Patrick Hamilton described London as ‘20,000 Streets Under the Sky’. He didn’t reveal just how many of them have ridiculous names. Having discovered the outlandish Crooked Usage in Finchley, our curiosity was piqued. With a little help from Londonist readers (thanks), and an unhealthy amount of time scanning map indices, we’ve put together an A-Z of the best. Here’s the first part, covering A-K.
We got the photographic evidence via Google Maps, rather than getting out on the streets. We wouldn’t want to be accused of having too much time on our hands. The list excludes ‘rude’ street names. We’ve already probed that one.
(Edited for typo, 12.40pm, 14 Oct.)