Which Bits Of London Are Named After Plants?

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Which Bits Of London Are Named After Plants?
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Did you know that part of south London is named after a dill meadow? Elsewhere, the capital's town centres owe their names to elms, oaks, poplars and broom trees. Even the humble moss has leant its name to one district.

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Last Updated 22 February 2016

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The gentle trees in Ladbroke Grove should be mentioned. Nutured by the streams and tributaries that flowed down to Counters Creek. It was a piece of the countryside. Portobello Farm, just up the road.

Rikard Ottosson

Elmstead Wood, near Elmstead Woods station? Both Elm trees and you know, the fact that it is a Wood. And stuff.