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JUNE
29
2013
From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch

Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin’s Lane and Drury Lane.

It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as Covent Garden. The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal’s Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum.

Though mainly fields until the 16th century, the area was briefly settled when it became the heart of the Anglo-Saxon trading town of Lundenwic. After the town was abandoned, part of the area was walled off by 1200 for use as arable land and orchards by Westminster Abbey, and was referred to as ’the garden of the Abbey and Convent’. The land, now called the Covent Garden, was seized by Henry VIII, and granted to the Earls of Bedford in 1552. The 4th Earl commissioned Inigo Jones to build some fine houses to attract wealthy tenants. Jones designed the Italianate arcaded square along with the church of St Paul’s. The design of the square was new to London, and had a significant influence on modern town planning, acting as the prototype for the laying-out of new estates as London grew.

A small open-air fruit and vegetable market had developed on the south side of the fashionable square by 1654. Gradually, both the market and the surrounding area fell into disrepute, as taverns, theatres, coffee-houses and brothels opened up; the gentry moved away, and rakes, wits and playwrights moved in.

By the 18th century it had become a well-known red-light district, attracting notable prostitutes. An Act of Parliament was drawn up to control the area, and Charles Fowler’s neo-classical building was erected in 1830 to cover and help organise the market. The area declined as a pleasure-ground as the market grew and further buildings were added: the Floral Hall, Charter Market, and in 1904 the Jubilee Market. By the end of the 1960s traffic congestion was causing problems, and in 1974 the market relocated to the New Covent Garden Market about three miles (5 km) south-west at Nine Elms. The central building re-opened as a shopping centre in 1980, and is now a tourist location containing cafes, pubs, small shops, and a craft market called the Apple Market, along with another market held in the Jubilee Hall.

Covent Garden tube station is a Grade II listed building and was opened by Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 11 April 1907, four months after services on the rest of the line began operating on 15 December 1906.

Like the rest of the original GNP&BR stations, the street level station building and platform tiling was designed by Leslie Green. The station building is a classic red ’Oxblood’ building which has two elevations fronting onto the end of James Street and Long Acre. The platform wall was tiled with two shades of yellow and white tiling which formed geometric shapes along with three blank spaces to incorporate the station name. As part of TFL’s investment programme, the ageing tiling dating back from the station’s opening was replaced in 2010 in a like-for-like basis, retaining the look and feel of the platforms.

Covent Garden station is one of the few stations in Central London for which platform access is only by lift or stairs and often becomes congested due to the Covent Garden area’s popularity with tourists. To control congestion on Saturday afternoons, when the surrounding shopping areas are at their busiest, the station was previously exit only to avoid the risk of dangerous overcrowding of the platforms, but following replacement of the lifts, this restriction has been lifted. There are four lifts which give access to street level, although a final flight of stairs from the lifts to the platforms means that the station is wheelchair inaccessible. Alternatively, there is an emergency spiral staircase of 193 steps (The equivalent to a 15 storey building). During the lift journey a recorded announcement is played asking passengers to have their tickets/passes ready as they exit the lifts and advising where to turn for Covent Garden’s market.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

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

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

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

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

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

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

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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

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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Gillian   
Added: 17 Feb 2024 00:08 GMT   

No 36 Upper East Smithfield
My great great grandfather was born at No 36 Upper East Smithfield and spent his early years staring out at a "dead wall" of St Katharine’s Docks. His father was an outfitter and sold clothing for sailors. He describes the place as being backed by tenements in terrible condition and most of the people living there were Irish.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 16 Feb 2024 20:32 GMT   

Name origin
Interestingly South Lambeth derives its name from the same source as Lambeth itself - a landing place for lambs.

But South Lambeth has no landing place - it is not on the River Thames

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C Hobbs   
Added: 31 Jan 2024 23:53 GMT   

George Gut (1853 - 1861)
George Gut, Master Baker lived with his family in Long Lane.
George was born in Bernbach, Hesse, Germany and came to the UK sometime in the 1840s. In 1849, George married an Englishwoman called Matilda Baker and became a nauralized Englishman. He was given the Freedom of the City of London (by Redemption in the Company of Bakers), in 1853 and was at that time, recorded as living at 3 Long Lane. In the 1861 census, George Gut was living at 11 Long Lane.

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Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

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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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Born here
Jacqueline Mico   
Added: 14 Jan 2024 07:29 GMT   

Robert Bolam
This is where my grandad was born, he went on to be a beautiful man, he became a shop owner, a father, and grandfather, he lost a leg when he was a milkman and the horse kicked him, then opened a shop in New Cross and then moved to Lewisham where he had a Newsagents and tobacconists.

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Tom Hughes   
Added: 5 Jan 2024 14:11 GMT   

4 Edwardes Terrace
In 1871, Mrs. Blake, widow of Gen. Blake, died in her home at 4 Edwardes Terrace, leaving a fortune of 140,000 pounds, something like 20 million quid today. She left no will. The exact fortune may have been exaggerated but for years claimants sought their share of the "Blake millions" which eventually went to "the Crown."

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Betterton Street, WC2E Betterton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Covent Garden)
Blackmoor Street, WC2B Blackmoor Street was in the Drury Lane slum
Bow Street, WC2E Bow Street was first developed by Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford in 1633
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Broad Court, WC2E Broad Court is an alleyway parallel with Long Acre (Westminster)
Bruce House, WC2B Bruce House is sited on Kemble Street (Westminster)
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Carriage Hall, WC2E Carriage Hall is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
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)
Castlewood House, WC1A Residential block (St Giles)
Catherine Street, WC2B Catherine Street runs from Russell Street in the north to Aldwych in the south
Cecil Court, WC2N Cecil Court is a pedestrian street with Victorian shop-frontages (Westminster)
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
Chandos Place, WC2R Chandos Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Charing Cross)
Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H Charing Cross Mansions is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
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)
Clare Market, WC2A Clare Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area
Clare Market, WC2E This is a street in the WC2E postcode area (Westminster)
Columbia House, WC2B Columbia House is a block on Aldwych (Aldwych)
Commonwealth House, WC1V Commonwealth House is a block on New Oxford Street
Connaught House, WC2A Connaught House can be found on Aldwych (Aldwych)
Connaught House, WC2B Connaught House is located on Aldwych (Aldwych)
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)
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)
Cowdray House, WC2A Cowdray House is a building on Portugal Street (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
Crystal Wharf, WC2B A street within the WC2B postcode
Dansey Place, W1D Dansey Place is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area (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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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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)
Excel Court, WC2H Excel Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Exchange Court, WC2R Exchange Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area (Aldwych)
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Fletcher Buildings, WC2B Fletcher Buildings is sited on Martlett Court
Flichcroft Street, WC2H Flichcroft Street is a road in the WC2H postcode area
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)
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Gerrard Street, W1D Gerrard Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area (Soho)
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Goslett Yard, W1D Goslett Yard is a road in the W1D postcode area (St Giles)
Grape Street, WC2H Grape Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
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.
Greek Court, W1D Greek Court is a road in the WC2H postcode area (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
Hanover Place, WC2E Hanover Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Heathcock Court, WC2E Heathcock Court runs north off Strand
Henrietta Street, WC2E Henrietta Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
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Hobhouse Court, WC2H Hobhouse Court is named after Sir John Cam Hobhouse, Victorian MP and arts patron (Westminster)
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.
Hop Gardens, WC2N Hop Gardens is a small courtyard (Westminster)
Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D Horse and Dolphin Yard once lay behind the Horse and Dolphin Inn (Soho)
Houghton Square, WC2B Houghton Square is a road in the SW9 postcode area (Aldwych)
Houghton Street, WC2A Houghton Street is a street which has been ’demoted’ over time (Westminster)
Hudson House, WC2E Hudson House is a block on Tavistock Street (Westminster)
Huguenot House, WC2H Huguenot House is a block on Panton Street (Westminster)
Imperial House, WC2B Imperial House is a block on Kingsway
India House, WC2B India House is a block on Aldwych (Westminster)
India Place, WC2B India Place is a small alleyway leading from Aldwych (Westminster)
Irving Street, WC2H Irving Street is named after Henry Irving, the popular Victorian actor (Westminster)
Isis House, WC1A Isis House is a building on New Oxford Street (St Giles)
Ivybridge Lane, WC2N Ivybridge Lane is named after a former ivy-covered bridge (Charing Cross)
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)
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)
Jubilee Market, WC2E Jubilee Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Kean Street, WC2B Kean Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Keeley Street, WC2B Keeley Street has a dual history (Westminster)
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)
Kingsway, WC2A Kingsway is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
Lakatos Building, WC2A Lakatos Building is a block on Portugal Street (Westminster)
Lancaster Place, WC2R Lancaster Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Aldwych)
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, WC2A Ryders Court was renamed to Leicester Court in 1936 (Leicester Square)
Leicester Place, WC2H Leicester Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Soho)
Leicester Square, WC2H Leicester Square is a central tourist attraction of London (Leicester Square)
Leicester Street, WC2H Leicester Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Leicester Square)
Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A Lincoln’s Inn Fields is the largest public square in London, laid out in the 1630s under the initiative of the speculative builder William Newton (Westminster)
Lisle Street, WC2H Lisle Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (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 is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Leicester Square)
Long Acre, WC2E Long Acre is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Covent Garden)
Macclesfield Street, W1D Macclesfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area (Soho)
Macklin Street, WC2B Macklin Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area
Maiden Lane, WC2E Maiden Lane runs from Bedford Street in the west to Southampton Street in the east
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.
Maple Leaf Walk, WC2R Maple Leaf Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area (Westminster)
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
May’s Court, WC2N May’s Court is a road in the WC2N postcode area (Westminster)
Melbourne Place, WC2B Melbourne Place is a road in the WC2B postcode area (Aldwych)
Mercer Street, WC2H Mercer Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Monmouth Street, WC2H Monmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Montreal Place, WC2R Montreal Place is a road in the WC2R postcode area
Moor Street, W1D Moor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area (Soho)
Nassau House, WC2H Nassau House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (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 Academic Building, WC2A New Academic Building is located on Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Westminster)
New Compton Street, WC2H New Compton Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (St Giles)
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, W1D 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
Norman House, WC2R Norman House can be found on Strand (Charing Cross)
North East Wing Bush House, WC2R Residential block (Aldwych)
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 Building, WC2A Old Building is a building on Houghton Street (Westminster)
Old Compton Street, W1D Old Compton Street is a road that runs east–west through Soho (Soho)
Orange Street, WC2H Orange Street gets its name from William III, Prince of Orange - the reigning king when the street was built. (Westminster)
Orion House, WC2H Orion House is a block on Upper St Martin’s Lane (Westminster)
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)
Panton Street, SW1Y Panton Street was named after Colonel Thomas Panton, local property dealer of the 17th century (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
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
PO Box 4, WC2E Bedford Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area
Portsmouth Street, WC2A Portsmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area
Portugal Street, WC2A Portugal Street was named in honour of Charles II’s Portuguese queen Catherine of Braganza (Westminster)
Queens House, WC2A Queens House is a block on Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Westminster)
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)
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)
Sardinia House, WC2A Sardinia House can be found on Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Sardinia Street, WC2A Sardinia Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Westminster)
Sardinia Street, WC2B Sardinia Street, formerly Duke Street, was a street that ran from Prince’s Street in the south to the western side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields in the north. (Westminster)
Savoy Court, WC2R Savoy Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area (Charing Cross)
Savoy Hill, WC2R Savoy Hill is located at a site originally called Savoy Manor (Charing Cross)
Savoy Place, WC2N Savoy Place is located at a site originally called Savoy Manor - taking its name from Peter II, Count of Savoy. (Charing Cross)
Savoy Street, WC2R Savoy Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Charing Cross)
Savoy Street, WC2R Savoy Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area (Charing Cross)
Savoy Way, WC2R Savoy Way is located on the former site of the Savoy Palace, built for Peter II, Count of Savoy in 1245. (Charing Cross)
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
Sheffield Street, WC2A Sheffield Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area
Shell Mex House, WC2R Shell Mex House is a block on Strand (Charing Cross)
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)
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
Slingsby Place, WC2E Slingsby Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area (Westminster)
Somerset House, WC2R Somerset House is a block on Strand
Sounding Alley, WC2H Sounding Alley is a road in the E3 postcode area (St Giles)
South East Wing Bush House, WC2B Residential block (Aldwych)
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 Clement’s Building, WC2A St Clement’s Building is a block on Clare Market (Westminster)
St Clement’s Passage, WC2A St Clement’s Passage is a road in the WC2A postcode area (Westminster)
St Clements Lane, WC2A St Clements Lane is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area (Westminster)
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 Square, WC2H St Giles Square is a modern piazza-style development
St Martins Court, WC2H St Martins Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2N postal area (Westminster)
St Martins Lane, WC2N St Martins Lane runs up to Seven Dials from St Martin’s-in-the-Fields (Westminster)
St Martins Place, WC2N St Martin’s Place is a short stretch connecting Trafalgar Square to the bottom of Charing Cross Road
St Martins Street, WC2H St Martins Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area (Westminster)
St. Giles Square, WC2H St. Giles Square is a location in London
Stacey Street, WC2H Stacey Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area
Strand Bridge House, WC2 Strand Bridge House is a block on Strand (Westminster)
Strand Bridge House, WC2R Strand Bridge House is a block on Strand (Westminster)
Strand Building, WC2R Strand Building is a block on Strand (Westminster)
Strand Underpass, WC2R Strand Underpass is a road in the WC2R postcode area
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, WC2R Strand is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area (Westminster)
Strand, WC2R Strand, as it nears the Aldwych, is home to many London theatres (Aldwych)
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)
Swiss Court, W1D Swiss Court is located on Swiss Court (Leicester Square)
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 Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court is a road in the WC2R postcode area (Westminster)
The Macadam Building Street, WC2R The Macadam Building Street is a location in London (Aldwych)
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)
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
Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H This is a street in the WC2H postcode area (Westminster)
Vale Royal House, WC2H Vale Royal House is a block on Charing Cross Road (Leicester Square)
Vere Street, WC2B Vere Street was a street in the Lincoln’s Inn Fields area (Westminster)
Victoria Embankment, WC2R Victoria Embankment runs from the Houses of Parliament to Blackfriars Bridge (Aldwych)
Waterman House, WC2 Waterman House is a block on Kingsway (Westminster)
Waterman House, WC2B Waterman House is sited on Kingsway (Westminster)
Wedgwood Mews, W1D Wedgwood Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area
Wellington House, WC2R Wellington House is a block on Strand (Charing Cross)
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
Whitcomb Street, WC2H Whitcomb Street - named after William Whitcomb, 17th century brewer and property developer (Westminster)
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)
William IV Street, WC2R William IV Street runs from Charing Cross Road to the Strand (Charing Cross)
Wingate House, WC2H Wingate House is a block on Shaftesbury Avenue (Soho)
Wych Street, WC2R Wych Street was near where Australia House now stands on Aldwych - it ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point at the southern end of Drury Lane. (Aldwych)
Zimbabwe House, WC2R Zimbabwe House is a building on Strand (Charing Cross)

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