List of eponymous roads in London

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The following is a partial list of eponymous roads in London - that is, roads named after people - with notes on the link between the road and the person.

Road Borough Named after Comments Coordinates
Addison Road Kensington and Chelsea Joseph Addison English essayist, poet, playwright and politician (1672–1719). Also Addison Avenue, nearby.[1] 51°30′09″N 0°12′33″W / 51.5025°N 0.2093°W / 51.5025; -0.2093 (Addison Road)
Adler Street Tower Hamlets Nathan Marcus Adler Chief Rabbi of Great Britain 1845–1890 51°30′57″N 0°04′03″W / 51.5157°N 0.0674°W / 51.5157; -0.0674 (Adler Street)
Albany Street Camden Frederick, Duke of York and Albany Younger brother of George IV, in whose reign the street was built 51°31′49″N 0°08′40″W / 51.530278°N 0.144444°W / 51.530278; -0.144444 (Albany Street)
Albemarle Street Westminster Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle Previous owner of the property on which the road was built in 1683-4 51°30′33″N 0°08′32″W / 51.5091°N 0.1421°W / 51.5091; -0.1421 (Albemarle Street)
Albert Embankment Lambeth Prince Albert Consort of Queen Victoria. The Embankment was built between 1866 and 1869, under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette 51°29′28″N 0°07′21″W / 51.4910°N 0.1225°W / 51.4910; -0.1225 (Albert Embankment)
Baker Street Westminster William Baker Builder who laid the street out in the 18th century 51°31′12″N 0°09′24″W / 51.5200°N 0.1566°W / 51.5200; -0.1566 (Baker Street)
Baylis Road Lambeth Lilian Baylis (1874–1937) Theatrical producer and manager of the Old Vic Theatre, located on the road. Previously called Oakley Street. 51°30′02″N 0°06′39″W / 51.50051°N 0.11091°W / 51.50051; -0.11091 (Baylis Road)
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[2] 51°29′52″N 0°09′54″W / 51.4977°N 0.1650°W / 51.4977; -0.1650 (Beauchamp Place)
Bedford Square Camden Dukes of Bedford All named after the Dukes of Bedford on whose land they were built[3] Much of the area is still owned by the Bedford Estate. Other examples include Bedford Row, Bedford Avenue, Bedford Street, and Bedford Place. 51°31′07″N 0°07′51″W / 51.5187°N 0.1309°W / 51.5187; -0.1309 (Bedford Square)
Berkeley Square Westminster Berkeley family The family's Berkeley House had stood nearby until 1733 51°30′35″N 0°08′45″W / 51.50964°N 0.14578°W / 51.50964; -0.14578 (Berkeley Square)
Black Prince Road Lambeth Edward, the Black Prince Son of King Edward III 51°29′31″N 0°07′12″W / 51.4920°N 0.1200°W / 51.4920; -0.1200 (Black Prince Road)
Bob Marley Way Lambeth Bob Marley Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, one of the most widely known performer of reggae music[4] 51°27′33″N 0°06′32″W / 51.4592°N 0.1090°W / 51.4592; -0.1090 (Bob Marley Way)
Bond Street Westminster Sir Thomas Bond Property developer of Bond Street, Dover Street and Albemarle Street, from 1683 51°30′45″N 0°08′41″W / 51.5126°N 0.1448°W / 51.5126; -0.1448 (Bond Street)
Bouverie Street City of London Earls of Radnor The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.[5] 51°30′48″N 0°06′29″W / 51.51345°N 0.10796°W / 51.51345; -0.10796 (Bouverie Street)
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. 51°29′48″N 0°09′27″W / 51.49663°N 0.15753°W / 51.49663; -0.15753 (Cadogan Place)
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[6] 51°30′59″N 0°08′42″W / 51.5165°N 0.1450°W / 51.5165; -0.1450 (Cavendish Square)
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.[7] 51°29′55″N 0°08′06″W / 51.4986°N 0.1350°W / 51.4986; -0.1350 (Caxton Street)
Charles II Street Westminster King Charles II 51°30′30″N 0°07′57″W / 51.5082°N 0.1325°W / 51.5082; -0.1325 (Charles II Street)
Charlotte Street Camden Queen Charlotte Married to King George III in 1761; the street was formed in 1763 51°31′11″N 0°08′09″W / 51.5196°N 0.1359°W / 51.5196; -0.1359 (Charlotte Street)
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[8] 51°31′44″N 0°08′43″W / 51.5290°N 0.1454°W / 51.5290; -0.1454 (Chester Terrace)
Cheyne Walk Kensington and Chelsea William Cheyne, 2nd Viscount Newhaven Owned the manor of Chelsea until 1712.[9] 51°28′56″N 0°10′22″W / 51.4823°N 0.17274°W / 51.4823; -0.17274 (Cheyne Walk)
Cleveland Street Camden 2nd Duke of Cleveland Owner of the estate at the time of the layout of the road[10] 51°31′15″N 0°08′21″W / 51.5209°N 0.1392°W / 51.5209; -0.1392 (Cleveland Street)
Connaught Square Westminster Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh Also known as the Earl of Connaught 51°30′52″N 0°09′50″W / 51.51437°N 0.16384°W / 51.51437; -0.16384 (Connaught Square)
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 [11][12] 51°29′42″N 0°11′00″W / 51.495°N 0.1832°W / 51.495; -0.1832 (Cromwell Road)
Cumberland Terrace Camden Duke of Cumberland Younger brother of King George IV at the time of the terrace's construction, 1826. Also Cumberland Market 51°31′56″N 0°08′47″W / 51.5322°N 0.1464°W / 51.5322; -0.1464 (Cumberland Terrace)
Curzon Street Westminster George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe Curzon was a family name; George Howe was the ground landlord[13] 51°30′23″N 0°08′59″W / 51.5065°N 0.14982°W / 51.5065; -0.14982 (Curzon Street)
Dacre Street Westminster Lady Anne Dacre Lady Dacre endowed Emmanuel Almshouses which were located nearby. Although now demolished,[14] their legacy continues in the three schools, Westminster City School, Grey Coat Hospital and Emanuel School. 51°29′43″N 0°07′37″W / 51.4952°N 0.1269°W / 51.4952; -0.1269 (Dacre Street)
Dean Bradley Street Westminster George Granville Bradley Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1881. 51°29′43″N 0°07′37″W / 51.4952°N 0.1269°W / 51.4952; -0.1269 (Dean Bradley Street)
Dean Farrar Street Westminster Frederic William Farrar Sometime canon of Westminster Abbey. 51°29′57″N 0°07′55″W / 51.4993°N 0.1320°W / 51.4993; -0.1320 (Dean Farrar Street)
Dean Ryle Street Westminster Herbert Edward Ryle Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1911 51°29′39″N 0°07′36″W / 51.4943°N 0.1268°W / 51.4943; -0.1268 (Dean Ryle Street)
Dorando Close Hammersmith and Fulham Dorando Pietri[15] Famed for finishing first in the marathon 1908 London summer Olympics, but being disqualified for receiving assistance. 51°30′48″N 0°13′45″W / 51.5132°N 0.2291°W / 51.5132; -0.2291 (Dorando Close)
Downing Street Westminster Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet Built by and named after Downing 51°30′12″N 0°07′39″W / 51.5032°N 0.1275°W / 51.5032; -0.1275 (Downing Street)
Drury Lane Westminster Sir William Drury Knight of the Garter in Queen Elizabeth's reign 51°30′54″N 0°07′22″W / 51.5150°N 0.1228°W / 51.5150; -0.1228 (Drury Lane)
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.[16] His descendant Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton developed the area during the late 18th and early 19th century. 51°31′25″N 0°08′25″W / 51.5235°N 0.1404°W / 51.5235; -0.1404 (Fitzroy Square)
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. 51°33′42″N 0°14′17″W / 51.56180°N 0.23816°W / 51.56180; -0.23816 (Flowers Close)
Frith Street Westminster Richard Frith Wealthy builder.[17] 51°30′51″N 0°07′55″W / 51.51420°N 0.13190°W / 51.51420; -0.13190 (Frith Street)
Gainsborough Road Richmond upon Thames Thomas Gainsborough Painter, buried in St. Anne's Church, Kew.[18] 51°28′13″N 0°17′26″W / 51.4704°N 0.2906°W / 51.4704; -0.2906 (Gainsborough Road)
Garth Road Merton Richard Garth[19] 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.[19] 51°22′58″N 0°13′25″W / 51.3829°N 0.2235°W / 51.3829; -0.2235 (Garth Road)
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.[18] 51°27′36″N 0°18′19″W / 51.4601°N 0.3052°W / 51.4601; -0.3052 (George Street)
Golborne Road Kensington and Chelsea Dean Golbourne One time vicar of St. John's Church in Paddington. 51°31′18″N 0°12′32″W / 51.52162°N 0.20881°W / 51.52162; -0.20881 (Golborne Road)
Goodge Street Camden Mr. Goodge Goodge was a speculative builder of the houses which form the street in the late 18th century.[16] 51°31′10″N 0°08′07″W / 51.5195°N 0.1352°W / 51.5195; -0.1352 (Goodge Street)
Great Marlborough Street Westminster John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough 51°30′52″N 0°08′20″W / 51.51440°N 0.13883°W / 51.51440; -0.13883 (Great Marlborough Street)
Gresham Street City of London Thomas Gresham (1519–1579) Created in 1845 and named for a notable sixteenth century city financier 51°30′55″N 0°05′36″W / 51.51537°N 0.09321°W / 51.51537; -0.09321 (Gresham Street)
Grosvenor Square Westminster The Grosvenor Family - Dukes of Westminster[20] Owners of the land on which the Square is built. Also Grosvenor Hill, Grosvenor Street. 51°30′41″N 0°09′05″W / 51.5115°N 0.1514°W / 51.5115; -0.1514 (Grosvenor Square)
Hallam Street Westminster Henry Hallam English historian[21] 51°31′15″N 0°08′37″W / 51.52079°N 0.14373°W / 51.52079; -0.14373 (Hallam Street)
Hamilton Road Merton Emma Hamilton Mistress of Horatio Nelson, who owned the estate on which the road was later built. See also Nelson Road. 51°25′02″N 0°11′29″W / 51.4171°N 0.1914°W / 51.4171; -0.1914 (Hamilton 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. 51°25′02″N 0°11′25″W / 51.4171°N 0.1903°W / 51.4171; -0.1903 (Hardy 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 51°31′14″N 0°08′52″W / 51.5206°N 0.1477°W / 51.5206; -0.1477 (Harley Street)
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 51°31′12″N 0°06′30″W / 51.5201°N 0.1084°W / 51.5201; -0.1084 (Hatton Garden)
Henriques Street Tower Hamlets Basil Henriques 1890–1961 Location of a social club run by philanthropist Henriques 51°30′50″N 0°03′56″W / 51.51397°N 0.06547°W / 51.51397; -0.06547 (Henriques Street)
Hogarth Lane Hounslow William Hogarth Painter, who is buried in St. Nicolas' Church, Chiswick, and whose house, now a museum, is in the road. 51°29′14″N 0°15′19″W / 51.4871°N 0.2552°W / 51.4871; -0.2552 (Hogarth Lane)
Hungerford Road Camden Edward Hungerford Also give his name to the Hungerford Bridge and Islington school 51°33′00″N 0°07′31″W / 51.5500°N 0.1254°W / 51.5500; -0.1254 (Hungerford Road)
King William Street City of London King William IV Built during his reign 51°30′34″N 0°05′13″W / 51.509444°N 0.086944°W / 51.509444; -0.086944 (King William Street)
King William Walk Greenwich King William IV His memorial is in the street 51°28′51″N 0°00′29″W / 51.4809°N 0.008°W / 51.4809; -0.008 (King William Walk)
King's Road Kensington and Chelsea King Charles II Originally a private road used by the king to travel to Kew 51°29′15″N 0°10′08″W / 51.48737°N 0.168874°W / 51.48737; -0.168874 (King's Road)
Kingsway Camden / Westminster King Edward VII Opened the street in 1905. 51°30′55″N 0°07′08″W / 51.515333°N 0.118944°W / 51.515333; -0.118944 (Kingsway)
Jermyn Street Westminster Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans Developed the St. James's area around the year 1667 51°30′31″N 0°08′11″W / 51.5085°N 0.1365°W / 51.5085; -0.1365 (Jermyn Street)
John Islip Street Westminster John Islip Abbot of the monastery of Westminster at the time of Henry VIII 51°29′35″N 0°07′39″W / 51.4930°N 0.1275°W / 51.4930; -0.1275 (John Islip Street)
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.[22] 51°31′02″N 0°12′35″W / 51.5171°N 0.2098°W / 51.5171; -0.2098 (Ladbroke Grove)
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. 51°30′37″N 0°07′49″W / 51.5103°N 0.1303°W / 51.5103; -0.1303 (Leicester Square)
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. 51°31′17″N 0°07′49″W / 51.5214°N 0.1302°W / 51.5214; -0.1302 (Malet Street)
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.[23] 51°26′26″N 0°21′37″W / 51.4406°N 0.3603°W / 51.4406; -0.3603 (Manoel Road)
Matthew Parker Street Westminster Matthew Parker Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until 1575 51°30′01″N 0°07′50″W / 51.5002°N 0.1305°W / 51.5002; -0.1305 (Matthew Parker Street)
Meard Street Westminster John Meard, the younger Carpenter, later esquire, who developed it in the 1720s and 1730s.[24] 51°30′48″N 0°07′59″W / 51.51329°N 0.13295°W / 51.51329; -0.13295 (Meard Street)
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[25] 51°31′13″N 0°05′27″W / 51.5203°N 0.0908°W / 51.5203; -0.0908 (Milton Street)
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[6] 51°31′04″N 0°08′25″W / 51.5178°N 0.1403°W / 51.5178; -0.1403 (Mortimer Street)
Nelson Road Merton Horatio Nelson Owned the land on which road was later built 51°25′02″N 0°11′21″W / 51.4171°N 0.1893°W / 51.4171; -0.1893 (Nelson Road)
Newton Street Camden Isaac Newton Scientist and mathematician 51°31′01″N 0°07′18″W / 51.51686°N 0.12157°W / 51.51686; -0.12157 (Newton Street)
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 51°30′24″N 0°07′27″W / 51.5068°N 0.1242°W / 51.5068; -0.1242 (Northumberland Avenue)
Ormond Road Richmond upon Thames Earls of Ormond Owned the land on which the road was later built (1761-1778).[18] 51°27′31″N 0°18′15″W / 51.4585°N 0.3043°W / 51.4585; -0.3043 (Ormond Road)
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[6] 51°30′49″N 0°09′20″W / 51.5136°N 0.1556°W / 51.5136; -0.1556 (Oxford Street)
Pigott Street Tower Hamlets Francis Pigott Stainsby Conant Together with family, owners of the land on which the road was built[26] 51°30′46″N 0°01′33″W / 51.51287°N 0.02595°W / 51.51287; -0.02595 (Pigott Street)
Pleydell Street City of London Earls of Radnor The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.[27] 51°30′50″N 0°06′30″W / 51.51393°N 0.10822°W / 51.51393; -0.10822 (Pleydell Street)
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[6] 51°23′57″N 0°04′27″W / 51.3991°N 0.0742°W / 51.3991; -0.0742 (Portland Place)
Portman Square Westminster Henry William Portman Built between 1674 and 1684 on land belonging to Portman 51°30′57″N 0°09′21″W / 51.51575°N 0.15581°W / 51.51575; -0.15581 (Portman Square)
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. 51°26′31″N 0°20′08″W / 51.4420°N 0.3356°W / 51.4420; -0.3356 (Pope's Grove)
Praed Street Westminster William Praed Chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to the north 51°31′01″N 0°10′23″W / 51.5170°N 0.1731°W / 51.5170; -0.1731 (Praed Street)
Prince Albert Road Camden / Westminster Prince Albert Originally called Albert Road; renamed after the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria in 1938 51°32′12″N 0°09′28″W / 51.536667°N 0.157778°W / 51.536667; -0.157778 (Prince Albert Road)
Prince Consort Road Westminster Albert, Prince Consort Part of Albertopolis 51°29′59″N 0°10′37″W / 51.49986°N 0.17703°W / 51.49986; -0.17703 (Prince Consort Road)
Pepys Street City of London Samuel Pepys 1923 renaming; Pepys lived there during the Great Fire of London.[28] 51°30′39″N 0°04′41″W / 51.51076°N 0.07804°W / 51.51076; -0.07804 (Pepys Street)
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 51°30′02″N 0°07′59″W / 51.5005°N 0.1330°W / 51.5005; -0.1330 (Queen Anne's Gate)
Queen Caroline Street Hammersmith and Fulham Caroline of Brunswick Wife of George IV, who lived and died in nearby Brandenburg House 51°29′27″N 0°13′31″W / 51.4908°N 0.2252°W / 51.4908; -0.2252 (Queen Caroline Street)
Queen Victoria Street City of London Queen Victoria 51°30′43″N 0°06′00″W / 51.512°N 0.09993°W / 51.512; -0.09993 (Queen Victoria Street)
Queensway Westminster Queen Victoria named Queen's Road in honour of Victoria, who had been born at nearby Kensington Palace. Later renamed. 51°30′47″N 0°11′15″W / 51.51308°N 0.18763°W / 51.51308; -0.18763 (Queensway)
Regent Street Westminster King George IV Named c. 1811, when George IV was Prince regent 51°30′39″N 0°08′19″W / 51.5108°N 0.1387°W / 51.5108; -0.1387 (Regent Street)
Rathbone Place Camden Captain Rathbone One Captain Rathbone was the builder of the road and properties thereon, from about 1718[16] 51°30′39″N 0°08′19″W / 51.5108°N 0.1387°W / 51.5108; -0.1387 (Rathbone Place)
Russell Square Camden Dukes of Bedford Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land[3] 51°31′18″N 0°07′34″W / 51.5217°N 0.1261°W / 51.5217; -0.1261 (Russell Square)
Savile Row Westminster Lady Dorothy Savile Wife of the Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, architect and developer.[29] 51°30′40″N 0°08′26″W / 51.51109°N 0.14059°W / 51.51109; -0.14059 (Savile Row)
Savoy Place Westminster Peter II, Count of Savoy Gave his name to the Savoy Palace, which stood on the site of the road 51°30′33″N 0°07′15″W / 51.50924°N 0.12093°W / 51.50924; -0.12093 (Savoy Place)
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. 51°30′43″N 0°07′55″W / 51.5120°N 0.1320°W / 51.5120; -0.1320 (Shaftesbury Avenue)
Sloane Square Kensington and Chelsea Hans Sloane His heirs owned the land on which the square and nearby Sloane Street are built.[30] 51°29′33″N 0°09′26″W / 51.4925°N 0.1572°W / 51.4925; -0.1572 (Sloane Square)
Smith Square Westminster Sir James Smith/the Smith Family Owners of the land on which the square was built, c. 1726 51°29′45″N 0°07′37″W / 51.4959°N 0.1270°W / 51.4959; -0.1270 (Smith Square)
Southampton Row Camden Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton Also Southampton Street. 51°31′11″N 0°07′20″W / 51.5198°N 0.1221°W / 51.5198; -0.1221 (Southampton Row)
Steve Biko Way Hounslow Steve Biko South African anti-apartheid activist 51°28′04″N 0°22′08″W / 51.4679°N 0.3689°W / 51.4679; -0.3689 (Steve Biko Way)
Throgmorton Street City of London Nicholas Throckmorton Chief banker of England in the reign of Queen Elizabeth 51°30′54″N 0°05′11″W / 51.5149°N 0.0865°W / 51.5149; -0.0865 (Throgmorton Street)
Vere Street Westminster Earls of Oxford A family name of the area's owners at the time of its construction, the Earls of Oxford[31] 51°30′54″N 0°08′50″W / 51.51499°N 0.14722°W / 51.51499; -0.14722 (Vere Street)
Victoria Street Westminster Queen Victoria The road runs from Westminster into an area of London known as Victoria 51°29′53″N 0°08′01″W / 51.4980°N 0.1335°W / 51.4980; -0.1335 (Victoria Street)51.512, -0.09993
Victoria Embankment Westminster Queen Victoria 51°30′30″N 0°07′15″W / 51.5084°N 0.1207°W / 51.5084; -0.1207 (Victoria Embankment)
Villiers Street Westminster George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham The Street was built in the 1670s on the site of York House, Villiers' Mansion 51°30′29″N 0°07′26″W / 51.5080°N 0.1238°W / 51.5080; -0.1238 (Villiers 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 51°29′36″N 0°08′06″W / 51.4932°N 0.1351°W / 51.4932; -0.1351 (Vincent Square)
Wardour Street Westminster Archibald Wardour Architect of several buildings on the street 51°30′51″N 0°08′05″W / 51.5142°N 0.1346°W / 51.5142; -0.1346 (Wardour Street)
Warren Street Camden Anne Warren Wife of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton, the land owner responsible for the development of the area[16] - see Fitzroy Square 51°31′26″N 0°08′27″W / 51.5238°N 0.1409°W / 51.5238; -0.1409 (Warren Street)
White Kennett Street City of London White Kennett Bishop of Peterborough (1707), and previously rector of the nearly St Botolph's Aldgate 51°30′55″N 0°04′38″W / 51.5154°N 0.0773°W / 51.5154; -0.0773 (White Kennett Street)
Whitfield Street Camden George Whitefield Builder of Whitefield's Tabernacle, in the vicinity, in 1756[16] 51°31′16″N 0°08′10″W / 51.5212°N 0.1361°W / 51.5212; -0.1361 (Whitfield Street)
Wilberforce Road Hackney William Wilberforce British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade 51°33′48″N 0°05′54″W / 51.5633°N 0.0983°W / 51.5633; -0.0983 (Wilberforce Road)
William IV Street Westminster King William IV 51°30′34″N 0°07′31″W / 51.5095°N 0.1252°W / 51.5095; -0.1252 (William IV Street)
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 51°30′03″N 0°09′20″W / 51.50086°N 0.15543°W / 51.50086; -0.15543 (Wilton Crescent)

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