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List of eponymous roads in London

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following is a partial list of eponymous roads in London – that is, roads named after people – with notes on the link between the road and the person. Examples of reigning monarchs, Prime Ministers etc. with no inherent geographic link are omitted or kept to one example as there are many streets named "Victoria + descriptor" and "Wellington + descriptor" for example.

Roads and streets

Road Borough(s) Named after Comments Coordinates
Addison: Road, Avenue, Crescent, Gardens, Upper Gardens and Lower Gardens Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea Joseph Addison English essayist, poet, playwright and politician (1672–1719) who married the widow of the 3rd Earl of Holland, owner of the estate[1] 51°30′09″N 0°12′33″W / 51.5025°N 0.2093°W / 51.5025; -0.2093 (Addison Road)
Adler Street Tower Hamlets Nathan Marcus Adler Chief Rabbi of Great Britain 1845–1890 51°30′57″N 0°04′03″W / 51.5157°N 0.0674°W / 51.5157; -0.0674 (Adler Street)
Agnes Gardens and Aylmer Road Barking and Dagenham Agnes de Valence Long-term rented Valence House with her brother Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke in the fourteenth century on the north side of the road 51°33′10″N 0°07′55″E / 51.5529°N 0.1319°E / 51.5529; 0.1319 (Agnes Gardens)
Ailsa Road and Ailsa Avenue Richmond upon Thames Archibald Kennedy, 1st Marquess of Ailsa Bought a house called St Margaret's near the site of the road, which later would give its name to the area[2] 51°27′34″N 0°19′16″W / 51.4595°N 0.321°W / 51.4595; -0.321 (Ailsa Road)
Albany Street Camden Frederick, Duke of York and Albany Younger brother of George IV, in whose reign the street was built 51°31′49″N 0°08′41″W / 51.5303°N 0.1447°W / 51.5303; -0.1447 (Albany Street)
Albemarle Street Westminster Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle Previous owner of the property on which the road was built in 1683-4 51°30′33″N 0°08′32″W / 51.5091°N 0.1421°W / 51.5091; -0.1421 (Albemarle Street)
Albert Embankment Lambeth Prince Albert Consort of Queen Victoria. The Embankment was built between 1866 and 1869, under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette. 51°29′28″N 0°07′21″W / 51.4910°N 0.1225°W / 51.4910; -0.1225 (Albert Embankment)
Alleyn Park and Alleyn Road Southwark Edward Alleyn Actor and founder of Dulwich College, near the north end of the road, in whose chapel he is now buried[3] 51°26′05″N 0°05′10″W / 51.4346°N 0.086°W / 51.4346; -0.086 (Alleyn Park)
Anna Neagle Close Newham Anna Neagle Actress and singer born in the local area 51°33′13″N 0°01′26″E / 51.5536°N 0.024°E / 51.5536; 0.024 (Anna Neagle Close)
Argyll Road (/ɑːrˈɡəl/ Kensington and Chelsea George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll Lived at Argyll Lodge, a former house on Campden Hill nearby[4] 51°30′05″N 0°11′47″W / 51.5013°N 0.1964°W / 51.5013; -0.1964 (Argyll Road)
Attlee Road, Ayles Road, Bevin Road, Bondfield Avenue, Keir Hardie Way, Morrison Road and Webbs Road Hillingdon Clement Attlee, Walter Ayles, Ernest Bevin, Margaret Bondfield, Keir Hardie, Herbert Morrison, Sidney Webb and Beatrice Webb Cluster of short roads in Yeading originally formed of social housing named after Labour politicians.
Attlee: Labour Party leader (1935–1955) and Prime Minister (1945–1951).
Ayles: Labour MP for Southall (1945–1950); then for Hayes and Harlington (1950–1953).
Bevin: Foreign Secretary (1945–1951).
Bondfield: MP, trades unionist and women's rights activist.
Hardie: First Labour MP.
Morrison: Transport Secretary (1929–1931), Home Secretary (1940–1945) and Deputy Prime Minister (1945–1951).
Webbs: prominent social reformers.[5]
51°31′54″N 0°24′22″W / 51.5318°N 0.4061°W / 51.5318; -0.4061 (Attlee Road etc)
Babmaes Street Westminster Baptist May Courtier to King Charles II, who lived in nearby St James's Palace[6] 51°30′31″N 0°08′05″W / 51.5086°N 0.1348°W / 51.5086; -0.1348 (Babmaes Street)
Baker Street Westminster William Baker Builder who laid the street out in the 18th century 51°31′12″N 0°09′24″W / 51.5200°N 0.1566°W / 51.5200; -0.1566 (Baker Street)
Barnardo Street and Barnardo Gardens Tower Hamlets Dr Thomas John Barnardo Founded a boy's orphanage in Stepney Causeway adjoining in 1870 51°30′43″N 0°02′50″W / 51.512°N 0.0472°W / 51.512; -0.0472 (Barnardo Street)
Barry Road Southwark Charles Barry Architect who designed Dulwich Park, to which the road leads[7] 51°27′14″N 0°04′12″W / 51.4539°N 0.07°W / 51.4539; -0.07 (Barry Road)
Baylis Road Lambeth Lilian Baylis (1874–1937) Theatrical producer and manager of the Old Vic Theatre on the road. In the Waterloo part of Lambeth. Previously Oakley Street. 51°30′02″N 0°06′39″W / 51.50051°N 0.11091°W / 51.50051; -0.11091 (Baylis Road)
Beauchamp Place (trad. /ˈbəm/) Kensington and Chelsea Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp Beauchamp Place, on the site of the road, was also a 16th-century mansion of the Seymour family, whose titles included Viscount Beauchamp.[8] 51°29′52″N 0°09′54″W / 51.4977°N 0.1650°W / 51.4977; -0.1650 (Beauchamp Place)
Bellot Street Greenwich Joseph René Bellot French sailor and Arctic explorer who disappeared, and has a memorial in Greenwich[9] 51°29′17″N 0°00′19″E / 51.488°N 0.0052°E / 51.488; 0.0052 (Bellot Street)
Black Prince Road Lambeth Edward, the Black Prince Son of King Edward III 51°29′31″N 0°07′12″W / 51.4920°N 0.1200°W / 51.4920; -0.1200 (Black Prince Road)
Blondin Avenue and Niagara Avenue Ealing Charles Blondin Tightrope walker and acrobat, who lived and died at nearby Niagara House in Northfields. Commemorates Niagara Falls where Blondin performed his most famous tightrope walk in 1859. 51°29′52″N 0°18′53″W / 51.4978°N 0.3148°W / 51.4978; -0.3148 (Blondin Avenue)
Bob Marley Way Lambeth Bob Marley Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, one of the most widely known performers of reggae music. Brixton.[10] 51°27′33″N 0°06′32″W / 51.4592°N 0.1090°W / 51.4592; -0.1090 (Bob Marley Way)
Bolingbroke Grove Wandsworth Henry St John, 1st Viscount St John (also known as Viscount Bolingbroke) Owner of the land on which the road was later built, and buried in St Mary's Church, Battersea[11] 51°27′15″N 0°10′04″W / 51.4543°N 0.1677°W / 51.4543; -0.1677 (Bolingbroke Grove)
Bond Street Westminster Sir Thomas Bond Property developer of Bond Street, Dover Street and Albemarle Street, from 1683 51°30′45″N 0°08′41″W / 51.5126°N 0.1448°W / 51.5126; -0.1448 (Bond Street)
Boutflower Road Wandsworth Henry Boutflower Verdon First vicar-designate of the then new St Mark's Church, past which the road runs. He died, young, in 1879, seven years before the construction of the road.[12] 51°27′39″N 0°10′12″W / 51.46071°N 0.17002°W / 51.46071; -0.17002 (Boutflower Road)
Bouverie Street City of London Earls of Radnor The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.[13] 51°30′48″N 0°06′29″W / 51.51345°N 0.10796°W / 51.51345; -0.10796 (Bouverie Street)
Browning Close, Robert Close and Elizabeth Close Westminster Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poet who lived in Little Venice, near the site of the road. Elizabeth was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era and his wife.[14] 51°31′29″N 0°10′45″W / 51.5247°N 0.1792°W / 51.5247; -0.1792 (Browning Close)
Brunel Road (/brˈnɛl/) Southwark Marc Isambard Brunel The road is situated near the south end of Thames Tunnel, which the engineer Brunel built. 51°30′01″N 0°03′09″W / 51.5004°N 0.0525°W / 51.5004; -0.0525 (Brunel Road)
Buller Road, Hamilton Road, Hunter Road, Kitchener Road and Milner Road Croydon Sir Redvers Henry Buller, Sir Ian Hamilton, Sir Archibald Hunter, Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener and Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner Cluster of roads in Thornton Heath named after figures in the Second Boer War. Buller: Commander-in-Chief of British Forces in South Africa in the Second Boer War and Victoria Cross recipient. Hamilton, Hunter and Kitchener: Commanders during the Second Boer War. Milner: Governor of Cape Colony and High Commissioner for Southern Africa.
Burlington Lane, Burlington Road and Burlington Gardens Hounslow Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington Builder of Chiswick House, in its park adjacent to the road[15] 51°28′57″N 0°15′35″W / 51.4824°N 0.2596°W / 51.4824; -0.2596 (Burlington Lane)
Bute Avenue Richmond upon Thames John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute Ranger of Richmond Park, near the road, from 1761 until 1792. Petersham.[16] 51°26′38″N 0°18′02″W / 51.44377°N 0.30059°W / 51.44377; -0.30059 (Bute Avenue)
Bowen Road, Butler Road, Drury Road, Vaughan Road, Sumner Road, Heath Road Harrow Headmasters and teachers of Harrow School Cluster of streets named after teachers and headmasters of school: Edward Ernest Bowen (c.1885–1901) – author of the Harrow school song, Forty Years On
Montagu Butler: (1859–1885)[17]
Charles Vaughan: (1845–1859)
Joseph Drury (1785–1805)
Benjamin Heath (1771–1785)
Robert Carey Sumner (1760–1771)
51°34′41″N 0°20′57″W / 51.5781°N 0.3493°W / 51.5781; -0.3493 (Butler Road)
Cade Road Greenwich Jack Cade Leader of a popular revolt against the government in 1450, which took place on Blackheath, near where the road now stands. 51°28′24″N 0°00′15″W / 51.4733°N 0.0042°W / 51.4733; -0.0042 (Cade Road)
Cadogan Place, Square and Lane (/kəˈdʌɡən/) Kensington and Chelsea Earl Cadogan The road is built on land acquired by Charles Cadogan, 2nd Baron Cadogan on his marriage to Sir Hans Sloane's daughter. 51°29′48″N 0°09′27″W / 51.49663°N 0.15753°W / 51.49663; -0.15753 (Cadogan Place)
Camden Town, Camden Street, Road, High Street Camden, Bayham Street and Pratt Street Camden Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden Owner of the land on which the road and much of the surviving development was built in 1791. The forerunner districts, e.g. St Pancras are little-used.[18][19] 51°32′20″N 0°08′19″W / 51.5389°N 0.1385°W / 51.5389; -0.1385 (Camden Street)
Canning Road, Clyde Road, Elgin Road /ˈɛlɡɪn/, Havelock Road and Outram Road Croydon Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning, Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, Henry Havelock and Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet Group of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company, and named after prominent figures in the history of British India.
Canning: statesman and Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Clyde, Havelock and Outram: all generals in India during the same rebellion.
Elgin: Governor-General of India 1862-3.
51°22′38″N 0°04′46″W / 51.3773°N 0.0795°W / 51.3773; -0.0795 (Canning Road etc)
Carew Road Sutton Carew family Owned Carew Manor in nearby Beddington, now a school, for 500 years; the road was built on former farm land owned by the family.[20] 51°21′37″N 0°08′32″W / 51.3602°N 0.1423°W / 51.3602; -0.1423 (Carew Road)
Cartwright Gardens Camden Major John Cartwright Formerly Burton Crescent after its developer, James Burton. Renamed after social reformer who campaigned for universal suffrage, vote by ballot, annual parliaments and the abolition of slavery. He lived and died at No. 37, and a 21st-century erected sculpture is nearby.[21] 51°31′36″N 0°07′37″W / 51.5268°N 0.1269°W / 51.5268; -0.1269 (Cartwright Gardens)
Caxton Street Westminster William Caxton English merchant, diplomat, writer and responsible for the introduction of the printing press to England; the first such press was established in 1476 in Westminster, close to the present road.[22] 51°29′55″N 0°08′06″W / 51.4986°N 0.1350°W / 51.4986; -0.1350 (Caxton Street)
Chandos Crescent and Duke's Avenue Harrow James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos Lived at Canons Park, to the north of the road buried in the parish at St Lawrence's church, Whitchurch, Little Stanmore 51°36′27″N 0°16′57″W / 51.6076°N 0.2825°W / 51.6076; -0.2825 (Chandos Crescent)
Charles II Street (Charles the second Street) Westminster King Charles II 51°30′30″N 0°07′57″W / 51.5082°N 0.1325°W / 51.5082; -0.1325 (Charles II Street)
Charlotte Street Camden Queen Charlotte Married to King George III in 1761; the street was formed in 1763 51°31′11″N 0°08′09″W / 51.5196°N 0.1359°W / 51.5196; -0.1359 (Charlotte Street)
Charlotte Despard Avenue Wandsworth Charlotte Despard Nine Elms resident and long-time suffragist, socialist, pacifist, Sinn Féin activist, and novelist 51°28′26″N 0°09′15″W / 51.4738°N 0.1543°W / 51.4738; -0.1543 (Charlotte Despard Avenue)
Chatham Avenue Bromley William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham Lived and died at Hayes Place, a former house on whose estate the road was built[23] 51°22′50″N 0°00′46″E / 51.3805°N 0.0129°E / 51.3805; 0.0129 (Chatham Avenue)
Chester Terrace Camden Earl of Chester One of the titles of George IV before he became king in 1820. The terrace was constructed in 1825.[24] 51°31′44″N 0°08′43″W / 51.5290°N 0.1454°W / 51.5290; -0.1454 (Chester Terrace)
Chesterfield Street and Chesterfield Walk Westminster and Greenwich Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield Both streets are named after houses called Chesterfield House, where the author lived.[25] 51°30′25″N 0°08′54″W / 51.50707°N 0.14843°W / 51.50707; -0.14843 (Chesterfield Street)
51°28′24″N 0°00′07″W / 51.4734°N 0.0019°W / 51.4734; -0.0019 (Chesterfield Walk)
Cheyne Walk Kensington and Chelsea William Cheyne, 2nd Viscount Newhaven Owned the manor of Chelsea until 1712[26] 51°28′56″N 0°10′22″W / 51.4823°N 0.17274°W / 51.4823; -0.17274 (Cheyne Walk)
Chichele Road, Willesden and Chicheley Street, Lambeth Brent and Lambeth Henry Chichele 15th-century Archbishop of Canterbury who founded All Souls College, Oxford who owned much of Willesden. Lambeth Palace adjoins the latter site, the arch-episcopal palace in London.[14] 51°33′17″N 0°13′00″W / 51.5547°N 0.2167°W / 51.5547; -0.2167 (Chichele Road)
51°30′10″N 0°07′01″W / 51.5028°N 0.1169°W / 51.5028; -0.1169 (Chicheley Street)
Clarence Street Kingston upon Thames Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen Opened the street in 1828, when she was Duchess of Clarence[27] 51°24′39″N 0°18′09″W / 51.4107°N 0.3024°W / 51.4107; -0.3024 (Clarence Street)
Clarendon Road Kensington and Chelsea George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon Lord Privy Seal at the time the road was built[28] 51°30′39″N 0°12′35″W / 51.5108°N 0.2098°W / 51.5108; -0.2098 (Clarendon Road)
Cleveland Street Camden 2nd Duke of Cleveland Owner of the estate at the time of the layout of the road[29] 51°31′15″N 0°08′21″W / 51.5209°N 0.1392°W / 51.5209; -0.1392 (Cleveland Street)
Coventry Street Westminster Henry Coventry Secretary to Charles II, who owned a house near the street 51°30′37″N 0°07′58″W / 51.5102°N 0.1328°W / 51.5102; -0.1328 (Coventry Street)
Craven Hill and Craven Road Westminster Earls of Craven Owned the land on which the road was later built[30] 51°30′46″N 0°10′53″W / 51.5128°N 0.1814°W / 51.5128; -0.1814 (Craven Hill)
Cromwell Road Kensington and Chelsea Richard Cromwell Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland who once owned a house there, son of English military and political leader Oliver Cromwell[31][32] 51°29′42″N 0°11′00″W / 51.495°N 0.1832°W / 51.495; -0.1832 (Cromwell Road)
Cumberland Road Richmond upon Thames Prince William, Duke of Cumberland Younger brother of King George II, who owned nearby Kew Palace. Kew.[33] 51°28′49″N 0°17′08″W / 51.4803°N 0.2856°W / 51.4803; -0.2856 (Cumberland Road)
Cumberland Terrace and Cumberland Market Camden Duke of Cumberland Younger brother of King George IV at the time of the terrace's construction, 1826 51°31′56″N 0°08′47″W / 51.5322°N 0.1464°W / 51.5322; -0.1464 (Cumberland Terrace)
Curzon Street Westminster George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe Curzon was a family name; George Howe was the ground landlord[34] 51°30′23″N 0°08′59″W / 51.5065°N 0.14982°W / 51.5065; -0.14982 (Curzon Street)
Czar Street Lewisham Czar Peter the Great of Russia Lived at Sayes Court, a former house nearby, in 1698 while studying shipbuilding at Deptford[35] 51°28′57″N 0°01′41″W / 51.4826°N 0.0281°W / 51.4826; -0.0281 (Czar Street)
Dacre Street /ˈdkər/ Westminster Lady Anne Dacre Endowed (to charitable trust) Emmanuel Almshouses near-adjoining. Although now demolished,[36] their legacy continues in the three schools, Westminster City School, Grey Coat Hospital and Emanuel School. 51°29′43″N 0°07′37″W / 51.4952°N 0.1269°W / 51.4952; -0.1269 (Dacre Street)
Dawes Street Southwark James Arthur Dawes First mayor of Metropolitan Borough of Southwark[14] 51°29′19″N 0°05′16″W / 51.4885°N 0.0878°W / 51.4885; -0.0878 (Dawes Street)
Dean Bradley Street Westminster George Granville Bradley Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1881 51°29′43″N 0°07′37″W / 51.4952°N 0.1269°W / 51.4952; -0.1269 (Dean Bradley Street)
Dean Farrar Street Westminster Frederic William Farrar Sometime canon of Westminster Abbey 51°29′57″N 0°07′55″W / 51.4993°N 0.1320°W / 51.4993; -0.1320 (Dean Farrar Street)
Dean Ryle Street Westminster Herbert Edward Ryle Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1911 51°29′39″N 0°07′36″W / 51.4943°N 0.1268°W / 51.4943; -0.1268 (Dean Ryle Street)
Defoe Road Hackney Daniel Defoe Well-known author of Robinson Crusoe, who lived in a house at the north end of the road near its junction with Stoke Newington Church Street[37] 51°33′40″N 0°04′44″W / 51.5611°N 0.079°W / 51.5611; -0.079 (Defoe Road)
Denman Road Southwark Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman Lord Chief Justice between 1832 and 1850. One of several streets on the estate named after lawyers.[38] 51°28′17″N 0°04′33″W / 51.4714°N 0.0759°W / 51.4714; -0.0759 (Denman Road)
Derry Street Kensington and Chelsea Charles Derry With Joseph Toms, founded the former shop of Derry & Toms, near the north end of the street[39] 51°30′04″N 0°11′29″W / 51.5012°N 0.1913°W / 51.5012; -0.1913 (Derry Street)
Devonshire Road, Cavendish Road, Devonshire Gardens, Devonshire Place, Devonshire Street, Duke Road and Duke's Avenue Hounslow Dukes of Devonshire Owners of Chiswick House, on whose large estate the roads were built. Re-built in 1811 by the 6th Duke.[15] 51°29′24″N 0°15′18″W / 51.49°N 0.2549°W / 51.49; -0.2549 (Devonshire Road)
Doctor Johnson Avenue Wandsworth Samuel Johnson Johnson lived at Streatham Place, the villa of Henry and Hester Thrale in Streatham Park, immediately south-east of the Avenue, from 1766 to 1782.[40] 51°26′00″N 0°08′53″W / 51.4334°N 0.1481°W / 51.4334; -0.1481 (Doctor Johnson Avenue)
Dorando Close Hammersmith and Fulham Dorando Pietri[41] Famed for finishing first in the marathon 1908 London summer Olympics, but being disqualified for receiving assistance 51°30′48″N 0°13′45″W / 51.5132°N 0.2291°W / 51.5132; -0.2291 (Dorando Close)
Dowding Road, Gossage Road, Keith Park Road, Portal Close, Saunders Road and Tedder Close Hillingdon Hugh Dowding, Leslie Gossage, Keith Park, Charles Portal, Hugh Saunders and Arthur Tedder Cluster of streets built near the site of the former RAF Uxbridge, and all named after air marshals in the Second World War.
Dowding: leader of the RAF during the Battle of Britain.
Gossage: Inspector-General of the RAF and Air Member for Personnel.
Park: leader of No. 11 Group RAF, which was coordinated nearby, in what is now the Battle of Britain Bunker.
Portal: Chief of the Air Staff.
Saunders: Chief of Staff for the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Tedder: Air Officer Commanding RAF Middle East Command.
51°32′46″N 0°27′45″W / 51.546°N 0.4626°W / 51.546; -0.4626 (Dowding Road)
Doughty Street Camden Henry Doughty Landlord of the area when the street was built in 1792–1810[42] 51°31′26″N 0°07′01″W / 51.524°N 0.1169°W / 51.524; -0.1169 (Doughty Street)
Downing Street Westminster Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet Built by and named after Downing 51°30′12″N 0°07′39″W / 51.5032°N 0.1275°W / 51.5032; -0.1275 (Downing Street)
Drury Lane Westminster Sir William Drury Knight of the Garter in Queen Elizabeth's reign. Owned land on site. 51°30′54″N 0°07′22″W / 51.5150°N 0.1228°W / 51.5150; -0.1228 (Drury Lane)
Duchess of Bedford's Walk Kensington and Chelsea Lady Georgiana Russell, second wife of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford Lived at Argyll Lodge, a former house on Campden Hill, near the location of the road[4] 51°30′10″N 0°11′54″W / 51.5028°N 0.1984°W / 51.5028; -0.1984 (Duchess of Bedford's Walk)
Duke Humphrey Road Greenwich / Lewisham Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester The duke enclosed nearby Greenwich Park. A continuation of the road northwards leads to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich built on the site of Duke Humphrey's Tower. 51°28′11″N 0°00′20″E / 51.4696°N 0.0055°E / 51.4696; 0.0055 (Duke Humphrey Road)
Duke of Wellington Place, Belgravia and Wellington Road, St John's Wood Westminster Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington The duke lived at Apsley House near the former street, and there is an equestrian statue of him nearby. The latter road was developed from about 1816, following Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo. Many other examples of the duke's name and title (Wellesley and Wellington) are across the capital, less well connected.[27]

51°30′07″N 0°09′04″W / 51.50197°N 0.15112°W / 51.50197; -0.15112 (Duke of Wellington Place) 51°31′56″N 0°10′18″W / 51.5322°N 0.1717°W / 51.5322; -0.1717 (Wellington Road)

Elizabeth Way, Queens Avenue, Seymour Gardens /ˈsmɔːr/ and Parr Way Hounslow Elizabeth I of England and Catherine Parr Elizabeth spent part of her childhood at Hanworth Manor of which these were part and sometimes stayed there during her reign.[43] The latter two roads reflect the third and sixth wives of King Henry VIII. Catherine inherited the manor from 1544 until her death in 1548[43] 51°26′02″N 0°24′09″W / 51.4338°N 0.4024°W / 51.4338; -0.4024 (Elizabeth Way)
Empress Drive Bromley Empress Eugénie of France Lived in exile at nearby Camden Place from 1871 to 1881[44] 51°25′05″N 0°03′50″E / 51.418°N 0.064°E / 51.418; 0.064 (Empress Drive)
Evelyn Street Lewisham John Evelyn English writer and essayist who lived at Sayes Court, a former house in Deptford near the street[35] 51°29′09″N 0°02′05″W / 51.4857°N 0.0346°W / 51.4857; -0.0346 (Evelyn Street)
Fauconberg Road Hounslow Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl of Fauconberg Lived at Sutton Court, a former house that stood at the east end of the road. Chiswick.[15] 51°29′09″N 0°16′16″W / 51.4858°N 0.271°W / 51.4858; -0.271 (Fauconberg Road)
Flowers Close Brent Tommy Flowers Flowers was the designer of the Colossus computer and worked at the Post Office Research Station adjacent to the road. 51°33′42″N 0°14′17″W / 51.56180°N 0.23816°W / 51.56180; -0.23816 (Flowers Close)
Fournier Street Tower Hamlets George Fournier One of the Huguenot refugees who settled in the area near the street in the 18th century[45] 51°31′09″N 0°04′23″W / 51.5192°N 0.0731°W / 51.5192; -0.0731 (Fournier Street)
Frith Street Westminster Richard Frith Wealthy builder[46] 51°30′51″N 0°07′55″W / 51.51420°N 0.13190°W / 51.51420; -0.13190 (Frith Street)
Gainsborough Road Richmond upon Thames Thomas Gainsborough Painter, buried in St Anne's Church, Kew[47] 51°28′13″N 0°17′26″W / 51.4704°N 0.2906°W / 51.4704; -0.2906 (Gainsborough Road)
Garth Road Merton Richard Garth[48] A Sir Richard Garth became the owner and Lord of the Manor of Morden just after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and maintained their connection with the parish for the next four centuries, until the manor was sold by another Sir Richard Garth in 1872.[48] 51°22′58″N 0°13′25″W / 51.3829°N 0.2235°W / 51.3829; -0.2235 (Garth Road)
General Wolfe Road Greenwich James Wolfe General and conqueror of Quebec, who is buried in St Alfege's Church, Greenwich and has a memorial in Greenwich Park. He lived in a house called Macartney House near the road.[25] 51°28′23″N 0°00′10″W / 51.473°N 0.0029°W / 51.473; -0.0029 (General Wolfe Road)
George Street Croydon Saint George Took its name from a former pub called the George and Dragon which stood in Croydon, and named after the saint (not from a former church dedicated to the saint). The present George Pub in Croydon is its successor.[49] 51°22′26″N 0°05′49″W / 51.374°N 0.0969°W / 51.374; -0.0969 (George Street)
George Street Richmond upon Thames King George III Main street of Richmond. Took current name in king's honour 1769. Formerly known as Richmond High Street.[47] 51°27′38″N 0°18′17″W / 51.4606°N 0.3048°W / 51.4606; -0.3048 (George Street)
George V Avenue Harrow King George V The road was built shortly before the Second World War and named in memory of the monarch, who died in 1936. Between Hatch End and Harrow. 51°35′54″N 0°22′08″W / 51.5983°N 0.369°W / 51.5983; -0.369 (George V Avenue)
Gloucester Road Kensington and Chelsea Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh Formerly called Hogmore Lane; renamed in 1826 after the duchess who built a house in the road in 1805, and now demolished 51°29′41″N 0°10′58″W / 51.4948°N 0.1827°W / 51.4948; -0.1827 (Gloucester Road)
Gloucester Road and Gloucester Court Richmond upon Thames Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh Owner of the land on which the roads were later built. Kew.[50] 51°28′57″N 0°17′04″W / 51.4824°N 0.2844°W / 51.4824; -0.2844 (Gloucester Road)
Golborne Road Kensington and Chelsea Dean Golbourne One time vicar of St. John's Church in Paddington 51°31′18″N 0°12′32″W / 51.52162°N 0.20881°W / 51.52162; -0.20881 (Golborne Road)
Goodge Street Camden Mr. Goodge Goodge was a speculative builder of the houses which form the street in the late 18th century.[51] 51°31′10″N 0°08′07″W / 51.5195°N 0.1352°W / 51.5195; -0.1352 (Goodge Street)
Gower Street (/ˈɡ.ər/, trad. /ɡɔːr/) Camden Gertrude Leveson-Gower Wife of the 4th Duke of Bedford, who supervised the laying of the street 51°31′21″N 0°07′57″W / 51.5224°N 0.1326°W / 51.5224; -0.1326 (Gower Street)
Grahame Park Way Barnet Claude Grahame-White Founded the Grahame-White Aviation Company near the site of the road in 1911[52] 51°36′12″N 0°14′26″W / 51.6034°N 0.2406°W / 51.6034; -0.2406 (Grahame Park Way)
Great Marlborough Street Westminster John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough 51°30′52″N 0°08′20″W / 51.51440°N 0.13883°W / 51.51440; -0.13883 (Great Marlborough Street)
Gresham Street City of London Thomas Gresham (1519–1579) Created in 1845 and named for a notable sixteenth century city financier 51°30′55″N 0°05′36″W / 51.51537°N 0.09321°W / 51.51537; -0.09321 (Gresham Street)
Guilford Street Camden Lord North, 2nd Earl of Guilford Statesman; Prime Minister; the President of the Foundling Hospital, which originally stood in the street[53] 51°31′25″N 0°07′11″W / 51.5235°N 0.1198°W / 51.5235; -0.1198 (Guilford Street)
Hallam Street Westminster Henry Hallam English historian[54] 51°31′15″N 0°08′37″W / 51.52079°N 0.14373°W / 51.52079; -0.14373 (Hallam Street)
Hambro Avenue /ˈhæmbrə/ and Everard /ɛvərɑːrd/ Avenue Bromley Everard Hambro Banker who lived at Hayes Place, a former house on whose estate the road was later built[23] 51°22′46″N 0°00′57″E / 51.3794°N 0.0157°E / 51.3794; 0.0157 (Hambro Avenue)
Hamilton Road, Hardy Road and Nelson Road Merton Nelson, (Admiral) Horatio and those most famously connected to him. Consecutive streets named after Admiral Nelson (Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson) who all as parts of Merton Place.[clarification needed] Emma: his mistress and prominent society model and courtier. Hardy: Thomas Hardy under his command as Flag Captain of HMS Victory. 51°25′02″N 0°11′29″W / 51.4171°N 0.1914°W / 51.4171; -0.1914 (Hamilton Road)
Handel (/ˈhɑːndəl/) Close Harrow George Frideric Handel Well-known German composer who was employed by the Duke of Chandos at Canons Park and reputedly played on the organ of St Lawrence's church nearby. The road was built on part of the estate.[55] 51°36′46″N 0°17′15″W / 51.6127°N 0.2876°W / 51.6127; -0.2876 (Handel Close)
Harley Street Westminster Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Was the 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer and had one son, Edward Harley 51°31′14″N 0°08′52″W / 51.5206°N 0.1477°W / 51.5206; -0.1477 (Harley Street)
Harrington Road, Harrington Gardens, Stanhope Gardens, Petersham Lane, Petersham Mews and Petersham Place Kensington and Chelsea Earls of Harrington Owned the area on which the road was later built. The family continued to own it until 1957.[56] 51°29′38″N 0°10′36″W / 51.494°N 0.1767°W / 51.494; -0.1767 (Harrington Road)
Hatton Garden Camden Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor Most of estate leased to Hatton by Elizabeth I in 1581, following a vacancy in the position of Bishop of Ely, whom she appointed. Holborn. 51°31′12″N 0°06′30″W / 51.5201°N 0.1084°W / 51.5201; -0.1084 (Hatton Garden)
Henriques Street Tower Hamlets Basil Henriques 1890–1961 Location of a social club run by philanthropist Henriques 51°30′50″N 0°03′56″W / 51.51397°N 0.06547°W / 51.51397; -0.06547 (Henriques Street)
Hogarth Lane Hounslow William Hogarth Painter, who is buried in the parish church, and whose house, now a museum, is in the road. Chiswick. 51°29′14″N 0°15′19″W / 51.4871°N 0.2552°W / 51.4871; -0.2552 (Hogarth Lane)
Holyoake Walk, Denison Road, Ludlow Road and Neville Road Ealing George Holyoake, Frederick Denison Maurice, John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow and John Neville Figgis Set of streets in Ealing laid out in the 19th century and named after Christian socialists. Holyoake was a newspaper editor who coined the phrase "secularism"; Denison Maurice was a prominent author and lecturer on the subject; Ludlow founded the newspaper The Christian Socialist; Neville Figgis was a priest and advocate of pluralism.[57] 51°31′40″N 0°18′38″W / 51.52769°N 0.31047°W / 51.52769; -0.31047 (Holyoake Walk)
Holland: Road, Park Avenue and Villas Road Kensington and Chelsea Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland First owner of Holland House and Holland Park, to the east of the road 51°30′05″N 0°12′45″W / 51.5015°N 0.21246°W / 51.5015; -0.21246 (Holland Road)
Hungerford Road Camden Edward Hungerford Founder and owner of market. Co-source of Hungerford Bridge, arguably a street. 51°33′00″N 0°07′31″W / 51.5500°N 0.1254°W / 51.5500; -0.1254 (Hungerford Road)
Inigo Jones Road Greenwich Inigo Jones The road in Charlton within former estate of Charlton House with features by or in the style of Jones[58] 51°28′40″N 0°02′39″E / 51.4779°N 0.0442°E / 51.4779; 0.0442 (Inigo Jones Road)
Irving Street Westminster Henry Irving In London's Theatreland. Named after the first actor to be knighted.[59] 51°30′36″N 0°07′44″W / 51.5099°N 0.1289°W / 51.5099; -0.1289 (Irving Street)
Jack Cornwell Street Newham Jack Cornwell First World War sailor boy and recipient of the Victoria Cross, who grew up here. Little Ilford, East Ham. 51°33′07″N 0°03′48″E / 51.552°N 0.0634°E / 51.552; 0.0634 (Jack Cornwell Street)
Jermyn Street Westminster Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans Developed much of St. James's around 1667 51°30′31″N 0°08′11″W / 51.5085°N 0.1365°W / 51.5085; -0.1365 (Jermyn Street)
John Archer Way Wandsworth John Archer First black mayor of a London council – Battersea Borough Council, in 1913/4 51°27′14″N 0°10′29″W / 51.45390°N 0.17467°W / 51.45390; -0.17467 (John Archer Way)
John Bradshaw Road Enfield John Bradshaw Benefactor of Southgate, who lived nearby in The Bourne[60] 51°37′52″N 0°07′37″W / 51.631°N 0.1269°W / 51.631; -0.1269 (John Bradshaw Road)
John Burns Drive  Barking & Dagenham John Burns English trade unionist and politician, particularly associated with London politics and Battersea 51°32′10″N 0°05′40″E / 51.536213°N 0.094393°E / 51.536213; 0.094393 (John Burns Drive)
John Carpenter Street City of London John Carpenter Town clerk of the City of London in the fifteenth century, and founder of the City of London School[61] 51°30′43″N 0°06′23″W / 51.512°N 0.1063°W / 51.512; -0.1063 (John Carpenter Street)
John Islip (/ˈslɪp/) Street Westminster John Islip Abbot of the monastery of Westminster at the time of Henry VIII 51°29′35″N 0°07′39″W / 51.4930°N 0.1275°W / 51.4930; -0.1275 (John Islip Street)
John Wilson Street Greenwich John Wilson Minister of Woolwich Baptist Tabernacle, now Woolwich Central Baptist Church, who gave generously to the local poor[62] 51°29′25″N 0°03′44″E / 51.4903°N 0.0623°E / 51.4903; 0.0623 (John Wilson Street)
Keats Grove Camden John Keats Writer who lived in the road, and whose house is now a museum. The road was formerly called John Street. 51°33′21″N 0°10′07″W / 51.5558°N 0.1686°W / 51.5558; -0.1686 (Keats Grove)
Kilmorey Road and Kilmorey Gardens Richmond upon Thames Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey Earl buried with his mistress in the Kilmorey Mausoleum, near the road 51°27′46″N 0°19′19″W / 51.4629°N 0.3219°W / 51.4629; -0.3219 (Kilmorey Road)
King Edward's Road Barking and Dagenham King Edward VII Originally called Creeksmouth Lane; renamed in 1902 to commemorate the king's coronation[63] 51°31′54″N 0°05′10″E / 51.5317°N 0.086°E / 51.5317; 0.086 (King Edward's Road)
King George VI Avenue Merton King George VI The avenue was made to commemorate the king's coronation in 1937.[64] 51°23′56″N 0°09′42″W / 51.3988°N 0.1618°W / 51.3988; -0.1618 (King George VI Avenue)
King Street Hammersmith and Fulham John King Bishop of London who gave generously to the poor of Fulham in 1620[65] 51°29′35″N 0°14′08″W / 51.493°N 0.2355°W / 51.493; -0.2355 (King Street)
King William Walk (and King William Street, City of London and others) Greenwich and City of London King William IV His memorial is in the street near the National Maritime Museum. The City example is one of many — merely built in his reign. 51°28′51″N 0°00′29″W / 51.4809°N 0.008°W / 51.4809; -0.008 (King William Walk)
51°30′34″N 0°05′13″W / 51.509444°N 0.086944°W / 51.509444; -0.086944 (King William Street)
King's Road Kensington and Chelsea King Charles II Formerly private road used by the king to travel to Kew Palace 51°29′15″N 0°10′08″W / 51.48737°N 0.168874°W / 51.48737; -0.168874 (King's Road)
Kingsway Camden / Westminster King Edward VII Opened the street in 1905 51°30′55″N 0°07′08″W / 51.515333°N 0.118944°W / 51.515333; -0.118944 (Kingsway)
Kneller Road Richmond upon Thames Godfrey Kneller Lived at Kneller Hall in the road, now the Royal Military School of Music, Whitton, Twickenham[66] 51°27′18″N 0°21′05″W / 51.455°N 0.3513°W / 51.455; -0.3513 (Kneller Road)
Kossuth Street Greenwich Lajos Kossuth Hungarian national hero who lived in London in the 1850s. Greenwich. 51°29′13″N 0°00′12″E / 51.487°N 0.0034°E / 51.487; 0.0034 (Kossuth Street)
Ladbroke Grove, Road, Terrace, Square, Gardens, Walk and Crescent Kensington and Chelsea James Weller Ladbroke Developed the North Kensington area around 1840[67] 51°31′02″N 0°12′35″W / 51.5171°N 0.2098°W / 51.5171; -0.2098 (Ladbroke Grove)
Lansbury Gardens Tower Hamlets George Lansbury British politician (MP 1910–1912, 1922–1940) and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935. Blackwall (ex.-Poplar). 51°30′46″N 0°00′18″W / 51.51269°N 0.00494°W / 51.51269; -0.00494 (Lansbury Gardens)
Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne Crescent and Lansdowne Rise Kensington and Chelsea Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne Home Secretary and later Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time the road was built[28] 51°30′36″N 0°12′27″W / 51.5099°N 0.2074°W / 51.5099; -0.2074 (Lansdowne Road)
Latimer Road, Kensington, Latymer Road, Edmonton and Latymer Way, Edmonton Enfield and Kensington and Chelsea Edward Latymer Clerk at the Court of Wards and Liveries who bequeathed the land on which Latimer Road was later built to help fund Latymer Upper School, which he founded. The school's playing fields are situated west of the road. Originally it ran past the tube station of the same name, but after it was split by the Westway flyover, the south part was renamed Freston Road after the village in Suffolk associated with Latymer.[68] The roads in Edmonton are located near The Latymer School, also founded by Edward Latymer 51°31′05″N 0°13′27″W / 51.518°N 0.2242°W / 51.518; -0.2242 (Latimer Road)

51°37′47″N 0°03′59″W / 51.6297°N 0.0663°W / 51.6297; -0.0663 (Latymer Road)

Benson Road, Chichele Gardens, Cranmer Road, Davidson Road, Howley Road, Laud Street, Longley Road, Parker Road, Sheldon Street, Stafford Road, Sumner Road, Tait Road, Temple Road, Tennison Road, Warham Road and Whitgift Street Croydon Edward White Benson, Henry Chichele, Thomas Cranmer, Randall Davidson, William Howley, William Laud, Charles Longley, Matthew Parker, Gilbert Sheldon, John Stafford, John Bird Sumner, Archibald Campbell Tait, William Temple, Thomas Tenison, William Warham and John Whitgift Croydon Palace was the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years and various roads in the borough are named after former archbishops.
Leigh Hunt Drive Enfield Leigh Hunt English writer born in Southgate 51°37′48″N 0°07′30″W / 51.6301°N 0.1251°W / 51.6301; -0.1251 (Leigh Hunt Drive)
Lillie Road and Lillie Yard Hammersmith and Fulham Sir John Scott Lillie Lillie first laid out the easternmost section of the road across his North End Hermitage estate in 1826.[69] 51°29′15″N 0°11′44″W / 51.48752°N 0.19558°W / 51.48752; -0.19558 (LillieRoad)
Lind Road Sutton Jenny Lind Swedish singer who entertained the people of Sutton in 1847 51°21′51″N 0°11′08″W / 51.3643°N 0.1856°W / 51.3643; -0.1856 (Lind Road)
Liverpool Street City of London Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool The street was built in 1829 and named after the former prime minister, who had died the previous year.[70] 51°31′03″N 0°04′57″W / 51.5174°N 0.0824°W / 51.5174; -0.0824 (Liverpool Street)
Lonsdale Road and Lowther Road Richmond upon Thames Earls of Lonsdale William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale bought the land in 1846, on which the roads were later built.[71] 51°29′04″N 0°14′41″W / 51.4845°N 0.2447°W / 51.4845; -0.2447 (Lonsdale Road)
Lyndhurst Grove, Lyndhurst Way and Lyndhurst Square Southwark John Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst Lawyer and politician, three times Lord Chancellor of Great Britain[38] 51°28′12″N 0°04′41″W / 51.4701°N 0.0781°W / 51.4701; -0.0781 (Lyndhurst Grove)
Malet Street Camden Sir Edward Malet Married to Lady Ermyntrude Sackville Russell, daughter of Francis Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford, who owned much of the surrounding area 51°31′17″N 0°07′49″W / 51.5214°N 0.1302°W / 51.5214; -0.1302 (Malet Street)
Mandela Street (/mænˈdɛlə/) Camden Nelson Mandela The street was originally called Selous Street, after Frederick Selous, a game hunter in South Africa who was born in the area. The street in the 1960s became the base of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and in 1985 it was renamed in honour of the then imprisoned ANC leader, who nine years later would become South Africa's first democratically elected president.[72] 51°32′16″N 0°08′12″W / 51.5378°N 0.1366°W / 51.5378; -0.1366 (Mandela Street)
Manoel Road Richmond upon Thames King Manoel II of Portugal Last king of Portugal, home: nearby demolished Fulwell Park House from 1910 (the year of the Portuguese Revolution) until death, 1932. Manoel is the Portuguese spelling.[73] 51°26′26″N 0°21′37″W / 51.4406°N 0.3603°W / 51.4406; -0.3603 (Manoel Road)
Matthew Parker Street and Parker Road Westminster Most Rev. Matthew Parker Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until 1575 51°30′01″N 0°07′50″W / 51.5002°N 0.1305°W / 51.5002; -0.1305 (Matthew Parker Street)
Maysoule Road Wandsworth Rev. Israel May Soule From 1838, Minister of the Baptist Chapel in Battersea; originally called May Soule Road[74] 51°27′49″N 0°10′44″W / 51.46366°N 0.17876°W / 51.46366; -0.17876 (Maysoule Road)
Meard Street Westminster John Meard, the younger Carpenter, later esquire, who developed it in the 1720s and 1730s[75] 51°30′48″N 0°07′59″W / 51.51329°N 0.13295°W / 51.51329; -0.13295 (Meard Street)
Menelik Road Camden Menelik II of Ethiopia The road was built on the estate of the Powell-Cotton family, one of whom, Major Percy Powell-Cotton, was given permission by Emperor Menelik to hunt in Ethiopia in 1900.[76] 51°33′18″N 0°12′18″W / 51.5551°N 0.2049°W / 51.5551; -0.2049 (Menelik Road)
Milton Street Islington Mr. Milton Carpenter and builder who in 1830, at the time of the name change, owned the building lease of the street at the time. The street was previously known as Grub Street.[77] 51°31′13″N 0°05′27″W / 51.5203°N 0.0908°W / 51.5203; -0.0908 (Milton Street)
Mornington Crescent, Place, Street and Terrace Camden Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington His daughter Anne married Henry Fitzroy, brother of the 1st Baron Southampton, on whose estate the road was built.[78] 51°32′01″N 0°08′26″W / 51.5335°N 0.1405°W / 51.5335; -0.1405 (Mornington Crescent)
Mortimer Street Westminster Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Developer of Cavendish Square in London, and the streets around it, from 1715. Amongst his titles were Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, and Baron Harley of Wigmore Castle.[79] 51°31′04″N 0°08′25″W / 51.5178°N 0.1403°W / 51.5178; -0.1403 (Mortimer Street)
Nelson Road Merton Horatio Nelson Owned the land on which road was later built 51°25′02″N 0°11′21″W / 51.4171°N 0.1893°W / 51.4171; -0.1893 (Nelson Road)
Newton Street Camden Isaac Newton Scientist and mathematician 51°31′01″N 0°07′18″W / 51.51686°N 0.12157°W / 51.51686; -0.12157 (Newton Street)
Northumberland Avenue Westminster Dukes of Northumberland The avenue was built in the 1870s on the site of Northumberland House, the redundant, demolished home of the Duke of Northumberland (see Syon House and Alnwick Castle. 51°30′24″N 0°07′27″W / 51.5068°N 0.1242°W / 51.5068; -0.1242 (Northumberland Avenue)
Elizabeth Way, Queens Avenue, Seymour Gardens and Parr Way Hounslow Elizabeth I of England and Catherine Parr Elizabeth spent part of her childhood at Hanworth Manor close nearby and sometimes stayed there during her reign.[43] The latter two roads reflect the third and sixth wives of King Henry VIII. Catherine inherited the manor from 1544 until her death in 1548.[43] 51°26′02″N 0°24′09″W / 51.4338°N 0.4024°W / 51.4338; -0.4024 (Elizabeth Way)
Northumberland Crescent Hounslow Duke of Northumberland's River The so-called river, a surface level aqueduct, adjoins and is back-named after Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland and his successors who maintained the canal. His wife's direct forebear re-inherited much of the land of the borough in 1594. The family continues to own Syon House. 51°27′22″N 0°25′41″W / 51.456°N 0.428°W / 51.456; -0.428 (Elizabeth Way)
Orleans Road Richmond upon Thames Louis Philippe I, previously Duke of Orleans French royal, later king, who lived in exile at Orleans House near the road[80] 51°26′58″N 0°19′03″W / 51.4495°N 0.3175°W / 51.4495; -0.3175 (Orleans Road)
Ormond Road (x2), Ormond Avenue Richmond upon Thames Earls of Ormond Owned the land on which the roads were later built, the Richmond one first (1761–1778), the Hampton ones in the borough later[47] 51°27′31″N 0°18′16″W / 51.4586°N 0.3044°W / 51.4586; -0.3044 (Ormond Road)
Oxford Street Westminster Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Developer of Cavendish Square in London, and the streets around it, from 1715[79] 51°30′49″N 0°09′20″W / 51.5136°N 0.1556°W / 51.5136; -0.1556 (Oxford Street)
Pelham Crescent, Pelham Place and Pelham Street Kensington and Chelsea Henry Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester A former trustee of the Smith's Charity Estate, on which the road was built[81] 51°29′35″N 0°10′15″W / 51.4931°N 0.1709°W / 51.4931; -0.1709 (Pelham Crescent)
Pemberton Row City of London Sir James Pemberton Lord Mayor of London in 1611, and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, on whose estate the road was built[81] 51°30′55″N 0°06′31″W / 51.5152°N 0.1085°W / 51.5152; -0.1085 (Pemberton Row)
Pepys Street City of London Samuel Pepys 1923 renaming. Pepys lived there during the Great Fire of London.[82] 51°30′39″N 0°04′41″W / 51.51076°N 0.07804°W / 51.51076; -0.07804 (Pepys Street)
Pigott Street Tower Hamlets Francis Pigott Stainsby Conant Family owned the undeveloped estate. Limehouse.[83] 51°30′46″N 0°01′33″W / 51.51287°N 0.02595°W / 51.51287; -0.02595 (Pigott Street)
Plender Street Camden William Plender, 1st Baron Plender Accountant and public servant who served as Sheriff of the County of London in 1927[84] 51°32′12″N 0°08′13″W / 51.5368°N 0.1369°W / 51.5368; -0.1369 (Plender Street)
Pleydell Street City of London Earls of Radnor The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.[85] 51°30′50″N 0°06′30″W / 51.51393°N 0.10822°W / 51.51393; -0.10822 (Pleydell Street)
Pope's Grove and Pope's Avenue Richmond upon Thames Alexander Pope Poet who had built the demolished Pope's Villa and surviving Pope's Grotto, and is buried in St Mary's Church, Twickenham 51°26′31″N 0°20′08″W / 51.4420°N 0.3356°W / 51.4420; -0.3356 (Pope's Grove)
Portland Place Westminster William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, the daughter of Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, inherited his land and property and married into the Portland family.[79] 51°31′13″N 0°08′42″W / 51.52023°N 0.14499°W / 51.52023; -0.14499 (Portland Place)
Powys Lane Enfield Henry Philip Powys Rented nearby Broomfield House in 1816[86] 51°37′02″N 0°07′12″W / 51.6172°N 0.1199°W / 51.6172; -0.1199 (Powys Lane)
Praed Street Westminster William Praed Chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to the north 51°31′01″N 0°10′23″W / 51.5170°N 0.1731°W / 51.5170; -0.1731 (Praed Street)
Prestons Road Tower Hamlets Sir Robert Preston Captain of the East India Company who owned the land before the West India Docks were developed[87] 51°30′08″N 0°00′31″W / 51.502225°N 0.008620°W / 51.502225; -0.008620 (Prestons Road)
Prince Albert Road Camden / Westminster Prince Albert Originally called Albert Road; renamed after the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria in 1938 51°32′12″N 0°09′28″W / 51.536667°N 0.157778°W / 51.536667; -0.157778 (Prince Albert Road)
Prince Arthur Road Camden Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn Son of Queen Victoria who opened a home for sailors' daughters in the area in 1869[88] 51°33′16″N 0°10′38″W / 51.5544°N 0.1771°W / 51.5544; -0.1771 (Prince Arthur Road)
Prince Consort Road Westminster Albert, Prince Consort Part of Albertopolis 51°29′59″N 0°10′37″W / 51.49986°N 0.17703°W / 51.49986; -0.17703 (Prince Consort Road)
Prince Henry Road Greenwich Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales The road was built on the estate of Charlton House, whose original owner, Adam Newton, was the Prince's tutor.[58] 51°28′35″N 0°02′34″E / 51.4765°N 0.0427°E / 51.4765; 0.0427 (Prince Henry Road)
Prince Imperial Road Bromley Napoléon, Prince Imperial Lived in exile at nearby Camden Place from 1871 until his death in 1879[44] 51°24′47″N 0°04′08″E / 51.413°N 0.069°E / 51.413; 0.069 (Prince Imperial Road)
Queen Anne's Gate Westminster Queen Anne Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1702, and after the Act of Union, Queen of Great Britain until 1714 51°30′02″N 0°07′59″W / 51.5005°N 0.1330°W / 51.5005; -0.1330 (Queen Anne's Gate)
Queen Caroline Street Hammersmith and Fulham Caroline of Brunswick Wife of George IV, who lived and died in nearby Brandenburg House 51°29′27″N 0°13′31″W / 51.4908°N 0.2252°W / 51.4908; -0.2252 (Queen Caroline Street)
Queen Elizabeth Road Kingston upon Thames Queen Elizabeth I The queen founded Kingston Grammar School at Lovekyn Chapel, which is at the south end of the street (the school's main buildings are opposite).[89] 51°24′43″N 0°17′47″W / 51.4119°N 0.2964°W / 51.4119; -0.2964 (Queen Elizabeth Road)
Queen Elizabeth's Walk Hackney Queen Elizabeth I The queen's friend, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, lived in Stoke Newington.[27] 51°33′50″N 0°05′11″W / 51.5638°N 0.0863°W / 51.5638; -0.0863 (Queen Elizabeth's Walk)
Queen Victoria Street City of London Queen Victoria 51°30′43″N 0°06′00″W / 51.512°N 0.09993°W / 51.512; -0.09993 (Queen Victoria Street)
Queensway Westminster Queen Victoria Named Queen's Road in honour of Victoria, who had been born at nearby Kensington Palace. Later renamed. 51°30′47″N 0°11′15″W / 51.51308°N 0.18763°W / 51.51308; -0.18763 (Queensway)
Raphael Avenue Havering Herbert Raphael Politician who owned the former Gidea Hall, and was later responsible for the development of the area, including the avenue. Romford.[90] 51°35′18″N 0°11′11″E / 51.5883°N 0.1865°E / 51.5883; 0.1865 (Raphael Avenue)
Rathbone Place Camden Captain Rathbone One Captain Rathbone was the builder of the road and properties thereon, from about 1718.[51] 51°30′39″N 0°08′19″W / 51.5108°N 0.1387°W / 51.5108; -0.1387 (Rathbone Place)
Regent Street Westminster King George IV Named c. 1811, when George IV was prince regent 51°30′39″N 0°08′19″W / 51.5108°N 0.1387°W / 51.5108; -0.1387 (Regent Street)
Repton Avenue, Repton Drive and Repton Gardens Havering Humphry Repton Landscape gardener who lived in a cottage (now demolished) near where the roads were later built. Gidea Park, near Romford.[91] 51°35′03″N 0°11′50″E / 51.5843°N 0.1972°E / 51.5843; 0.1972 (Repton Avenue)
Romney Road Greenwich Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney Built the road in about 1695, when Chief Ranger of Greenwich Park, to restore communication between Greenwich and Woolwich[92] 51°28′55″N 0°00′22″W / 51.4819°N 0.006°W / 51.4819; -0.006 (Romney Road)
Rosebery Avenue Islington Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery First Chairman of the London County Council, who opened the road in 1892[93] 51°31′34″N 0°06′36″W / 51.526°N 0.1099°W / 51.526; -0.1099 (Rosebery Avenue)
Roy Grove and Cannon Close Richmond upon Thames Major-General William Roy One of Roy's two cannons he used to map Middlesex is in the road in Hampton Hill.[94] 51°25′34″N 0°21′56″W / 51.426°N 0.3656°W / 51.426; -0.3656 (Roy Grove)
St Erkenwald Road Barking and Dagenham Saint Erkenwald Saint and Bishop of London who founded Barking Abbey to the west of the road 51°32′10″N 0°05′01″E / 51.5362°N 0.0836°E / 51.5362; 0.0836 (St Erkenwald Road)
Savile Row Westminster Lady Dorothy Savile Wife of the Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, architect and developer[95] 51°30′40″N 0°08′26″W / 51.51109°N 0.14059°W / 51.51109; -0.14059 (Savile Row)
Savoy Place Westminster Peter II, Count of Savoy Gave his name to the Savoy Palace, which stood on the site of the road 51°30′33″N 0°07′15″W / 51.50924°N 0.12093°W / 51.50924; -0.12093 (Savoy Place)
Selwyn Avenue Richmond upon Thames William Selwyn Owned, and lived near, the land on which the road was later built; contributed to the founding of nearby church St John the Divine, Richmond 51°28′00″N 0°17′43″W / 51.4666°N 0.2952°W / 51.4666; -0.2952 (Selwyn Avenue)
Shaftesbury Avenue Westminster Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury Shaftesbury was an active philanthropist, and as a Member of Parliament he was responsible for several reforming acts designed to alleviate the suffering of the poor. The new avenue replaced slum housing, and was finished in the year of his death, 1886. 51°30′43″N 0°07′55″W / 51.5120°N 0.1320°W / 51.5120; -0.1320 (Shaftesbury Avenue)
Sopwith Way Kingston upon Thames Thomas Sopwith Aviation pioneer who set up a factory near the east end of the road, where his earliest aircraft were made[96] 51°24′49″N 0°18′05″W / 51.4135°N 0.3015°W / 51.4135; -0.3015 (Sopwith Way)
Southampton Row and Southampton Street Camden Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton Landowner 51°31′11″N 0°07′20″W / 51.5198°N 0.1221°W / 51.5198; -0.1221 (Southampton Row)
Stanley Crescent and Stanley Gardens Kensington and Chelsea Edward Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley President of the Board of Trade at the time the road was built[28] 51°30′44″N 0°12′15″W / 51.5121°N 0.2043°W / 51.5121; -0.2043 (Stanley Crescent)
Steve Biko Way Hounslow Steve Biko South African anti-apartheid activist 51°28′04″N 0°22′08″W / 51.4679°N 0.3689°W / 51.4679; -0.3689 (Steve Biko Way)
Swallow Street Westminster Thomas Swallow Lessee in 1540 of the pastures on which the road was built[97] 51°30′34″N 0°08′15″W / 51.50949°N 0.13751°W / 51.50949; -0.13751 (Swallow Street)
Talfourd Road Southwark Thomas Talfourd Judge and politician, buried in West Norwood Cemetery, south of the street[38] 51°28′19″N 0°04′39″W / 51.472°N 0.0775°W / 51.472; -0.0775 (Talfourd Road)
Tallis Street City of London Thomas Tallis Composer and hymn-writer whose name is engraved on the façade of the nearby former building of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which stood here until 1977[98] 51°30′43″N 0°06′26″W / 51.5119°N 0.1072°W / 51.5119; -0.1072 (Tallis Street)
Tetty Way Bromley Elizabeth Johnson (known as "Tetty") Wife of Dr Johnson, who is buried in the nearby Bromley Parish Church[99] 51°24′17″N 0°00′50″E / 51.4047°N 0.01396°E / 51.4047; 0.01396 (Tetty Way)
Thomas More Street Tower Hamlets Thomas More Lawyer, writer and statesman executed in the nearby Tower of London, who has a memorial plaque in the street[100] 51°30′27″N 0°04′06″W / 51.5074°N 0.0683°W / 51.5074; -0.0683 (Thomas More Street)
Throgmorton Street City of London Nicholas Throckmorton Chief banker of England in the reign of Queen Elizabeth 51°30′54″N 0°05′11″W / 51.5149°N 0.0865°W / 51.5149; -0.0865 (Throgmorton Street)
Tom Cribb Road Greenwich Tom Cribb World boxing champion of 1810, who lived and died in Woolwich, where the road is located 51°29′31″N 0°04′47″E / 51.4919°N 0.0797°E / 51.4919; 0.0797 (Tom Cribb Road)
Tooley Street Southwark Saint Olaf King of Norway who fought with Æthelred the Unready against the Danes allegedly in what became the parish of St Olave's, Southwark. He was canonised and the name was corrupted from St Olaf to Tooley. The church was demolished in 1926 and St Olaf House, with a stone relief of him, stands on the site.[101][102] 51°30′17″N 0°05′01″W / 51.5046°N 0.0836°W / 51.5046; -0.0836 (Tooley Street)
Tyers Street, Jonathan Street and Tyers Walk Lambeth Jonathan Tyers The road passes Vauxhall Gardens. Tyers was the owner in the eighteenth century.[103] 51°29′20″N 0°07′08″W / 51.489°N 0.119°W / 51.489; -0.119 (Tyers Street)
Tylney Road Newham Richard Child, 1st Earl Tylney Builder of Wanstead Park, a former house whose estate extended southwards to the location of the road[104] 51°33′12″N 0°02′01″E / 51.5533°N 0.0337°E / 51.5533; 0.0337 (Tylney Road)
Vera Lynn Close Newham Dame Vera Lynn Actress and singer born in the local area 51°33′11″N 0°01′28″E / 51.5530°N 0.0245°E / 51.5530; 0.0245 (Vera Lynn Close)
Vere Street Westminster Earls of Oxford A family name of the area's owners at the time of its construction, the Earls of Oxford[105] 51°30′54″N 0°08′50″W / 51.51499°N 0.14722°W / 51.51499; -0.14722 (Vere Street)
Victoria Street and Embankment Westminster Queen Victoria Separated by Parliament Square from the embankment, the road bisects the mid-west neighbourhood of Westminster is sometimes called Victoria after its station particularly towards Buckingham Palace and less so toward the south where it is Belgravia. Many other examples of the monarch's name are across the capital, less well connected. 51°29′53″N 0°08′01″W / 51.4980°N 0.1335°W / 51.4980; -0.1335 (Victoria Street)
Villiers Street Westminster George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham The street was built in the 1670s on the site of York House, Villiers' Mansion. 51°30′29″N 0°07′26″W / 51.5080°N 0.1238°W / 51.5080; -0.1238 (Villiers Street)
Waldegrave Road, Park and Gardens (trad. /wɔːlɡrv/ Richmond upon Thames Frances Waldegrave Wife of the 7th Earl Waldegrave who lived at Strawberry Hill House in the 19th century in the road. Twickenham.[106] 51°25′59″N 0°20′19″W / 51.433°N 0.3385°W / 51.433; -0.3385 (Waldegrave Road)
Walker Close Enfield The Walkers of Southgate Prominent local family who owned Arnos Grove (now Southgate Beaumont) on nearby Cannon Hill. The street is located near the better known Arnos Grove tube station.[107] 51°37′02″N 0°07′58″W / 51.6173°N 0.1327°W / 51.6173; -0.1327 (Walker Close)
Wardour Street Westminster Archibald Wardour Architect of several buildings on the street 51°30′51″N 0°08′05″W / 51.5142°N 0.1346°W / 51.5142; -0.1346 (Wardour Street)
Warren Street Camden Anne Warren Wife of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton, the land owner responsible for the development of the area[51] – see Fitzroy Square 51°31′26″N 0°08′27″W / 51.5238°N 0.1409°W / 51.5238; -0.1409 (Warren Street)
Wat Tyler Road Lewisham Wat Tyler Rebel who launched the Peasants' Revolt in 1381 51°28′15″N 0°00′24″W / 51.4707°N 0.0068°W / 51.4707; -0.0068 (Wat Tyler Road)
White Kennett Street City of London White Kennett Bishop of Peterborough (1707), and previously rector of the nearly St Botolph's Aldgate 51°30′55″N 0°04′38″W / 51.5154°N 0.0773°W / 51.5154; -0.0773 (White Kennett Street)
Whitfield Street Camden George Whitefield Builder of Whitefield's Tabernacle, in the vicinity, in 1756[51] 51°31′16″N 0°08′10″W / 51.5212°N 0.1361°W / 51.5212; -0.1361 (Whitfield Street)
Whittaker Avenue Richmond upon Thames John Whittaker Ellis First mayor of Richmond, who bought a building adjacent to the road which became the town hall 51°27′32″N 0°18′23″W / 51.4590°N 0.3065°W / 51.4590; -0.3065 (Whittaker Avenue)
Wilberforce Road Hackney William Wilberforce British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade 51°33′48″N 0°05′54″W / 51.5633°N 0.0983°W / 51.5633; -0.0983 (Wilberforce Road)
William Barefoot Drive Greenwich William Barefoot A prominent local politician, who was mayor of Woolwich three times 51°25′55″N 0°03′31″E / 51.432°N 0.0585°E / 51.432; 0.0585 (William Barefoot Drive)
William IV Street Westminster King William IV 51°30′34″N 0°07′31″W / 51.5095°N 0.1252°W / 51.5095; -0.1252 (William IV Street)
William Morris Close Waltham Forest William Morris Artist who spent his childhood at the nearby Water House, which is now the William Morris Gallery 51°35′26″N 0°01′42″W / 51.59055°N 0.02825°W / 51.59055; -0.02825 (William Morris Close)
Wilton Crescent, Place, Row and Terrace Kensington and Chelsea Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton Second son of Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster; the road forms part of the Grosvenor estate 51°30′03″N 0°09′20″W / 51.50086°N 0.15543°W / 51.50086; -0.15543 (Wilton Crescent)
Woffington Close Richmond upon Thames Peg Woffington 18th-century actress who performed in Teddington, near where the road is located, and buried in Teddington parish church[108] 51°24′59″N 0°18′55″W / 51.4165°N 0.3153°W / 51.4165; -0.3153 (Woffington Close)
Wren Road Southwark Sir Christopher Wren The road was built on the grounds of a former house said to have been occupied by Wren.[109] 51°28′24″N 0°05′30″W / 51.4734°N 0.0918°W / 51.4734; -0.0918 (Wren Road)
Young Street Kensington and Chelsea Thomas Young Developer of the area, including Kensington Square 51°30′05″N 0°11′24″W / 51.5015°N 0.1899°W / 51.5015; -0.1899 (Young Street)


Square Borough(s) Named after Comments Coordinates
Bedford Square Camden Dukes of Bedford All named after the Dukes of Bedford on whose land they were built[110] Much of the area is still owned by the Bedford Estate. Other examples include Bedford Row, Bedford Avenue, Bedford Street, and Bedford Place. 51°31′07″N 0°07′51″W / 51.5187°N 0.1309°W / 51.5187; -0.1309 (Bedford Square)
Berkeley Square Westminster Berkeley family The family's Berkeley House had stood nearby until 1733. 51°30′35″N 0°08′45″W / 51.50964°N 0.14578°W / 51.50964; -0.14578 (Berkeley Square)
Cavendish Square Westminster Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Mortimer née Henrietta Cavendish Holles The square and adjoining streets were named after the various relatives of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, and of his son, Edward. Henrietta was Edward's wife.[79] 51°30′59″N 0°08′42″W / 51.5165°N 0.1450°W / 51.5165; -0.1450 (Cavendish Square)
Connaught Square Westminster Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh Also known as the Earl of Connaught, built up in his lifetime 51°30′52″N 0°09′50″W / 51.51437°N 0.16384°W / 51.51437; -0.16384 (Connaught Square)
Fitzroy Square Camden Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton The square takes its name from the family name of Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, into whose ownership the land passed through his marriage.[51] His descendant Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton developed the area during the late 18th and early 19th century. 51°31′25″N 0°08′25″W / 51.5235°N 0.1404°W / 51.5235; -0.1404 (Fitzroy Square)
General Gordon Square Greenwich Charles George Gordon General born in Woolwich, who trained at the nearby Royal Military Academy. The road was originally called General Gordon Place until 2011, when it was redeveloped and renamed.[111] 51°29′24″N 0°04′04″E / 51.4901°N 0.0677°E / 51.4901; 0.0677 (General Gordon Square)
Gordon Square and Gordon Street Camden Lady Georgiana Gordon, second wife of the John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford The Russell family gave their names to over seventy streets and squares in Bloomsbury.[112] 51°31′27″N 0°07′51″W / 51.5243°N 0.1309°W / 51.5243; -0.1309 (Gordon Square)
Grosvenor Square, Grosvenor Hill and Grosvenor Street Westminster The Grosvenor family – Dukes of Westminster[113] Owners of the land on which the Square is built. 51°30′41″N 0°09′05″W / 51.5115°N 0.1514°W / 51.5115; -0.1514 (Grosvenor Square)
Leicester Square Westminster Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester Owner of the land on which the square is built, from 1630; ordered by the Privy Council to allow public access to the square 51°30′37″N 0°07′49″W / 51.5103°N 0.1303°W / 51.5103; -0.1303 (Leicester Square)
Myddelton Square Islington Sir Hugh Myddelton Founder of the New River Company, who developed the square 51°31′48″N 0°06′30″W / 51.5301°N 0.1082°W / 51.5301; -0.1082 (Myddelton Square)
Percy Circus and Great Percy Street Islington Robert Percy Smith A director of the New River Company, who developed the area, including the circus[114] 51°31′45″N 0°06′51″W / 51.52925°N 0.11418°W / 51.52925; -0.11418 (Percy Circus)
Portman Square Westminster Henry William Portman Built between 1674 and 1684 on land belonging to Portman 51°30′57″N 0°09′21″W / 51.51575°N 0.15581°W / 51.51575; -0.15581 (Portman Square)
Russell Square Camden Dukes of Bedford Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land[110] 51°31′18″N 0°07′34″W / 51.5217°N 0.1261°W / 51.5217; -0.1261 (Russell Square)
Sloane Square Kensington and Chelsea Hans Sloane His heirs owned the land on which the square and nearby Sloane Street are built.[115] 51°29′33″N 0°09′26″W / 51.4925°N 0.1572°W / 51.4925; -0.1572 (Sloane Square)
Smith Square Westminster Sir James Smith/the Smith family Owners of the land on which the square was built, c. 1726 51°29′45″N 0°07′37″W / 51.4959°N 0.1270°W / 51.4959; -0.1270 (Smith Square)
Tavistock Square Camden Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land[110] 51°31′30″N 0°07′45″W / 51.5250°N 0.1291°W / 51.5250; -0.1291 (Tavistock Square)
Thurloe Square, Close, Place and Street Kensington and Chelsea John Thurloe Owned the land on which the square was later built, and was said to have been given it by Oliver Cromwell for services during the Commonwealth[116] 51°29′41″N 0°10′19″W / 51.4947°N 0.1719°W / 51.4947; -0.1719 (Thurloe Square)
Vincent Square Westminster William Vincent Dean of Westminster Abbey who caused the square to be carved out for the use of Westminster School boys, when Tothill Fields was being developed 51°29′36″N 0°08′06″W / 51.4932°N 0.1351°W / 51.4932; -0.1351 (Vincent Square)

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