London's Top 10 Most Depressing Street Names

By M@ Last edited 167 months ago

Last Updated 07 August 2010

London's Top 10 Most Depressing Street Names

Patrick Hamilton's Hangover Square might be fictional, but London certainly has its fair share of addresses you perhaps wouldn't want to live at.

10. Droop Street, Kensal Green.

Does it become Erect Street, when stimulated by enough traffic?

9. Bleak Hill Lane, Eltham.

Check it out in Street View - lives up to its name.

8. Downman Road, Eltham.

It's enough to get a man down.

7. Blackness Lane, Keston

If it's any consolation, this narrow route leads from Jackass Lane to Pratt's Bottom. What kind of tragi-comic psyches must the residents possess?

6. Headstone Road, Harrow

We have grave concerns about this street, and the neighbouring Drive, Lane, Gardens and House.

5. Lynch Close, Blackheath

Not the sort of place you want to be delivering junk mail.


4. Teardrop Centre

Bit of a cheat as it's just outside the M25, to the East near Swanley, and not labelled in Google Maps. But we couldn't leave out this place, which has perhaps the least propitious name for a business park in the world.

3. Cutthroat Alley, Ham

You'll need an A-Z to find this one as well, as it's not in Google Maps. Perhaps not a place to linger at night. Or ever. But the best/worst thing about Cutthroat Alley is that it leads into...

2. Melancholy Lane, Ham

It's difficult to think of a more depressing name for a road than this alleyway behind Ham House. That is, apart from...

1. Labour In Vain Road, Sevenoaks.

We'd love to know the story behind this one.

Got any more to add to this depressing admixture?