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Shaftesbury Avenue

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Shaftesbury Avenue is a major London street, named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, that runs in a north-easterly direction from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street, crossing Charing Cross Road at Cambridge Circus.

Shaftesbury Avenue was created in the late 19th Century to improve traffic flow and is generally considered the heart of London's West End theatre district.

See also: List of London theatres

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