St Giles Circus
|St Giles Circus|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Roadworks at the junction in 2009 at the start of the Crossrail works|
|Transport for London|
|Junctions related to the A400|
The original circus was a much smaller junction with five roads radiating out of it. The circus had a cattle enclosure known as St Giles's Pound, and was previously the site of medieval gallows.
The junction saw minor changes in the 1940s, to accommodate new pedestrian subways. Significant changes came in the 1960s, when Lawrence Place was demolished to create a new eastern and southern section of the junction. The new road was known as Andrew Borde Street, and ran underneath the Centrepoint building.
|Oxford Street||No motor vehicles, except buses and taxis|
|Holborn||New Oxford Street|
|Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Euston, Camden Town||Tottenham Court Road|
|Charing Cross Road|