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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