Liverpool Street, EC2M

Place Name

This street was built in 1829 and named in honour of Robert Banks Jenkinson (June 7, 1770 – December 4, 1828), 2nd Earl of Liverpool, who served as Prime Minister between 1812 and 1827. He died a few months after retiring from office. The street and a large part of the station were built on the original site of the priory and hospital of St Mary of Bethlehem, which later became known as Bedlam.


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