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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th April 1923 King George V cuts first turf at Wembley Stadium.
Cricket in Covent Garden
This is where cricket publishers Wisden first opened their shop.
Location: 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
Description: Here, next to Leicester Square tube station entrance, a small shop unit was let to J. Wisden, the biggest cricket publishers and equipment suppliers.
The building, known as Transad House, still has the old wisden frieze sign visible above the actual fish & chips shop. The red facade above the station entrance on the corner between Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road, familiar to many Underground stations facades, was designed by Leslie Green.