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Encyclopedia > Trocadero (London)

In London the Trocadero Restaurant of J. Lyons and Co. opened in 1896 at a site on Shaftesbury Avenue, near the theatres of the West End, which had been formerly occupied by the notorious Argyll Rooms, where wealthy men had met the ladies of the night. The new settings were magnificent in an Opera Baroque style, and the various Trocaderos of the English-speaking world have derived their names from this original, the epitome of grand Edwardian catering. Murals on Arthurian themes decorated the grand staircase, and the Long Bar catered to gentlemen only. During the grim days of World War I, the Trocadero initiated the first "concert tea": tea was served in the Empire Hall, accompanied by a full concert programme. After the war cabaret was a feature of the Grill Room. The Trocadero closed on February 13, 1965. The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Joseph Lyons and Co. ... 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. ... West End is the name of some places in the world, including: The West End of London, England West End Theatre, is where many of Londons major theatres are located and premier cinema screenings take place. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens: dynamic figures spiral down around a void: draperies blow: a whirl of movement lit in a shaft of light, rendered in a free bravura handling of paint The Baroque was a style in art that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue - a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ...

Trocadero is currently a tourist-oriented entertainment, cinema and shopping complex in Piccadilly Circus. However it key original attraction Sega World closed several years ago, and in 2005 developers announced plans to close it and replace it with an office and hotel development. Piccadilly Circus is a plaza and traffic intersection in the West End in the City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, near Soho and Theatreland. ...

The magnificent 3,400-seat Trocadero Cinema in the Elephant and Castle area of the South Bank opened in December 1930. The cinema is no more but its Wurlitzer organ, the largest ever shipped to the UK, survives. The Elephant and Castle, commonly shortened to the Elephant is a major road intersection in inner south London, and is also used as a name for the surrounding district. ... (This article is about the area of London called South Bank. For the similarly named area of Brisbane, please see South Bank Parklands, Brisbane) The South Bank is the area in London on the southern bank of the River Thames near Waterloo station that houses a number of important cultural... The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company is a brand of organ, and Jukeboxes and was first famous for manufacturing the finest quality band organs with self arranged music rolls which played at amusments such as carousels and skating rinks. ...

External links

  • Trocadero Restaurant (http://www.kzwp.com/lyons/troc.htm)
  • Auditorium of the Trocadero Cinema (http://svr61.ehostpros.com/~cossdc61/reedpipes/main%20pages/history.htm)

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Near Piccadilly Circus lies the Trocadero Centre, a modern complex (18,580sq.m/22,222sq.yd) with pubs, theaters, and the highly popular museum "Guinness World of Records" which brings to life many of the world's amazing facts and feats.
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