Street.
FROM England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 for James Webb PROB 11: Will Registers
1773-1776 Piece 1004: Alexander, Quire Numbers 1-45 (1775)

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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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Comment
   
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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Comment
   
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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Adam Street, WC2N
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Adelaide Street, WC2R
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Agar Street, WC2N Agar Street is named after George Agar, who built the street in the 1830s with John Ponsonby, Earl of Bessborough (Charing Cross)
Agar Street, WC2N
Air Street, SW1Y Air Street was the most westerly street in London when newly built in 1658 (Piccadilly Circus)
Air Street, SW1Y
Air Street, W1B Air Street’s name is believed to be a corruption of ‘Ayres’, after Thomas Ayre, a local brewer and resident in the 17th century (Soho)
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Apple Tree Yard, SW1Y Apple Tree Yard is thought named after the apple trees formerly to be found here (St James’s)
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Archer Street, W1D Archer Street was Arch Street in 1675, Orchard Street in 1720 and Archer Street by 1746 (Soho)
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Arne Street, WC2E
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Banbury Court, WC2E
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Berwick Road, W1F
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Berwick Street, W1F
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Betterton Street, WC2E Betterton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Betterton Street, WC2E
Blore Court, W1F Blore Court - situated at 3 Berwick Street - was built over after the Second World War (Soho)
Blore Court, W1F
Bourchier Street, W1D Bourchier Street was formerly, Hedge Lane, Milk Alley and Little Dean Street (Soho)
Bourchier Street, W1D
Bow Street, WC2E Bow Street was first developed by Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford in 1633
Bow Street, WC2E
Brewer Street, W1D Brewer Street runs west to east from Glasshouse Street to Wardour Street (Soho)
Brewer Street, W1D
Brewer Street, W1F Brewer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area (Soho)
Brewer Street, W1F
Bridle Lane, W1B Abraham Bridle, carpenter, was lessee in the 1680s (Soho)
Bridle Lane, W1B
Broad Court, WC2E Broad Court is an alleyway parallel with Long Acre (Westminster)
Broad Court, WC2E
Broadwick Street, W1F Broadwick Street runs west-east between Marshall Street and Wardour Street, crossing Berwick Street (Soho)
Broadwick Street, W1F
Brydges Place, WC2N Brydges Place replaced Taylor’s Buildings in 1904 when the Colloseum was built (Westminster)
Brydges Place, WC2N
Buckingham Street, WC2N Buckingham Street is named after George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
Buckingham Street, WC2N
Cambridge Circus, WC2H Cambridge Circus is the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road
Cambridge Circus, WC2H
Canada House, SW1Y Canada House is located on Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross)
Canada House, SW1Y
Cannon Street, WC2N Cannon Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Charing Cross)
Cannon Street, WC2N
Cape Yard, W1D A street within the W1D postcode (Soho)
Cape Yard, W1D
Carlisle Walk, W1D Carlisle Walk is a road in the E8 postcode area (Soho)
Carlisle Walk, W1D
Carriage Hall, WC2E Carriage Hall is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Carriage Hall, WC2E
Carting Lane, WC2R Carting Lane is thought to be named after the carts that brought goods to and from the wharf formerly located here. (Charing Cross)
Carting Lane, WC2R
Cecil Court, WC2N Cecil Court is a pedestrian street with Victorian shop-frontages (Westminster)
Cecil Court, WC2N
Central Arcade, WC2E Central Arcade is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Central Arcade, WC2E
Chandos Place, WC2R Chandos Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Charing Cross)
Chandos Place, WC2R
Chapone Place, W1D Hester Chapone lived No 8 Dean Street in the 1770s (Soho)
Chapone Place, W1D
Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H Charing Cross Mansions is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H
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)
Charing Cross Road, WC2H
Charing Cross, SW1A Charing Cross, long regarded as London’s central point, as an address is an enigma (Charing Cross)
Charing Cross, SW1A
Charles II Street, SW1Y Charles II Street is named for the ’Merry Monarch’ (St James’s)
Charles II Street, SW1Y
Chatham House, SW1Y Chatham House is a building on St James’s Square (St James’s)
Chatham House, SW1Y
Ching Court, WC2H Ching Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Ching Court, WC2H
Church Place, SW1Y Church Place was named after the adjacent St James’s Church, Piccadilly (St James’s)
Church Place, SW1Y
Cinema House, W1F Cinema House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Cinema House, W1F
Clare Market, WC2E This is a street in the WC2E postcode area (Westminster)
Clare Market, WC2E
Clydesdale Bank House, W1J Clydesdale Bank House is a block on Piccadilly (Piccadilly Circus)
Clydesdale Bank House, W1J
Cockspur Court, SW1A Cockspur Court is a building on Cockspur Court (Charing Cross)
Cockspur Court, SW1A
Cockspur Street, SW1A Cockspur Street is possibly after the cock fighting that formerly occurred here, cocks often having spurs attached to their feet during fights (Charing Cross)
Cockspur Street, SW1A
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)
Covent Garden, WC2E
Coventry Street, W1D Coventry Street is a short street connecting Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square. On the London Monopoly board, it was named after the politician Henry Coventry, secretary of state to Charles II (Leicester Square)
Coventry Street, W1D
Cranbourn Street, WC2H Cranbourne Street was named after local landowner the Earl of Salisbury, Viscount Cranbourn (Cranbourne) after the town in Dorset. (Westminster)
Cranbourn Street, WC2H
Craven Passage, WC2N Craven Passage is named after William Craven, 3rd Baron Craven, who owned the land when the street was built in the 1730s (Charing Cross)
Craven Passage, WC2N
Craven Street, WC2N Craven Street is named after William Craven, 3rd Baron Craven, who owned the land when the street was built in the 1730s (Charing Cross)
Craven Street, WC2N
Creston House, W1F Creston House is a block on Great Pulteney Street (Soho)
Creston House, W1F
Cross Court, WC2B Cross Court appears on maps between the 1750s and 1900
Cross Court, WC2B
Crown Court, WC2E Crown Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Crown Court, WC2E
D’Arblay House, W1F D’Arblay House is located on D’Arblay Street (Soho)
D’Arblay House, W1F
D’Arblay Street, W1F D’Arblay Street is named after Fanny Burney’s married name, Madame D’Arblay (Soho)
D’Arblay Street, W1F
Dansey Place, W1D Dansey Place was formerly named George Yard, after a pub adjacent called the George and Dragon (Soho)
Dansey Place, W1D
Dansey Yard, W1D George Yard was renamed Dansey Yard after 1884 (Soho)
Dansey Yard, W1D
Dean Street, W1D Dean Street is a historically rich thoroughfare that extends from Oxford Street to Shaftesbury Avenue. (Soho)
Dean Street, W1D
Denman House, W1J Denman House is a block on Piccadilly (Piccadilly Circus)
Denman House, W1J
Denman Street, W1J Denman Street - formerly Queen Street - was named after Dr Thomas Denman midwifery pioneer in 1862 (Piccadilly Circus)
Denman Street, W1J
Dryden Street, WC2B Dryden Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Dryden Street, WC2B
Duck Lane, W1F Duck Lane was possibly known for duck baiting (Soho)
Duck Lane, W1F
Dudley Court, WC2H Dudley Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Dudley Court, WC2H
Duke Of York Street, SW1Y Duke Of York Street runs between Jermyn Street and St James’s Square (St James’s)
Duke Of York Street, SW1Y
Duke’s Court, WC2B Duke’s Court appears on maps made between 1750 and 1900
Duke’s Court, WC2B
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Duncannon Street, WC2N
Durham House Street, WC2N Durham House Street was the former site of a palace belonging to the bishops of Durham in medieval times. (Charing Cross)
Durham House Street, WC2N
Eagle Place, SW1Y Eagle Place lies off Piccadilly (Piccadilly Circus)
Eagle Place, SW1Y
Earlham Street, WC2H Earlham Street is one of the spokes leading off of Seven Dials
Earlham Street, WC2H
Egmont House, WC2H Egmont House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Egmont House, WC2H
Embankment Place, WC2N Embankment Place runs from Villiers Street, under a railway arch, on to Northumberland Avenue (Embankment)
Embankment Place, WC2N
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Endell Street, WC2H
Excel Court, WC2H Excel Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Excel Court, WC2H
Exeter Street, WC2R Exeter Street is a road in the WC2R postcode area (Charing Cross)
Exeter Street, WC2R
Film House, W1F Film House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Film House, W1F
Flaxman Court, W1D Flaxman Court was formerly Meard’s Passage and Swan Yard. (Soho)
Flaxman Court, W1D
Fletcher Buildings, WC2B Fletcher Buildings is sited on Martlett Court
Fletcher Buildings, WC2B
Floral Court, WC2E Floral Court is a location in London (Covent Garden)
Floral Court, WC2E
Floral Street, WC2E Floral Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Floral Street, WC2E
Frith Street, W1D Frith Street is named after Richard Frith, a local builder (Soho)
Frith Street, W1D
Garrick Street, WC2E Garrick Street is the northern extension of Bedford Street running up to Long Acre and Cranbourne Street (Westminster)
Garrick Street, WC2E
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)
Garrick Yard, WC2E
George Court, WC2N George Court is named after George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (Charing Cross)
George Court, WC2N
Gerrard Place, W1D Gerrard Place was known as Nassau Street until 1910 (Soho)
Gerrard Place, W1D
Gerrard Street, W1D Gerrard Street is the main street of Chinatown (Soho)
Gerrard Street, W1D
Golden House, W1F Golden House is a block on Great Pulteney Street (Soho)
Golden House, W1F
Goodwins Court, WC2N Goodwins Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Charing Cross)
Goodwins Court, WC2N
Great Newport Street, WC2H Great Newport Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Great Newport Street, WC2H
Great Pulteney Street, W1F Great Pulteney Street is named for Sir William Pulteney, estate owner in the 1670s (Soho)
Great Pulteney Street, W1F
Great Windmill Street, W1F Great Windmill Street has had a long association with music and entertainment, most notably the Windmill Theatre (Soho)
Great Windmill Street, W1F
Greek Court, W1D Greek Court is a tiny sealed-off alleyway named after a former Greek church established in 1670s (Soho)
Greek Court, W1D
Greek Street, W1D Greek Street leads south from Soho Square to Shaftesbury Avenue. (Soho)
Greek Street, W1D
Greens Court, W1D Greens Court is probably called after Thomas Green, paviour, lessee in 1685 (Soho)
Greens Court, W1D
Ham Yard, W1D Ham Yard was the yard behind a 17th century pub called ’The Ham’ (Soho)
Ham Yard, W1D
Hammer House, W1F Hammer House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Hammer House, W1F
Hanover Place, WC2E Hanover Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Hanover Place, WC2E
Haymarket House, W1D Haymarket House is a block on Shaver’s Place
Haymarket House, W1D
Haymarket, SW1Y Haymarket – site of a former market selling hay until the 1830s (St James’s)
Haymarket, SW1Y
Heathcock Court, WC2E Heathcock Court runs north off Strand
Heathcock Court, WC2E
Henrietta Street, WC2E Henrietta Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Henrietta Street, WC2E
Hobhouse Court, WC2H Hobhouse Court is named after Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Victorian MP and arts patron (Westminster)
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.
Hog Lane, WC2H
Holland Street, W1F Holland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area (Soho)
Holland Street, W1F
Hop Gardens, WC2N Hop Gardens is a small courtyard (Westminster)
Hop Gardens, WC2N
Hopkins Street, W1F Hopkins Street was most likely named after Richard Hopkins, plasterer, a lessee in 1709 (Soho)
Hopkins Street, W1F
Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D Horse and Dolphin Yard once lay behind the Horse and Dolphin Inn (Soho)
Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D
Hudson House, WC2E Hudson House is a block on Tavistock Street (Westminster)
Hudson House, WC2E
Huguenot House, WC2H Huguenot House is a block on Panton Street (Westminster)
Huguenot House, WC2H
Hungerford House, WC2N Residential block (Embankment)
Hungerford House, WC2N
Hungerford Lane, WC2N Hungerford Lane was a dark narrow alley that went alongside and then under Charing Cross Station (Charing Cross)
Hungerford Lane, WC2N
Husband Street, W1D Husband Street likely derived its name from Thomas Husbands, a painter (Soho)
Husband Street, W1D
Ingestre Court, W1F Ingestre Court is sited on Ingestre Place (Soho)
Ingestre Court, W1F
Ingestre Place, W1D In 1868, New Street and Husband Street were collectively renamed Ingestre Place. (Soho)
Ingestre Place, W1D
Irving Street, WC2H Irving Street is named after Henry Irving, the popular Victorian actor (Westminster)
Irving Street, WC2H
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
James Street, WC2E
Jebsen House, WC2H Jebsen House is a block on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Jebsen House, WC2H
Jermyn Street, SW1Y Jermyn Street is the main east-west road of St James’s (St James’s)
Jermyn Street, SW1Y
John Adam House, WC2N John Adam House can be found on John Adam Street
John Adam House, WC2N
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
Jubilee Market, WC2E Jubilee Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Jubilee Market, WC2E
Kemble House, W1D Kemble House is sited on Dean Street (Soho)
Kemble House, W1D
Kemp’s Court, W1F Kemp’s Court is situated in the heart of Berwick Street Market where a line of stalls stretch down both sides of the road. (Soho)
Kemp’s Court, W1F
King Street, WC2E King Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
King Street, WC2E
Kings Head Yard, WC2H Kings Head Yard ran off Short’s Gardens
Kings Head Yard, WC2H
Kinnaird House, SW1Y Kinnaird House is a block on Pall Mall (Westminster)
Kinnaird House, SW1Y
Kipling House, WC2N Kipling House is a block on Villiers Street (Charing Cross)
Kipling House, WC2N
Langley Court, WC2E Langley Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Langley Court, WC2E
Langley House, WC2E Langley House is a building on Long Acre (Westminster)
Langley House, WC2E
Langley Street, WC2H Langley Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Langley Street, WC2H
Leicester Court, WC2H Ryders Court was renamed to Leicester Court in 1936 (Leicester Square)
Leicester Court, WC2H
Leicester Place, WC2H Leicester Place leads north from Leicester Square (Soho)
Leicester Place, WC2H
Leicester Square, WC2H Leicester Square is a central tourist attraction of London (Leicester Square)
Leicester Square, WC2H
Leicester Street, SW1Y Leicester Street was named after Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester, who purchased land in 1630 and erected a house (Leicester Square)
Leicester Street, SW1Y
Lexington House, W1F Lexington House is a block on Lexington Street (Soho)
Lexington House, W1F
Lexington Street, W1D Lexington Street was named in 1885 after Robert Sutton Baron ’Lexinton’, the 17th century inheritor of the Pulteney estate (Soho)
Lexington Street, W1D
Lisle Street, W1D Lisle Street leads east from Wardour Street (Soho)
Lisle Street, W1D
Lison House, W1F Lison House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Lison House, W1F
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
Little Compton Street, W1D
Little Newport Street, WC2H Little Newport Street was renamed as Newport Place in 1939 (Leicester Square)
Little Newport Street, WC2H
Livonia Street, W1F Livonia Street was originally Bentinck Street, family name of owner the Duke of Portland (Soho)
Livonia Street, W1F
Long Acre, WC2E Long Acre is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Long Acre, WC2E
Lower James Street, W1B Lower James Street leads southeast out of Golden Square (Soho)
Lower James Street, W1B
Lower Regent Street, SW1Y Lower Regent Street is the name for the part of Regent Street which lies south of Piccadilly Circus (St James’s)
Lower Regent Street, SW1Y
Macclesfield Street, W1D Macclesfield Street leads into Soho and Chinatown from the north (Soho)
Macclesfield Street, W1D
Maiden Lane, WC2E Maiden Lane runs from Bedford Street in the west to Southampton Street in the east
Maiden Lane, WC2E
Maidstone House, WC2H Maidstone House is sited on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Maidstone House, WC2H
Manette Street, W1D Manette Street in Soho is named after the character from Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
Manette Street, W1D
Maple Leaf Walk, WC2R Maple Leaf Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area (Westminster)
Maple Leaf Walk, WC2R
Market Building, WC2E Market Building is a block on Covent Garden Piazza (Westminster)
Market Building, WC2E
Marlborough House, WC2H Marlborough House is a block on Earlham Street
Marlborough House, WC2H
Martlett Court, WC2B Martlett Court appears on maps from the 1750s onwards
Martlett Court, WC2B
May’s Court, WC2N May’s Court is a road in the WC2N postcode area (Westminster)
May’s Court, WC2N
Meard Street, W1D John Meard, the younger was a carpenter, later a landowner, who developed the street (Soho)
Meard Street, W1D
Mercer Street, WC2H Mercer Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Mercer Street, WC2H
Minden House, W1F Minden House is a building on D’Arblay Street (Soho)
Minden House, W1F
Monmouth Street, WC2H Monmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Monmouth Street, WC2H
Moor Street, W1D Moor Street first appears by name in 1683
Moor Street, W1D
Nassau House, WC2H Nassau House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Nassau House, WC2H
National House, W1D National House is located on Wardour Street (Soho)
National House, W1D
National House, W1F National House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
National House, W1F
Neal Street, WC2H Neal Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Neal Street, WC2H
Neal’s Yard, WC2H Neals Yard is one of the most photographed places of London
Neal’s Yard, WC2H
New Row, WC2E New Row is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Westminster)
New Row, WC2E
New Street, W1D New Street existed until 1868 (Soho)
New Street, W1D
New Zealand House, SW1Y New Zealand House is a block on Haymarket (St James’s)
New Zealand House, SW1Y
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
Noland House, W1D Noland House is a block on Poland Street (Soho)
Noland House, W1D
Norris Street, SW1Y Norris Street – after Godfrye Norris, local leaseholder in the 17th century
Norris Street, SW1Y
Northumberland Avenue, WC2N Northumberland Avenue runs from Trafalgar Square in the west to the Thames Embankment. (Charing Cross)
Northumberland Avenue, WC2N
Northumberland House, WC2 Northumberland House is a block on Northumberland Avenue (Charing Cross)
Northumberland House, WC2
Northumberland Street, WC2N Northumberland Street commemorates the former Northumberland House, built originally in the early 17th century for the earls of Northampton and later acquired by the earls of Northumberland. (Charing Cross)
Northumberland Street, WC2N
Nottingham Court, WC2H Nottingham Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Nottingham Court, WC2H
Oceanic House, SW1Y Oceanic House is a block on Pall Mall East (Charing Cross)
Oceanic House, SW1Y
Odhams Walk, WC2H Odhams Walk is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Odhams Walk, WC2H
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. (Westminster)
Orange Street, WC2H
Orion House, WC2H Orion House is a block on Upper St Martin’s Lane (Westminster)
Orion House, WC2H
Ormond Yard, SW1Y Ormond Yard was named after James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, who owned a house next to this yard in the 17th century (St James’s)
Ormond Yard, SW1Y
Oxendon Street, W1D Oxendon Street, after Sir Henry Oxendon, husband of Mary Baker, daughter of Robert Baker who built the former Piccadilly House nearby (Westminster)
Oxendon Street, W1D
Pall Mall East, SW1A Pall Mall East is an eastern extension of Pall Mall towards Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross)
Pall Mall East, SW1A
Panton Street, SW1Y Panton Street was named after Colonel Thomas Panton, local property dealer of the 17th century (Westminster)
Panton Street, SW1Y
Pargiter Court, W1F Pargiter Court is a block on Silver Place (Soho)
Pargiter Court, W1F
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)
Peter Street, W1D
Phoenix House, WC2H Phoenix House is sited on Phoenix Street
Phoenix House, WC2H
Phoenix Street, WC2H Phoenix Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Phoenix Street, WC2H
Piccadilly Circus, W1J Piccadilly Circus was laid out by John Nash in 1819 (Piccadilly Circus)
Piccadilly Circus, W1J
PO Box 4, WC2E Bedford Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area
PO Box 4, WC2E
Portland Mews, W1F Portland Mews is so-named as it is part of the Portland Estate (Soho)
Portland Mews, W1F
Quadrant Arcade, W1B Quadrant Arcade - part of a shopping centre - is named after the Quadrant to the south of Regent Street (Soho)
Quadrant Arcade, W1B
Rex House, SW1Y Rex House is a building on Regent Street (St James’s)
Rex House, SW1Y
Richmond Buildings, W1D Richmond Buildings is a turning off Dean Street (Soho)
Richmond Buildings, W1D
Richmond Mews, W1D Richmond Mews, like Richmond Buildings, is named for Thomas Richmond (Soho)
Richmond Mews, W1D
Robert Street, WC2N Robert Street is named after Robert Adam, who built the Adelphi development with his brother John in the 1760s (Embankment)
Robert Street, WC2N
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 (Westminster)
Rose Street, WC2N
Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y Royal Opera Arcade was originally part of an opera house theatre, built by John Nash (St James’s)
Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y
Royal Opera House, WC2E Royal Opera House is a block on Bow Street (Westminster)
Royal Opera House, WC2E
Royalty Mews, W1D Royalty Mews was named after the former Royalty Theatre (1840-1938) (Soho)
Royalty Mews, W1D
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)
Rupert Court, W1D
Rupert Street, W1D Rupert Street – after Prince Rupert of the Rhine, noted 17th century general and son of Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of King James I (Soho)
Rupert Street, W1D
Russell Chambers, WC2E Russell Chambers is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Russell Chambers, WC2E
Russell Street, WC2E Russell Street is a road in the WC2E postcode area (Westminster)
Russell Street, WC2E
Sabadell House, SW1Y Sabadell House is a block on Pall Mall (St James’s)
Sabadell House, SW1Y
Salt House, W1F Salt House is a building on Peter Street (Soho)
Salt House, W1F
Samuel House, SW1Y Samuel House is located on St Alban’s Street (St James’s)
Samuel House, SW1Y
Sandringham Court, W1F Sandringham Court can be found on Dufour’s Place (Soho)
Sandringham Court, W1F
Screen House, W1F Screen House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Screen House, W1F
Seven Dials, WC2H Seven Dials was built on the site of the Cock-and-Pie Fields, named for a nearby inn
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
Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H
Shell Mex House, WC2R Shell Mex House is a block on Strand (Charing Cross)
Shell Mex House, WC2R
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 (Westminster)
Shelton Street, WC2H
Sheridan Buildings, WC2B Sheridan Buildings is a block on Martlett Court (Westminster)
Sheridan Buildings, WC2B
Sherwood Street, W1B Sherwood Street is ultimately named for Francis Sherard, a Pulteney lessee (Piccadilly Circus)
Sherwood Street, W1B
Shorts Gardens, WC2H Shorts Gardens is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Shorts Gardens, WC2H
Silver Place, W1F Silver Place has an unknown name origin (Soho)
Silver Place, W1F
Slingsby Place, WC2E Slingsby Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Slingsby Place, WC2E
Smiths Court, W1D Smiths Court once hosted a blacksmith - hence the name (Soho)
Smiths Court, W1D
Southampton Street, WC2E Southampton Street - named for Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton and landowner (Westminster)
Southampton Street, WC2E
Southampton Street, WC2E Southampton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area (Westminster)
Southampton Street, WC2E
St Alban’s House, SW1Y St Alban’s House can be found on Haymarket (St James’s)
St Alban’s House, SW1Y
St Albans Street, SW1Y St Albans Street was named after Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of Saint Albans, 17th century politician and local landowner
St Albans Street, SW1Y
St Anne’s Court, W1D St Anne’s Court is an alleyway that connects Dean Street and Wardour Street (Soho)
St Anne’s Court, W1D
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 Passage, WC2H
St James’s Market, SW1Y St James’s Market was part of the site of St James’s leper hospital in the Middle Ages, named after James, son of Zebedee (Piccadilly Circus)
St James’s Market, SW1Y
St Martins Court, WC2H St Martins Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Westminster)
St Martins Court, WC2H
St Martins Lane, WC2N St Martins Lane runs up to Seven Dials from St Martin’s-in-the-Fields (Westminster)
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
St Martins Place, WC2N
St Martins Street, WC2H St Martins Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
St Martins Street, WC2H
Stacey Street, WC2H Stacey Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Stacey Street, WC2H
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, WC2N Strand begins its journey east at Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross)
Strand, WC2N
Suffolk Place, SW1Y The Earl of Suffolk (Thomas Howard) was the reason for the naming of Suffolk Place (Westminster)
Suffolk Place, SW1Y
Suffolk Street, SW1Y Suffolk Street was named after Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, who owned a stable yard attached to Northumberland House which lay on this site (Westminster)
Suffolk Street, SW1Y
Swan House, W1D Swan House is a block on Poland Street (Soho)
Swan House, W1D
Swiss Court, SW1Y Swiss Court is named for the former Swiss Centre, once located here (Leicester Square)
Swiss Court, SW1Y
The Arches, WC2N The Arches is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Charing Cross)
The Arches, WC2N
The Grand Building, WC2N The Grand Building is located on Strand (Charing Cross)
The Grand Building, WC2N
The London Pavillion, SW1Y The London Pavilion is a building on Piccadilly Circus (Soho)
The London Pavillion, SW1Y
The Market Piazza, WC2E The Market Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Market Piazza, WC2E
The Market The Piazza, WC2E The Market The Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Market The Piazza, WC2E
The Market, WC2E The Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Market, WC2E
The Piazza, WC2E The Piazza is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
The Piazza, WC2E
Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H Thomas Neal Centre is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H
Tisbury Court, W1D Tisbury Court lies off Wardour Street (Soho)
Tisbury Court, W1D
Tonbridge House, WC2H Tonbridge House is a block on Mercer Street (Westminster)
Tonbridge House, WC2H
Tower Court, WC2H Tower Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Tower Court, WC2H
Tower House, WC2E Tower House is a block on Southampton Street (Westminster)
Tower House, WC2E
Tower House, WC2R Tower House is located on Southampton Street (Westminster)
Tower House, WC2R
Tower Street, WC2H Tower Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Tower Street, WC2H
Townsend House, W1D Residential block (Soho)
Townsend House, W1D
Trafalgar Square, WC2N Trafalgar Square commemorates Horatio Nelson’s 1805 victory at the Battle of Trafalgar (Charing Cross)
Trafalgar Square, WC2N
Tyler’s Court, W1F A plot of land here was rented to Richard Tyler in 1682 when the area remained fields (Soho)
Tyler’s Court, W1F
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H This is a street in the WC2H postcode area (Westminster)
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H
Urbanora House, W1F Urbanora House is a block on Wardour Street (Soho)
Urbanora House, W1F
Vale Royal House, WC2H Vale Royal House is a block on Charing Cross Road (Leicester Square)
Vale Royal House, WC2H
Victoria Embankment, WC2N Victoria Embankment was built as part of Joseph Bazalgette’s Embankment scheme (Embankment)
Victoria Embankment, WC2N
Villiers Street, WC2N Villiers Street was named after George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (Charing Cross)
Villiers Street, WC2N
Walker’s Court, W1D Walker’s Court is one of the many passageways which in past years was known as ’Paved Alley’. (Soho)
Walker’s Court, W1D
Wardour Mews, W1F Wardour Mews is a cul-de-sac off of Portland Street (Soho)
Wardour Mews, W1F
Wardour Street, W1D The W1D part of Wardour Street south of Shaftesbury Avenue runs through London’s Chinatown (Soho)
Wardour Street, W1D
Wardour Street, W1F Wardour Street is a street that runs north from Leicester Square, through Chinatown, across Shaftesbury Avenue to Oxford Street (Soho)
Wardour Street, W1F
Warwick House Street, SW1A Warwick House Street formerly approached Warwick House, built in the 17th century for Sir Philip Warwick (Charing Cross)
Warwick House Street, SW1A
Watergate Walk, WC2N Watergate Walk is named after a former watergate built in 1626 for George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham as an entrance for the former York House (Embankment)
Watergate Walk, WC2N
Waterloo Place, SW1Y Waterloo Place, an extension of Regent Street, is awash with statues and monuments that honour heroes of the British Empire (St James’s)
Waterloo Place, SW1Y
Wedgwood Mews, W1D Wedgwood Mews hosted Josiah Wedgwood’s showrooms between 1774 and 1795
Wedgwood Mews, W1D
Wellington Mews, W1B Wellington Mews was a new name for a stable yard without a name before the nineteenth century (Soho)
Wellington Mews, W1B
West Street, WC2H West Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
West Street, WC2H
Whitcomb Street, WC2H Whitcomb Street - named after William Whitcomb, 17th century brewer and property developer (Westminster)
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
Wilder Walk, W1J Wilder Walk was named for Councillor Ian Wilder in 2012 (Piccadilly Circus)
Wilder Walk, W1J
William IV Street, WC2R William IV Street runs from Charing Cross Road to the Strand (Charing Cross)
William IV Street, WC2R
Wingate House, WC2H Wingate House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Wingate House, WC2H
Winnett Street, W1D Previously Upper Rupert Street, Winnett Street was ultimately named after local eigteenth-century glass merchant Thomas Winnet (Soho)
Winnett Street, W1D
York Buildings, WC2N York Buildings marks a house was built on this site in the 14th century for the bishops of Norwich (Embankment)
York Buildings, WC2N
York Place, WC2N York Place marks the location of a house on this site (Charing Cross)
York Place, WC2N
Zimbabwe House, WC2R Zimbabwe House is a building on Strand (Charing Cross)
Zimbabwe House, WC2R

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