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British Telecom Tower


The main visual landmark in central London between Oxford Street and the Euston Road is the British Telecom Tower, a microwave and fibre optic communications tower, which is central to London's telecommunications networks, and which sits between Cleveland Street and Howland Street and Maple Street (not open to the public)



GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:31:17 ( 51.521487 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:08:20 ( -0.138852 )

Fitzrovia - Be The Reds / Cyberia cyber cafe [currently shut]


Update 20th August 2009 - currently shut for re-furbishment - will it ever open as a cyber café again ?


Just behind Goodge Street Tube Station, parallel with the Tottenham Court Road, is the site of what was the pioneering Cyber Café which started on 1st September 1994, with a single 64Kbs leased line and ten or so computers.

This is now currently run by Korean business interests as the Be The Reds (named after the South Korean world cup football team slogan) internet and gaming café , with a downstairs basement bar, and Karaoke booths, and an upstairs online role playing or shoot 'em up gaming parlour.

They deliberately have no website,but are located at 39 Whitfield Street (corner with Scala Street), W1T 2SF, telephone 020-7209-0984, fax: 020-7813-2825



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:31:12 ( 51.519987 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:08:06 ( -0.135036 )

Blue Plaque: Samuel Morse


Samuel F. B. Morse

American painter and inventor of the Morse code

141 Cleveland Street
Westminster, W1T 6QG



Fitzrovia - BBC & George Orwell


The British Broadcasting Corporation's original Headquarters in Portland Place, is also where Eric Blair, the author writing as George Orwell, took some of his inspiration for his dystopian bureaucratic science fiction novel Nineteen Eighty Four, when he worked there during World War 2.



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:31:07 ( 51.518544 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:08:38 ( -0.143829 )

George Orwell used to drink in the Newman Arms pub in Newman Passage, leading on to the front entrance aat 23 Rathbone Place, nearby. This is also where the NO2ID Campaign, a cross party civil liberties campaign, against centralised Identity Cards and the rise of the surveillance database state, was planned.


GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:31:05 ( 51.518112 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:08:07 ( -0.135314 )

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