July 2020 archive

Ampthill Square, NW1

Ampthill Square is a name which has existed in two different time periods.

Friern Barnet Road, N11

Friern Barnet Road was Betstile Lane between 1549 and 1785, Southgate Lane in 1801, High Road in 1879, and its current name from 1889.

Astonville Street, SW18

Astonville Street is the easternmost street of ’The Grid’.

Station Road, WD6

Station Road was laid out shortly after the railway was built to connect new industry built alongside the railway with the centre of the village.

Besant House, NW8

Besant House is named after local Sir Walter Besant who wrote extensively about London history.


Bellingham, which means ’the water-meadow belonging to Beora’s people’, was built between 1920 and 1936; about 2666 houses and flats were built and interspersed with open spaces and trees.

Fludyer Street, SW1A

Fludyer Street used to be a street which lay parallel to, and south of, Downing Street.

Wheatstone Road, W10

Wheatstone Road was the former name of the eastern section of Bonchurch Road.

Walking London’s History

The next in our series of London books to enjoy during lockdown is “Walking London’s History: 2000 years in 15 walks”. It’s a guide to the capital and its past. In fifteen walks, Tim Potter takes us through 2000 years of London’s history from the Romans to the Shard. Each walk explores a particular period …

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Thorold Road, IG1

Thorold Road dates from 1889-90.