"back towards Cheapside"

Cheapside is a street in central London, beginning at Newgate Street and ending at the junction between Queen Victoria Street and Mansion House Street. The name derives from the produce market that was held there – ‘cheap’ meaning ‘market’ in medieval English. In 1879 Charles Dickens Jr. described it as ‘the greatest thoroughfare in the City of London’. Today it has somewhat lost this title, home now to developments of shops and offices.