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Friday Photos: Street Name Signs

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 30 months ago
Friday Photos: Street Name Signs
It seems that someone took a disliking to Hopkins St's moniker.
It seems that someone took a disliking to Hopkins St's moniker.
Only in Camden...Image: 
crugg - carugg.tumblr.com
Only in Camden...Image: crugg - carugg.tumblr.com
A little extra pointer in the right direction. Image: DeadMansPit
A little extra pointer in the right direction. Image: DeadMansPit
Because sometimes, once just isn't enough. Image: Mark Walton1
Because sometimes, once just isn't enough. Image: Mark Walton1
Signs of decay. Image: Jerry Seaman.
Signs of decay. Image: Jerry Seaman.
You wait ages for a street sign name, then two come at once. Image: shadow jumper
You wait ages for a street sign name, then two come at once. Image: shadow jumper
Fashion St near Spitalfields. Many signs in this area are bilingual, in English and Bengali. Image: Stephanie Sadler.
Fashion St near Spitalfields. Many signs in this area are bilingual, in English and Bengali. Image: Stephanie Sadler.
Marlboro Court is just off Carnaby Street - although as the photographer points out on Flickr, the correct spelling is Marlborough Court. Image: Peter Denton
Marlboro Court is just off Carnaby Street - although as the photographer points out on Flickr, the correct spelling is Marlborough Court. Image: Peter Denton
A back walk of Kensington, the street sign shadowed by a mural. Image: HoosierSands
A back walk of Kensington, the street sign shadowed by a mural. Image: HoosierSands
Praed Street has taken a beating in this photo. Fear not though, the sign and fence have since been repaired. Image: acwozhere
Praed Street has taken a beating in this photo. Fear not though, the sign and fence have since been repaired. Image: acwozhere
Old Marylebone Road plays peekaboo with passers-by. Image: Lee Jackson
Old Marylebone Road plays peekaboo with passers-by. Image: Lee Jackson
Two of London's most iconic signs, and never the twain shall meet...Image: Wipeout Dave
Two of London's most iconic signs, and never the twain shall meet...Image: Wipeout Dave

Thanks to the iconic signs and the likes of Monopoly, many of London's most famous street names are recognised all over the world. Here, we take a look, not at the names, but at the signs themselves, walked past by thousands of Londoners every day, but a lifesaver to a lost tourist trying to pinpoint their location on an old-fashioned A-Z.

Thanks to the following people for the use of their photos via our flickr pool: acwozhere, crugg - carugg.tumblr.com, DeadMansPit, HoosierSands, Jerry Seaman, Lee Jackson (and again), Mark Walton1, Peter Denton, shadow jumper, Stephanie Sadler, Wipeout Dave.

Last Updated 20 June 2014

Hooper

Seems to show the same photo for each one - or is it just me?