One of a kind

Love some of the names mentioned in this post.


You know how it is, ordering something online and when ready to enter your address you are invited by the algorithm to start typing.

Now if you live in High Street or Park Road you will have to type much of your address before being able to ‘click’ on your order’s correct destination. For you it’s better to give your postcode, that way there’s only a couple of dozen sharing that six- or seven-digit number.

But here’s a little window on my world, my street has a unique name commemorating if anyone needed reminding, that the second queen to Henry IV died here in 1437. So within five keystrokes, my address pops up. With 360 miles comprising 60,000 streets, surely London must have many similarly uniquely named thoroughfares.

First I tried London’s shortest named street – Hide. Yes! That was unique, nowhere in the UK is there a Hide…

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4 thoughts on “One of a kind

  1. beetleypete September 14, 2021 / 3:36 pm

    I missed this, as I was on holiday. Wll pop over and read the rest now. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • thestreetnames September 14, 2021 / 3:37 pm

      I think you follow his blog, don’t you? It makes for great reading. Hope you had a good holiday. Cheers, Elizabeth.

      • beetleypete September 14, 2021 / 3:47 pm

        I do, but when I was away, I deliberately didn’t look at anything electronic. The holiday was just 7 days on the Lincolnshire coast, but we were blessed with 7 days of magnificent weather, so no complaints.

      • thestreetnames September 14, 2021 / 3:48 pm

        Good for you – the best way to have a holiday. Glad the weather was kind to you.

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