Just past Tower Bridge on the South Bank, Shad Thames is a historic riverside street lined with converted warehouses. Look out for the huge 30ft (9.1-metre) bird on Hanbury Street. This road is but a remnant of a much longer street used by knights to ride to Smithfield for jousting tournaments in the 14 th and 15 th centuries. Enjoy these twenty-five London streets with funny names and let us know some of your favorites. Except where otherwise stated the sources used were: H. E. Salter, The Historic Names of the Streets and Lanes of Oxford; Margaret Gelling, The Place-Names of Oxfordshire (E.P.N.S. Queens Road. Smart Search Search Tips ?. Mar 4, 2013 - Explore Check-in-London.com's board "London Street Names", followed by 914 people on Pinterest. London Street name changes. 10. Main Street. Odd East End Street Names. This vibrant part of east London is an ever-changing canvas for street art, filled with spectacular graffiti art, magnificent murals, painted shutters, cool stickers and many more kinds of urban art in London:. Newcastle Close – either after a former inn called the Castle located here, New Change, New Change Passage and Old Change Court – formerly, New Court – built circa 1700 and named simply because it was then new, Newman’s Court – after Lawrence Newman, who leased land here in the 17th century, New Street – named simply as it was new when first built, New Union Street – named as it united Moor Lane and Moorfields; it was formerly Gunn Alley, Nicholas Lane and Nicholas Passage – after the former, Noble Street – after Thomas de Noble, local 14th-century property developer, Northumberland Alley – after Northumberland House, house of the Earls of Northumberland, which formerly stood here, Norwich Street – unknown; formerly Norwich Court, and prior to that Magpie Yard, probably from a local inn, Nun Court – thought to be after a local builder/property owner, Oat Lane – as oats were formerly sold here in the Middle Ages, Old Billingsgate Walk – after the former watergate of this name, the derivation of ‘Billings’ in unknown, Old Mitre Court – after a former tavern of this name here, Old Seacole Lane – thought to be after the coal trade that came from the sea and up the, Outwich Street – after either Oteswich/Ottewich, meaning ‘Otho’s dwelling’, a name for this area of London in the early Middle Ages, Oystergate Walk – after a watergate here, and the, Oxford Court – after a former house here owned by the Earls of Oxford, Panyer Alley – after a Medieval brewery here called the ‘panyer’ (basket), Peterborough Court – after the abbots of, Petty Wales – unknown, but possibly after a Welsh community formerly based here, Pilgrim Street – thought to be a former route for pilgrims to, Plaisterers Highwalk – after the nearby, Pleydell Court and Pleydell Street – formerly Silver Street, it was renamed in 1848 by association with the neighbouring Bouverie Street; the Bouverie family were by this time known as the Pleydell-Bouveries, Plough Court – thought to be either from an inn of this name, or an ironmongers; formerly Plough Yard, Plough Place – after the Plough/Plow, a 16th-century eating place located here, Plumtree Court – thought to be after either literally a plumtree, or else an inn of this name, Pope’s Head Alley – after the Pope’s Head Tavern which formerly stood here, thought to stem from the 14th-century Florentine merchants who were in Papal service, Poppins Court – shortening of Popinjay Court, meaning a, Portsoken Street – after ‘port-soke’, as it was a, Post Office Court – after the General Post Office which formerly stood near here, Priest’s Court – with allusion to the adjacent, Primrose Hill – thought to be named after a builder of this name, or possibly the primroses which formerly grew here; formerly called Salisbury Court, as it approaches Salisbury Square, Primrose Street – thought to be named after a builder of this name, or possibly the primroses which formerly grew here, Prince’s Street – named in reference to the adjacent King and Queen Streets, Printers Inn Court – after the printing industry which formerly flourished here, Printer Street – after the printing industry which formerly flourished here, Pump Court – after a former pump located here, Quality Court – a descriptive name, as it was superior when built compared with the surrounding streets, Queens Head Passage – after a former house here called the Queens Head, demolished 1829, Rangoon Street – after the former warehouses here of the, Red Lion Court – after a former inn of this name, Robin Hood Court – thought to be after a former inn of this name, Rolls Buildings and Rolls Passage – the former site of a house containing the rolls of Chancery, Rood Lane – after a former rood (cross) set up at, Ropemaker Street – descriptive, after the rope making trade formerly located here, Rose Alley – after a former inn of this name, Rose Street – after a former tavern of this name here; it was formerly Dicer Lane, possibly after either a dice maker here, or a corruption of ‘ditcher’, Royal Exchange Avenue and Royal Exchange Buildings – after the adjacent, St Alphage Garden and St Alphage Highwalk – after the adjacent, St Andrew’s Hill – after the adjacent, St Botolph Row and St Botolph Street – after the adjacent, St Clare Street – after a former church/convent here of the Little Sisters of St Clare, St Dunstan’s Alley, St Dunstan’s Hill and St Dunstan’s Lane – after the former, St Dunstan’s Court – after the nearby, St Margaret’s Close – after the adjacent, St Michael’s Alley – after the adjacent, St Mildred’s Court – after the former, St Paul’s Churchyard – after the adjacent, St Peter’s Alley – after the adjacent, Salisbury Court and Salisbury Square – after the London house of the bishops of Salisbury, located here prior to the Reformation, Salters Court – after the former hall of the, Salter’s Hall Court – after the former hall of the, Sandy’s Row – after a builder or property owner of this name, Saracens Head Yard – after a former inn of this name, Seething Lane – formerly Shyvethenestrat and Sivethenelane, deriving from, Sermon Lane – thought to be after Adam la Sarmoner, 13th-century landowner, Sherborne Lane – earlier Shirebourne Lane, alteration of the Medieval Shitteborelane, in reference to a public privy here, Shoe Lane – as this lane formerly led to a shoe-shaped landholding/field, Skinners Lane – after the fur trade that was former prevalent here; it was formerly Maiden Lane, after a local inn or shop, Smithfield Street and West Smithfield – derives from the, Southampton Buildings – after Southampton House which formerly stood here, built for the bishops of Lincoln in the 12th century and later acquired by the earls of Southampton, South Place and South Place Mews – named as it is south of Moorfields, Staining Lane – from Saxon-era ‘Staeninga haga’, meaning place owned by the people of, Staple Inn and Staple Inn Buildings – after the adjacent, Star Alley – after a former inn here of this name, Stationer’s Hall Court – after the adjacent hall of the, Steelyard Passage – after the Hanseatic League Base, now under Cannon St. Station, Stew Lane – after a former stew (hot bath) here, Stonecutter Street – after the former stonecutting trade that took place here, Stone House Court – after a former medieval building here called the Stone House, Stoney Lane – simply a descriptive name, streets typically being mud tracks in former times, Suffolk Lane – after a former house here belonging to the dukes of Suffolk, Sugar Bakers Court – presumably descriptive, Sugar Quay Walk – presumably descriptive, Sun Street and Sun Street Passage – after a former inn of this name, Swan Lane – after a former inn here called the Olde Swanne; formerly Ebbgate, after a watergate here, Swedeland Court – after the former Swedish community based here, Talbot Court – after a former inn of this name (or 'Tabard'), Tallis Street – after the 16th-century composer, Telegraph Street – renamed (from Bell Alley, after a former inn) when the General Post Office’s telegraph department opened there, Temple Avenue and Temple Lane – after the adjacent, The Terrace (off King’s Bench Walk) – presumably descriptive, Thavies Inn – after a house here owned by the armourer Thomas (or John) Thavie in the 14th century, Thomas More Highwalk – after 16th-century author and statesman, Tokenhouse Yard – after a 17th-century token house here (a house selling tokens during coin shortages), Took’s Court – after local 17th-century builder/owner Thomas Tooke, Tower Hill Terrace – after the adjacent, Tower Royal – after a former Medieval tower and later royal lodging house that stood here; ‘Royal’ is in fact a corruption of, Trig Lane – after one of several people with the surname Trigge, recorded here in the Middle Ages, Turnagain Lane – descriptive, as it is a dead-end; recorded in the 13th century as Wendageyneslane, Union Court – named as when built it connected Wormwood Street to Old Broad Street, Victoria Avenue – named in 1901 in honour of, Vine Street – formerly Vine Yard, unknown but thought to be ether from a local inn or a vineyard, Viscount Street – formerly Charles Street, both names after the Charles Egerton, Viscount Brackley, of which there were three in the 17th–18th centuries, Wardrobe Place and Wardrobe Terrace – after the, Warwick Lane, Warwick Passage and Warwick Square – after the Neville family, earls of Warwick, who owned a house near here in the 1400s; formerly Old Dean’s Lane, after a house here resided in by the Dean of St Paul’s, Water Lane – after a former watergate that stood here by the Thames; formerly Spurrier Lane, Watling Court and Watling Street – corrupted from the old name of Athelingestrate (Saxon Prince Street), by association with the more famous Roman, Well Court – after the numerous wells formerly located in this area, Whitecross Street – after a former white cross which stood near here in the 1200s, White Hart Court – after a former inn of this name, White Horse Yard – after a former inn of this name, White Lion Court – after a former inn of this name, destroyed by fire in 1765, White Lion Hill – this formerly led to White Lion Wharf, which is thought to have been named after a local inn, Widegate Street – thought to be after a gate that formerly stood on this street; formerly known as Whitegate Alley, Wine Office Court – after an office here that granted licenses to sell wine in the 17th century, This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 14:49. Park Road. Most City alleys hold little menace beyond the smell of urine. Do the right thing. This is a list of the etymology of street names in the City of London. Click on street name to see the position on LONDON street map. Top 10 London: Top Ten Shopping Centers in London, Museums of London: Ten Overlooked London Museums, Top 10 London: Top Ten Things to See and Do in Haggerston, Top 10 London: Top Ten Things to See and Do in Haringey, Top 10 London: Top Ten Things to See and Do in Redbridge, Top 10 London: Top Ten Things to See and Do in Hillingdon, Top 10 London: Top Ten Things to Do in Canonbury, Top 10 London: Top Ten Things to See and Do in Bermondsey, Top 10 London: Top Ten Things Things to See and Do in Kingston upon Thames, Top 10 London: Top Ten Things to See and Do in Havering, LONDON UNDER: Exploring Hidden London’s Abandoned Charing Cross Station, The London Fiver – Five Collector Toy Shops. Victoria Road. as it does not appear to be 1851-1891 London Guide: Our Favorite Restaurants in London – London Restaurant Recommendations for Americans – What’s Your Favorite? ), i. Ever wondered where some of London's more unusual street names come from? Kingsway. Bread Street. Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert (1983), sfn error: no target: CITEREFFairfield1972 (, sfn error: no target: CITEREFBebbington1983 (, Robert de Clifford, 1st Baron de Clifford, Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, 'Aldermary Churchyard – Aldgate Ward', A Dictionary of London (1918), List of civil parishes in the City of London, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Street_names_of_the_City_of_London&oldid=995907698, Lists of United Kingdom placename etymology, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Abchurch Lane and Abchurch Yard – after the adjacent, Alban Highwalk and St Albans Court – after the adjacent, Aldermanbury and Aldermanbury Square – the site of a burgh (enclosed settlement) of a Saxon-era, Alderman’s Walk – formerly Dashwood's Walk, for Francis Dashwood, who lived here in the 18th century; it was changed when he became an, Angel Court – named after a long demolished inn of this name, Angel Street – after a demolished inn of this name; formerly Angle Alley, The Arcade (Liverpool Street) – presumably descriptive, Artillery Lane – this formerly led to the Tasel Close Artillery Yard, which stood here in the 17th–18th centuries, Ashentree Court – after the ashen trees formerly located here at the Whitefriars' monastery, Austin Friars and Austin Friars Passage and Austin Friars Square – after, The Avenue (Cutlers Gardens) – presumably descriptive, Bakers Hall Court – after the nearby hall of the, Baltic Street West – the streets here were built by a timber merchant circa 1810 who named them after trade-related activities; Baltic refers to the Baltic softwood trade, Barley Mow Passage – after a former inn here of this name, possibly by reference to alcohol, or else a corruption of the nearby St Bartholomew's church and hospital, Barnard’s Inn – named after Lionel Barnard, owner of a town house (or ‘inn’) here in the mid-15th century, Bartholomew Close and Bartholomew Place – after St Bartholomew’s Priory, which stood here and is remembered in the names of the local hospital and two churches, Bartlett Court, Bartlett Street and Bartletts Passage – after Thomas Bartlett, court printer to, Bastion Highwalk – presumably after the adjacent Roman bastion ruins, Bear Alley – thought to be after a former inn of this name, Beehive Passage – after a former tavern here of this name, Bengal Court – presumably after the former British colony of, Bell Inn Yard – after a former inn of this name, Bell Wharf Lane – unknown, possibly after a former tavern of this name; formerly Emperor’s Head Lane, after an inn here, Billiter Court and Billiter Street – after former ‘belzeter’ (bell foundry) located here, Birchin Lane – unknown, though suggested to come from the, Bloomberg Arcade – after its owners/developers, Bolt Court – thought to be after a former tavern called the Bolt-in-Tun, Bond Court – after a 17th-century property developer of this name, Botolph Alley and Botolph Lane – after the, Bow Churchyard and Bow Lane – after the adjacent, Brabant Court – thought to be after the, Braidwood Passage – presumably after 19th-century fireman, Bream’s Buildings – thought to be named for its 18th-century builder, Breton Highwalk – presumably after the 16th–17th-century poet, Brewer’s Hall Gardens – after the adjacent, Brick Court – as this was home to the first set of brick buildings in the area, Bride Court, Bride Lane, St Bride’s Avenue, St Bride’s Passage and St Bride Street – after the adjacent, Bridgewater Highwalk, Bridgewater Square and Bridgewater Street – after the, Broadgate and Broadgate Circle – developed in the late 1980s, presumably named for the former, Broad Lane, Broad Street Avenue, New Broad Street and Old Broad Street – simply a descriptive name, dating to the early Middle Ages; the northernmost section was formerly ‘New Broad Street’; however, this has now switched onto an adjacent sidestreet, Broken Wharf – this wharf fell into disrepair owing to a property dispute in the 14th century, Brushfield Street – after Thomas Brushfield, Victorian-era representative for this area at the, Bucklersbury and Bucklersbury Passage – after the Buckerel/Bucherel family who owned land here in the 1100s, Budge Row – formerly home to the drapery trade; a ‘budge/boge’ was a type of lamb’s wool, Bull's Head Passage – thought to be after an inn or shop of this name, Bury Court and Bury Street – after a former house on this site given to, Bush Lane – thought to be after a former inn of this name. This is perhaps one of the most iconic street names in the country, especially amongst shoppers and fashion enthusiasts. Take a tour of Angel House, which is on the market for £1.69 million. Well some of the names … (Photo via AP) With the 2012 Games putting a spotlight on London, let’s take a look at 10 Famous Streets in London and what they have to offer. Admire the stunning murals adorning the walls of Fashion Street. B - Street names beginning with B. Old to New Street names 1929 - 1945. Street names of the City of London; T. Thames Street, London; Threadneedle Street; Throgmorton Street; Trump Street; V. Victoria Embankment; W. Walbrook; Wood Street, London; Wormwood Street; Last edited on 5 September 2013, at 11:54. Likewise, Coley Street is named for a person rather than a fish: Henry Coley was a 17th-century astrologer and mathematician. As this street listing gets larger, it needs to be split by alphabetical first letter. A - 1422 streets B - 2672 streets C - 3099 streets D - 1085 streets E - 960 streets F - 984 streets: G - 1378 streets H - 1910 streets I - 189 streets J - 212 streets K - 695 streets L - 1510 streets M - 1759 streets: N - … The Crescent. Almost all these changes took place between 1st January 1936 and 1st July 1939 but a few were made at other times during 1929-45 The symbol # indicates that the old name has been abolished and the street incorporated into an existing place name. In London, names like Honey Lane, Bread Street and Poultry conjure the food markets that once lived there. London Street Directory in 1921. Except where otherwise stated the sources used were: H. E. Salter, The Historic Names of the Streets and Lanes of Oxford; Margaret Gelling, The Place-Names of Oxfordshire (E.P.N.S. Old Street Names of London. The most popular Halloween themed street name in the UK is Dark Lane, with 158 roads with this name. Head here on Saturdays for one of the best foodie markets in the city, with live music and plenty of great people watching. Crooked Usage The name of this street might be traced back to Anglo-Saxon days, where a usage was a strip of grass between fields. C - Street names beginning with C. D - Street names beginning with D High Street. The Weird Street Names in London. Kings Road. The London Fiver – Five London Christmas Songs, Through the Lens: London at Christmas Time, The London Fiver – Five London Invasion Films, Nights out in London: Top Ten Underground Bars For a Cocktail, The London Fiver – Five London Christmas Movies, How to Find the Cheapest Airfares to London, Top 11 Myths American Believe about London, 10 Random Facts and Figures about Trafalgar Square. London Online's street index lists streets for most areas of Greater London. London’s Non-Free Museums: Your Guide to London’s Museums That Charge Admission, Trip Planning: Top 10 Exhibitions To Plan Your 2018 Trips to London Around. Kings Road. Phone +44 20 7364 1717 Web Visit website. A Lane had only to be the width of a beer barrel rolled by two men. Each era of London’s history has left its mark on the various streets, avenues, lanes, and ways. Here is a small selection of unique London street and place names and their fascinating histories. Highfield Road. St Peter at Westminster is the formal name of Westminster Abbey. Home to the Prime Minister, this is the road name in London you are most likely to … Station Road. From Balls Pond Road (of which there are three in the capital) to White Knobs Way, our city is teeming with streets that you can't help but chuckle at. The 1940 street directory serves two purposes. Willow trees hang over this narrow Victorian street tucked away in north London. London Street Index Alphabetical list of streets in London. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. The name itself may come from the word ‘breme’ meaning fierce or energetic. STREET-NAMES. A promising looking sign in Clerkenwell, sadly this probably has to be filed in the ‘urban myths’ category, but I’ll… Church Road. Church Street. There is some confusion as to exactly which name for George Street was the official name in use at any given time - in order by date, various names for George Street as found on various maps are as follows: Map Street Name. Street The cognoscente will immediately quote Farringdon Road—but Farringdon Street only becomes Farringdon Roadoutside the city boundary! London Street Names Street Names - Henry I stipulated that a street could not be named as such unless it was paved and was wide enough for sixteen knights to ride abreast. Along with details of nearby streets, postcodes, and local information. Highfield Road. King’s Road in London. Fournier Street, London E1, UK. Oct 30, 2020 - Explore Martin's board "London Street names", followed by 1202 people on Pinterest. Please bear in mind that the "Present Name" often already existed, the "Former Name"being incorporated as a part, and in some cases has been changed again later. London mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered a review of statues and street names in the capital. Prior to the nineteenth century, street names were typically generic and descriptive, usually named after the goods sold in them e.g. London is the most ancient city in the world. These are all real places in real locations in London; nothing has been photoshopped and if you type them into CityMapper and follow the instructions, you will end up there (and then probably turn around and go straight back home again). Of course! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Windsor Road. The streets are organised alphabetically and spread over a number of pages for each letter as there are 10,000's of streets throughout Greater London. - If you wish to link to this page, you can do so by referring to the URL address below this line. Artillery Lane. List of streets in LONDON. Addle Hill E.C.4 - Here once stood the Saxon Royal Palace of King Athelstan (Adelstan). The medieval name for nun was mynchen, from which mincing derives. The Old English word stræt(‘street’) originally meant a paved road, especially a Roman one, but was also used of a street in a town. Prior to the nineteenth century, street names were typically generic and descriptive, usually named after the goods sold in them e.g. Places shown in UPPER case letters refer to the Registration District for census returns, or in the case of the City of London they indicate the ward. We couldn't find any witches or wizards in London's street names (other than Merlin Street in Islington), but there is a Warlock Road in the Maida … A friend of mine built a house out in the boondocks. This gazetteer covers only the area of the medieval town. Log in, Latest London news right in your email inbox every Thursday. Church Lane. A - 1422 streets B - 2672 streets C - 3099 streets D - 1085 streets E - 960 streets F - 984 streets: G - 1378 streets H - 1910 streets I - 189 streets J - 212 streets K - 695 streets L - 1510 streets Residents of the road in Rowley Regis, West Mids, have been told by the local council that there are no plans to change what the road is called despite some complaints that it has led to lower house prices. Today, Broadway Market is the poshest face of Hackney – the tiny two storey street with its independent cafés, bookshops and butchers is a creative hub of hipness, like a smaller, cooler Notting Hill. Streets are listed under their latest names. Main Street. It destroyed the family. Queens Road. Our guide to London’s best street food delivers everything you need to know about the city’s top on-the-hoof eats By Time Out London Food & … Take a peek here . As this street listing gets larger, it may need these indexes to be split by alphabetical second letter. Click on the street name to go to a street map of LONDON. Choose a random street name. Hanging Sword Alley, City of London. 1746 John Rocque Map George Street 1827 Greenwood Map Bluegate Fields 1852 Watkins dictionary Map Bluegate Fields Church Road. Origins of London Street Names. Church Street. In the city, Harley Street is known as the cosmetic street in London, due to the street … Most people may not know the reason behind the names of the streets in London. Park Road. A - Street names beginning with A. Origins of London Street Names. Park Avenue. https://www.tripsavvy.com/the-best-street-markets-in-london-4165253 London Street name changes. London Identity: Just What is a Londoner Anyway? This gazetteer covers only the area of the medieval town. Upper Butts is a street located in Hounslow and the origin of Butts is thought to be related to archery targets, which once upon a time were also referred to as butts. After the principle of hero-worship, 52 streets have been named Wellington, 29 as Marlborough and 11 after Nelson. - If you wish to link to this page, you can do so by referring to the URL address below this line. London Street Directory in 1940 - index. The Victorian London Street Index contains over 58,000 references. Searchable A to Z list of streets. London Street Listings in 1940. London Road. St Mary Axe. For many of us, street names are no more than simple signposts. RUDE NAME: The name of a famous street called Bell End has been saved despite protests (Image: BMP MEDIA). The year shown thus [1881] indicates the year of the original reference, thus: Streets are listed under their latest names. New Road. 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