HISTORY UK: Piccadilly is named after a type of broad lace collar fashionable in the early 17th century, the ‘piccadil’. The best examples were sold by a local tailor whose shop became known as Piccadilly Hall.
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HISTORY UK: The iconic bridge (opened 1894) still gives priority to river traffic, and is raised on average 3 times a day. In 1997 it split the motorcade of US President Bill Clinton, causing some alarm.
HISTORY UK: This area was named after Leicester House, the London mansion home of the Earl of Leicester built in 1635. But by 1800 it was a home of popular entertainment and theatres, and has never looked back.