Tagged in ETYMOLOGY

Penge? Osidge? Where Do London's Odd Suburb Names Come From?

Penge? Osidge? Where Do London's Odd Suburb Names Come From?

An incomplete but intriguing list. | By M@
Where Exactly Are The Hamlets Of Tower Hamlets?

Where Exactly Are The Hamlets Of Tower Hamlets?

And how old is the name? | By M@
How Did London End Up With Two Bromleys?

How Did London End Up With Two Bromleys?

Which came first? | By Laura Reynolds
London's Other Trafalgar Square

London's Other Trafalgar Square

There used to be two of them. | By Laura Reynolds
How Did The Isle Of Dogs Get Its Name?

How Did The Isle Of Dogs Get Its Name?

Where do canines come into it? | By Laura Reynolds
Will Londoners Really Call Crossrail The Elizabeth Line?
Opinion

Will Londoners Really Call Crossrail The Elizabeth Line?

Have you already got a nickname in mind? | By Will Noble
Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

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

Nothing to do with the novelist. | By M@
London's Many Circuses Have Nothing To Do With Clowns

London's Many Circuses Have Nothing To Do With Clowns

Wouldn't Piccadilly be improved by a massive red nose? | By Harry Rosehill
How London's Churches Got Their Unusual Names

How London's Churches Got Their Unusual Names

The stories behind the strange names that adorn some of London's churches | By Nick Young
Mapped: London Roads Named After People

Mapped: London Roads Named After People

Did you Savile Row is named after a woman? | By Rachel Holdsworth
How Did Finchley's Tally Ho Corner Get Its Name?

How Did Finchley's Tally Ho Corner Get Its Name?

London's most upbeat place name? | By Laura Reynolds
Places In The UK That Sound Like They Should Be In London

Places In The UK That Sound Like They Should Be In London

HOW many Claphams? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Why Has West London Got So Many Courts?

Why Has West London Got So Many Courts?

The curious case of Earl's, Barons and Ravens. | By Kate O'Sullivan
Why Are Black Cabs Called Hackney Cabs?

Why Are Black Cabs Called Hackney Cabs?

It's nothing to do with the London borough. | By Peter Watts
How London's Markets Got Their Names

How London's Markets Got Their Names

Retail etymology. | By Nick Young
Why Are So Many Stations Named After Oak Trees?

Why Are So Many Stations Named After Oak Trees?

Arboreal etymology, explained. | By Laura Reynolds
How London's Alleyways Got Their Names

How London's Alleyways Got Their Names

Looking down London's back passages. | By Rebecca Martin
The Knight Tube: A Map

The Knight Tube: A Map

Those Templar fellas pop up a fair bit. | By Londonist Staff
Is There A White Chapel In Whitechapel?

Is There A White Chapel In Whitechapel?

East End Etymology. | By Laura Reynolds
How Brick Lane Got Its Name

How Brick Lane Got Its Name

How is the East End street linked to bricks? | By Laura Duckett
Is The Square Mile Actually A Square Mile?

Is The Square Mile Actually A Square Mile?

The measure of a City. | By M@
How London's Castles And Palaces Got Their Names

How London's Castles And Palaces Got Their Names

Fascinating etymology. | By Nick Young
How London's Squares Got Their Names

How London's Squares Got Their Names

From Albert to Trafalgar. | By Nick Young
How Chelsea's King's Road Got Its Name

How Chelsea's King's Road Got Its Name

It wasn't always this posh, you know. | By Laura Reynolds
Mapped: London's Lost Neighbourhoods

Mapped: London's Lost Neighbourhoods

Find out what your local area used to be called. | By M@
Why Is There A Mahatma Gandhi Industrial Estate In South London?

Why Is There A Mahatma Gandhi Industrial Estate In South London?

Did the Indian politician come here while studying? | By Will Noble
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane Market On Petticoat Lane?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane Market On Petticoat Lane?

It hasn't been for more than 180 years. | By Zoe Craig
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? | By M@
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. | By Laura Reynolds
11 Secrets Of Covent Garden

11 Secrets Of Covent Garden

Including why Seven Dials was nearly Six Dials. | By Laura Reynolds
How London's Hills Got Their Names

How London's Hills Got Their Names

Where was the drunkard's hill? | By M@
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. | By M@
How Did Soho Get Its Name?

How Did Soho Get Its Name?

Was it really a hunting cry? | By Will Noble
How The Tube Lines Got Their Names

How The Tube Lines Got Their Names

The Victoria line was nearly the Viking line. | By Nick Young
How London's Parks Got Their Names

How London's Parks Got Their Names

Etymology of the green bits. | By M@
How London's Thames Bridges Got Their Names

How London's Thames Bridges Got Their Names

Chalk, cheese and blood sports. | By M@
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. | By M@
How London's Football Teams Got Their Names

How London's Football Teams Got Their Names

Know which club is named after a goddess? | By M@
How London's Airports Got Their Names

How London's Airports Got Their Names

Which airport once smelled of goats? | By M@
How London Got Its Name

How London Got Its Name

The 20 names of our city. | By M@