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London Streets

Famous London Streets I

  1. Baker Street - made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective "Sherlock Holmes" who lived at 221B Baker Street.
  2. Downing Street - official residential street of the UK Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
  3. Oxford Street - the busiest shopping street in Europe.
  4. Portobello Road - street in the Notting Hill district which is home to the most famous market in London.
  5. The Strand - name comes from an Old English word meaning the edge of a river. The street is the main link between the two cities of London and Westminster.

  6. Regent Street - upmarket London shopping road. Regent Street is named after George, the Prince Regent. It was laid out in 1819 by the architect John Nash and property developer James Burton.
  7. Savile Row - street in Mayfair, known for its bespoke men's tailoring.
  8. Abbey Road - made famous by the Beatles walking across the street's zebra crossing and its recording studios.
  9. Bond Street - the only street that links Oxford Street and Piccadilly and according to Westminster City Council has the highest density of haute couture stores in the world.
  10. Fleet Street - the street became known for printing and publishing at the start of the 16th century and is associated with the newspapaer industry.
  11. Carnaby Street - satirised by The Kinks in their "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" 1966 hit.
  12. Pudding Lane - small street in London, widely known for where the Great Fire of London started in 1666.
  13. Shaftesbury Avenue - street at the heart of London's West End theatre district.
  14. Park Lane - runs north from Hyde Park Corner to Marble Arch and one of the most sought after streets in London.
  15. Threadneedle Street - famous as the site of the Bank of England which is sometimes referred to as the old lady of Threadneedle Street.
  16. Old Kent Road - the only property south of the River Thames on the London Monopoly board.

Famous London Streets II

  1. Brick Lane - famous for its many curry houses and a street at the heart of London's Bangladeshi community.
  2. King's Road - major street stretching through Chelsea and Fulham, which was used as a private road by King Charles II.
  3. Columbia Road - famous for London's best and most famous flower market.
  4. Electric Avenue - street in Brixton, built in the 1880s it was the first market street to be lit by electric light.
  5. Harley Street - known for its many medical practitioners and cosmetics practises.
  6. Old Compton Street - at the heart of Soho, the main centre of London's LGBT nightlife.
  7. Pall Mall - named after a 17th century ball game.
  8. Marylebone Road - location of Madame Tussauds. Name originates from a church, called "St Mary Le Bon".
  9. Whitehall - this street is recognised as the centre of the Government of the United Kingdom.
  10. Drury Lane - street on the eastern boundary of Covent Garden which is often used to refer to the Theatre Royal.
  11. The Mall - road in central London, between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square via Admiralty Arch.

  12. Piccadilly Street - one of the busiest streets in the city and home to Piccadilly Circus, the Time Square of London.
  13. St Mary Axe - notable for the Baltic Exchange and the "Gherkin" buildings.
  14. Hatton Garden - centre of the diamond trade in the United Kingdom.
  15. Praed Street - notable for being the location of London Paddington station.
  16. Denmak Street - street developed in the late 17th century and named after Prince George of Denmark, the husband of Queen Anne. Also famous as Britain's "Tin Pan Alley".
  17. Sloane Street - a fashionable shopping street which along with Sloane Square, gives its name to "Sloane Rangers".
  18. Cable Street - setting for the Battle of Cable Street in 1936, a historic event where the British Union of Fascists clashed with the police.
  19. Lombard Street - Known for its connections to the city’s banking and finance past. Named from the bankers of Lombardy, Italy who came to live in London in the 13th century.