I first visited Piccadilly circus in January 2015 with a friend. Some say that no visit to London is complete without seeing a show at the West End. The name West End comes from the area’s historic location. Medieval London covered two adjacent cities; City of London to the east and city of Westminster to the West.
Industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th century led to an increasing urban population. London being the centre of a growing empire, expanded beyond the borders of the old city, towards the West End and Westminster. The city of London became a centre for banking, finance and legal sectors while West End became associated with arts, leisure and entertainment. Although the name West End stuck, it is now a district of central London.Read more