Little slices of London's history


  • Crippen, jewels, and Adam and Eve

    This day in London’s history: on 23rd November 1910 Hawley Harvey Crippen was hanged at Pentonville Prison, having been found guilty of killing his wife. He was the first criminal to be captured with the aid of wireless communication. There are theories that the American Crippen, a homeopathic doctor and a salesman of patent medicines,… 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