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London Districts - WC

COVENT GARDEN

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is bounded by High Holborn to the north, Kingsway to the east, the Strand to the south and Charing Cross Road to the west.

Covent Garden Piazza is located in the geographical centre of the area and was the site of a flower, fruit and vegetable market from the 1500s until 1974, when the wholesale market relocated to New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms.


CHARING CROSS

Charing Cross

Charing Cross was the name given to Charing Cross Railway Station and surrounding district. The Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross is recognised as the centre of London.

Charing Cross is typically used to refer to the area of Trafalgar Square to the west, Northumberland Avenue and Embankment to the south, the Strand to the north and Waterloo Bridge and Lancaster Place to the east.


HOLBORN

Holborn

An area broadly defined by Holborn to the north, Farringdon Road to the east, the Strand and Fleet Street to the south and Kingsway to the west, including Chancery Lane running north-south and Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Royal Courts of Justice.

The name Holborn is derived from a hamlet called Hole Bourne to the east which is a river (now subterranean) running south to the River Thames.

Holborn is the centre for legal and financial professions including lawyers in the Inner Temple and Middle Temple. The most northerly of the Inns of Court, Grays Inn, is in Holborn as is Lincoln’s Inn.

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