Friday 11 August 2023

Seven Dials

If you walk north from Covent Garden heading towards Shaftesbury Avenue you will come across Seven Dials.

Earlham Street, Monmouth Street and Mercer Street intersect each other and they are joined by Short's Gardens.

Original plans, the Seven Dials website tells us, had six streets and a church but the final development had seven streets with no church, maximizing the land value of the area.

The pillar at the centre of Seven Dials has only six dials, the pillar itself across sad the seventh dial.