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Monmouth Street, WC2
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Seven Dials is the name of the junction halfway down Monmouth Street in Covent Garden. Seven streets meet at the junction and at the centre is a column topped by six sundials. The column itself and the surrounding circle of roads then forms another sundial, hence the seven dials of the name.
The original column was erected in 1693, but by the mid 18th century false rumours had circulated that treasure was buried beneath it. In a bid to find the treasure the column was removed in 1773, and was eventually re-erected in Weybridge in Surrey.
The current column is a replica that was built on the original site in 1988.
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