Piccadilly Theatre

Theatre in/near Piccadilly Circus, existing between 1928 and now.

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The Piccadilly Theatre is an Art Deco masterpiece in the West End.

Built by Bertie Crewe and Edward A. Stone for Edward Laurillard, its simple facade conceals a grandiose Art Deco interior designed by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet, with a 1232-seat auditorium decorated in shades of pink. Gold and green are the dominant colours in the bars and foyer, which include the original light fittings. Upon its opening on 27 April 1928, the theatre's souvenir brochure claimed, "If all the bricks used in the building were laid in a straight line, they would stretch from London to Paris." The opening production, Jerome Kern's musical Blue Eyes, starred Evelyn Laye, one of the most acclaimed actresses of the period.

The Piccadilly was briefly taken over by Warner Brothers, and operated as a cinema using the Vitaphone system, and premièred the first talking picture to be shown in Great Britain, The Singing Fool with Al Jolson. The theatre reopened in November 1929, with a production of The Student Prince, having a success in January 1931 with Folly to be Wise, running for 257 performances.

Following a conversion into a cabaret restaurant, the theatre reopened in April 1936 as the London Casino, which became noted for its lavish stage shows. The building sustained considerable damage when it was hit by a stray German bomb during World War II. After renovations in the early 1950s, it returned to its original name and became a venue for plays, revues and musicals.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Piccadilly improved its reputation with a series of successful transfers from Broadway: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Streetcar Named Desire and Man of La Mancha made their London debuts at the theatre. The Beatles recorded a number of songs at the Piccadilly on 28 February 1964 for the BBC Radio show, 'From Us to You'. In 1976, the Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton musical Very Good Eddie ran for 411 performances at the theatre. The cast included Prue Clarke.

In 1986, the venue was the setting for ITV's popular Sunday evening variety show, Live From the Piccadilly, hosted by Jimmy Tarbuck. The 1990s witnessed an expansion in ballet and dance, notably the most successful commercial ballet season ever to play in the West End, including Matthew Bourne's acclaimed production of Swan Lake.

The Donmar Warehouse production of Guys and Dolls ran at the Piccadilly from 19 May 2005 to 14 April 2007. It was followed by Paul Nicholas and David Ian's production of Grease which opened on 8 August 2007 and was the longest running show in the theatre's history before closing in April 2011.


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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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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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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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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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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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NEARBY STREETS
Academy House, W1S Academy House is located on Sackville Street
Academy House, W1S
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)
Air Street, W1B
Albany Courtyard, SW1Y The courtyard is named after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, who in 1791 purchased Melbourne House which stood on this site (St James’s)
Albany Courtyard, SW1Y
Albany, W1B The Albany is an apartment complex in Piccadilly, established in 1802 (Mayfair)
Albany, W1B
Albemarle Street, W1S Albemarle Street takes its name from the second Duke of Albermarle, son of General Monk (Green Park)
Albemarle Street, W1S
Angel Court, SW1Y Angel Court is named after a long demolished inn of this name (St James’s)
Angel Court, SW1Y
Apple Tree Yard, SW1Y Apple Tree Yard is thought named after the apple trees formerly to be found here (St James’s)
Apple Tree Yard, SW1Y
Archer Street, W1D Archer Street was Arch Street in 1675, Orchard Street in 1720 and Archer Street by 1746 (Soho)
Archer Street, W1D
Arlington House, SW1A Arlington House is now part of an exclusive residential development (St James’s)
Arlington House, SW1A
Arlington Street, SW1A Arlington Street is named after Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, 17th century statesman and local landowner (St James’s)
Arlington Street, SW1A
Ashburton Place, W1J Ashburton Place connects Clarges Street and Bolton Street
Ashburton Place, W1J
Babmaes Street, SW1Y Babmaes Street was originally called Wells Street (St James’s)
Babmaes Street, SW1Y
Beak Street, W1B Beak Street runs roughly east-west between Regent Street and Lexington Street (Soho)
Beak Street, W1B
Beak Street, W1F Beak Street is named after Thomas Beake, one of the Queen’s messengers (Soho)
Beak Street, W1F
Bear Street, WC2H Bear Street is a streetname with two possible derivations (Leicester Square)
Bear Street, WC2H
Bennet Street, SW1A Bennet Street lies off St James’s Street (St James’s)
Bennet Street, SW1A
Bennett House, SW1A Bennett House is located on Bennet Street (St James’s)
Bennett House, SW1A
Blore Court, W1F Blore Court - situated at 3 Berwick Street - was built over after the Second World War (Soho)
Blore Court, W1F
Blue Ball Yard, SW1A Blue Ball Yard is first mentioned in 1672 when its site was sold by King Charles II (St James’s)
Blue Ball Yard, SW1A
Bourchier Street, W1D Bourchier Street was formerly, Hedge Lane, Milk Alley and Little Dean Street (Soho)
Bourchier Street, W1D
Boyle Street, W1S Boyle Street was built on a piece of land called the Ten Acres to discharge some Boyle family debts (Mayfair)
Boyle Street, W1S
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
Broadwick Street, W1F Broadwick Street runs west-east between Marshall Street and Wardour Street, crossing Berwick Street (Soho)
Broadwick Street, W1F
Broughton House, W1S Broughton House is located on Sackville Street (Piccadilly Circus)
Broughton House, W1S
Brydges Place, WC2N Brydges Place replaced Taylor’s Buildings in 1904 when the Colloseum was built (Charing Cross)
Brydges Place, WC2N
Burleigh Mansions, WC2H Burleigh Mansions dates from 1885 (Leicester Square)
Burleigh Mansions, WC2H
Burlington Arcade, SW1Y Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade, 179 metres in length, that runs from Piccadilly to Burlington Gardens. (St James’s)
Burlington Arcade, SW1Y
Burlington Gardens, W1J Burlington Gardens, with houses dating from 1725, was laid out on land that was once part of the Burlington Estate (Mayfair)
Burlington Gardens, W1J
Bury Street, SW1A Bury Street runs north-to-south from Jermyn Street to King Street, crossing Ryder Street (St James’s)
Bury Street, SW1A
Cambridge Circus, WC2H Cambridge Circus is the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road (Soho)
Cambridge Circus, WC2H
Canada House, SW1A Canada House is a Greek Revival building situated on Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross)
Canada House, SW1A
Cape Yard, W1D A street within the W1D postcode (Soho)
Cape Yard, W1D
Carlton Gardens, SW1Y Carlton Gardens was developed before 1832 (St James’s)
Carlton Gardens, SW1Y
Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y Carlton House Terrace consists of a pair of terraces - white stucco-faced houses on the south side of the street overlooking St James’s Park (St James’s)
Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y
Carnaby Street, W1F Carnaby Street became the heart of Swinging London (Soho)
Carnaby Street, W1F
Cecil Court, WC2N Cecil Court is a pedestrian street with Victorian shop-frontages (Leicester Square)
Cecil Court, WC2N
Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H Charing Cross Mansions is one of the mid 1880s block built around a widened Cecil Court (Leicester Square)
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, WC2N Charing Cross, long regarded as London’s central point, as an address is an enigma (Charing Cross)
Charing Cross, WC2N
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
Chesham House, W1B Chesham House is a block on Regent Street (Soho)
Chesham House, W1B
Ching Court, WC2H Ching Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Ching Court, WC2H
Church Court, WC2N Church Court once led from Church Lane - now demolished - to Strand (Charing Cross)
Church Court, WC2N
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
Clarges Street, W1J Clarges Street runs north from Piccadilly
Clarges Street, W1J
Cleveland Yard, SW1Y Cleveland Yard is now the site of Cleveland Place (St James’s)
Cleveland Yard, SW1Y
Clifford Street, W1S Clifford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area
Clifford Street, W1S
Clydesdale Bank House, W1J Clydesdale Bank House is a block on Piccadilly (Piccadilly Circus)
Clydesdale Bank House, W1J
Cockspur Court, SW1A Cockspur Court runs west for a short section from Spring Gardens (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
Colette House, W1J Colette House is a block on Piccadilly (St James’s)
Colette House, W1J
Conduit Street, W1S Conduit Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area (Mayfair)
Conduit Street, W1S
Cork Street, W1S Cork Street, on the Burlington Estate, was named after Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork
Cork Street, W1S
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
Craig’s Court, SW1A Craig’s Court is an alleyway off Whitehall (Charing Cross)
Craig’s Court, SW1A
Cranbourn Street, WC2H Cranbourne Street was named after local landowner the Earl of Salisbury, Viscount Cranbourn (Cranbourne) after the town in Dorset. (Leicester Square)
Cranbourn Street, WC2H
Creston House, W1F Creston House is a block on Great Pulteney Street (Soho)
Creston House, W1F
Dalmeny Court, SW1Y Dalmeny Court is a block on Duke Street (St James’s)
Dalmeny Court, SW1Y
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
Duck Lane, W1F Duck Lane was possibly known for duck baiting (Soho)
Duck Lane, W1F
Dudley House, SW1A Dudley House is situated at 169 Piccadilly (St James’s)
Dudley House, SW1A
Dufours Place, W1F Paul Dufour was the lessee of this land from Pulteney in 1720s (Soho)
Dufours Place, W1F
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 Street St James’s, SW1Y Duke Street St James’s is named after James II, Duke of York when the street was built and brother to Charles II, king at the time (St James’s)
Duke Street St James’s, SW1Y
Duncannon Street, WC2N Duncannon Street connects Trafalgar Square and Strand (Charing Cross)
Duncannon 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 (Covent Garden)
Earlham Street, WC2H
Egmont House, WC2H Egmont House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Egmont House, WC2H
Egyptian House, W1J Egyptian House is a block on Piccadilly (St James’s)
Egyptian House, W1J
Empire House, W1J Empire House is a block on Piccadilly (St James’s)
Empire House, W1J
Foley House, W1B Foley House is a block on Maddox Street (Mayfair)
Foley House, W1B
Foubert’s Place, W1B Foubert’s Place is named after a Frenchman who had a riding school here in the reign of Charles II (Soho)
Foubert’s Place, W1B
French Railway House, SW1Y French Railway House occupies 178-180 Piccadilly (St James’s)
French Railway House, SW1Y
Frith Street, W1D Frith Street is named after Richard Frith, a local builder (Soho)
Frith Street, W1D
Ganton Street, W1F Ganton Street runs across Carnaby Street (Soho)
Ganton Street, W1F
Garrick House, W1J Residential block
Garrick House, W1J
Garrick Street, WC2E Garrick Street is the northern extension of Bedford Street running up to Long Acre and Cranbourne Street (Covent Garden)
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. (Covent Garden)
Garrick Yard, WC2E
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
Glasshouse Street, W1B Glassmaking or Salt Petre manufacturing took place here from the 1670s (Soho)
Glasshouse Street, W1B
Golden House, W1F Golden House is a block on Great Pulteney Street (Soho)
Golden House, W1F
Golden Square, W1B Golden Square is a historic Soho square, dating from the 1670s (Soho)
Golden Square, W1B
Goodwins Court, WC2N Goodwins Court connects Bedfordbury with St Martin’s Lane (Covent Garden)
Goodwins Court, WC2N
Gossard House, W1S Gossard House is a building on Savile Row
Gossard House, W1S
Grand Buildings, SW1A Grand Buildings replaced the Grand Hotel in 1986 (Charing Cross)
Grand Buildings, SW1A
Great Newport Street, WC2H Great Newport Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Leicester Square)
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 Scotland Yard, SW1A Great Scotland Yard is a street located in Westminster, London, connecting Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall. (Charing Cross)
Great Scotland Yard, SW1A
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
Green Dragon Yard, W1B Green Dragon Yard was named after an adjacent pub (Soho)
Green Dragon Yard, W1B
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
Hammersley House, W1B Hammersley House is a block on Warwick Street (Soho)
Hammersley House, W1B
Haymarket House, W1D Haymarket House is a block on Shaver’s Place (Piccadilly Circus)
Haymarket House, W1D
Haymarket, SW1Y Haymarket – site of a former market selling hay until the 1830s (St James’s)
Haymarket, SW1Y
Heathcoat House, W1S Heathcoat House is a block on Savile Row (Mayfair)
Heathcoat House, W1S
Heddon House, W1B Heddon House is a block on Regent Street (Soho)
Heddon House, W1B
Heddon Street, W1B Heddon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area
Heddon Street, W1B
Heddon Street, W1B Heddon Street is a road in the W1S postcode area (Soho)
Heddon Street, W1B
Hobhouse Court, WC2H Hobhouse Court is named after Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Victorian MP and arts patron (Leicester Square)
Hobhouse Court, WC2H
Holland Street, W1F Holland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area (Soho)
Holland Street, W1F
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’s Court, WC2N Hudson’s Court is one of the courtyards swept away by the building of Trafalgar Square and Duncannon Street during the 1830s (Charing Cross)
Hudson’s Court, WC2N
Huguenot House, WC2H Huguenot House is a block on Panton Street (Leicester Square)
Huguenot House, WC2H
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
International House, W1S Residential block (Mayfair)
International House, W1S
Irving Street, WC2H Irving Street is named after Henry Irving, the popular Victorian actor (Leicester Square)
Irving Street, WC2H
Jermyn Street, SW1Y Jermyn Street is the main east-west road of St James’s (St James’s)
Jermyn Street, SW1Y
Johnson’s Court, SW1A Johnson’s Court is a former courtyard next to Northumberland House (Charing Cross)
Johnson’s Court, SW1A
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, SW1Y King Street leads from St James’s Street to St James’s Square (St James’s)
King Street, SW1Y
Kingly Court, W1B Kingly Court is a shopping court behind Kingly Street (Soho)
Kingly Court, W1B
Kingly Street, W1B King Street became Kingly Street in 1906 (Soho)
Kingly Street, W1B
Kinnaird House, SW1Y Kinnaird House is a block on Pall Mall (St James’s)
Kinnaird House, SW1Y
Kirkland House, SW1A Kirkland House is a block on Whitehall (Westminster)
Kirkland House, SW1A
Lancaster Court, WC2N Lancaster Court was an old Strand courtyard, swept away in the 1830s (Charing Cross)
Lancaster Court, WC2N
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
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 Marlborough Street, W1B Little Marlborough Street was named after John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, an 18th century general (Soho)
Little Marlborough Street, W1B
Little Newport Street, WC2H Little Newport Street was renamed as Newport Place in 1939 (Leicester Square)
Little Newport Street, WC2H
Lower James Street, W1B Lower James Street leads southeast out of Golden Square (Soho)
Lower James Street, W1B
Lower John Street, W1B Lower John Street is the southwest exit of Golden Square (Soho)
Lower John 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
Lowndes Court, W1F Lowndes Court was named after William Lowndes, its 17th century landowner (Soho)
Lowndes Court, W1F
Macclesfield Street, W1D Macclesfield Street leads into Soho and Chinatown from the north (Soho)
Macclesfield Street, W1D
Malta House, W1J Malta House is a building on Piccadilly (Piccadilly Circus)
Malta House, W1J
Marlborough Court, W1F Marlborough Court was named for the Duke of Marlborough’s 1704 victory at Blenheim (Soho)
Marlborough Court, W1F
Marlborough House, WC2H Marlborough House is a block on Earlham Street (Covent Garden)
Marlborough House, WC2H
Marshall Street, W1F Marshall Street was laid out for Lord Craven in 1733 (Soho)
Marshall Street, W1F
Masons Yard, SW1Y Mason’s Yard was named for the local 18th century victualler Henry Mason (St James’s)
Masons Yard, SW1Y
May’s Court, WC2N May’s Court is a road in the WC2N postcode area (Covent Garden)
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
Monmouth Street, WC2H Monmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Monmouth Street, WC2H
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
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
New Burlington Mews, W1B New Burlington Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area (Soho)
New Burlington Mews, W1B
New Burlington Place, W1S New Burlington Place is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area (Mayfair)
New Burlington Place, W1S
New Burlington Street, W1B New Burlington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area (Mayfair)
New Burlington Street, W1B
New Burlington Street, W1B New Burlington Street is a road in the W1B postcode area (Soho)
New Burlington Street, W1B
New Street, SW1A New Street was made part of Spring Gardens in 1881 (Westminster)
New Street, SW1A
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
Newburg Road, W1F Newburg Road is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area (Soho)
Newburg Road, W1F
Newburgh Street, W1F Newburgh Street - formerly West Street - was named after Lord Newburgh, a pupil of De Foubert and mentioned by Evelyn (Soho)
Newburgh Street, W1F
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
Norris Street, SW1Y Norris Street – after Godfrye Norris, local leaseholder in the 17th century (Piccadilly Circus)
Norris Street, SW1Y
Northumberland Court, SW1A Northumberland Court was a courtyard beside Northumberland House (Charing Cross)
Northumberland Court, SW1A
Northumberland House, SW1A Northumberland House is a modern block on Northumberland Avenue sharing the same name as a notable house of Charing Cross (Charing Cross)
Northumberland House, SW1A
Nuffield House, W1J Nuffield House is located on Piccadilly (St James’s)
Nuffield House, W1J
Oceanic House, SW1Y Oceanic House is a block on Pall Mall East (Charing Cross)
Oceanic House, SW1Y
Old Bond Street, W1J Old Bond Street was named for Sir Thomas Bond, a property developer from Peckham who laid out a number of streets in this part of the West End (Green Park)
Old Bond Street, W1J
Old Burlington Street, W1J Old Burlington Street connects Burlington Gardens and Clifford Street
Old Burlington Street, W1J
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
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
OverSeas House, SW1A OverSeas House is a block on Park Place (St James’s)
OverSeas House, SW1A
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
Pall Mall East, SW1A Pall Mall East is an eastern extension of Pall Mall towards Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross)
Pall Mall East, SW1A
Pall Mall, SW1Y Pall Mall was laid out as grounds for playing pall mall in the 17th century (St James’s)
Pall Mall, SW1Y
Panton Street, SW1Y Panton Street was named after Colonel Thomas Panton, local property dealer of the 17th century (Leicester Square)
Panton Street, SW1Y
Pargiter Court, W1F Pargiter Court is a block on Silver Place (Soho)
Pargiter Court, W1F
Park Place, SW1A Park Place is named after nearby Green Park (St James’s)
Park Place, SW1A
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
Piccadilly Arcade, SW1Y Piccadilly Arcade runs between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street (St James’s)
Piccadilly Arcade, SW1Y
Piccadilly Circus, W1J Piccadilly Circus was laid out by John Nash in 1819 (Piccadilly Circus)
Piccadilly Circus, W1J
Piccadilly Place, SW1Y Piccadilly Place is an alleyway leading to Vine Street (Piccadilly Circus)
Piccadilly Place, SW1Y
Piccadilly, SW1Y Piccadilly is one of the main London streets (St James’s)
Piccadilly, SW1Y
Pollen Street, W1S Pollen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area
Pollen Street, W1S
Princes Arcade, SW1Y Princes Arcade, built 1929–33, was named after the former Prince’s Hotel, which stood here (St James’s)
Princes Arcade, SW1Y
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
Regency House, W1B Regency House is sited on Warwick Street (Soho)
Regency House, W1B
Regent Place, W1B Regent Place is named for the Prince Regent at the name of construction (Soho)
Regent Place, W1B
Regent Street, W1B Regent Street dates from the 1810s and was named after the Prince Regent, later George IV (Soho)
Regent Street, W1B
Rex House, SW1Y Rex House is a building on Regent Street (St James’s)
Rex House, SW1Y
Richmond Mews, W1D Richmond Mews, like Richmond Buildings, is named for Thomas Richmond (Soho)
Richmond Mews, W1D
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 and Crown Yard, SW1Y Rose and Crown Yard was probably named after a former inn of this name (St James’s)
Rose and Crown Yard, SW1Y
Rose Street, WC2N Rose Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Rose Street, WC2N
Royal Arcade, W1S Royal Arcade is an alleyway of exclusive shops (Mayfair)
Royal Arcade, W1S
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
Royalty House, W1S Royalty House is a block on Sackville Street (Mayfair)
Royalty House, W1S
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
Ryder Street, SW1A Ryder Street was named after Richard Rider, Master Carpenter to Charles II (St James’s)
Ryder Street, SW1A
Ryder Yard, SW1Y Ryder Yard was named for Richard Rider, Master Carpenter to Charles II (St James’s)
Ryder Yard, SW1Y
Ryger House, SW1A Ryger House is located on Arlington Street (St James’s)
Ryger House, SW1A
Sabadell House, SW1Y Sabadell House is a block on Pall Mall (St James’s)
Sabadell House, SW1Y
Sackville Street, W1B Sackville Street runs north from Piccadilly (Mayfair)
Sackville Street, W1B
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
Savile Row, W1S Savile Row is known worldwide for gentlemen’s tailoring (Mayfair)
Savile Row, W1S
Scandia House, W1S Scandia House is a building on Albemarle Street (Green Park)
Scandia House, W1S
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 (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
Sherwood Street, W1B Sherwood Street is ultimately named for Francis Sherard, a Pulteney lessee (Piccadilly Circus)
Sherwood Street, W1B
Silver House, W1F Silver House is located on Carnaby Street (Soho)
Silver House, W1F
Silver Place, W1F Silver Place has an unknown name origin (Soho)
Silver Place, W1F
Smiths Court, W1D Smiths Court once hosted a blacksmith - hence the name (Soho)
Smiths Court, W1D
Spring Gardens, WC2N Spring Gardens derives its name from the Spring Garden, formed in the 16th century (Charing Cross)
Spring Gardens, WC2N
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 (Piccadilly Circus)
St Albans Street, SW1Y
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 James’s Chambers, SW1Y St James’s Chambers is a block located at 9 Ryder Street (St James’s)
St James’s Chambers, SW1Y
St James’s Square, SW1Y St James’s Square is the only square in the district of St James’s (St James’s)
St James’s Square, SW1Y
St James’s Street, SW1A St James’s Street is a main road of the West End running from Pall Mall to Piccadilly (St James’s)
St James’s Street, SW1A
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
Stafford House, W1S Stafford House is sited on Stafford Street (Green Park)
Stafford House, W1S
Stafford Street, W1S Stafford Street is named after Margaret Stafford, partner of developer Sir Thomas Bond who built on this site in the seventeenth century. (Green Park)
Stafford Street, W1S
Standbrook House, W1S Standbrook House is a block on Old Bond Street (Green Park)
Standbrook House, W1S
Stirling Court, W1F Stirling Court is a block on Marshall Street (Soho)
Stirling Court, W1F
Suffolk Place, SW1Y The Earl of Suffolk (Thomas Howard) was the reason for the naming of Suffolk Place (St James’s)
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 (St James’s)
Suffolk Street, SW1Y
Swallow Street, SW1Y Swallow Street honours Thomas Swallow, lessee in 1540 of the pastures on which the road was built (Piccadilly Circus)
Swallow Street, SW1Y
Swan House, W1S Swan House can be found on Old Bond Street (Green Park)
Swan House, W1S
Swiss Court, SW1Y Swiss Court is named for the former Swiss Centre, once located here (Leicester Square)
Swiss Court, SW1Y
Tenison Court, W1B Tenison Court was named for Dr Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (Soho)
Tenison Court, W1B
The Bank Building, SW1A The Bank Building is located on St James’s Street (St James’s)
The Bank Building, SW1A
The Economist Building, SW1A The Economist Building can be found on St James’s Street (St James’s)
The Economist Building, SW1A
The London Pavillion, SW1Y The London Pavilion is a building on Piccadilly Circus (Soho)
The London Pavillion, SW1Y
The Ritz Arcade, SW1A The Ritz Arcade lies outside The Ritz Hotel (St James’s)
The Ritz Arcade, SW1A
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
Tisbury Court, W1D Tisbury Court lies off Wardour Street (Soho)
Tisbury Court, W1D
Tower Court, WC2H Tower Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Tower Court, WC2H
Tower Street, WC2H Tower Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Tower Street, WC2H
Trafalgar Square, WC2N Trafalgar Square commemorates Horatio Nelson’s 1805 victory at the Battle of Trafalgar (Charing Cross)
Trafalgar Square, WC2N
Trinity Place, SW1A Trinity Place is a former courtyard in the Whitehall area (Charing Cross)
Trinity Place, SW1A
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 James Street, W1F Upper James Street is the northernmost street leading into Golden Square (Soho)
Upper James Street, W1F
Upper John Street, W1B Upper John Street leads northwest out of Golden Square (Soho)
Upper John Street, W1B
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H This is a street in the WC2H postcode area (Covent Garden)
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
Victory House, W1B Victory House is a block on Regent Street (Piccadilly Circus)
Victory House, W1B
Vigo Street, W1J Vigo Street is a short street running west from Regent Street
Vigo Street, W1J
Vine Street, SW1Y Vine Street is a short dead-end street running east from Swallow Street and is parallel to Piccadilly (Piccadilly Circus)
Vine Street, SW1Y
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 Street, W1D The W1D part of Wardour Street south of Shaftesbury Avenue runs through London’s Chinatown (Soho)
Wardour Street, W1D
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
Warwick Street, W1B Warwick Street was previously known as both Dog Lane and Marrowbone Lane (Soho)
Warwick Street, W1B
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
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 (Covent Garden)
West Street, WC2H
Westmorland House, W1B Westmorland House is a block on Regent Street (Soho)
Westmorland House, W1B
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
Whitehall House, SW1A Whitehall House, a grade II listed building, is situated on Whitehall, in close proximity to Trafalgar Square. (Charing Cross)
Whitehall House, SW1A
Wilder Walk, W1J Wilder Walk was named for Councillor Ian Wilder in 2012 (Piccadilly Circus)
Wilder Walk, W1J
William Blake House, W1F William Blake House is a block on Marshall Street (Soho)
William Blake House, W1F
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
Yarmouth Place, W1J Yarmouth Place lies off Brick Street
Yarmouth Place, W1J

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