Definition of Wardour Street in English:

Wardour Street


  • 1Used allusively to refer to the British film industry:

    ‘the slogans worked better than anything dreamed up in Wardour Street’
  • 2[as modifier] Denoting the pseudo-archaic diction affected by some modern writers of historical novels:

    ‘historical romances in Wardour Street prose’


The name of a street in central London, formerly occupied mainly by dealers in antique furniture and more recently by the central offices of the British film industry.


Wardour Street