Mark Wallinger

Leicester Square

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Leicester Square was opened in 1906 by Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. The entrance to the station on Charing Cross Road used to hold offices for the Great Northern line management team.

This station was featured at the beginning of the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Film sprockets line the walls to signify the presence of the many cinemas in the area like the Odeon Leicester Square, Curzon Soho and Vue Cinemas West End.

Other attractions include the National Portrait Gallery, The London Transport Museum and several popular theatres including St Martin’s Theatre, Prince Edward Theatre, Wyndham’s Theatre, Palace Theatre and Ambassador’s Theatre.

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