Oxford Street, W1D

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December
9
2017

This is a street in the W1D postcode area

A lot of the street information research on this website is academic in nature - from university research, the Survey of London, British History Online, borough conservation areas and more. Occasionally, the Hive Mind comes up trumps - these derivations come from discoveries on the Wikipedia made during 2019 which is feeding into the project.

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Jack Cornwell Street Newham Jack Cornwell First World War sailor boy and recipient of the Victoria Cross, who grew up here: Little Ilford, East Ham.
Jacob’s Well Mews – after Jacob Hinde, husband of Anne Thayer, who inherited this land from her father Thomas Thayer [Marylebone]
James Street – named after Prince James, later James II, son of Charles I who was reigning king when this street was built in the 1630s [Covent Garden]
Jermyn Street Westminster Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans Developed much of St. James's around the year 1667
Jerusalem Passage – after the Monastic Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem [Clerkenwell]
Jewry Street – after the former Jewish community which was based here; formerly Poor Jewry Street [City of London]
Jockey’s Fields – thoguht to date from the old custom of the Lord Mayor and retainers on horseback inspecting the nearby conduit on the river Tyburn [Holborn]
Johanna Street – possibly after local resident and subscriber to the Old Vic Johanna Serres [Waterloo]
John Adam Street – after John Adam, who built the Adelphi development with his brother Robert in the 1760s [Strand]
John Archer Way Wandsworth John Archer First black mayor of a London council - Battersea Borough Council, in 1913/4
John Bradshaw Road Enfield John Bradshaw Benefactor of Southgate, who lived nearby in The Bourne
John Carpenter Street City of London John Carpenter Town clerk of the City of London in the fifteenth century, and founder of the City of London School
John Islip Street Westminster John Islip Abbot of the monastery of Westminster at the time of Henry VIII
John Milton Passage – after the author John Milton [City of London]
John Prince's Street – after John Prince, surveyor to the Cavendish-Harley estate in the 1710s [Marylebone]
John Street – after local 18th century carpenter John Blagrave [Bloomsbury]
John Trundle Highwalk – after John Trundle, 16th–17th century author and book seller [City of London]
John Wesley Highwalk – after John Wesley, founder of Methodism [City of London]
John Wilson Street Greenwich John Wilson Minister of Woolwich Baptist Tabernacle, now Woolwich Central Baptist Church, who gave generously to the local poor
John’s Mews – after local 18th century carpenter John Blagrave [Bloomsbury]
Johnson’s Place – after John Johnson, Victorian-era local paviour/owner [Victoria]
Johnsons Court – after a local 16th century property owning family of this name; the connection with Samuel Johnson is coincidental [City of London]
Jonathan Street – for Jonathan Tyers and his son, owner/managers of the nearby Vauxhall Gardens for much of the 18th century [Vauxhall]
Jones Street – after William Jones, yeoman, who leased a large plot here in 1723 [Mayfair]
Jubilee Walkway – named in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II [Southwark]
Judd Street WC1 - Takes its name from Sir Andrew Judd, Lord Mayor, 1551-2, erected one notable free schoole at Tonbridge in Kent he was a land owner of St Pancras. Thus Kentish names like Tonbridge Street in the area. Judd developed the local area via the Skinners’ Company in the 1570s [Bloomsbury]
Juxon Street – after William Juxon, Archbishop of Canterbury 1660-63, by connection with the nearby Lambeth Palace [Lambeth]
Kean Street – after Edmund Kean, successful Shakespearian actor of the 19th century, and his actor son Charles Kean [Covent Garden]
Keats Grove Camden John Keats Writer who lived in the road, and whose house is now a museum. The road was formerly called John Street
Keeley Street – after Robert Keeley, successful actor and comedian of the 19th century [Covent Garden]
Keith Park Road, Uxbridge Street built near the site of the former RAF Uxbridge, and named after an air marshal in the Second World War. Keith Park was leader of No. 11 Group RAF, which was coordinated nearby, in what is now the Battle of Britain Bunker.
Kemble Street – after the Kemble family, who were active in the local theatre community in the 18th and 19th centuries [Covent Garden]
Kendall Place – after William Kendall, local builder and timber merchant in the 18th century [Marylebone]
Kennett Wharf Lane – after its late 18th century owner [City of London]
Kennings Way - unknown; formerly White Hart Row [23]
Kennington Gardens – after the Old English Chenintune (‘settlement of Chenna’a people’); another explanation is that it means place of the King, or town of the King. [Kennington]
Kennington Lane – after the Old English Chenintune (‘settlement of Chenna’a people’); another explanation is that it means place of the King, or town of the King. [Kennington]
Kennington Oval – after the Old English Chenintune (‘settlement of Chenna’a people’); another explanation is that it means place of the King, or town of the King. [Kennington]
Kennington Park Road – after the Old English Chenintune (‘settlement of Chenna’a people’); another explanation is that it means place of the King, or town of the King. [Kennington]
Kennington Road – after the Old English Chenintune (‘settlement of Chenna’a people’); another explanation is that it means place of the King, or town of the King. [Kennington]
Kenrick Place – after William Kenrick, local lecturer and writer in the 18th century [Marylebone]
Kent Passage – after Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, brother of the Prince Regent (George IV) [Regent’s Park]
Kent Terrace – after Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, brother of the Prince Regent (George IV) [Regent’s Park]
Kentish Buildings – after 17th century property owner Thomas Kentish; formerly it was Christopher Alley [Southwark]
Kenton Street – after the 18th century vintner Benjamin Kenton, benefactor of the nearby Foundling Hospital [Bloomsbury]
Keppel Row – after Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, 18th century naval figure [Southwark]
Keppel Street – after Elizabeth Keppel, wife of local landowner Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock [Bloomsbury]
Keyworth Place – after Leonard James Keyworth, recipient of a Victoria Cross in the First World War [Southwark]
Keyworth Street – after Leonard James Keyworth, recipient of a Victoria Cross in the First World War [Southwark]
Kilmorey Gardens Richmond upon Thames Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey Earl buried with his mistress in the Kilmorey Mausoleum, near the road.
Kilmorey Road Richmond upon Thames Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey Earl buried with his mistress in the Kilmorey Mausoleum, near the road.
King Charles Street – after Charles II reigning monarch when the street was built in 1682 [Westminster]
King Edward Street – named for Edward VI, who turned the adjacent Greyfriars monastery into a hospital; it was formerly known as Stinking Lane [City of London]
King Edward Walk – after Edward VI, who granted land near here to the City of London [Lambeth]
King Edward's Road Barking and Dagenham King Edward VII Originally called Creeksmouth Lane; renamed in 1902 to commemorate the king's coronation.
King George VI Avenue Merton King George VI The avenue was made to commemorate the king's coronation in 1937
King Square – built 1820, and named for George IV [Finsbury]
King Street – built after the Great Fire and named for Charles II [City of London]
King Street – named after Charles I, king when this street was built in the 1600s [St James's]
King Street – named after Charles I, king when this street was built in the 1630s [Covent Garden]
King Street Hammersmith and Fulham John King Bishop of London who gave generously to the poor of Fulham in 1620 [60]
King William Street – named for William IV, reigning monarch when the street was built in 1829-35 [City of London]
King William Street Greenwich King William IV His memorial is in the street near the National Maritime Museum.
King William Walk City of London King William IV. The City example is one of many — merely built in his reign.
King’s Arms Yard – named after a former inn of this name [City of London]
King’s Bench Street – after the King’s Bench Prison formerly located here [Southwark]
King’s Bench Walk – named for the adjacent housing for lawyers of the King’s Bench [City of London]
King’s Cross Bridge – after a former statue of George IV that formerly stood near where the train station is now; the Road was formerly called Bagnigge Wells, after a tea garden of that name near here [Clerkenwell]
King’s Head Yard – after a former inn here of this name [Southwark]
King’s Mews – by association with Theobald's Road, formerly King's Way [Bloomsbury]
King’s Scholars’ Passage – after the King’s Scholars of Westminster School [Westminster]
Kinghorn Street – formerly King Street, renamed in 1885 to avoid confusion with many other streets of this name [City of London]
Kingly Court – originally off ‘King Street’, in honour either of the original owner of this land of Henry III, or James II, reigning monarch when built;
Kingly Street – originally ‘King Street’, in honour either of the original owner of this land of Henry III, or James II, reigning monarch when built; it was renamed in 1906 so as to avoid confusion with other King Streets [Soho]
Kings Cross N1 - The Station at Kings cross took it's name from the statue of George the IV that was at the cross road with Pentonville Road and Grays Inn Road.
Kings Cross Road – after a former statue of George IV that formerly stood near where the train station is now; the Road was formerly called Bagnigge Wells, after a tea garden of that name near here [Clerkenwell]
Kings Road SW1 - Once an old footpath through fields taken over by Charles II, as his own private road leading him to Richmond and Kew Palace.
Kingscote Street – formerly King Edward Street (for Edward VI), renamed in 1885 to avoid confusion with the street of this name off Newgate Street [City of London]
Kingsway – named in honour of Edward VII, reigning king when this road was completed in 1906 [Holborn]
Kingsway Camden / Westminster King Edward VII Opened the street in 1905.
Kinnerton Place North - after local landowners the Grosvenors (titled Viscounts Belgrave), who owned land in Lower Kinnerton, Cheshire [Belgravia]
Kinnerton Place South - after local landowners the Grosvenors (titled Viscounts Belgrave), who owned land in Lower Kinnerton, Cheshire [Belgravia]
Kinnerton Street - after local landowners the Grosvenors (titled Viscounts Belgrave), who owned land in Lower Kinnerton, Cheshire [Belgravia]
Kinnerton Yard - after local landowners the Grosvenors (titled Viscounts Belgrave), who owned land in Lower Kinnerton, Cheshire [Belgravia]
Kirby Street – from Christopher Hatton’s Kirby House in Northamptonshire [Hatton Garden]
Kirkman Place – after local 18th century brewer and property developer Joseph Kirkman [Fitzrovia]
Kneller Road Richmond upon Thames Godfrey Kneller Lived at Kneller Hall in the road, now the Royal Military School of Music, Whitton, Twickenham.
Knightrider Court – thought to be literally a street where knights used to ride [City of London]
Knightrider Street – thought to be literally a street where knights used to ride [City of London]
Kossuth Street Greenwich Lajos Kossuth Hungarian national hero who lived in London in the 1850s.
Ladbroke Crescent Kensington and Chelsea James Weller Ladbroke Developed the North Kensington area around 1840.
Ladbroke Gardens Kensington and Chelsea James Weller Ladbroke Developed the North Kensington area around 1840.
Ladbroke Grove Kensington and Chelsea James Weller Ladbroke Developed the North Kensington area around 1840.
Ladbroke Road Kensington and Chelsea James Weller Ladbroke Developed the North Kensington area around 1840.
Ladbroke Square Kensington and Chelsea James Weller Ladbroke Developed the North Kensington area around 1840.
Ladbroke Terrace Kensington and Chelsea James Weller Ladbroke Developed the North Kensington area around 1840.
Ladbroke Walk Kensington and Chelsea James Weller Ladbroke Developed the North Kensington area around 1840.
Lamb Walk – after a 17th-century inn here of this nam [Southwark]
Lamb’s Buildings – after its early 19th century owner William (or Thomas) Lamb; it was formerly known as Great Swordbearers Alley [Finsbury]
Lamb’s Conduit Passage – after a conduit built by William Lambe in the 16th century to bring clean water from the countryside north of London [Holborn]
Lamb’s Passage – after its early 19th century owner William (or Thomas) Lamb; it was formerly known as Great Swordbearers Alley [Finsbury]
Lambert Jones Mews – after Lambert Jones, Victorian-era councilman [City of London]
Lambeth High Street, Lambeth Road and Lambeth Palace Road – refers to a harbour where lambs were either shipped from or to. It is formed from the Old English 'lamb' and 'hythe'. Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury [Lambeth]
Lambeth Hill – corruption of Lambert/Lambart, local property owner [City of London]
Lambeth Road - refers to a harbour where lambs were either shipped from or to. It is formed from the Old English 'lamb' and 'hythe'. [Vauxhall]
Lambeth SE1 - Original name was Lambhythe, Hythe being a Dock where lambs were transported.
Lamb's Conduit Street WC1 - In Henry VIII's time there was a Kentish man named William Lambe who built a faire conduit in Holborn where there was spring water as clear as crystal. The water was carried along in lead pipes from the north fields for more than two thousand yards at his own cost of more than fifteen hundred pounds. The conduit was removed in 1746, but Lamb's name remains at the end of the street were his conduit once stood. Lamb's Conduit Street – named after William Lambe, in recognition of the £1,500 he gave for the rebuilding of the Holborn Conduit in 1564. (According to The London Encyclopaedia, The conduit was an Elizabethan dam made in one of the tributaries of the Fleet River and restored in 1577 by William Lamb, who also provided 120 pails for poor women) [Bloomsbury]
Lancaster Place – former site of the Savoy Palace. It passed into the ownership of the earls of Lancaster in the 13th century, the most famous of which was John of Gaunt, who owned the palace at the times of its destruction in Peasant’s Revolt of 1381 [Strand]
Lancaster Street – unknown; formerly Union Street [Southwark]
Langham Place – after Sir James Langham, who owned a house near here in the early 19th century [Marylebone]
Langham Street – after Sir James Langham, who owned a house near here in the early 19th century [Marylebone]
Langley Court – after Sir Roger Langley, who owned land here in the early 18th century [Covent Garden]
Langley Street – after Sir Roger Langley, who owned land here in the early 18th century [Covent Garden]
Langthorn Court – named after a former property owner of this name [City of London]
Langton Close – after the Arthur Langton Nurses Home formerly located here [Clerkenwell]
Lansbury Gardens Tower Hamlets George Lansbury British politician (MP 1910-1912, 1922-1940) and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935. Blackwall (ex.-Poplar)
Lansdowne Crescent Kensington and Chelsea Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne Home Secretary and later Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time the road was built.
Lansdowne Rise Kensington and Chelsea Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne Home Secretary and later Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time the road was built.
Lansdowne Road Kensington and Chelsea Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne Home Secretary and later Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time the road was built.
Lansdowne Row – former site of Lansdowne House, home of William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne in the 18th century [Mayfair]
Lansdowne Terrace – after William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, Prime Minister 1782–83 [Bloomsbury]
Lant Street SE1 - Derives its name from the Lant family who inherited the estates known as Southwark Olace which was formerly in the possesion of Heath, Archbishop of York.
Latimer Road, Kensington Edward Latymer Clerk at the Court of Wards and Liveries who bequeathed the land on which Latimer Road was later built to help fund Latymer Upper School, which he founded. The school's playing fields are situated west of the road.
Latymer Road, Edmonton Edward Latymer Clerk at the Court of Wards and Liveries. The roads in Edmonton are located near The Latymer School, founded by Edward Latymer
Latymer Way, Edmonton Edward Latymer Clerk at the Court of Wards and Liveries. The roads in Edmonton are located near The Latymer School, founded by Edward Latymer
Laud Street – after William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633-45, by association with the nearby Lambeth Palace [Vauxhall]
Laud Street Croydon William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-1645) who lived at Croydon Palace
Lauderdale Place – named for the Earls of Lauderdale, who owned a house here [City of London]
Launcelot Street – after Launcelot Holland, local developer in the 1820s [Waterloo]
Laurence Pountney Hill and Laurence Pountney Lane – after the former St Laurence Pountney church, built by Sir John de Pulteney but destroyed in the Great Fire [City of London]
Lavington Street – after Thomas Lant, local 18th century developer [Southwark]
Lawn Lane – after a former row of houses here called The Lawn, after their grass plots, demolished in 1889-90 [Vauxhall]
Lawrence Lane – after the nearby St Lawrence Jewry church [City of London]
Laxton Place – after its 1806 developer, the baker George Laxton [Regent’s Park]
Laystall Street – after a former nearby laystall, a term for a refuse heap [Clerkenwell]
Leadenhall Market – after the Leaden Hall, a house owned by Sir Hugh Neville in the 14th century [City of London]
Leadenhall Place – after the Leaden Hall, a house owned by Sir Hugh Neville in the 14th century [City of London]
Leadenhall Street – after the Leaden Hall, a house owned by Sir Hugh Neville in the 14th century [City of London]
Leake Court – after John Leake, founder of a local hospital in 1767 [Waterloo]
Leake Street – after John Leake, founder of a local hospital in 1767 [Waterloo]
Leather Lane – thought to come not from ‘leather’ but from Leofrun, a personal name in Old English; formerly known as Le Vrunelane (13th century), Loverone Lane (14th century) and Liver Lane [Hatton Garden]
Leathermarket Court – after the tanneries and leather market formerly located here [Southwark]
Leathermarket Street – after the tanneries and leather market formerly located here [Southwark]
Lees Place – after either Robert Lee (or Lees), owner of the Two Chairman pub which formerly stood here [107] or one Thomas Barrett of Lee, Kent, 19th century builder [Mayfair]
Leicester Court – Leicester Court was formerly Ryder Court, after local leaseholder Richard Ryder – it was renamed in 1936 [Chinatown]
Leicester Place – the square was home to Leicester House in the 17th century, home of Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester [Chinatown]
Leicester Square Westminster Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester Owner of the land on which the square is built, from 1630; ordered by the Privy Council to allow public access to the square.
Leicester Street – the square was home to Leicester House in the 17th century, home of Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester; [Chinatown]
Leigh Hunt Drive Enfield Leigh Hunt English writer born in Southgate
Leigh Hunt Street – after the author Leigh Hunt, who served a short sentence in a nearby prison [Southwark]
Leigh Place – from the Barons Leigh, who bought land in the area from the Baldwin family in 1689 [Hatton Garden]
Leigh Street – after Leigh in Kent, home county of local 16th century landowner Andrew Judd [Bloomsbury]
Lennox Gardens SW3 - Named after Lord William Lennox.
Leo Yard – from the Latin for lion, as it was formerly Red Lion Yard [Clerkenwell]
Lewisham Street – after William Legge, 1st Earl of Dartmouth, Viscount Lewisham, Lord Privy Seal in the 1710s and local resident [Westminster]
Lexington Street – named in 1885 after the Baron Lexington, whose family – the Suttons – purchased this land in 1645; it was formerly known as Little Windmill Street [Soho]
Lilestone Street – after the former manor of Lilestone which covered this area [Lisson Grove]
Lillie Road Hammersmith and Fulham Sir John Scott Lillie Lillie first laid out the easternmost section of the road across his North End Hermitage estate in 1826.
Lillie Yard Hammersmith and Fulham Sir John Scott Lillie owned the North End Hermitage estate.
Lime Street – Medieval name denoting a place of lime kilns [City of London]
Limeburner Lane – after the lime burning trade formerly located here [City of London]
Lincoln's Inn Fields – after Lincoln’s Inn, the townhouse of the Lacy family, earls of Lincoln, later leased to lawyers in the 14th century [Holborn]
Lind Road Sutton Jenny Lind Swedish singer, who entertained the people of Sutton in 1847 with her singing.
Lisle Street – after Philip, Viscount Lisle, who succeeded to the earldom of Leicester in 1677 [Chinatown]
Lisson Grove and Lisson Street – corruption of Lilestone, the former manor which covered this area, probably after a personal name (i.e. the Saxon Lille) [Lisson Grove]
Litchfield Street – possibly after Edward Lee, 1st Earl of Lichfield, who was brother-in-law of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton and son of Charles II [78], or Charlotte Lee, Countess of Lichfield, daughter of Charles II [Covent Garden]
Little Albany Street – after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, brother of the Prince Regent (George IV) [Regent’s Park]
Little Argyll Street – after John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, owner of the land in the 18th century [Soho]
Little Britain – thought to be after Robert le Bretoun, 13th century local landowner, probably from Brittany [City of London]
Little Chester Street – after local landowners the Grosvenors (titled Viscounts Belgrave), who owned land in Chester [Belgravia]
Little College Lane – after the adjacent St Michael Paternoster Royal, which was created as a collegiate church by Richard Whittington in 1419; College Street was formerly Paternoster Street (meaning rosary makers and College Hill was Royal Street (a corruption of La Réole, France, where local wine merchants hailed from) [City of London]
Little Dean’s Yard – location of the Dean of Westminster’s house [Westminster]
Little Dorrit Court – after the novel Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, by association with Dickens Square [Southwark]
Little Edward Street - after Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, brother of the Prince Regent (George IV) [Regent’s Park]
Little Marlborough Street – after John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, 17th – 18th century general [Soho]
Little New Street – built in the mid-1600s, and named simply because it was then new [City of London]
Little Newport Street – after Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport (Isle of Wight), who owned a house on this street (then just Newport Street) in the 17th century. Following the construction of Charing Cross Road, Newport Street was split in two and the two sections renamed as they are today [Chinatown]
Little Portland Street – after the Dukes of Portland, who owned much of this land following the marriage of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland to heiress Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland in 1734 [Marylebone]
Liverpool Street EC2 Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool The street was built in 1829 and named after the former Prime Minister, who had died the previous year. Also home to the Great Eastern Railway and one of London's largest stations.
Livonia Street – thought to be after Livonia (roughly modern Latvia), in allusion to the nearby Poland Street. Prior to 1894 it was called Bentinck Street, from the family name of the Duke of Portland, local landowners [Soho]
Lizard Street – after the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, who owned this land; their arms incorporates a salamander motif [Finsbury]
Lloyd’s Avenue – as the headquarters of the Lloyd's Register (named for Lloyd's Coffee House) were located here [City of London]
Lloyd’s Row, Lloyd Square, Lloyd Street and Lloyd Baker Street – after the Lloyd Baker family, local 19th century landowners [Clerkenwell]
Lodge Road – as it leads to the Hanover Lodge in Regent’s Park [Lisson Grove]
Lollard Street – named to commemorate the persecution of the Lollards in the 14th century; it was formerly East Street, after a branch of the local landowning Clayton family [Lambeth]
Loman Street – after the former Loman’s Pond located here [Southwark]
Lombard Court – from Lombardy, as this area was home to a community from there; the name was altered from Lombard Street to avoid confusion with the other street of this name [City of London]
Lombard Lane – from Lombardy, as this area was home to a community from there; the name was altered from Lombard Street to avoid confusion with the other street of this name [City of London]
London Bridge Street – after the adjacent London Bridge [Southwark]
London Bridge Walk – after the adjacent London Bridge [Southwark]
London Road – the road that led to London [Lambeth]
London Street – named after local 18th century property owner John London, not the city; the ‘New’ section was a later extension [City of London]
London Wall – after the city wall which formerly ran along this route (though there are still some ruins visible) [City of London]
Long Acre – after the garden/field of the abbey of St Peter; the road was laid out in 1615 [Covent Garden]
Long Yard – simply a descriptive name for this former stable yard [Bloomsbury]
Longmoore Street – after the marshes formerly located here [Victoria]
Lonsdale Road Richmond upon Thames Earls of Lonsdale William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale bought the land in 1846, on which the roads were later built
Lord North Street – originally just North Street, as led north from Smith Square, however this was altered in 1936 to commemorate Lord North, Prime Minister 1770-82, so as to avoid confusion with similarly name streets [Westminster]
Lorenzo Street – unknown; formerly York Street [Clerkenwell]
Lorne Close – after the John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (the Marquess of Lorne), husband of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria [Lisson Grove]
Lothbury – meaning ‘burgh’ of Lotha/Hlothere, a 7th-century name [City of London]
Lots Road SW3 - In 1544 it was recorded as lez lotte when the name discribed the lots of ground which were originally part of the manor over which the parishoners held Lammas rights. Thus bringing the words allotments into present day word.
Lovat Street – thought to be either a corruption of Lucas Lane, after a local landowner, or for Lord Lovat, local politician; it was formerly ‘Love Lane’, probably a euphemism for prostitution, and changed to avoid confusion with the other city lane of this name [City of London]
Love Lane – unknown, but possible with reference to the prostitution that occurred here in the 16th century; it was formerly Roper Lane, probably after the rope making trade, but possibly after a person with this surname [City of London]
Lower Belgrave Street – after local landowners the Grosvenors (titled Viscounts Belgrave), after their home estate of Belgrave, Cheshire [Belgravia]
Lower James Street – after James Axtell, co-owner of the land when Golden Square was developed in the 1670s [Soho]
Lower John Street – after John Emlyn, co-owner of the land when Golden Square was developed in the 1670s [Soho]
Lower Marsh – as this land was formerly a marsh prior to the 19th century [Waterloo]
Lower Robert Street – after Robert Adam, who built the Adelphi development with his brother John in the 1760s [Strand]
Lower Sloane Street – after Hans Sloane, local landowner when this area was built up in the 18th century [Belgravia]
Lower Thames Street and Upper Thames Street – thought to mark the bank of the Thames in Roman/Saxon times [City of London]
Lowndes Close – after the Lowndes family, former local landowners [Belgravia]
Lowndes Court – after William Lowndes, 16th-17th century financier and politician, who owned land here [Soho]
Lowndes Place – after the Lowndes family, former local landowners [Belgravia]
Lowndes Square – after the Lowndes family, former local landowners [Belgravia]
Lowndes Street – after the Lowndes family, former local landowners [Belgravia]
Lowther Road Richmond upon Thames Earls of Lonsdale William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale bought the land in 1846, on which the roads were later built
Loxham Street – possibly for directors of the East End Dwellings Company who developed these streets in the 1890s [Bloomsbury]
Ludgate Broadway, Ludgate Circus, Ludgate Hill and Ludgate Square – the former city gate of this name that formerly stood here, thought to an Old English term for ‘postern-gate’ [City of London]
Ludgate Circus – the former city gate of this name that formerly stood here, thought to an Old English term for ‘postern-gate’ [City of London]
Ludgate Hill – the former city gate of this name that formerly stood here, thought to an Old English term for ‘postern-gate’ [City of London]
Ludgate Square – the former city gate of this name that formerly stood here, thought to an Old English term for ‘postern-gate’ [City of London]
Lumley Street – after Sibell Lumley, wife of Victor, Earl Grosvenor, local landowner [Mayfair]
Lupus Street – after Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, whose family owned much of the surrounding land [Victoria]
Lyall Mews – after Charles Lyall, business partner with local landowners the Lowndes [Belgravia]
Lyall Mews West – after Charles Lyall, business partner with local landowners the Lowndes [Belgravia]
Lyall Street – after Charles Lyall, business partner with local landowners the Lowndes [Belgravia]
Lyndhurst Grove Southwark John Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst Lawyer and politician, three times Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.
Lyndhurst Square Southwark John Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst Lawyer and politician, three times Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.
Lyndhurst Way Southwark John Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst Lawyer and politician, three times Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.
Lyons Place – this land was formerly owned by Harrow School; this street was named for the school’s founder John Lyon [Lisson Grove]


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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

Millions Of Rats In Busy London
The Daily Mail on 14 April 1903 reported "MILLIONS OF RATS IN BUSY LONDON"

A rat plague, unprecedented in the annals of London, has broken out on the north side of the Strand. The streets principally infested are Catherine street, Drury lane, Blackmore street, Clare Market and Russell street. Something akin to a reign of terror prevails among the inhabitants after nightfall. Women refuse to pass along Blackmore street and the lower parts of Stanhope street after dusk, for droves of rats perambulate the roadways and pavements, and may be seen running along the window ledges of the empty houses awaiting demolition by the County Council in the Strand to Holborn improvement scheme.

The rats, indeed, have appeared in almost-incredible numbers. "There are millions of them," said one shopkeeper, and his statement was supported by other residents. The unwelcome visitors have been evicted from their old haunts by the County Council housebreakers, and are now busily in search of new homes. The Gaiety Restaurant has been the greatest sufferer. Rats have invaded the premises in such force that the managers have had to close the large dining room on the first floor and the grill rooms on the ground floor and in the basement. Those three spacious halls which have witnessed many as semblages of theatre-goers are now qui:e deserted. Behind the wainscot of the bandstand in the grillroom is a large mound of linen shreds. This represents 1728 serviettes carried theee by the rats.

In the bar the removal of a panel disclosed the astonishing fact that the rats have dragged for a distance of seven or eight yards some thirty or forty beer and wine bottles and stacked them in such a fashion as to make comfortable sleeping places. Mr Williams. the manager of the restaurant, estimates that the rats have destroyed L200 worth of linen. Formerly the Gaiety Restaurant dined 2000 persons daily; no business whatever is now done in this direction.

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Richard Roques   
Added: 21 Jan 2021 16:53 GMT   

Buckingham Street residents
Here in Buckingham Street lived Samuel Pepys the diarist, Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

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Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

Dennis Potter
Author Dennis Potter lived in Collingwood House in the 1970’s

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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Dec 2020 00:24 GMT   

Othello takes a bow
On 1 November 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello was presented for the first time, at The Palace of Whitehall. The palace was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698. Seven years to the day, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Tempest was also presented for the first time, and also at the Palace of Whitehall.

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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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rnorman345@aol.com   
Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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L’Escargot L’Escargot is one of London’s oldest restaurants.
Oxford Circus Oxford Circus, designed by John Nash in 1811.
Queen’s Theatre The Queen’s Theatre is located in Shaftesbury Avenue on the corner of Wardour Street.

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Adam and Eve Court, W1D The court was named for the nearby Adam and Eve tavern.
Adeline Place, WC1B Adeline Place was named after Adeline Marie Russell.
All Souls Place, W1B All Souls Place is a short cul-de-sac in the shadow of All Souls Church, originating in the eighteenth century as a mews off Edward Street.
Argyll Street, W1F Argyll Street was named after John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, owner of the land in the 18th century.
Bainbridge Street, WC2H Bainbridge Street takes its name from Henry Bainbridge, a local resident in the 17th century.
Bateman Street, W1D Bateman Street was named for Sir James Bateman, local landowner and Lord Mayor of London in the 1670s.
Batemans Buildings, W1D Batemans Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Bayley Street, WC1B Bayley Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1B postal area.
Beak Street, W1F Beak Street is named after Thomas Beake, one of the Queen’s messengers.
Bedford Avenue, WC1B Bedford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the WC1B postal area.
Bedford Square, WC1B Bedford Square was designed as a unified architectural composition in 1775-6 by Thomas Leverton.
Berners Mews, W1T Berners Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Berners Place, W1T Berners Place is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Berners Street, W1D William Berners completed building in 1763 what is today Berners Street.
Berners Street, W1T Berners Street runs from the junction of Oxford Street and Wardour Street to join up with Mortimer Street and the former Middlesex Hospital.
Berwick Road, W1F Berwick Road is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Berwick Street, W1F Berwick Street commemorates the Duke of Berwick, an illegitimate son of James II.
Bird Street, W1T Bird Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Bourchier Street, W1D Bourchier Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Bourlet Close, W1W Bourlet Close is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Brewer Street, W1D Brewer Street runs west to east from Glasshouse Street to Wardour Street.
Bridle Lane, W1F Bridle Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Broadwick Street, W1F Broadwick Street runs west-east between Marshall Street and Wardour Street, crossing Berwick Street.
Bromley Place, W1T Bromley Place is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Bywell Place, W1W Bywell Place is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Cambridge Circus, WC2H Cambridge Circus is the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road.
Candover Street, W1W Candover Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Cape Yard, W1D A street within the W1D postcode
Carlisle Street, W1D Carlisle Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Carlisle Walk, W1D Carlisle Walk is a road in the E8 postcode area
Carnaby Street, W1F Carnaby Street became the heart of Swinging London.
Cavendish Place, W1G Cavendish Place is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Central Saint Giles Piazza, WC2H Central Saint Giles Piazza is a location in London.
Centre Point House, WC2H Residential block
Chapone Place, W1D Chapone Place is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Charing Cross Road, WC2H Charing Cross Road is a street running immediately north of St Martin-in-the-Fields to St Giles Circus.
Charlotte Place, W1T Charlotte Place is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Charlotte Street, W1T Charlotte Street was laid out in the mid 18th century on open fields.
Colville Place, W1T Colville Place is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Conduit Street, W1S Conduit Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
D’Arblay Street, W1F D’Arblay Street is a location in London.
Dean Street, W1D Dean Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Denmark Place, WC2H Denmark Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Denmark Street, WC2H Denmark Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Duchess Street, W1W Duchess Street runs from Mansfield Street to Hallam Street, across Portland Place.
Duck Lane, W1F Duck Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Dufours Place, W1F Dufours Place is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Earnshaw Street, WC2H Earnshaw Street was at first called Arthur Street.
East Street, W1T East Street is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Eastcastle Street, W1D Eastcastle Street was originally called Castle Street East.
Eastcastle Street, W1T The portion of Eastcastle Street to the east of Wells Street originally belonged to the Berners Estate.
Evelyn Yard, W1T Evelyn Yard is a road in the W1T postcode area
Excel Court, WC2H Excel Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Falconberg Court, W1D Falconberg Court is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Falconberg Mews, W1D Falconberg Mews runs off of Sutton Row.
Flaxman Court, W1F Flaxman Court is a road in the W1F postcode area
Flichcroft Street, WC2H Flichcroft Street is a road in the WC2H postcode area
Flitcroft Street, WC2H Flitcroft Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Foley Street, W1W Foley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Foubert’s Place, W1F This is a street in the W1F postcode area
Fouberts Place, W1F Fouberts Place is named after a Frenchman who had a riding school here in the reign of Charles II.
Frith Street, W1D Frith Street is named after Richard Frith, a local builder.
Ganton Street, W1F Ganton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Gerrard Place, W1D Gerrard Place is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Goodge Place, W1T Goodge Place is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Gosfield Street, W1W Gosfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Goslett Yard, W1D Goslett Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Goslett Yard, W1D Goslett Yard is a road in the W1D postcode area
Great Castle Street, W1B Great Castle Street was begun in 1722.
Great Castle Street, W1W Great Castle Street was one of the main streets of the Harley Estate.
Great Chapel Street, W1D Great Chapel Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Great Marlborough Street, W1B Great Marlborough Street runs east of Regent Street past Carnaby Street towards Noel Street.
Great Marlborough Street, W1F Great Marlborough Street was named after John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.
Great Pulteney Street, W1F Great Pulteney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Great Titchfield Street, W1W Great Titchfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
Great Titchfield Street, W1W Great Titchfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Greek Court, W1D Greek Court is a road in the WC2H postcode area
Greek Street, W1D Greek Street leads south from Soho Square to Shaftesbury Avenue.
Greens Court, W1D Greens Court is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Gresse Street, W1T Gresse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Hanover Street, W1S Hanover Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Hanway Place, W1T Hanway Place is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Hanway Street, W1D Hanway Street was named after Major John Hanway.
Hanway Street, W1T Hanway Street is a location in London.
Hills Place, W1F Hills Place is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Hog Lane, WC2H Hog Lane was a lane that went from St Giles’ leper hospital (set up in the 12th century) to the monument to Eleanor at Charing Cross.
Holland Street, W1F Holland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Hollen Street, W1F Hollen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Hopkins Street, W1F Hopkins Street is a road in the W1F postcode area
Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D Horse and Dolphin Yard is a road in the W1D postcode area
Ingestre Court, W1F Ingestre Court is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Ingestre Place, W1F Ingestre Place is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
International House, W1S Residential block
John Prince’s Street, W1G This is a street in the W1G postcode area
John Princes Street, W1G John Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Kemp’s Court, W1F Kemp’s Court is situated in the heart of Berwick Street Market where a line of stalls stretch down both sides of the road.
Kingly Court, W1B Kingly Court is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Kingly Street, W1F Kingly Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Langham House, W1B Residential block
Langham Place, W1B Langham Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Langham Street, W1W Langham Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Lexington Street Cos, W1F Lexington Street Cos is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Lexington Street, W1F Lexington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Linen Hall, W1B Linen Hall is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Litchfield Street, WC2H Litchfield Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Little Compton Street, W1D Little Compton Street was a street in Soho.
Little Marlborough Street, W1B Little Marlborough Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Little Portland Street, W1W Little Portland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Little Titchen Street, W1W Little Titchen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Little Titchfield Street, W1W Little Titchfield Street is a road in the W1W postcode area
Livonia Street, W1F Livonia Street was originally Bentinck Street, family name of owner the Duke of Portland.
Lowndes Court, W1F Lowndes Court is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Macclesfield Street, W1D Macclesfield Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Maddox Street, W1S Maddox Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Manette Street, W1D Manette Street in Soho is named after the character from Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.
Margaret Court, W1W Margaret Court is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Margaret Street, W1B Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Margaret Street, W1G Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Margaret Street, W1W Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Market Place, W1W Market Place is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Marlborough Court, W1F Marlborough Court is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Marshall Street, W1F Marshall Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Marylebone Passage, W1W Marylebone Passage is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Mason’s Arms Mews, W1S Mason’s Arms Mews is a road in the W1S postcode area
Meard Street, W1D John Meard, the younger was a carpenter, later a landowner, who developed the street.
Middleton Buildings, W1W Middleton Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Middleton Place, W1W Middleton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Mill Street, W1S Mill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Moor Street, W1D Moor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Morley House, W1W Residential block
Mortimer Street, W1T Mortimer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Mortimer Street, W1T A street within the W1W postcode
Mortimer Street, W1W Mortimer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1 postal area.
Mortimer Street, W1W Mortimer Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Morwell Street, WC1B Morwell Street is a road in the WC1B postcode area
Nassau Street, W1W Nassau Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
New Burlington Place, W1S New Burlington Place is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
New Burlington Street, W1B New Burlington Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
Newburg Road, W1F Newburg Road is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Newburgh Street, W1F Newburgh Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Newman Passage, W1T Newman Passage is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Newman Street, W1T Newman Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Newport Place, W1D Newport Place was named after Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport (Isle of Wight), who owned a house on Newport Street in the 17th century.
Noel Street, W1F Noel Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Old Compton Street, W1D Old Compton Street is a road that runs east–west through Soho.
Oxford Circus Avenue, W1F Oxford Circus Avenue exists on a lot of London maps but doesn’t exist.
Oxford Circus, W1B Oxford Circus was originally called Regent Circus.
Oxford Street, W1D This is a street in the W1F postcode area
Palladium House, W1B Palladium House is a grade II listed (in 1981) Art Deco office building located on the corner of Great Marlborough Street and Argyll Street.
Percy Street, WC1B Percy Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Peter Street, W1F Peter Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Phoenix Street, WC2H Phoenix Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Poland Street, W1D Poland Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Poland Street, W1F Poland Street is a location in London.
Portland Mews, W1F Portland Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Portland Place, W1B This is a street in the W1A postcode area
Princes Street, W1B Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Princess House, W1D Residential block
Ramillies Place, W1F Ramillies Place is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Ramillies Street, W1F Ramillies Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Rathbone Place, W1T Rathbone Place honours Captain Rathbone who was the builder of the road and properties thereon from 1718 onwards.
Rathbone Square, W1T Rathbone Square is a location in London.
Rathbone Street, W1T Rathbone Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Regent Place, W1B Regent Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Regent Street, W1B Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Regent Street, W1B Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Regent Street, W1B This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Richmond Buildings, W1D Richmond Buildings is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Richmond Mews, W1D Richmond Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Riding House Street, W1W Riding House Street commemorates a riding house and barracks of the First Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.
Romilly Street, W1D Romilly Street is a small street that runs behind Shaftesbury Avenue and takes its name from lawyer Samuel Romilly.
Royalty Mews, W1D Royalty Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Salt Yard, W1T A street within the W1T postcode
Sandringham Court, W1F Sandringham Court is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D Shaftesbury Avenue is a major street in the West End of London, named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury.
Sheraton Street, W1D Sheraton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Silver Place, W1F Silver Place is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Soho Place, Soho Place lies within the postcode.
Soho Square, W1D In its early years, Soho Square was one of the most fashionable places to live in London.
Soho Street, W1D Soho Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Sounding Alley, WC2H Sounding Alley is a road in the E3 postcode area
St Anne’s Court, W1F St Anne’s Court is an alleyway that connects Dean Street and Wardour Street.
St George Street, W1S St George Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
St Georges Square, W1S St Georges Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St. Giles High Street, WC2H St. Giles High Street is a location in London.
St. Giles Square, WC2H St. Giles Square is a location in London.
Stacey Street, WC2H Stacey Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Stephen Mews, W1T Stephen Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Stephen Street, W1T Stephen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Store Street, WC1E Store Street is one of the streets of London in the WC1E postal area.
Sutton Row, W1D Sutton Row has existed since 1681.
Swallow Place, W1B Swallow Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Tisbury Court, W1D Tisbury Court is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Tottenham Court Road, W1T Tottenham Court Road is a major road running from the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, north to Euston Road - a distance of about three-quarters of a mile.
Townsend House, W1D Residential block
Union Street, W1W The easternmost section of Riding House Street was previously known as Union Street.
Upper James Street, W1F Upper James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Walkers Court, Walkers Court lies within the postcode.
Walker’s Court, W1D Walker’s Court is one of the many passageways which in past years was known as ’Paved Alley’.
Wardour Mews, W1F Wardour Mews is a cul-de-sac off of Portland Street.
Wardour Street, W1F Wardour Street is a street that runs north from Leicester Square, through Chinatown, across Shaftesbury Avenue to Oxford Street.
Wedgwood Mews, W1D Wedgwood Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Wells Mews, W1W Wells Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Wells Street, W1D Wells Street - ’Welses Lane’ - is first recorded in 1692.
West Street, WC2H West Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2H postal area.
Windmill Street, W1T Windmill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1T postal area.
Winnett Street, W1D Winnett Street is one of the streets of London in the W1D postal area.
Winsley Street, W1D Winsley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Winsley Street, W1D Winsley Street is a road in the W1D postcode area

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Adam And Eve This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Adam and Eve Inn The Adam and Eve was an inn on Oxford Street.
Admiral Duncan The Admiral Duncan is well-known as one of Soho’s oldest gay pubs.
Apartment 58 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ape and Bird This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Argyll Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bar Termini This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blocks Cafe This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blue Posts This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bourne & Hollingsworth This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bricklayers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Byron Hamburgers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Carlisle Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Cirque Du Soir This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Clock House The Coach & Horses is a pub on the corner of Romilly Street and Greek Street.
Club 49 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Coach And Horses The Coach and Horses pub has been on Great Marlborough Street since the mid-18th century.
Cock Tavern The Cock Tavern is on Great Portland Street.
Comptons Of Soho This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Crown & Sceptre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
De Hems De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.
Dog and Duck The Dog and Duck is on the corner of Frith Street and Bateman Street.
Duke Of York This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Fitzroy Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Garlic & Shots This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Golden Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Graphic Bar This bar used to be known as the Midas Touch.
Green Man This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Green Man This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Horse & Groom This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hudsons House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Jack Horner This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kings Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Maddox Club And Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Market Place Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Marquis Of Granby This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Masons Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Molly Moggs Ale & Pie House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Nellie Dean This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Newman Arms The Newman Arms has been a Fitzrovia fixture for centuries.
Nordic Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
O’Neill’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old Coffee House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
One Tun This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Pillars Of Hercules This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Red Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Reverend J W Simpson This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Rising Sun This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Salsa! This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shakespeare’s Head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shampers Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Slug & Lettuce This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Stag’s Head This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Sun & 13 Cantons This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Blue Post This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Champion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Clachan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown & Two Chairmen This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Finery This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Fitzrovia This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The George This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The John Snow This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Kings Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Life Goddess This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The London Cocktail Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The O’ Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Phoenix This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Shaston Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Ship This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Slice Bar (Cupola House) This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Tottenham This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Toucan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Wheatsheaf This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Windmill This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Yard Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Three Greyhounds This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Troy Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Unknown as yet This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Vinyl Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White Horse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Yorkshire Grey This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Soho

Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.

The name "Soho" first appears in the 17th century. Most authorities believe that the name derives from a former hunting cry. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, used "soho" as a rallying call for his men at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685, half a century after the name was first used for this area of London. The Soho name has been imitated by other entertainment and restaurant districts such as Soho, Hong Kong; Soho, Málaga; SOHO, Beijing; SoHo (South of Horton), London, Ontario, Canada; and Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires. SoHo, Manhattan, gets its name from its location SOuth of HOuston Street, but is also a reference to London’s Soho.

Long established as an entertainment district, for much of the 20th century Soho had a reputation as a base for the sex industry in addition to its night life and its location for the headquarters of leading film companies. Since the 1980s, the area has undergone considerable gentrification. It is now predominantly a fashionable district of upmarket restaurants and media offices, with only a small remnant of sex industry venues.

Soho is a small, multicultural area of central London; a home to industry, commerce, culture and entertainment, as well as a residential area for both rich and poor. It has clubs, including the former Chinawhite nightclub; public houses; bars; restaurants; a few sex shops scattered amongst them; and late-night coffee shops that give the streets an "open-all-night" feel at the weekends. Record shops cluster in the area around Berwick Street, with shops such as Phonica, Sister Ray and Reckless Records.


LOCAL PHOTOS
BT Tower
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Tottenham Court Road (1927)
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BT Tower
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The Prince of Wales Theatre in 1903 shortly before its demolition for the building of the Scala Theatre in 1904.
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Fairyland, 92 Tottenham Court Road London circa 1905
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Transmission
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Piccadilly Theatre (2007)
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Tottenham Court Road (1927)
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Sectional view of Wyld's Great Globe, which stood in Leicester Square, London 1851–62
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De Hems, 11 Macclesfield Street and the entrance to Horse & Dolphin Yard.
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The Queen’s Theatre in the West End (2011), then showing the musical "Les Misérables"
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Musicians waiting for work on Archer Street.
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