An interesting part of London that Vic. Very historical too.It is not a coincidence, and for a fuller explanation I recommend City of Vice.
The relatively wealthy mid-18th century area attracted pickpockets who were based in the nearby St/ Giles Rookery.
So John Fielding set up a prototype police force to deal with this.
Disparagingly called The Bow Street Runners.
My mum’s side of the family originally came from seven dials. I have memories of being taken there to visit my Nan and Grandad. And until very recently my Aunt still lived in the area. Not a part of London that people associate with being residential, but what with Covent garden market being so close by, local people were needed etc.
I shall check out City of Vice, so thanks for that.