Category: Aldwych

Drury Lane, WC2B

Named from Sir William Drury, Knight of the Garter in Queen Elizabeth’s reign, who owned land on its site.

Houghton Street, WC2A

Houghton Street is a street which has been ’demoted’ over time.

Howard Street, WC2R

Howard Street ran from Surrey Street to Arundel Street until 1974.

Keeley Street, WC2B

Keeley Street has a dual history


Two Roman roads ran out of the City in this direction – High Holborn was the northern route. Evidence of Roman material has been found at the northern end of Kingsway. The area bounded by Trafalgar Square to the west, the Strand and the Thames on the south, and Oxford Street-High Holborn on the north …

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