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Sicilian Avenue, London

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Sicilian Avenue is a pedestrian shopping parade in Bloomsbury, London, resembling an open air arcade,that diagonally runs in between Southampton Row and Bloomsbury Way.

The street was designed by architect Robert Worley in 1906 (completed in 1910) in a monumental Edwardian style,using Italian marble throughout, colonnades and turrets.
The place is well-preserved, and counts a number of shops, pavement cafés and restaurants.
Above the commercial activities located on the ground floor, five storeys buildings decorated with terracotta bands are occupied by offices (formerly flats). Ionic columns on plinths, carrying the street name in gold characters, have been placed at both the eastern and western entrances of the avenue.
Several scenes of the 2018 film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society were filmed in Sicilian Avenue.
1-29, 6-20, 25-35 and 35A are listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England. The three lamp posts on Sicilian Avenue are also listed Grade II.
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  • Small pedestrian street in the heart of Holborn. Nice mix of bars and shops. Really nice architecture.  more »
  • Sicilian Avenue is a small pedestrian street bounded at each end with arches which were originally Italian marble ( hence the name. Some nice shops and outdoor cafes/bars.  more »

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