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Leicester Square tube station

Leicester Square Tube Station is a station on the London Underground, located on Charing Cross Road, a short distance to the east of Leicester Square itself.

The station is on the Northern Line between Charing Cross and Tottenham Court Road, and the Piccadilly Line between Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

On early tube plans, the station was listed as Cranbourn Street, but the present name was used when the station first opened, on December 15, 1906.

Offices above the red terracotta station building on the east side of Charing Cross Road are occupied by the Northern Line management staff. The building, Known as Transad House, was in its early years, occupied by the publishers of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and a image of cricket stumps appears above a door way.

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