London’s street name origins revealed. A short gazetteer or dictionary of street names in the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon and East London with many more to follow. Below are the names of 25 streets in each postal district. To use scroll through the A to Z to find a place name you are interested in and click on the link to find a brief history of its origin, how the road, street, path or avenue got his name and what it means. From the strange to the mundane, the weird and wonderful from ancient by-ways to modern estates, revealing brief histories of the area, its people and their connection (if there is one) with the local district. And if you have any informtion of a missing street or even of one already featured please let us know so that we can update the website.


Abbey Crescent, DA17

Abbey Road, DA6

Aberdare Close, BR4

Acacia Road, BR3

Addington Road, BR4

Albany Close, DA5

Albemarle Road, BR2

Albert Road, DA5

Albion Road, DA6

Aldersmead Road, BR3

Alers Road, DA6

Alexander Close, DA15

Alexandra Crescent, BR1

Alexandra Road, DA8

Alfred Road, DA17

Allgood Street, E2

Alma Place, CR7

Alma Road, BR5

Alma Road, DA15

Alsike Road, DA18

Ambrose Close, BR6

Anglesea Road, BR5

Annie Besant Close, E3

Anthony Road, DA16

Appold Street, DA7

Arbuthnot Lane, DA5

Arcadian Road, DA5

Arnold Circus, E2

Arnsberg Way, DA6

Ashburton Avenue, CR0

Asher Way, E1W

Ashfield Lane, BR7

Aspen Gardens, CR4

Atalanta Close, CR8

Athelstan Way, BR5

Athol Road, DA8

Attlee Close, CR7

Attwood Close, CR2

Avebury Road, BR6

Aventine Avenue, CR4

Avery Hill Road, DA15

Avondale Road, DA16

Axtaine Road, BR5


Back Lane, DA5

Bader Close, CR8

Baltimore Close, DA17

Barnehurst Avenue, DA7

Barnesdale Crescent, BR5

Barnet Grove, E2

Barnmead Road, BR3

Baroness Road, E2

Barry Avenue, DA7

Bean Road, DA6

Beckenham Grove, BR2

Beckenham Lane, BR1

Beddington Road, BR5

Beddington Lane, CR0

Bedivere Road, BR1

Bedwell Road, DA17

Belmont Road, DA7

Belmont Lane, BR7

Belvedere Road, DA7

Bensham Lane, CR7

Bere Street, E1W

Betjeman Close, CR5

Betula Close, CR8

Bexley Road, DA7

Bickley Crescent, BR1

Birkbeck Road, BR3

Birkbeck Road, DA14

Bishop Butt Close, BR6

Bishops Avenue, BR1

Bishops Walk, CR0

Blackbrook Lane, BR2

Blackfen Road, DA15

Blackhorse Lane, CR0

Black Horse Road, DA14

Blakeney Road, BR3

Blake’s Green, BR4

Blendon Road, DA5

Bonar Place, BR7

Bonner Road, E2

Bostall Road, BR5

Botany Bay Lane, BR7

Boundary Street, DA8

Bouverie Road, CR5

Bowes Close, DA15

Boxford Close, CR2

Box Tree Walk, BR5

Brewhouse Lane, E1W

Brickfield Road, CR7

Bridgen Road, DA5

Bristow Road, DA7

Brograve Gardens, BR3

Bromley Hill, BR1

Bronze Age Way, DA17

Broomfield Road, DA6

Bulganak Road, CR7

Buller Road, CR7

Bunkers Hill, DA14

Burdett Close, DA14

Burdett Road, E3

Burgos Close, CR0

Burnell Avenue, DA16

Burnt Ash Lane, BR1

Burr Close, DA7

Burton Close, CR7

Butcher Row, E1W


Calvert Close, DA14

Calvert Close, DA17

Calvin Street, E1

Cambridge Heath Road, E1

Camden Grove, BR7

Camden Road, DA5

Cameron Close, DA5

Camwal Close, CR4

Canning Road, CR0

Cannon Road, DA7

Canterbury Avenue, DA15

Carew Close, CR5

Carew Road, CR4

Catherine Wheel Alley, E1

Cavendish Avenue, DA15

Cayton Road, CR5

Celtic Avenue, BR2

Centurion Way, DA18

Chaldon Way, CR5

Charles Cobb Gardens, CR0

Chartwell Drive, BR6

Chatham Avenue, BR2

Chelsfield Road, BR5

Cherry Orchard Road, BR2

Chessington Way, BR4

Cheyne Park Drive, BR4

Chislehurst Road, BR5

Churchill Way, BR1

Cinnamon Street, E1W

Clarence Road, DA6

Clave Street, E1W

Cleeve Park Gardens, DA14

Clement Road, BR3

Clothier Street, E1

Cloudesley Road, DA8

Coates Close, CR7

Cock Hill, E1

Cocksure Lane, DA14

Cold Blow Crescent, DA5

Collard Close, CR8

Colyers Lane, DA8

Coney Hill Road, BR4

Coniston Close, DA7

Cookham Dene Close, BR7

Copperfield Way, BR7

Copse Avenue, BR4

Corkscrew Hill, BR4

Cowley Close, CR2

Cowper Road, DA16

Craig Road, CR7

Crease Park, BR3

Crofton Lane, BR6

Croham Close, CR2

Crook Log, DA6

Crombie Road, DA15

Crowder Street, E1W

Crown Lane, BR7

Croydon Road, BR2

Croydon Road, BR4

Crusader Gardens, CR0

Cudham Road, BR6

Curran Avenue, DA15


Daerwood Close, BR2

Dallin Road, DA6

Dansington Road, DA16

Danson Road, DA5

Darcy Close, CR5

Darwin Close, BR6

Dashwood Close, DA6

Davenant Street, E1

Davidson Road, CR0

Degema Road, BR7

De Lapre Close, BR5

De Luci Road, DA8

Densham Drive, CR8

Dickens Drive, BR7

Dobles Close, CR5

Douro Street, E3

Downe Road, BR2

Downe Road, BR6

Downham Way, BR1

Driffield Road, E3

Drovers Road, CR2

Dryhill Road, DA17

Dunsfold Way, CR0

Durrant Way, BR6

Dykes Way, BR2


Eardley Road, DA17

Eastern Way, DA18

East Smithfield, E1W

Eden Way, BR3

Edgington Way, DA14

Egan Close, CR8

Elf Row, E1W

Elmstead Lane, BR7

Empress Drive, BR7

Erith Road, DA6

Erith Road, DA7

Essenden Road, DA17

Ethelbert Road, BR1

Ethlebert Road, DA8

Ethronvi Road, DA7

Everard Avenue, BR2

Eynsford Crescent, DA5


Faesten Way, DA5

Fairfield Road, E3

Falconwood Parade, DA16

Farewell Place, CR4

Farnaby Road, BR1

Farnborough Common, BR2

Farrington Place, BR7

Farwig Lane, BR1

Featherbed Lane, CR0

Fenemore Road, CR8

Figge’s Road, CR4

Fisher’s Way, DA17

Florence Road, CR2

Forster Road, BR3

Fournier Street, E1

Fox Close, BR6

Foxley Lane, CR8

Freelands Avenue, CR2

Fremantle Road, DA17

Friswell Place, DA6

Frognal Place, DA14

Furze Road, CR7


Galahad Road, BR1

Galpin’s Road, CR7

Gattons Way, DA14

Geddes Place, DA6

Geoff Cade Way, E3

George Street, CR0

Gideon Close, DA17

Gilbert Road, BR1

Gilbert Road, DA17

Gladstone Road, BR6

Glamis Road, E1

Glasshouse Fields, E1W

Globe Road, E2

Godfrey Place, E2

Godric Crescent, CR0

Godstone Road, CR8

Golf Road, CR8

Goodenough Way, CR5

Goodhart Way, BR4

Goodman’s Court, E1

Goodwin Drive, DA14

Gordon Road, DA15

Gorsuch Street, E2

Graham Road, DA6

Grasmere Road, DA7

Gravel Lane, E1

Gravel Road, BR2

Greenways, BR3

Greville Avenue, CR2

Gun Street, E1

Gwilliam Close, DA15

Gwydor Road, BR3


Hackney Road, E1

Hailey Road, DA18

Haling Down Passage, CR2

Haling Down Passage. CR8

Hallowell Gardens, CR7

Hall Place Crescent, DA5

Halton Road, CR8

Halt Robin Road, DA17

Hamlets Way, E3

Hampden Road, BR3

Harland Avenue, DA15

Harman Drive, DA15

Hartington Close, BR6

Harvill Road, DA14

Hastings Road, BR6

Hattersfield Close, DA17

Havelock Road, BR2

Havelock Road, DA17

Haydon Street, E1

Hayes Close, BR2

Heathfield Road, DA6

Heckford Street, E1W

Hengelo Gardens, CR4

Hengist Way, BR2

Hermitage Wall, E1W

Heron Hill, DA17

Heron Road, CR0

High Mead, BR4

Hind Crescent, DA8

Hine Close, CR5

Hodson Crescent, BR5

Holborn Way, CR4

Holbrook Lane, BR7

Holwood Park Avenue, BR6

Hollies Avenue, DA15

Holt Close, DA14

Homesdale Road, BR1

Hook Farm Road, BR2

Horatio Street, E2

Horsa Road, DA8

Hows Street, E2

Huddart Street, E3

Huntington Close, DA5

Hurst View Road, CR2

Hyde Drive, BR5


Illingworth Close, CR4

Inglewood Road, DA7


Jackson Road, BR2

James Voller Way, E1

James Watt Way, DA8

Jenner Close, DA14

Jenningtree Way, DA8

Jennys Way, CR5

Jessett Close, DA8

John Fisher Street, E1

John Fisher Street, E1W

Joyden’s Wood Road, DA5

Juglans Way, BR6


Kelvin Road, DA16

Kemnal Road, BR7

Kemsing Close, CR7

Kendall Avenue, CR2

Kenley Gardens, CR7

Keston Avenue, BR2

Kentish Road, DA17

Kevington Drive, BR5

Kimberley Road, BR3

King David Lane, E1W

King George VI Avenue, CR4

Kingswood Way, CR2

Kipling Road, DA7

Kirkland Close, DA15

Kitcat Terrace, E3

Kitchener Road, CR7

Knapp Road, E3

Knoll Rise, BR6


Lagoon Road, BR5

Lakeside Close, DA5

Lamborbey Close, DA15

Lammas Avenue, CR4

Langdon Road, BR2

Langton Way, CR0

Lansdell Road, CR4

Larkin Close, CR5

Latham Road, DA6

Lavernock Road, DA7

Lea Road, BR3

Leather Bottle Lane, DA18

Leechcroft Avenue, DA15

Lefevre Walk, E3

Leigh Place, DA16

Lennard Avenue, BR4

Lennard Close, BR4

Lessness Road, DA17

Lewin Road, DA6

Links View, DA14

Lion Road, DA6

Lion Green Road, CR5

Lessness Road, DA17

Little Roke Avenue, CR8

Lockesley Drive, BR5

Longlands Road, DA14

Longlands Road, DA15

Long Lane, DA7

Lovel Avenue, DA16

Lovibonds Avenue, BR6

Lubbock Road, BR7

Luxted Road, BR6

Lych Gate Road, BR6


Maddams Street, E3

Magdala Road, CR2

Malmains Close, BR3

Mansell Street, E1W

Manship Road, CR4

Maran Way, DA18

Marcellina Way, BR6

Marechal Niel Avenue, DA14

Maria Terrace, E1

Marion Road, CR7

Market Square, BR1

Marne Avenue, DA16

Marrabon Close, DA15

Marsham Close, BR7

Marsh Avenue, CR4

Maxwell Gardens, BR6

Maxim Road, DA8

Mayfield Avenue, BR6

Messaline Avenue, E3

Midfield Parade, DA7

Mile End Place, E1

Milk Yard, E1W

Mill Place, BR7

Mill Road, DA8

Milner Road, CR7

Mitcham Park, CR4

Mitchley Avenue, CR8

Mitchley Grove, CR2

Moberly Way, CR8

Monivea Road, BR3

Montgomery Close, DA15

Montgomery Way, CR8

Morden Road, CR4

Morgan Street, E3

Mount Culver Avenue, DA14

Mulberry Way, DA17


Nags Head Lane, DA16

Napier Road, BR2

Nash Green, BR1

Natal Road, CR7

Navarre Street, E2

Nellie Cressall Way, E3

Nelson Road, DA14

Nineteenth Road, CR4

Norbury Road, CR7

Norman Avenue, CR2

North Tenter Street, E1

Northumberland Avenue, DA16

Northumberland Gardens, CR4

Northumberland Park, DA8

Nursery Close, DA7

Nursery Road, CR7

Nuxley Road, DA17


Oakhouse Avenue, DA7

Oaklands Avenue. BR4

Oak Lodge Drive, BR4

Old Farleigh Road, CR2

Old Farm Road West, DA15

Old Perry Street, BR7

Olyffe Avenue, DA16

Orpington Road, BR5

Osborne Road, DA17

Outram Road, CR0

Ownstead Gardens, CR2

Oxford Mews, DA5


Padbury Court, E2

Parfour Drive, CR8

Parkhurst Road, DA5

Parkwood Road, DA5

Parnell Road, E3

Pelter Street, E2

Penpool Lane, DA16

Peppermint Mews, CR4

Petts Wood Road, BR5

Picardy Road, DA17

Pickhurst Lane, BR4

Pier Road, DA8

Pincott Road, DA6

Pitcairn Road, CR4

Plawsfield Road, BR3

Pollard Street, E2

Portsoken Street, E1

Poverest Road, BR5

Pritchard’s Road, E2

Purley Bury Avenue, CR8

Purley Downs Road, CR2


Quail Gardens, CR2

Queenswood Road, DA15


Radcliffe Road, CR0

Raggleswood, BR7

Raine Street, E1W

Ramillies Road, DA15

Rangefield Road, BR1

Ratcliffe Lane, E1

Ravensbourne Road, BR1

Ravensbury Grove, CR4

Ravenswood Avenue, BR4

Redchurch Street, E2

Reddons Road, BR3

Red Hill, BR7

Red Lodge Road, BR4

Reedham Park Avenue, CR8

Reservoir Close, CR7

Riddlesdown Avenue, CR8

Ridley Road, DA16

Robinhood Close, CR4

Robin Hood Green, BR5

Robin Hood Lane, DA6

Robina Close, DA6

Rochelle Street, E2

Roman Road, E3

Rookery Lane, BR2

Ropery Street, E3

Rossetti Gardens, CR5

Royal Mint Street, E1

Royal Oak Road, DA6

Russell Hill Road, CR8

Russia Lane, E2

Ruxley Close, DA14


St Blaise Avenue, BR1

St Michael’s Road, DA16

St Oswald’s Road, CR7

St Paul’s Cray Road, BR5

Sanderstead Court Avenue, CR2

Sanderstead Road, BR5

Sandpiper Road, CR2

Sandy’s Row, E1

Scadbury Gardens, BR5

Schoolhouse Lane, E1W

Scott’s Road, BR1

Selhurst Place, CR0

Selkirk Drive, DA8

Selsdon Road, CR2

Shacklewell Street, E2

Shadwell Gardens, E1

Sheldon Road, DA7

Shelley Close, CR5

Shirley Way, CR0

Shooters Hill, DA16

Shuttlemead, DA5

Sidcup Hill, DA14

Silk Weaver Way, E2

Siward Road, BR1

Slade Green Road, DA8

Slade Way, CR4

Smeaton Street, E1W

Smitham Downs Road, CR5

Springfield Road, CR7

Springfield Road, DA16

Staddon Close, BR3

Stagbury Avenue, CR5

Stanhope Road, DA7

Stapleton Road, BR6

Stapley Road, DA17

Station Approach, BR7

Stevedore Street, E1W

Steynton Avenue, DA5

Storer Drive, DA16

Stratton Close, DA7

Streamway, DA7

Strype Street, E1

Stuart Evans Close, DA16

Stuart Mantle Way, DA8

Surrey Road, BR4

Sutton Close, BR3

Swanfield Street, E1

Sycamore Avenue, DA15

Sylvan Way, BR4


Talehangers Close, DA6

Talwin Street, E3

Tanyard Lane, DA5

Taylor Road, CR4

Tedder Road, CR2

Temple Avenue, CR0

Tetty Way, BR1

The Glebe, BR7

The Mead, BR3

The Netherlands, CR5

Thomas Fyre Drive, E3

Thomas More Street, E1W

Thornton Road, CR7

Thorold Close, CR2

Three Colts Lane, E2

Three Corners, DA7

Tibbatts Road, E3

Tile Kiln Lane, DA5

Tillett Way, E2

Tootswood Road, BR2

Townshend Close, DA14

Treby Street, E3

Trojan Way, CR0

Trueman Road, CR8

Tudor Gardens, BR4

Tugela Road, CR0

Turnpike Close, DA16

Turnstone Close, CR2

Turpington Lane, BR2

Tweedy Road, BR1

Twig Folly Close, E2


University Gardens, DA5

Upperton Road, DA14


Vickers Road, DA8

Victoria Road, DA6

Vinson Close, BR6

Virginia Street, E1W

Vyner Street, E2


Waddington Close, CR5

Waddington Way, CR7

Waddon Close, CR0

Wallace Square, CR5

Walnut Tree Road, DA8

Walpole Avenue, CR5

Walters Yard, BR1

Wandle Road, CR0

Wapping Dock Street, E1W

Waring Drive, BR6

Waring Road, DA14

Warren Road, DA6

Water Lane, DA14

Watney Close, CR8

Wellclose Street, E1W

Wellhouse Road, BR3

Wellington Road, BR5

Welling Way, DA16

Wentworth Mews, E3

West Gardens, E1W

Westgate Road, BR3

Westland Drive, BR4

Weston Close, CR5

Wheatley Terrace Road, DA8

Wheelock Close, DA8

Whitebeam Avenue, BR2

Wickham Avenue, CR0

Wickham Road, BR3

Wickham Road, BR4

Wickham Street, DA16

Widegate Street, E1

Wilderness Road, BR7

Wilhelmina Avenue, CR5

Willett Way, BR5

William Foster Lane, DA16

William Guy Gardens, E3

Wilson Avenue, CR4

Wolvercote Road, DA18

Woodcote Drive, CR8

Woodcote Grove Road, CR5

Woodland Way, BR4

Woolwich Road, DA7


Yarnton Way, DA18

Yeo Street, E3

Yester Park, BR7

Yew Tree Close, DA16


Zig Zag Road, CR8

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