With thanks to transplanted Londoner and source of great information, Pete of beetleypete.wordpress.com, who offers the following:
A Browning Street still exists, off Walworth Road, SE17. I used to go to school near there, and we always believed it was named after Robert Browning. I can also offer another Blue Anchor Lane, in Bermondsey. Home to a great fish and chip shop in my youth, and it also gave its name to the street market in nearby Southwark Park Road, known to everyone as ‘The Blue’.
About Me (and my Obsession)
My obsession with London street names began in the early 90s when I worked in the Smithfield area and happened upon Bleeding Heart Yard. In my wanderings around London, I kept adding to my store of weird and wonderful street names. Eventually it was time to share – hence my blog. I hope you enjoy these names as much as I do.
- London’s lost rivers: Hanging Sword Alley, Crane Court, and Wine Office Court
- Fox and Knot: murder and pub signs in London street names
- Poultry and Hen and Chickens Court – names for National Poultry Day
- Greenberry Street and Red Lion Square: street names for St Patrick’s Day and Red Nose Day
- Bleeding Heart Yard: revisiting (and debunking) old favourites
2 responses to “Update to London’s colourful streets”
Another update: I live very close to Browning Mews W1. As we are just round the corner from Wimpole Street, I have long assumed that there was a connection between this mews and the Robert Browning/Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Does anyone know for certain?
I think there must be a connection but I couldn’t swear to it for sure.