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The Rising Sun Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road[1] is an area of London mentioned in "Grizabella, the Glamour Cat" in relation to Grizabella. She apparently visited it a lot during her heyday. It is implied to be a particularly seedy place, and the real Tottenham Court Road was a prostitution area during T S Eliot's time.[2] The area is defined by reference to local pubs, "The Rising Sun"[3] and "The Friend At Hand"[4]

She haunted many a low resort
Near the grimy road of Tottenham Court;
She flitted about the No Man's Land
From The Rising Sun to The Friend at Hand.

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