thestreetnames is a blog about the quirkier places, people, and stories of London’s history.

This blog was born out of the research for a book about London street names, and is a way to provide snippets of information about London, with (hopefully) regular posts of these snippets.

I hope you enjoy the blog and that you will also enjoy the book, which I plan to have published this year.

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  1. beetleypete October 5, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    Here’s one of my favourites.
    I worked in Ladbroke Grove for 20 years, and I always wondered about the origins of Hippodrome Place, and Hippodrome Mews, both in W.11.
    I discovered that there was once a race course in the area, and those names are all that are left to remind us. Here’s a recent link.
    You may know about this already of course, as I have yet to read all your posts. Best wishes, Pete.
    (By the way, do you know about the postal area numbers, like SE6, and NW11 etc, and why they are so numbered?) If not, send me an e mail at petejohnson50@yahoo.com, and I will reveal the ‘secret’.)

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