Union Street, SE1

Road in/near Elephant and Castle

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Union Street, SE1

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Road · Elephant and Castle · SE1 ·
December
16
2018

Union Street was so-called as it linked two other streets.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
The Ring The Ring was a boxing stadium which once stood on Blackfriars Road in Southwark.

NEARBY STREETS
America Street, SE1 America Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Anchor Terrace, SE1 The streetscape of Anchor Terrace largely involves small late 18th century residential properties
Angel Place, SE1 Angel Place was the site of the Marshalsea Prison between 1811 and 1842.
Applegarth House, SE1 Residential block
Avon Place, SE1 Avon Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Ayres Street, SE1 Ayres Street was formerly known as Whitecross Street.
Bank End, SE1 Bank End is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bear Gardens, SE1 Bear Gardens is the site of a medieval pleasure ground.
Bear Lane, SE1 Bear Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bedale Street, SE1 Bedale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Belvedere Buildings, SE1 Belvedere Buildings is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Betsham House, SE1 Residential block
Black Friars Road, SE1 Black Friars Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Blackfriars Foundry 154-156, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Blackfriars Road, SE1 Blackfriars Road runs between St George’s Circus at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames at the northern end, leading to the City of London.
Blackfriars Road, SE1 This is a street in the BL8 postcode area
Blue Fin Bldg, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Borough High Street, SE1 Borough High Street was the Roman ’Stane Street’.
Borough Market, SE1 Borough Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Boundary Row, SE1 Boundary Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Boyfield Street, SE1 Boyfield Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Brinton Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Burrell Street, SE1 Burrell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Burrows Mews, SE1 Burrows Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
C O Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Canvey Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cathedral Street, SE1 Cathedral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chaloner Court, SE1 Chaloner Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chancel Street, SE1 Chancel Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chapel Court, SE1 Chapel Court has hosted The Blue-Eyed Maid pub since 1613.
Clennam Street, SE1 Clennam Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Clink Street, SE1 Clink Street is best known as the historic location of the Clink Prison.
Clink Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Collinson Walk, SE1 Collinson Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Colombo Street, SE1 Colombo Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Columbo House 50-60, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Copperfield Street, SE1 Copperfield Street was named after the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, by association with nearby Dickens Square.
Disney Place, SE1 Disney Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dolben Street, SE1 Dolben Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Doyce Street, SE1 Doyce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Emerson Street, SE1 Emerson Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Empire Square East, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Empire Square South, SE1 Empire Square South is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Empire Square West, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Ewer Street, SE1 Ewer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fifth Floor Valentine Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gaitskell Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gambia Street, SE1 Gambia Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gare Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gatehouse Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gay Street, SE1 Gay Street is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Glasshill Street, SE1 Glasshill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Godfree Court 29-35, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Grande Vitesse Industrial Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Great Guildford Business Square, SE1 Great Guildford Business Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Guildford Street, SE1 Great Guildford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Suffolk Street, SE1 Great Suffolk Street was at one time called Dirty Lane.
Holland Street, SE1 Today’s Holland Street was originally part of a street called Gravel Lane.
Hopton Street, SE1 Hopton Street was known as Green Walk until the late nineteenth century.
Horseshoe Wharf Apartments 6a, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Horseshoe Wharf Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hulme Place, SE1 Hulme Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Invicta Plaza, SE1 Invicta Plaza is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Isaac Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Joan Street, SE1 Joan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Junction Approach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kentish Buildings, SE1 Kentish Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King James Court, SE1 King James Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kings Bench Street, SE1 Kings Bench Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lagare Apartments, SE1 Lagare Apartments is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Langdale House, SE1 Residential block
Lant Street, SE1 Lant Street derives its name from the Lant family who inherited the estates known as Southwark Olace.
Lavington Street, SE1 Lavington Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Loman Street, SE1 Loman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Madison Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Madison, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maiden Lane, SE1 Maiden Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Maidstone Buildings Mews, SE1 Maidstone Buildings Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marshalsea Road, SE1 Marshalsea Road was previously called Mint Street after a royal Tudor coin mint in the area.
Mermaid Court, SE1 Mermaid Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Merrow Street, SE1 Merrow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Meymott Street, SE1 Meymott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mint Street, SE1 Mint Street, an ancient Southwark street, (now) runs off Marchelsea Road.
Nebraska Street, SE1 Nebraska Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Nelson Square, SE1 Nelson Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
New Globe Walk, SE1 New Globe Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newcomen Street, SE1 Newcomen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Nicholson Street, SE1 Nicholson Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
O’Meara Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Omeara Street, SE1 Omeara Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Oystergate Walk, SE1 Oystergate Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Park Street, SE1 Park Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Partners Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Peabody Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Peckham High Street, SE1 Peckham High Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pepper Street, SE1 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Perkins Square, SE1 Perkins Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pickwick Street, SE1 Pickwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pocock Street, SE1 Pocock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Porter Street, SE1 Porter Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Price’s Street, SE1 Price’s Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Quastels House, SE1 Residential block
Queen’s Head Yard, SE1 Queen’s Head Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Reach Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Redcross Way, SE1 Redcross Way was previously called Red Cross Street.
Rennie Street, SE1 Rennie Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Risborough Street, SE1 Risborough Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Robinson Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rochester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rose Alley, SE1 Rose Alley is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rowland Hill House, SE1 Residential block
Rushworth Street, SE1 Rushworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sanctuary Street, SE1 Sanctuary Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sawyer Street, SE1 Sawyer Street is named after Bob Sawyer, a character in the novel The Pickwick Papers by local resident Charles Dickens.
Scoresby Street, SE1 Scoresby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Scovell Crescent, SE1 Scovell Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Scovell Road, SE1 Scovell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Silex Street, SE1 Silex Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Soho Wharf, SE1 Soho Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Solomon Way, E1 Solomon Way is a location in London.
Southwalk Street, SE1 Southwalk Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 Southwark Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Street, SE1 Southwark Street is a major street just south of the River Thames. It runs between Blackfriars Road to the west and Borough High Street to the east.
St Alphege House, SE1 Residential block
Sterry Street, SE1 Sterry Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Stoney Street, SE1 Stoney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stopher House, SE1 Residential block
Sudrey Street, SE1 Sudrey Street was formerly Little Suffolk Street.
Sumner Street, SE1 Sumner Street runs from Great Guildford Street to Southwark Bridge Road.
Surrey Row, SE1 Surrey Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Surrey Rowe, SE1 Surrey Rowe is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Talbot Yard, SE1 Talbot Yard used to host one of the most famous inns in English literature.
Tennis Street, SE1 Tennis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Blue Fin Building, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Foundry, SE1 The Foundry is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Hop Exchange, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Mews, SE1 The Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Terrace, SE1 The Terrace is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Thrale Street, SE1 Thrale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Three Crown Square Borough Market, SE1 Three Crown Square Borough Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Toulmin Street, SE1 Toulmin Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Trundle Street, SE1 Trundle Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Valentine Place, SE1 Valentine Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Valentine Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Victor Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vine Yard, SE1 Vine Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Webber Street, SE1 Webber Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Weller Street, SE1 Weller Street is one of several local streets named after Dickens characters.
Winchester Square, SE1 Winchester Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Walk, SE1 Winchester Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Winchester Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Zoar Street, SE1 Zoar Street is named after the former Zoar Chapel here, named for the Biblical Zoara.


Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.

One thing Elephant and Castle is not named after is 'La Infanta de Castilla', seemingly referring to a series of Spanish princesses such as Eleanor of Castile and María, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. However, Eleanor of Castile was not an infanta - the term only appeared in English about 1600. María has a strong British connection because she was once controversially engaged to Charles I, but she had no connection with Castile. Infanta de Castilla therefore seems to be a conflation of two Iberian royals separated by 300 years.

Regardless, the pub of that name gave its name to the station, and in turn the station to the nearby area - originally called Newington.

Elephant & Castle tube station is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line between Kennington and Borough, and is the southern terminus of the Bakerloo Line.

The station was built in two stages. The Northern Line station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube, the City & South London Railway (C&SLR). The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) station opened on 5 August 1906, five months after the rest of the line. Although belonging to separate companies, the platforms were connected below ground from 10 August 1906.

The first baby to be born on the underground was born at the station in 1924. Press reports claimed that she had been named Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor (so that her initials would have read T.U.B.E.) but this story later proved false, and she was named Marie Cordery. Elephant and Castle seems to specialise in names which prove false!


LOCAL PHOTOS
Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Ayres Street
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Hopton’s Almshouses
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Tabard Inn, Southwark
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In the neighbourhood...

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Walbrook Wharf is an operating freight wharf located in the City of London adjacent to Cannon Street station.
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Hopton’s Almshouses, Hopton Street, Bankside (1957).
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Wagstaff Buildings, Sumner Road, Bankside, c. 1920.
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Tate Modern viewed from Thames pleasure boat (2003)
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Ayres Street
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Hopton’s Almshouses
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In 1824, when Charles Dickens was 12 years old, his father, John Dickens, was arrested and sent to Marshalsea Prison for failure to pay a debt. During this time, Charles (the only member of the family not imprisoned) took up residence in the back-attic of a house on Lant Street, a short walk away from the prison. Lant Street was in an area known as "The Mint" which was notorious for its overcrowded conditions.
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The entrance to the Cardinal Cap Alley is under the lamp, left of the yellow door
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Zoar Street (2020)
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