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Piccadilly with statue of Duke of Wellington - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"


Piccadilly is a road in the City of Westminster, and is one of the widest and straightest streets in central London.

The street has been part of a main road for centuries. In the middle ages it was known as "the road to Reading" or "the way from Colnbrook".

There was parcels of land nearby, which were purchased by a Tailor called Robert Baker. Baker became financially successful by making and selling fashionable piccadills. Shortly after purchasing the land, he enclosed it and erected several dwellings, including a residence and shop for himself; within two years his house was known as Pikadilly Hall.

A map published by Faithorne in 1658 describes the street as "the way from Knightsbridge to Piccadilly Hall".

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