Swallow Street, W1B

Road in/near Piccadilly Circus

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Swallow Street, W1B

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Road · Piccadilly Circus · W1B ·
JANUARY
1
2000

Swallow Street honours Thomas Swallow, lessee in 1540 of the pastures on which the road was built.




NEARBY STREETS
Air Street, SE18 A street within the W1B postcode
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.
Air Street, W1B Air Street was the most westerly street in London when newly built in 1658.
Albany Courtyard, W1J The courtyard is named after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, who in 1791 purchased Melbourne House which stood on this site.
Albany, W1S The Albany is an apartment complex in Piccadilly, divided into apartments in 1802.
Apple Tree Yard, SW1Y Apple Tree Yard is thought named after the apple trees formerly to be found here.
Arlington Street, SW1A Arlington Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Beak Street, W1B Beak Street runs roughly east-west between Regent Street and Lexington Street.
Beak Street, W1F Beak Street is named after Thomas Beake, one of the Queen’s messengers.
Bennett Street, SW1A Bennett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1A postal area.
Brewer Street, W1F Brewer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Bridle Lane, W1F Bridle Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Burlington Arcade, W1J Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade, 179 metres in length, that runs from Piccadilly to Burlington Gardens.
Burlington Gardens, W1J Burlington Gardens is a road in the W1J postcode area
Burlington Gardens, W1S Burlington Gardens, with houses dating from 1725, was laid out on land that was once part of the Burlington Estate.
Bury Street, SW1A Bury Street runs north-to-south from Jermyn Street to King Street, crossing Ryder Street.
Bury Street, SW1Y Bury Street runs north-to-south from Jermyn Street to King Street, crossing Ryder Street.
Church Place, SW1Y Church Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Dalmeny Court, SW1Y Dalmeny Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Duke Of York Street, SW1Y Duke Of York Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Eagle Place, SW1Y Eagle Place is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Farringdon Street, W1S Farringdon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Germyn Street, SW1Y Germyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Glasshouse Street, W1B Glasshouse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Golden Square, W1F Golden Square is a historic Soho square, dating from the 1670s.
Great Pulteney Street, W1F Great Pulteney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Heddon Street, W1B Heddon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Heddon Street, W1S Heddon Street is a road in the W1S postcode area
Jermyn Street, SW1A Jermyn Street is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Jermyn Street, SW1Y Jermyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
John Street, SE11 John Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kingly Court, W1B Kingly Court is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Kingly Street, W1B Kingly Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Lexington Street, W1F Lexington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Linen Hall, W1B Linen Hall is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Lower James Street, W1F Lower James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Lower John Street, W1F Lower John Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Masons Yard, SW19 A street within the SW1Y postcode
Masons Yard, SW1Y Masons Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
New Burlington Mews, W1B New Burlington Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
New Burlington Street, W1B New Burlington Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
New Burlington Street, W1S New Burlington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Old Burlington Street, W1S Old Burlington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Ormond Yard, SW1Y Ormond Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Piccadilly Arcade, SW1Y Piccadilly Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Piccadilly Arcade, W1J Piccadilly Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Piccadilly Circus, W1B Piccadilly Circus is a road in the W1B postcode area
Piccadilly Circus, W1J Piccadilly Circus is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Piccadilly Place, W1J Piccadilly Place is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Piccadilly, SW1Y Piccadilly is a road in the SW1Y postcode area
Piccadilly, W1S Piccadilly is one of the main London streets.
Princes Arcade, SW1Y Princes Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Regent Place, W1B Regent Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Regent Street, SW1Y Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Regent Street, W1 Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
Regent Street, W1B Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Regent Street, W1J This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Ryder Street, SW1Y Ryder Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Sackville Street, W1S Sackville Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Savile Row, W1S Savile Row is known worldwide for gentlemen’s tailoring.
Sherwood Street, W1F Sherwood Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Smiths Court, W1D Smiths Court is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
St James Square, SW1Y St James Square is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
St Jamess Square, SW1Y St James’s Square is the only square in district of St James’s.
Upper James Street, W1F Upper James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Upper John Street, W1F Upper John Street is a road in the W1F postcode area
Vigo Street, W1S Vigo Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Warwick Street, W1B Warwick Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Western Mansions, EN5 A street within the W1F postcode
Wilder Walk, W1B This is a street in the W1B postcode area


Soho

Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.

The name "Soho" first appears in the 17th century. Most authorities believe that the name derives from a former hunting cry. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, used "soho" as a rallying call for his men at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685, half a century after the name was first used for this area of London. The Soho name has been imitated by other entertainment and restaurant districts such as Soho, Hong Kong; Soho, Málaga; SOHO, Beijing; SoHo (South of Horton), London, Ontario, Canada; and Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires. SoHo, Manhattan, gets its name from its location SOuth of HOuston Street, but is also a reference to London’s Soho.

Long established as an entertainment district, for much of the 20th century Soho had a reputation as a base for the sex industry in addition to its night life and its location for the headquarters of leading film companies. Since the 1980s, the area has undergone considerable gentrification. It is now predominantly a fashionable district of upmarket restaurants and media offices, with only a small remnant of sex industry venues.

Soho is a small, multicultural area of central London; a home to industry, commerce, culture and entertainment, as well as a residential area for both rich and poor. It has clubs, including the former Chinawhite nightclub; public houses; bars; restaurants; a few sex shops scattered amongst them; and late-night coffee shops that give the streets an "open-all-night" feel at the weekends. Record shops cluster in the area around Berwick Street, with shops such as Phonica, Sister Ray and Reckless Records.
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