London Street Names

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  • Author: John Wittch
  • Format: Paperback 136 pages, b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Shire Publications
  • Published: 1 Jan 2003
  • Piccadilly, Pall Mall, Old Bailey, Houndsditch and Crutched Friars are some of the unusual London street names that must puzzle those who use them daily as much as they puzzle the tourist. How did they arise, and what do they mean? This book explains these and over seven hundred and fifty other sin London. The origin of a street name often reveals unsuspected facts about the history of the area.