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Cheapside: The central, east-and-west thoroughfare of the city of London, originally a large open common. Formerly the road which skirted the West Cheap, or market place, was distinguished from the East Cheap. The West Cheap was a spacious open area from which there branched streets of booths and shops of the type made familiar by revivals of Old London. Cheapside, of course, ran by the side of the market-place.