Category: WC2

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.

Great Queen Street, WC2B

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

Drury Lane, WC2B

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

Charing Cross, SW1A

Charing Cross, long regarded as London’s central point, as an address is an enigma.

Carting Lane, WC2R

Carting Lane is thought to be named after the carts that brought goods to and from the wharf formerly located here.

Hungerford Lane, WC2N

Hungerford Lane was a dark narrow alley that went alongside and then under Charing Cross Station.

Houghton Street, WC2A

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

Newport Court, WC2H

Newport Court was laid out approximately on the site of the courtyard of Newport House.

Ivybridge Lane, WC2N

Ivybridge Lane is named after a former ivy-covered bridge.

Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H

Shaftesbury Avenue was named after Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, Victorian politician and philanthropist.