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.
A Tale Of Two Bromleys

A Tale Of Two Bromleys

South London vs. east London.
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
Ever wondered why London is called London?

Ever wondered why London is called London?

Ever wondered why London is called London?
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 London's Airports Got Their Names

How London's Airports Got Their Names

Which airport once smelled of goats?
How Hackney Cabs Got Their Names

How Hackney Cabs Got Their Names

Don't pretend you haven't wondered...
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.
How Did Soho Get Its Name?

How Did Soho Get Its Name?

Was it really a hunting cry?
Is The Isle Of Dogs Named After Dogs?

Is The Isle Of Dogs Named After Dogs?

Where do the Dutch 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.
Why Is Brick Lane Called Brick Lane?

Why Is Brick Lane Called Brick Lane?

The name dates back to around 1550.
13 London Roads Named After Real People

13 London Roads Named After Real People

Meet the man behind Mornington Crescent.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
London pubs that gave their names to tube stations.

London pubs that gave their names to tube stations.

And how many can you still drink in?
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.
How London's Parks Got Their Names

How London's Parks Got Their Names

No prizes for guessing Primrose Hill.
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
Is Tally Ho Corner Based On An Urban Myth?

Is Tally Ho Corner Based On An Urban Myth?

A slice of Finchley history
A History Of London's Markets

A History Of London's Markets

From fish to flowers.
How London's Castles And Palaces Got Their Names

How London's Castles And Palaces Got Their Names

Interesting stuff.
How London's hills got their names.

How London's hills got their names.

Crouch Hill, Herne HIll, Muswell Hill...
Why Are So Many Stations Named After Oak Trees?

Why Are So Many Stations Named After Oak Trees?

How they got their names.
Forget The Night Tube - Here's The Knight Tube

Forget The Night Tube - Here's The Knight Tube

Those Templar fellas pop up a fair bit.
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?
In which play does Shakespeare use the word Dickens?

In which play does Shakespeare use the word Dickens?

So, who knew that the phrase 'What the Dickens?' has nothing to do with the novelist?
Why Is There A Mahatma Gandhi Industrial Estate In South London?

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

Some interesting etymology.
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.