It was in a house to the north of Leicester Square (named after Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester) that, unfortunately Frederick, Prince of Wales (son of George II), died in 1751 after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. Dangerous sport cricket is!
William Hogarth produced some of his most famous works in the house that is now home to London radio stations, including LBC and Capital Radio.
And…..Maurice Micklewhite was making a telephone call in a phone box in Leicester Square when he spotted a poster for ‘The Caine Mutiny’. It was then and there that he decided to change his name to Michael Caine!
And what a gem of British cinema he is!