May 2018 archive

Some street name derivations

Albemarle Street W.1 Takes its name from the second Duke of Albermarle, son of General Monk. Aldermanbury E.C.2 – Saxon name for Eldermen (elder statesmen) Bury (home or house) stood where now stands Guild Hall. Aldersgate E.C.1 – From the Roman gate for the Elders that led to the north and Scotland. Aldgate E.1 – …

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London Borough Conservation Areas

London Borough of Barnet Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea  

Chambers London Gazetteer

Chambers London Gazetteer by Russ Willey is currently out of print. It contains over 1350 entries covering the breadth of this multifaceted capital city. Packed with historical detail, quirky facts and anecdotes, it gives a fascinating panorama of London.