Tagged in ETYMOLOGY

Why does London have so many circuses that have nothing to do with clowns?

Why does London have so many circuses that have nothing to do with clowns?

It's all lies.
10 Secrets Of Covent Garden Market

10 Secrets Of Covent Garden Market

Surprising.
Why Is There A Swiss Cottage At Swiss Cottage?

Why Is There A Swiss Cottage At Swiss Cottage?

A touch of the alpine in the borough of Camden.
How did London end up with two places called Bromley?

How did London end up with two places called Bromley?

Which one was first?
Will 'The Elizabeth Line' Really Stick As A Name?

Will 'The Elizabeth Line' Really Stick As A Name?

It's time to have this debate
How London's Airports Got Their Names

How London's Airports Got Their Names

Which airport once smelled of goats?
The Square Mile Isn't Square (Or A Square Mile)

The Square Mile Isn't Square (Or A Square Mile)

It's not always been the same size.
A History Of London's Back Passages

A History Of London's Back Passages

From Catherine Wheel Alley to Cecil Court.
How Did Soho Get Its Name?

How Did Soho Get Its Name?

Was it really a hunting cry?
How Hackney Cabs Got Their Names

How Hackney Cabs Got Their Names

Don't pretend you haven't wondered...
Ever wondered why London is called London?

Ever wondered why London is called London?

Ever wondered why London is called London?
Ever Wondered Why The Tube Lines Weren't Called Something Different?

Ever Wondered Why The Tube Lines Weren't Called Something Different?

Etymology goes underground.
Is The Isle Of Dogs Named After Dogs?

Is The Isle Of Dogs Named After Dogs?

And where does Canary Wharf come into it?
The lost bits of London, including Biscuit Town and The Brill

The lost bits of London, including Biscuit Town and The Brill

Find out what your local area used to be called.
Brick Lane's Had That Name Since Around 1550 - But Why?

Brick Lane's Had That Name Since Around 1550 - But Why?

It was rural until the 16th century.
Which People Are London's Roads Named After?

Which People Are London's Roads Named After?

Did you Savile Row is named after a woman?
How London's Football Teams Got Their Names

How London's Football Teams Got Their Names

And which comes from the team's fish and chip eating tradition.
Why Do London's Bridges Have These Names?

Why Do London's Bridges Have These Names?

Including the only bridge in London that crosses over into another county
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane On Maps Of London?

It hasn't been for more than 180 years.
How Did London's Squares Get Their Names?

How Did London's Squares Get Their Names?

They weren't all designed as public spaces.
The Church That Gave Whitechapel Its Name

The Church That Gave Whitechapel Its Name

In search of a church.
Earl's Court, Barons Court, Ravenscourt: what's with all the courts?

Earl's Court, Barons Court, Ravenscourt: what's with all the courts?

Three courts, one stretch of tube.
Can You Name All Six Tube Stations Named After Pubs?

Can You Name All Six Tube Stations Named After Pubs?

And how many can you still drink in?
Is Tally Ho Corner Based On An Urban Myth?

Is Tally Ho Corner Based On An Urban Myth?

A slice of Finchley history
St Andrew By The Wardrobe? London's Odd Church Names

St Andrew By The Wardrobe? London's Odd Church Names

The stories behind the strange names that adorn some of London's churches
How London's Parks Got Their Names

How London's Parks Got Their Names

No prizes for guessing Primrose Hill.
How London's castles and palaces got their names ->

How London's castles and palaces got their names ->

Danish, French, Scottish and Latin roots.
Do you know how Parliament Hill got its name?

Do you know how Parliament Hill got its name?

Crouch Hill, Herne HIll, Muswell Hill...
The Four Oaks Of The London Transport Map

The Four Oaks Of The London Transport Map

What's so special about oak trees?
A History Of London's Markets

A History Of London's Markets

From fish to flowers.
Explore London's Knight Tube

Explore London's Knight Tube

Map in shining armour.
Trafalgar Square... In Chelsea?

Trafalgar Square... In Chelsea?

No Nelson. No lions.
Did You Know There's A Dalston In Cumbria?

Did You Know There's A Dalston In Cumbria?

HOW many Claphams?
People Who Got Their Names On The Tube Map

People Who Got Their Names On The Tube Map

From a vicar to a rubber merchant.
Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

Predates author by more than 200 years.
What's Gandhi Got To Do With A South London Industrial Estate?

What's Gandhi Got To Do With A South London Industrial Estate?

Was Herne Hill one of Gandhi's haunts?
Trivia About King's Road Chelsea

Trivia About King's Road Chelsea

It wasn't always this posh, you know.
Which Bits Of London Are Named After Plants?

Which Bits Of London Are Named After Plants?

A town named for dill, and a valley of crocuses.
How The Tube Lines Got Their Names

How The Tube Lines Got Their Names

The Victoria line was nearly the Viking line.