Video: How Bits Of A Duke Ended Up In A London Alley

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 33 months ago
Video: How Bits Of A Duke Ended Up In A London Alley

Ever wondered how Villiers Street, the pedestrianised thoroughfare from the Strand down to Embankment, got its name? It's not quite the story you might think, as Mark Mason explains.

Mark is the author of Walk The Lines and website The Importance of Being Trivial and can be found on Twitter @WalktheLinesLDN

Last Updated 17 February 2015

John Cooney

Very interesting! Reminds me of a similar occurrence in Dublin, where Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda, had a series of streets named after him in the north inner city...