Welcome to londonstreetguide

Now with over 2,200 streets. This will be a London history like no other. All too often, the past of our great capital tends to focus on its centre. We will go beyond the bright lights of the West End and the business hubbub of the City to explore the stories that, for most us who live and work in capital, we call home.

From the Ridgeway in the north to Hawley’s Corner in the south and across the vast expanse from Hillingdon to Havering, there are more than 100,000 streets in Greater London.

Why street names? They tell the story of a nation, they reveal clues of our past and the seething powerhouse that attracted talent from around the country and the globe. A good street name tells you a story, a glimpse into the past, a bad one is unimaginative, little more than a marketing tool.

Newbury Street shown on Rocque’s map as New Street

Learn about how the history of how streets got their names. This will be no sweeping story of London, it is a personal intimate telling of every street, road, alley, place, square, avenue, mews, yard, way, close, cul-de-sac, terrace, garden and path. From the great and good (and the bad) to the millions of men and women who have made the city the thriving metropolis it is today.

Some celebrate the very best of our people, some a rather more dubious past.

You can now keep up-to-date with all the latest facts on our social media pages. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Alton Road
Alton Road Temperance “ghost sign” (2019)

LondonStreetGuide will grow and evolve because our story never stops.

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Find the full list of streets featured on Londonstreetguide.com by postcode area by clicking here: Find here

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You can find all the streets we’ve published so far in alphabetical order by clicking here: Learn More

18 Monmouth Street

Got A fact?

We are researching street names all over Greater London if you know how a street got its name please let us know. The aim is to cover every London street in detail. If you have a fact or a photo please get in touch. And if you’d like to get involved, please let us know.

Email: tony@londonstreetguide.com

 

 

 

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