Little slices of London's history


  • From Adam & Eve to the World’s End

    This day in London history: on 5 January 1840, there were 95,820 licensed public houses accounted for in England. In 1841 there were 15.9 million people in the country, so that’s roughly one pub for every 165 man, woman, and child. By way of contrast, in 2010 there were approximately 52,000 pubs in all of… Continue reading

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, 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.
– Elizabeth