List of eponymous roads in London
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 streetsEdit
|Addison Road and Addison Avenue||Kensington and Chelsea||Joseph Addison||English essayist, poet, playwright and politician (1672–1719).|
|Adler Street||Tower Hamlets||Nathan Marcus Adler||Chief Rabbi of Great Britain 1845–1890|
|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|
|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.|
|Albany Street||Camden||Frederick, Duke of York and Albany||Younger brother of George IV, in whose reign the street was built|
|Albemarle Street||Westminster||Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle||Previous owner of the property on which the road was built in 1683-4|
|Albert Embankment||Lambeth||Prince Albert||Consort of Queen Victoria. The Embankment was built between 1866 and 1869, under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette|
|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.|
|Anna Neagle Close||Newham||Anna Neagle||Actress and singer born in the local area.|
|Argyll Road (//||Kensington and Chelsea||George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll||Lived at Argyll Lodge, a former house on Campden Hill nearby.|
|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.
|Babmaes Street||Westminster||Baptist May||Courtier to King Charles II, who lived in nearby St James's Palace|
|Baker Street||Westminster||William Baker||Builder who laid the street out in the 18th century|
|Barnardo Street and Barnardo Gardens||Tower Hamlets||Dr Thomas John Barnardo||Founded a boy's orphanage in Stepney Causeway adjoining in 1870.|
|Barry Road||Southwark||Charles Barry||Architect who designed Dulwich Park, to which the road leads to|
|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.|
|Beauchamp Place (trad. //)||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|
|Bellot Street||Greenwich||Joseph René Bellot||French sailor and Arctic explorer who disappeared, and has a memorial in Greenwich|
|Black Prince Road||Lambeth||Edward, the Black Prince||Son of King Edward III|
|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.|
|Bob Marley Way||Lambeth||Bob Marley||Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, one of the most widely known performers of reggae music. Brixton.|
|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|
|Bond Street||Westminster||Sir Thomas Bond||Property developer of Bond Street, Dover Street and Albemarle Street, from 1683|
|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.|
|Bouverie Street||City of London||Earls of Radnor||The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.|
|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.|
|Brunel Road (//)||Southwark||Marc Isambard Brunel||The road is situated near the south end of Thames Tunnel, which the engineer Brunel built.|
|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.|
|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)
Charles Vaughan: (1845–1859)
Joseph Drury (1785–1805)
Benjamin Heath (1771–1785)
Robert Carey Sumner (1760–1771)
|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.|
|Cadogan Place, Square and Lane (//)||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.|
|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.|
|Canning Road, Clyde Road, Elgin Road //, 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.
|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 nearby|
|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.|
|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.|
|Charles II Street (Charles the second Street)||Westminster||King Charles II|
|Charlotte Street||Camden||Queen Charlotte||Married to King George III in 1761; the street was formed in 1763|
|Charlotte Despard Avenue||Wandsworth||Charlotte Despard||Nine Elms resident and long-time suffragist, socialist, pacifist, Sinn Féin activist, and novelist.|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|Cheyne Walk||Kensington and Chelsea||William Cheyne, 2nd Viscount Newhaven||Owned the manor of Chelsea until 1712.|
|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.|
|Clarence Street||Kingston upon Thames||Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen||Opened the street in 1828, when she was Duchess of Clarence|
|Clarendon Road||Kensington and Chelsea||George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon||Lord Privy Seal at the time the road was built.|
|Cleveland Street||Camden||2nd Duke of Cleveland||Owner of the estate at the time of the layout of the road|
|Coventry Street||Westminster||Henry Coventry||Secretary to Charles II, who owned a house near the street.|
|Craven Hill and Craven Road||Westminster||Earls of Craven||Owned the land on which the road was later built.|
|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 |
|Cumberland Terrace and Cumberland Market||Camden||Duke of Cumberland||Younger brother of King George IV at the time of the terrace's construction, 1826.|
|Curzon Street||Westminster||George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe||Curzon was a family name; George Howe was the ground landlord|
|Czar Street||Lewisham||Czar Peter the Great of Russia||Lived at Sayes Court, a former house nearby, in 1698 while studying shipbuilding at Deptford.|
|Dacre Street //||Westminster||Lady Anne Dacre||Endowed (to charitable trust) Emmanuel Almshouses near-adjoining. Although now demolished, their legacy continues in the three schools, Westminster City School, Grey Coat Hospital and Emanuel School.|
|Dawes Street||Southwark||James Arthur Dawes||First Mayor of Metropolitan Borough of Southwark.|
|Dean Bradley Street||Westminster||George Granville Bradley||Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1881.|
|Dean Farrar Street||Westminster||Frederic William Farrar||Sometime canon of Westminster Abbey.|
|Dean Ryle Street||Westminster||Herbert Edward Ryle||Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1911|
|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|
|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.|
|Derry Street||Kensington and Chelsea||Charles Derry||With Joseph Toms, founded the former shop of Derry & Toms, near the north end of the 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)|
|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.|
|Dorando Close||Hammersmith and Fulham||Dorando Pietri||Famed for finishing first in the marathon 1908 London summer Olympics, but being disqualified for receiving assistance.|
|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.
|Doughty Street||Camden||Henry Doughty||Landlord of the area when the street was built in 1792–1810|
|Downing Street||Westminster||Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet||Built by and named after Downing|
|Drury Lane||Westminster||Sir William Drury||Knight of the Garter in Queen Elizabeth's reign. Owned land on site.|
|Duchess of Bedford's Walk||Kensington and Chelsea||Lady Georgiana Russell, wife of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford||Lived at Argyll Lodge, a former house on Campden Hill, near the location of the road.|
|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|
|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.||
|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 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|
|Empress Drive||Bromley||Empress Eugénie of France||Lived in exile at nearby Camden Place from 1871 to 1881.|
|Evelyn Street||Lewisham||John Evelyn||English writer and essayist who lived at Sayes Court, a former house in Deptford near the 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.|
|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.|
|Fournier Street||Tower Hamlets||George Fournier||One of the Huguenot refugees who settled in the area near the street in the 18th century|
|Frith Street||Westminster||Richard Frith||Wealthy builder.|
|Gainsborough Road||Richmond upon Thames||Thomas Gainsborough||Painter, buried in St Anne's Church, Kew.|
|Garth Road||Merton||Richard Garth||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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|Golborne Road||Kensington and Chelsea||Dean Golbourne||One time vicar of St. John's Church in Paddington.|
|Goodge Street||Camden||Mr. Goodge||Goodge was a speculative builder of the houses which form the street in the late 18th century.|
|Gower Street (//, trad. //)||Camden||Gertrude Leveson-Gower||Wife of the 4th Duke of Bedford, who supervised the laying of the street.|
|Grahame Park Way||Barnet||Claude Grahame-White||Founded the Grahame-White Aviation Company near the site of the road in 1911|
|Great Marlborough Street||Westminster||John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough|
|Gresham Street||City of London||Thomas Gresham (1519–1579)||Created in 1845 and named for a notable sixteenth century city financier|
|Guilford Street||Camden||Lord North, 2nd Earl of Guilford||Statesman; Prime Minister; the President of the Foundling Hospital, which originally stood in the street|
|Hallam Street||Westminster||Henry Hallam||English historian|
|Hambro Avenue // and Everard // Avenue||Bromley||Everard Hambro||Banker who lived at Hayes Place, a former house on whose estate the road was later built.|
|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. Emma: his mistress and prominent society model and courtier. Hardy: Thomas Hardy under his command as Flag Captain of HMS Victory.|
|Handel (//) 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|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|Henriques Street||Tower Hamlets||Basil Henriques 1890–1961||Location of a social club run by philanthropist Henriques|
|Hogarth Lane||Hounslow||William Hogarth||Painter, who is buried in the parish church, and whose house, now a museum, is in the road. Chiswick.|
|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.|
|Hungerford Road||Camden||Edward Hungerford||Founder and owner of market. Co-source of Hungerford Bridge, arguably a street.|
|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.|
|Irving Street||Westminster||Henry Irving||In London's Theatreland. Named after the first actor to be knighted|
|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.|
|Jermyn Street||Westminster||Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans||Developed much of St. James's around the year 1667|
|John Archer Way||Wandsworth||John Archer||First black mayor of a London council – Battersea Borough Council, in 1913/4|
|John Bradshaw Road||Enfield||John Bradshaw||Benefactor of Southgate, who lived nearby in The Bourne|
|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|
|John Islip (//) Street||Westminster||John Islip||Abbot of the monastery of Westminster at the time of Henry VIII|
|John Wilson Street||Greenwich||John Wilson||Minister of Woolwich Baptist Tabernacle, now Woolwich Central Baptist Church, who gave generously to the local poor|
|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|
|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.|
|King Edward's Road||Barking and Dagenham||King Edward VII||Originally called Creeksmouth Lane; renamed in 1902 to commemorate the king's coronation.|
|King George VI Avenue||Merton||King George VI||The avenue was made to commemorate the king's coronation in 1937|
|King Street||Hammersmith and Fulham||John King||Bishop of London who gave generously to the poor of Fulham in 1620|
|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.|
|King's Road||Kensington and Chelsea||King Charles II||Formerly private road used by the king to travel to Kew Palace|
|Kingsway||Camden / Westminster||King Edward VII||Opened the street in 1905.|
|Kneller Road||Richmond upon Thames||Godfrey Kneller||Lived at Kneller Hall in the road, now the Royal Military School of Music, Whitton, Twickenham.|
|Kossuth Street||Greenwich||Lajos Kossuth||Hungarian national hero who lived in London in the 1850s. Greenwich.|
|Ladbroke Grove, Road, Terrace, Square, Gardens, Walk and Crescent||Kensington and Chelsea||James Weller Ladbroke||Developed the North Kensington area around 1840.|
|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)|
|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.|
|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. The roads in Edmonton are located near The Latymer School, also founded by Edward Latymer||
|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|
|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.|
|Lind Road||Sutton||Jenny Lind||Swedish singer, who entertained the people of Sutton in 1847 with her singing.|
|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|
|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|
|Lyndhurst Grove, Lyndhurst Way and Lyndhurst Square||Southwark||John Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst||Lawyer and politician, three times Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.|
|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.|
|Mandela Street (//)||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.|
|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.|
|Matthew Parker Street and Parker Road||Westminster||Most Rev. Matthew Parker||Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until 1575.|
|Maysoule Road||Wandsworth||Rev. Israel May Soule||From 1838, Minister of the Baptist Chapel in Battersea; originally called May Soule Road.|
|Meard Street||Westminster||John Meard, the younger||Carpenter, later esquire, who developed it in the 1720s and 1730s.|
|Menelik Road||Camden||Menelik II of Ethiopia||The road was built on the estate of the Powell-Cotton family, one of which, Major Percy Powell-Cotton, was given permission by Emperor Menelik to hunt in Ethiopia in 1900.|
|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|
|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.|
|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|
|Nelson Road||Merton||Horatio Nelson||Owned the land on which road was later built|
|Newton Street||Camden||Isaac Newton||Scientist and mathematician|
|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).|
|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 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|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|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|
|Pepys Street||City of London||Samuel Pepys||1923 renaming; Pepys lived there during the Great Fire of London.|
|Pigott Street||Tower Hamlets||Francis Pigott Stainsby Conant||Family owned the undeveloped estate. Limehouse.|
|Plender Street||Camden||William Plender, 1st Baron Plender||Accountant and public servant who served as Sheriff of the County of London in 1927|
|Pleydell Street||City of London||Earls of Radnor||The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.|
|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.|
|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|
|Powys Lane||Enfield||Henry Philip Powys||Rented nearby Broomfield House in 1816.|
|Praed Street||Westminster||William Praed||Chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to the north|
|Prince Albert Road||Camden / Westminster||Prince Albert||Originally called Albert Road; renamed after the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria in 1938|
|Prince Arthur Road||Camden||Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn||Son of Queen Victoria who opened a home for sailor's daughters in the area in 1869|
|Prince Consort Road||Westminster||Albert, Prince Consort||Part of Albertopolis|
|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.|
|Prince Imperial Road||Bromley||Napoléon, Prince Imperial||Lived in exile at nearby Camden Place from 1871 until his death in 1879.|
|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|
|Queen Caroline Street||Hammersmith and Fulham||Caroline of Brunswick||Wife of George IV, who lived and died in nearby Brandenburg House|
|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)|
|Queen Elizabeth's Walk||Hackney||Queen Elizabeth I||The queen's friend, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, lived in Stoke Newington.|
|Queen Victoria Street||City of London||Queen Victoria|
|Queensway||Westminster||Queen Victoria||named Queen's Road in honour of Victoria, who had been born at nearby Kensington Palace. Later renamed.|
|Rathbone Place||Camden||Captain Rathbone||One Captain Rathbone was the builder of the road and properties thereon, from about 1718|
|Regent Street||Westminster||King George IV||Named c. 1811, when George IV was Prince regent|
|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|
|Rosebery Avenue||Islington||Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery||First Chairman of the London County Council, who opened the road in 1892|
|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.|
|St Erkenwald Road||Barking and Dagenham||Saint Erkenwald||Saint and Bishop of London who founded Barking Abbey to the west of the road|
|Savile Row||Westminster||Lady Dorothy Savile||Wife of the Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, architect and developer.|
|Savoy Place||Westminster||Peter II, Count of Savoy||Gave his name to the Savoy Palace, which stood on the site of the road|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|Southampton Row and Southampton Street||Camden||Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton||Landowner.|
|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.|
|Steve Biko Way||Hounslow||Steve Biko||South African anti-apartheid activist|
|Swallow Street||Westminster||Thomas Swallow||Lessee in 1540 of the pastures on which the road was built.|
|Talfourd Road||Southwark||Thomas Talfourd||Judge and politician, buried in West Norwood Cemetery, south of the street.|
|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|
|Tetty Way||Bromley||Elizabeth Johnson (known as "Tetty")||Wife of Dr Johnson, who is buried in the nearby Bromley Parish Church|
|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|
|Throgmorton Street||City of London||Nicholas Throckmorton||Chief banker of England in the reign of Queen Elizabeth|
|Tom Cribb Road||Greenwich||Tom Cribb||World boxing champion of 1810, who lived and died in Woolwich, where the road is located|
|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.|
|Tyers Street, Jonathan Street and Tyers Walk||Lambeth||Jonathan Tyers||The road passes Vauxhall Gardens. Tyers was the owner in the eighteenth century.|
|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|
|Vera Lynn Close||Newham||Dame Vera Lynn||Actress and singer born in the local area.|
|Vere Street||Westminster||Earls of Oxford||A family name of the area's owners at the time of its construction, the Earls of Oxford|
|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.|
|Villiers Street||Westminster||George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham||The Street was built in the 1670s on the site of York House, Villiers' Mansion|
|Waldegrave Road, Park and Gardens (trad. //||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.|
|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|
|Wardour Street||Westminster||Archibald Wardour||Architect of several buildings on the street|
|Warren Street||Camden||Anne Warren||Wife of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton, the land owner responsible for the development of the area – see Fitzroy Square|
|Wat Tyler Road||Lewisham||Wat Tyler||Rebel who launched the Peasants' Revolt in 1381|
|White Kennett Street||City of London||White Kennett||Bishop of Peterborough (1707), and previously rector of the nearly St Botolph's Aldgate|
|Whitfield Street||Camden||George Whitefield||Builder of Whitefield's Tabernacle, in the vicinity, in 1756|
|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|
|Wilberforce Road||Hackney||William Wilberforce||British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade|
|William Barefoot Drive||Greenwich||William Barefoot||A prominent local politician, who was Mayor of Woolwich three times|
|William IV Street||Westminster||King William IV|
|William Morris Close||Waltham Forest||William Morris||Artist who spent his childhood at the nearby Water House, which is now the William Morris Gallery|
|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.|
|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|
|Wren Road||Southwark||Sir Christopher Wren||The road was built on the grounds of a former house said to have been occupied by Wren|
|Young Street||Kensington and Chelsea||Thomas Young||Developer of the area, including Kensington Square|
|Bedford Square||Camden||Dukes of Bedford||All named after the Dukes of Bedford on whose land they were built Much of the area is still owned by the Bedford Estate. Other examples include Bedford Row, Bedford Avenue, Bedford Street, and Bedford Place.|
|Berkeley Square||Westminster||Berkeley family||The family's Berkeley House had stood nearby until 1733|
|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|
|Connaught Square||Westminster||Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh||Also known as the Earl of Connaught, built up in his lifetime.|
|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. His descendant Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton developed the area during the late 18th and early 19th century.|
|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.|
|Gordon Square and Gordon Street||Camden||Lady Georgiana Gordon||Second wife of the 6th Duke of Bedford.|
|Grosvenor Square, Grosvenor Hill and Grosvenor Street||Westminster||The Grosvenor Family – Dukes of Westminster||Owners of the land on which the Square is built.|
|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.|
|Myddelton Square||Islington||Sir Hugh Myddelton||Founder of the New River Company, who developed the 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.|
|Portman Square||Westminster||Henry William Portman||Built between 1674 and 1684 on land belonging to Portman|
|Russell Square||Camden||Dukes of Bedford||Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land|
|Sloane Square||Kensington and Chelsea||Hans Sloane||His heirs owned the land on which the square and nearby Sloane Street are built.|
|Smith Square||Westminster||Sir James Smith/the Smith Family||Owners of the land on which the square was built, c. 1726|
|Tavistock Square||Camden||Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock||Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land|
|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.|
|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|
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