"They were on the edge of Leicester Square"

 

 Leicester Square in London is named after Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester, who purchased the land and built a house there in 1630. The area was developed further towards the end of the seventeenth century and became extremely fashionable for a while; but by the end of the eighteenth century this glamour had faded, and it had become a venue for popular entertainment and the site of numerous hotels. It now boasts several cinemas and is known as the venue for most of the UK's film premieres.