May 2022 archive

Greek Street, W1D

Greek Street leads south from Soho Square to Shaftesbury Avenue.

Wych Street, WC2R

Wych Street was near where Australia House now stands on Aldwych – it ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point at the southern end of Drury Lane.

Athol Street, E14

A pun on Scottish-themed road names probably caused Athol Street to be named and positioned below Blair Street – causing Blair Athol to be spelt out.

Harringay

Harringay is a district of within the London Borough of Haringey.

Aldgate East

In a land east of Aldgate, lies the land of Aldgate East…

Hippodrome Place, W11

Hippodrome Place was named after a lost racecourse of London.

Great Queen Street, WC2B

Great Queen Street is a continuation of Long Acre from Drury Lane to Kingsway.

St Ethelburga’s church

St Ethelburga-the-Virgin within Bishopsgate is a church in the City of London.

Bishopsgate, EC3V

Bishopsgate is named after one of the original eight gates in the London Wall.

Sander Street, E1

Sander Street ran from Back Church Lane to Berner Street (Henriques Street).