List of eponymous roads in London
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Roads and streets
Enderby,Leicester Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poet
|Addison Road||Kensington and Chelsea||Joseph Addison||English essayist, poet, playwright and african(1672–1719). Also Addison Avenue, nearby.|
|Adler Street||Tower Hamlets||Nathan Marcus Adler||Chief Rabbi of Great Britain 1845–1890|
|Agnes Gardens||Barking and Dagenham||Agnes de Valence||Rented Valence House with her brother the Earl of Pembroke in the fourteenth century. The house lies north of the road|
|Ailsa Road||Richmond upon Thames||Archibald Kennedy, 1st Marquess of Ailsa||Bought a house called St Margaret's near the site of the road, which later would give its name to the area. Also Ailsa Avenue, nearby|
|Albany Street||Camden||Frederick, Duke of York and Albany||Younger brother of George IV, in whose reign the street was built|
|Albemarle Street||Westminster||Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle||Previous owner of the property on which the road was built in 1683-4|
|Albert Embankment||Lambeth||Prince Albert||Consort of Queen Victoria. The Embankment was built between 1866 and 1869, under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette|
|Alleyn Park||Southwark||Edward Alleyn||Actor and founder of Dulwich College, near the north end of the road, in whose chapel he is now buried. Also Alleyn Road, nearby|
|Attlee Road||Hillingdon||Clement Attlee||Labour Party leader (1935-1955) and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1945-1951)|
|Ayles Road||Hillingdon||Walter Ayles||Labour MP for Southall (1945-1950); and for Hayes and Harlington (1950-1953). Several roads on this estate are named after socialist politicians.|
|Aylmer Road||Barking and Dagenham||Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke||Rented Valence House, which lies north of the road, in the fourteenth century|
|Babmaes Street||Westminster||Baptist May||Courtier to King Charles II, who lived in nearby St James's Palace|
|Baker Street||Westminster||William Baker||Builder who laid the street out in the 18th century|
|Barry Road||Southwark||Charles Barry||Architect who designed Dulwich Park, to which the road leads to|
|Baylis Road||Lambeth||Lilian Baylis (1874–1937)||Theatrical producer and manager of the Old Vic Theatre, located on the road. Previously called Oakley Street.|
|Beauchamp Place||Kensington and Chelsea||Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp||Beauchamp Place, on the site of the road, was also a 16th-century mansion of the Seymour family, whose titles included Viscount Beauchamp|
|Bellot Street||Greenwich||Joseph René Bellot||French sailor and Arctic explorer who disappeared, and has a memorial in Greenwich|
|Bevin Road||Hillingdon||Ernest Bevin||Union leader, Labour MP and Foreign Secretary (1945-1951)|
|Black Prince Road||Lambeth||Edward, the Black Prince||Son of King Edward III|
|Blondin Avenue||Ealing||Charles Blondin||Tightrope walker and acrobat, who lived and died near the location of the road, at Niagara House. The house and nearby Niagara Avenue commemorate the Niagara Falls, where Blondin performed his most famous tightrope walk in 1859.|
|Bob Marley Way||Lambeth||Bob Marley||Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, one of the most widely known performers of reggae music|
|Bolingbroke Grove||Wandsworth||Henry St John, 1st Viscount St John (also known as Viscount Bolingbroke)||Owner of the land on which the road was later built, and buried in St Mary's Church, Battersea|
|Bond Street||Westminster||Sir Thomas Bond||Property developer of Bond Street, Dover Street and Albemarle Street, from 1683|
|Bondfield Avenue||Hillingdon||Margaret Bondfield||Labour MP, trades unionist and women's rights activist|
|Bouverie Street||City of London||Earls of Radnor||The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.|
|Bowen Road||Harrow||Edward Ernest Bowen||Schoolmaster at Harrow School from 1859 until his death in 1901, and the author of the Harrow school song, Forty Years On|
|Browning Close||Westminster||Robert Browning||Poet who lived in Little Venice, near the site of the road. Also Robert Close, while Elizabeth Close is named after his wife, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.|
|Brunel Road||Southwark||Marc Isambard Brunel||The road is situated near the south end of Thames Tunnel, which the engineer Brunel built.|
|Burlington Lane||Hounslow||Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington||Builder of Chiswick House, in its park adjacent to the road. Also Burlington Road and Gardens|
|Butler Road||Harrow||Montagu Butler||Headmaster of Harrow School (1859–1885)|
|Cade Road||Greenwich||Jack Cade||Leader of a popular revolt against the government in 1450, which took place on Blackheath, near where the road now stands.|
|Cadogan Place||Kensington and Chelsea||Earl Cadogan||The road is built on land acquired by Charles Cadogan, 2nd Baron Cadogan on his marriage to Sir Hans Sloane's daughter. Also Cadogan Lane, running parallel.|
|Canning Road||Croydon||Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning||Statesman and Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. One of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company|
|Cartwright Gardens||Camden||Major John Cartwright||Formerly called Burton Crescent after its developer, James Burton. The road was later renamed after Cartwright, a social reformer who campaigned for universal suffrage, vote by ballot, annual parliaments and the abolition of slavery. He lived and died at No. 37, and now has a commemorative sculpture nearby|
|Caxton Street||Westminster||William Caxton||English merchant, diplomat, writer and responsible for the introduction of the printing press to England; the first such press was established in 1476 in Westminster, close to the present road.|
|Charles II Street||Westminster||King Charles II|
|Charlotte Street||Camden||Queen Charlotte||Married to King George III in 1761; the street was formed in 1763|
|Chatham Avenue||Bromley||William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham||Lived and died at Hayes Place, a former house on whose estate the road was built|
|Chester Terrace||Camden||Earl of Chester||One of the titles of George IV before he became king in 1820. The terrace was constructed in 1825|
|Chesterfield Street||Westminster||Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield||Author who lived in a house called Chesterfield House near whose gardens the road was built.|
|Chesterfield Walk||Greenwich||Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield||Also named after a house called Chesterfield House, where the Earl lived, near the road.|
|Cheyne Walk||Kensington and Chelsea||William Cheyne, 2nd Viscount Newhaven||Owned the manor of Chelsea until 1712.|
|Chichele Road||Brent||Henry Chichele||15th-century Archbishop of Canterbury who founded All Souls College, Oxford, on whose land in Willesden the road was later built|
|Chicheley Street||Lambeth||Henry Chichele||Archbishop of Canterbury who lived at nearby Lambeth Palace|
|Clarence Street||Kingston upon Thames||Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen||Opened the street in 1828, when she was Duchess of Clarence|
|Cleveland Street||Camden||2nd Duke of Cleveland||Owner of the estate at the time of the layout of the road|
|Clyde Road||Croydon||Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde||General in India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. One of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company|
|Coventry Street||Westminster||Henry Coventry||Secretary to Charles II, who owned a house near the street.|
|Craven Hill||Westminster||Earls of Craven||Owned the land on which the road was later built. Also Craven Road, nearby|
|Cromwell Road||Kensington and Chelsea||Richard Cromwell||Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland who once owned a house there, son of English military and political leader Oliver Cromwell |
|Cumberland Terrace||Camden||Duke of Cumberland||Younger brother of King George IV at the time of the terrace's construction, 1826. Also Cumberland Market|
|Curzon Street||Westminster||George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe||Curzon was a family name; George Howe was the ground landlord|
|Czar Street||Lewisham||Czar Peter the Great of Russia||Lived at Sayes Court, a former house nearby, in 1698 while studying shipbuilding at Deptford.|
|Dacre Street||Westminster||Lady Anne Dacre||Lady Dacre endowed Emmanuel Almshouses which were located nearby. Although now demolished, their legacy continues in the three schools, Westminster City School, Grey Coat Hospital and Emanuel School.|
|Dawes Street||Southwark||James Arthur Dawes||First Mayor of Southwark, in whose original territory the road lies|
|Dean Bradley Street||Westminster||George Granville Bradley||Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1881.|
|Dean Farrar Street||Westminster||Frederic William Farrar||Sometime canon of Westminster Abbey.|
|Dean Ryle Street||Westminster||Herbert Edward Ryle||Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1911|
|Defoe Road||Hackney||Daniel Defoe||Well-known author of Robinson Crusoe, who lived in a house at the north end of the road near its junction with Stoke Newington Church Street|
|Devonshire Road||Hounslow||Dukes of Devonshire||Owners of Chiswick House, on whose large estate the road was built. Also Cavendish Road, Devonshire Gardens, Place and Street, Duke Road and Duke's Avenue (built in 1811 by the 6th Duke)|
|Doctor Johnson Avenue||Wandsworth||Samuel Johnson||Well-known English author who reputedly crossed Tooting Bec Common near the site of the road to visit Hester Thrale|
|Dorando Close||Hammersmith and Fulham||Dorando Pietri||Famed for finishing first in the marathon 1908 London summer Olympics, but being disqualified for receiving assistance.|
|Doughty Street||Camden||Henry Doughty||Landlord of the area when the street was built in 1792-1810|
|Downing Street||Westminster||Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet||Built by and named after Downing|
|Drury Lane||Westminster||Sir William Drury||Knight of the Garter in Queen Elizabeth's reign|
|Drury Road||Harrow||Joseph Drury||Headmaster of Harrow School (1785–1805)|
|Duke Humphrey Road||Greenwich / Lewisham||Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester||The duke enclosed nearby Greenwich Park. A continuation of the road northwards leads to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich built on the site of Duke Humphrey's Tower|
|Duke of Wellington Place||Westminster||Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington||The duke lived at nearby Apsley House, and there is an equestrian statue of him nearby|
|Elgin Road||Croydon||James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin||Governor-General of India 1862-3. One of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company|
|Elizabeth Way||Hounslow||Elizabeth I of England||Queen who spent part of her childhood at Hanworth Manor, near the site of the road, and sometimes lived there during her reign|
|Empress Drive||Bromley||Empress Eugénie of France||Lived in exile at nearby Camden Place from 1871 to 1881.|
|Evelyn Street||Lewisham||John Evelyn||English writer and essayist who lived at Sayes Court, a former house in Deptford near the street.|
|Fauconberg Road||Hounslow||Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl of Fauconberg||Lived at Sutton Court, a former house that stood at the east end of the road|
|Flowers Close||Brent||Tommy Flowers||Flowers was the designer of the Colossus computer and worked at the Post Office Research Station adjacent to the road.|
|Fournier Street||Tower Hamlets||George Fournier||One of the Huguenot refugees who settled in the area near the street in the 18th century|
|Frith Street||Westminster||Richard Frith||Wealthy builder.|
|Gainsborough Road||Richmond upon Thames||Thomas Gainsborough||Painter, buried in St Anne's Church, Kew.|
|Garth Road||Merton||Richard Garth||A Sir Richard Garth became the owner and Lord of the Manor of Morden just after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and maintained their connection with the parish for the next four centuries, until the manor was sold by another Sir Richard Garth in 1872.|
|General Wolfe Road||Greenwich||James Wolfe||General and conqueror of Quebec, who is buried in St Alfege's Church, Greenwich and has a memorial in Greenwich Park. He lived in a house called Macartney House near the road.|
|George Street||Croydon||Saint George||Took its name from a former pub called the George and Dragon which stood in Croydon, and named after the saint (not from a former church dedicated to the saint). The present George pub in Croydon is its successor|
|George Street||Richmond upon Thames||King George III||Main street of Richmond. Took current name in king's honour 1769. Formerly known as Richmond High Street.|
|George V Avenue||Harrow||King George V||The road was built shortly before the Second World War and named in memory of the monarch, who died in 1936.|
|Gloucester Road||Kensington and Chelsea||Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh||Formerly called Hogmore Lane; renamed in 1826 after the duchess who built a house in the road in 1805, and now demolished|
|Golborne Road||Kensington and Chelsea||Dean Golbourne||One time vicar of St. John's Church in Paddington.|
|Goodge Street||Camden||Mr. Goodge||Goodge was a speculative builder of the houses which form the street in the late 18th century.|
|Gower Street||Camden||Gertrude Leveson-Gower||Wife of the 4th Duke of Bedford, who supervised the laying of the street.|
|Grahame Park Way||Barnet||Claude Grahame-White||Founded the Grahame-White Aviation Company near the site of the road in 1911|
|Great Marlborough Street||Westminster||John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough|
|Gresham Street||City of London||Thomas Gresham (1519–1579)||Created in 1845 and named for a notable sixteenth century city financier|
|Guilford Street||Camden||Lord North, 2nd Earl of Guilford||Statesman and Prime Minister who was also the President of the Foundling Hospital, which originally stood in the street|
|Hallam Street||Westminster||Henry Hallam||English historian|
|Hambro Avenue||Bromley||Everard Hambro||Banker who lived at Hayes Place, a former house on whose estate the road was later built. Nearby Everard Avenue is also named after him|
|Hamilton Road||Merton||Emma Hamilton||Mistress of Horatio Nelson, who owned the estate on which the road was later built. See also Nelson Road.|
|Hardy Road||Merton||Thomas Hardy||Flag captain of HMS Victory in the time of Horatio Nelson, who owned the estate on which the road was later built. See also Nelson Road.|
|Harley Street||Westminster||Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer||Was the 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer and had one son, Edward Harley|
|Hatton Garden||Camden||Christopher Hatton||Derives its name from the garden of the bishops of Ely, which was given to Hatton by Elizabeth I in 1581, during a vacancy of the see|
|Havelock Road||Croydon||Henry Havelock||General in India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. One of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company|
|Heath Road||Harrow||Benjamin Heath||Headmaster of Harrow School (1771–1785)|
|Henriques Street||Tower Hamlets||Basil Henriques 1890–1961||Location of a social club run by philanthropist Henriques|
|Hogarth Lane||Hounslow||William Hogarth||Painter, who is buried in St Nicholas Church, Chiswick, and whose house, now a museum, is in the road.|
|Hungerford Road||Camden||Edward Hungerford||Also give his name to the Hungerford Bridge and Islington school|
|Inigo Jones Road||Greenwich||Inigo Jones||The road was built on the estate of Charlton House, where some of the features were allegedly designed by Jones.|
|Irving Street||Westminster||Henry Irving||The street is situated in London's Theatreland, and named after the first actor to be knighted|
|Jack Cornwell Street||Newham||Jack Cornwell||First World War sailor boy and recipient of the Victoria Cross, who grew up in the area|
|Jermyn Street||Westminster||Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans||Developed the St. James's area around the year 1667|
|John Bradshaw Road||Enfield||John Bradshaw||Benefactor of Southgate, who lived nearby in The Bourne|
|John Carpenter Street||City of London||John Carpenter||Town clerk of the City of London in the fifteenth century, and founder of the City of London School|
|John Islip Street||Westminster||John Islip||Abbot of the monastery of Westminster at the time of Henry VIII|
|John Wilson Street||Greenwich||John Wilson||Minister of Woolwich Baptist Tabernacle, now Woolwich Central Baptist Church, who gave generously to the local poor|
|Keats Grove||Camden||John Keats||Writer who lived in the road, and whose house is now a museum. The road was formerly called John Street|
|Keir Hardie Way||Hillingdon||Keir Hardie||First Labour MP in the United Kingdom|
|Kilmorey Road||Richmond upon Thames||Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey||Earl buried with his mistress in the Kilmorey Mausoleum, near the road. Also nearby Kilmorey Gardens|
|King Edward's Road||Barking and Dagenham||King Edward VII||Originally called Creeksmouth Lane; renamed in 1902 to commemorate the king's coronation.|
|King George VI Avenue||Merton||King George VI||The avenue was made to commemorate the king's coronation in 1937|
|King Street||Hammersmith and Fulham||John King||Bishop of London who gave generously to the poor of Fulham in 1620|
|King William Street||City of London||King William IV||Built during his reign|
|King William Walk||Greenwich||King William IV||His memorial is in the street|
|King's Road||Kensington and Chelsea||King Charles II||Originally a private road used by the king to travel to Kew|
|Kingsway||Camden / Westminster||King Edward VII||Opened the street in 1905.|
|Kossuth Street||Greenwich||Lajos Kossuth||Hungarian national hero who lived in London in the 1850s|
|Ladbroke Grove||Kensington and Chelsea||James Weller Ladbroke||Developed the North Kensington area around 1840. Ladbroke Road, Terrace, Square, Gardens, Walk and Crescent are also named after him.|
|Lansbury Gardens||Tower Hamlets||George Lansbury||British politician (MP 1910-1912, 1922-1940) and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935.|
|Laud Street||Croydon||William Laud||Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-1645) who lived at Croydon Palace|
|Leigh Hunt Drive||Enfield||Leigh Hunt||English writer born in Southgate|
|Lillie Road||Hammersmith and Fulham||Sir John Scott Lillie||Lillie first laid out the easternmost section of the road across his North End Hermitage estate in 1826. Also Lille Yard.|
|Lind Road||Sutton||Jenny Lind||Swedish singer, who entertained the people of Sutton in 1847 with her singing.|
|Liverpool Street||City of London||Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool||The street was built in 1829 and named after the former Prime Minister, who had died the previous year|
|Malet Street||Camden||Sir Edward Malet||Married to Lady Ermyntrude Sackville Russell, daughter of Francis Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford who owned much of the surrounding area.|
|Mandela Street||Camden||Nelson Mandela||The street was originally called Selous Street, after Frederick Selous, a game hunter in South Africa who was born in the area. The street in the 1960s became the base of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and in 1985 it was renamed in honour of the then imprisoned ANC leader, who nine years later would become South Africa's first democratically elected president.|
|Manoel Road||Richmond upon Thames||King Manuel II of Portugal||Last king of Portugal, who lived at nearby Fulwell Park House from 1910 (the year of the Portuguese Revolution) until his death in 1932. Manoel is the Portuguese spelling of his name.|
|Matthew Parker Street||Westminster||Matthew Parker||Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until 1575. See also Parker Road|
|Meard Street||Westminster||John Meard, the younger||Carpenter, later esquire, who developed it in the 1720s and 1730s.|
|Milton Street||Islington||Mr. Milton||Carpenter and builder who in 1830, at the time of the name change, owned the building lease of the street at the time. The street was previously known as Grub Street|
|Mornington Crescent||Camden||Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington||His daughter Anne married Henry Fitzroy, brother of the 1st Baron Southampton, on whose estate the road was built. Also Mornington Place, Street and Terrace|
|Morrison Road||Hillingdon||Herbert Morrison||Labour MP (1923-1959), Transport Secretary (1929-1931), Home Secretary (1940-1945) and Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1945-1951)|
|Mortimer Street||Westminster||Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer||Developer of Cavendish Square in London, and the streets around it, from 1715. Amongst his titles were Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, and Baron Harley of Wigmore Castle|
|Nelson Road||Merton||Horatio Nelson||Owned the land on which road was later built|
|Newton Street||Camden||Isaac Newton||Scientist and mathematician|
|Northumberland Avenue||Westminster||Dukes of Northumberland||The Avenue was built in the 1870s on the site of Northumberland House, Home of the Dukes of Northumberland|
|Ormond Road||Richmond upon Thames||Earls of Ormond||Owned the land on which the road was later built (1761-1778).|
|Outram Road||Croydon||Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet||General in India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. One of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company|
|Oxford Street||Westminster||Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer||Developer of Cavendish Square in London, and the streets around it, from 1715|
|Parker Road||Croydon||Matthew Parker||Archbishop of Canterbury (1559-1575) who lived at Croydon Palace|
|Parr Court||Hounslow||Catherine Parr||Sixth wife of King Henry VIII, who owned Hanworth Manor, near the site of the road, from 1544 until her death in 1548|
|Pelham Crescent||Kensington and Chelsea||Henry Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester||A former trustee of the Smith's Charity Estate, on which the road was built. Also Pelham Place and Street|
|Pemberton Row||City of London||Sir James Pemberton||Lord Mayor of London in 1611, and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, on whose estate the road was built|
|Pepys Street||City of London||Samuel Pepys||1923 renaming; Pepys lived there during the Great Fire of London.|
|Pigott Street||Tower Hamlets||Francis Pigott Stainsby Conant||Together with family, owners of the land on which the road was built|
|Pleydell Street||City of London||Earls of Radnor||The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.|
|Pope's Grove||Richmond upon Thames||Alexander Pope||Poet who owned nearby Pope's Grotto, and is buried in St Mary's Church, Twickenham. Pope's Avenue is also named after him.|
|Portland Place||Westminster||William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland||Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, the daughter of Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer inherited his land and property and married into the Portland family|
|Powys Lane||Enfield||Henry Philip Powys||Rented nearby Broomfield House in 1816.|
|Praed Street||Westminster||William Praed||Chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to the north|
|Pratt Street||Camden||Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden||Owner of the land on which the road and much of the estate was built in 1791|
|Prince Albert Road||Camden / Westminster||Prince Albert||Originally called Albert Road; renamed after the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria in 1938|
|Prince Consort Road||Westminster||Albert, Prince Consort||Part of Albertopolis|
|Prince Henry Road||Greenwich||Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales||The road was built on the estate of Charlton House, whose original owner, Adam Newton, was the Prince's tutor.|
|Prince Imperial Road||Bromley||Napoléon, Prince Imperial||Lived in exile at nearby Camden Place from 1871 until his death in 1879.|
|Queen Anne's Gate||Westminster||Queen Anne||Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1702, and after the Act of Union, Queen of Great Britain until 1714|
|Queen Caroline Street||Hammersmith and Fulham||Caroline of Brunswick||Wife of George IV, who lived and died in nearby Brandenburg House|
|Queen Elizabeth Road||Kingston upon Thames||Queen Elizabeth I||The queen founded Kingston Grammar School at Lovekyn Chapel, which is at the south end of the street (the school's main buildings are opposite)|
|Queen Elizabeth's Walk||Hackney||Queen Elizabeth I||The queen's friend, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, lived in Stoke Newington.|
|Queen Victoria Street||City of London||Queen Victoria|
|Queensway||Westminster||Queen Victoria||named Queen's Road in honour of Victoria, who had been born at nearby Kensington Palace. Later renamed.|
|Rathbone Place||Camden||Captain Rathbone||One Captain Rathbone was the builder of the road and properties thereon, from about 1718|
|Regent Street||Westminster||King George IV||Named c. 1811, when George IV was Prince regent|
|Romney Road||Greenwich||Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney||Built the road in about 1695, when Chief Ranger of Greenwich Park, to restore communication between Greenwich and Woolwich|
|Rosebery Avenue||Islington||Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery||First Chairman of the London County Council, who opened the road in 1892|
|Roy Grove||Richmond upon Thames||Major-General William Roy||One of Roy's two cannons he used to map Middlesex is in the road. Nearby Cannon Close also commemorates it|
|St Erkenwald Road||Barking and Dagenham||Saint Erkenwald||Saint and Bishop of London who founded Barking Abbey to the west of the road|
|Savile Row||Westminster||Lady Dorothy Savile||Wife of the Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, architect and developer.|
|Savoy Place||Westminster||Peter II, Count of Savoy||Gave his name to the Savoy Palace, which stood on the site of the road|
|Selwyn Avenue||Richmond upon Thames||William Selwyn||Owned, and lived near, the land on which the road was later built. He also contributed to the founding of the nearby church of St John the Divine.|
|Seymour Gardens||Hounslow||Jane Seymour||Third wife of King Henry VIII, who sometimes lived at Hanworth Manor, near the site of the road|
|Shaftesbury Avenue||Westminster||Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury||Shaftesbury was an active philanthropist, and as a Member of Parliament he was responsible for several reforming acts designed to alleviate the suffering of the poor. The new Avenue replaced slum housing, and was finished in the year of his death, 1886.|
|Sheldon Street||Croydon||Gilbert Sheldon||Archbishop of Canterbury (1663-1677) who lived at Croydon Palace, and is buried in Croydon Minster|
|Sopwith Way||Kingston upon Thames||Thomas Sopwith||Aviation pioneer who set up a factory near the east end of the road, where his earliest aircraft were made|
|Southampton Row||Camden||Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton||Also Southampton Street.|
|Steve Biko Way||Hounslow||Steve Biko||South African anti-apartheid activist|
|Sumner Road||Harrow||Robert Carey Sumner||Headmaster of Harrow School (1760–1771)|
|Swallow Street||Westminster||Thomas Swallow||Lessee in 1540 of the pastures on which the road was built.|
|Tallis Street||City of London||Thomas Tallis||Composer and hymn-writer whose name is engraved on the façade of the nearby former building of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which stood here until 1977|
|Tetty Way||Bromley||Elizabeth Johnson (known as "Tetty")||Wife of Dr Johnson, who is buried in the nearby Bromley Parish Church|
|Thomas More Street||Tower Hamlets||Thomas More||Lawyer, writer and statesman executed in the nearby Tower of London, who has a memorial plaque in the street|
|Throgmorton Street||City of London||Nicholas Throckmorton||Chief banker of England in the reign of Queen Elizabeth|
|Tom Cribb Road||Greenwich||Tom Cribb||World boxing champion of 1810, who lived and died in Woolwich, where the road is located|
|Tyers Street||Lambeth||Jonathan Tyers||The road passes Vauxhall Gardens, of which Tyers was the owner in the eighteenth century. Also Jonathan Street and Tyers Walk, nearby|
|Tylney Road||Newham||Richard Child, 1st Earl Tylney||Builder of Wanstead Park, a former house whose estate extended southwards to the location of the road|
|Vaughan Road||Harrow||Charles Vaughan||Headmaster of Harrow School (1845–1859)|
|Vere Street||Westminster||Earls of Oxford||A family name of the area's owners at the time of its construction, the Earls of Oxford|
|Victoria Street||Westminster||Queen Victoria||The road runs from Westminster into an area of London known as Victoria|
|Victoria Embankment||Westminster||Queen Victoria|
|Villiers Street||Westminster||George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham||The Street was built in the 1670s on the site of York House, Villiers' Mansion|
|Walker Close||Enfield||The Walkers of Southgate||Prominent local family who owned Arnos Grove (now Southgate Beaumont) on nearby Cannon Hill. The street is located near the better known Arnos Grove tube station|
|Wardour Street||Westminster||Archibald Wardour||Architect of several buildings on the street|
|Warren Street||Camden||Anne Warren||Wife of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton, the land owner responsible for the development of the area - see Fitzroy Square|
|Wat Tyler Road||Lewisham||Wat Tyler||Rebel who launched the Peasants' Revolt in 1381|
|Wellington Road||Westminster||Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington||The street was developed from about 1816, following Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo|
|White Kennett Street||City of London||White Kennett||Bishop of Peterborough (1707), and previously rector of the nearly St Botolph's Aldgate|
|Whitfield Street||Camden||George Whitefield||Builder of Whitefield's Tabernacle, in the vicinity, in 1756|
|Whitgift Street||Croydon||John Whitgift||Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604) who lived at Croydon Palace, and is buried in Croydon Minster. Whitgift School in Croydon is also named after him|
|Whittaker Avenue||Richmond upon Thames||John Whittaker Ellis||First Mayor of Richmond, who bought a building adjacent to the road which became the town hall|
|Wilberforce Road||Hackney||William Wilberforce||British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade|
|William Barefoot Drive||Greenwich||William Barefoot||A prominent local politician, who was Mayor of Woolwich three times|
|William IV Street||Westminster||King William IV|
|William Morris Close||Waltham Forest||William Morris||Artist who spent his childhood at the nearby Water House, which is now the William Morris Gallery|
|Wilton Crescent||Kensington and Chelsea||Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton||Second son of Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster; the road forms part of the Grovesnor estate. Also Wilton Row, Wilton Place, nearby|
|Wren Road||Southwark||Sir Christopher Wren||The road was built on the grounds of a former house said to have been occupied by Wren|
|Bedford Square||Camden||Dukes of Bedford||All named after the Dukes of Bedford on whose land they were built Much of the area is still owned by the Bedford Estate. Other examples include Bedford Row, Bedford Avenue, Bedford Street, and Bedford Place.|
|Berkeley Square||Westminster||Berkeley family||The family's Berkeley House had stood nearby until 1733|
|Cavendish Square||Westminster||Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Mortimer née Henrietta Cavendish Holles||The square and adjoining streets were named after the various relatives of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, and of his son, Edward. Henrietta was Edward's wife|
|Connaught Square||Westminster||Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh||Also known as the Earl of Connaught|
|Fitzroy Square||Camden||Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton||The square takes its name from the family name of Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, into whose ownership the land passed through his marriage. His descendant Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton developed the area during the late 18th and early 19th century.|
|General Gordon Square||Greenwich||Charles George Gordon||General born in Woolwich, who trained at the nearby Royal Military Academy. The road was originally called General Gordon Place until 2011, when it was redeveloped and renamed.|
|Gordon Square||Camden||Lady Georgiana Gordon||Second wife of the 6th Duke of Bedford. Also Gordon Street.|
|Grosvenor Square||Westminster||The Grosvenor Family - Dukes of Westminster||Owners of the land on which the Square is built. Also Grosvenor Hill, Grosvenor Street.|
|Leicester Square||Westminster||Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester||Owner of the land on which the square is built, from 1630; ordered by the Privy Council to allow public access to the square.|
|Myddelton Square||Islington||Sir Hugh Myddelton||Founder of the New River Company, who developed the square|
|Percy Circus||Islington||Robert Percy Smith||A director of the New River Company, who developed the area, including the circus. Also Great Percy Street|
|Portman Square||Westminster||Henry William Portman||Built between 1674 and 1684 on land belonging to Portman|
|Russell Square||Camden||Dukes of Bedford||Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land|
|Sloane Square||Kensington and Chelsea||Hans Sloane||His heirs owned the land on which the square and nearby Sloane Street are built.|
|Smith Square||Westminster||Sir James Smith/the Smith Family||Owners of the land on which the square was built, c. 1726|
|Tavistock Square||Camden||Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock||Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land|
|Thurloe Square||Kensington and Chelsea||John Thurloe||Owned the land on which the square was later built, and was said to have been given it by Oliver Cromwell for services during the Commonwealth. Also Thurloe Close, Place and Street|
|Vincent Square||Westminster||William Vincent||Dean of Westminster Abbey who caused the square to be carved out for the use of Westminster School boys, when Tothill Fields was being developed|
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