London's street name origins revealed. Find your street, and click on the link to find out how the street got its name. A gazetteer or dictionary of street names across every London borough, with many more to follow. 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 its name and what it means. From the strange to the mundane, the obvious to the sublime, the weird and wonderful from ancient by-ways to modern estates, revealing short histories of the area, its people and their connection (if there is one) with the local district. And if you have any information of a missing street or even of one already featured please let us know so that we can update the website. Now with over 2,900 streets.