The Great Londonist Pun Hunt

By M@ Last edited 155 months ago
The Great Londonist Pun Hunt

We want to know: what is the most puntastic shop in London?

Our friends in Toronto laid down the challenge with a truly frightening exposition of wordplay (the Hindenburger fast food joint stands out; oh the humanity).

But we think London can do even better. Our city is the natural home of the wordsmith. The area known as Elephant and Castle is thought, by some, to be a calembour of la Infanta de Castile. People delight in attending 'Favourite Tube Station' parties dressed as the King's Crustacean. And just ask any Londoner whether they've spent much time in Shepherd's Bush, or the safest route into Mudchute, and watch the reaction. Don't even mention Cockfosters.

But we're looking for shops, businesses and eateries with punning names. Those outlets who raise the lowest form of wit into a trading name, most commonly seen with hairdressers for some reason. Please leave suggestions in the comments or, better yet, send photos to londonist - at - or add them to our Flickr pool. We'll do a round-up in a week or two.

Image (taken in Finchley) by PaulCox72.

Last Updated 29 January 2009