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Leicester Square
In the 1630's the 2nd Earl of Leicester acquired the land and built Leicester House, one of the biggest houses in London. Slowly around the 7 acre square other residence were built, posh and filled with important people. The square was a model of formality and refinement. However, during the 1700's a surgeon practising in the square treated a woman who kept giving birth to rabbits. It was the talk of the town and reach the highest levels. Even the Kings private surgeon confirmed the woman was indeed giving birth to rabbits.

Today the square is much smaller, is not residential and is anything but formal. It is a fun place with street entertainment and lots of food. Around the square are London's top cinemas and also many dance venues, some with cabaret.




Leicester Square
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