West End


West End
W section of London, England: center of theater and fashion

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the area of west central London that contains the city’s most famous streets for shopping, theatres and cinemas, as well as many restaurants and other forms of entertainment. It includes such places as Soho, Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Chinatown, Leicester Square, Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus.

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 in London, loosely defined area in the boroughs of Westminster (Westminster, City of) and Kensington and Chelsea. Because many of its neighbourhoods and retail districts are among the more affluent of the metropolis, the West End is considered the fashionable end of London. For centuries it has been known for its royal palaces, parklands, government offices, mansions, and exclusive shopping districts—in contrast to London's more industrial and blue-collar East End. Among the neighbourhoods of the West End are Mayfair, St. James (Saint James), Belgravia, Knightsbridge, and the environs of Kensington Palace.

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Universalium. 2010.

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