Category: West End

Oxford Street, W1K

Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops.

Newport Court, WC2H

Newport Court was laid out approximately on the site of the courtyard of Newport House.

Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H

Shaftesbury Avenue was named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, Victorian politician and philanthropist.

Archer Street, W1D

Archer Street was Arch Street in 1675, Orchard Street in 1720 and Archer Street by 1746.

Trafalgar Square, WC2N

Trafalgar Square commemorates Horatio Nelson’s 1805 victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Little Compton Street, W1D

Little Compton Street was a street in Soho.

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.

Aldwych, WC2B

The name Aldwych derives from the Old English eald and wic meaning ’old trading town’ or ’old marketplace’; the name was later applied to the street and district.

Norfolk Street, WC2R

Norfolk Street ran from the Strand in the north to the River Thames and, after the Victoria Embankment was built (1865–1870), to what is now Temple Place.

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.