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′41″W / 51.5303°N 0.1447°W / 51.5303; -0.1447 (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)
Attlee Road Hillingdon Clement Attlee Labour Party leader (1935-1955) and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1945-1951)[2] 51°32′00″N 0°24′29″W / 51.5333°N 0.4081°W / 51.5333; -0.4081 (Attlee Road)
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.[2] 51°31′54″N 0°24′22″W / 51.5318°N 0.4061°W / 51.5318; -0.4061 (Ayles Road)
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[3] 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[4] 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)
Bellot Street Greenwich Joseph René Bellot French sailor and Arctic explorer who disappeared, and has a memorial in Greenwich[5] 51°29′17″N 0°00′19″E / 51.488°N 0.0052°E / 51.488; 0.0052 (Bellot Street)
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)
Bevin Road Hillingdon Ernest Bevin Union leader, Labour MP and Foreign Secretary (1945-1951)[2] 51°31′54″N 0°24′28″W / 51.5318°N 0.4079°W / 51.5318; -0.4079 (Bevin Road)
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[6] 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)
Bondfield Avenue Hillingdon Margaret Bondfield Labour MP, trades unionist and women's rights activist[2] 51°31′59″N 0°24′35″W / 51.5331°N 0.4097°W / 51.5331; -0.4097 (Bondfield Avenue)
Bouverie Street City of London Earls of Radnor The Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, were landlords of this area.[7] 51°30′48″N 0°06′29″W / 51.51345°N 0.10796°W / 51.51345; -0.10796 (Bouverie Street)
Brunel Road Southwark Marc Isambard Brunel The road is situated near the south end of Thames Tunnel, which the engineer Brunel built. 51°30′01″N 0°03′09″W / 51.5004°N 0.0525°W / 51.5004; -0.0525 (Brunel Road)
Butler Road Harrow Montagu Butler Headmaster of Harrow School (1859–1885)[8] 51°34′41″N 0°20′57″W / 51.5781°N 0.3493°W / 51.5781; -0.3493 (Butler Road)
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[9] 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.[10] 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)
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[11] 51°22′50″N 0°00′46″E / 51.3805°N 0.0129°E / 51.3805; 0.0129 (Chatham Avenue)
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[12] 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.[13] 51°28′56″N 0°10′22″W / 51.4823°N 0.17274°W / 51.4823; -0.17274 (Cheyne Walk)
Clarence Street Kingston upon Thames Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen Opened the street in 1828, when she was Duchess of Clarence[14] 51°24′39″N 0°18′09″W / 51.4107°N 0.3024°W / 51.4107; -0.3024 (Clarence Street)
Cleveland Street Camden 2nd Duke of Cleveland Owner of the estate at the time of the layout of the road[15] 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 [16][17] 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[18] 51°30′23″N 0°08′59″W / 51.5065°N 0.14982°W / 51.5065; -0.14982 (Curzon Street)
Czar Street Lewisham Czar Peter the Great of Russia Lived at Sayes Court, a former house nearby, in 1698 while studying shipbuilding at Deptford.[19] 51°28′57″N 0°01′41″W / 51.4826°N 0.0281°W / 51.4826; -0.0281 (Czar Street)
Dacre Street Westminster Lady Anne Dacre Lady Dacre endowed Emmanuel Almshouses which were located nearby. Although now demolished,[20] 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[21] 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)
Drury Road Harrow Joseph Drury Headmaster of Harrow School (1785–1805)[8] 51°34′38″N 0°21′06″W / 51.5771°N 0.3518°W / 51.5771; -0.3518 (Drury Road)
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 51°30′07″N 0°09′04″W / 51.50197°N 0.15112°W / 51.50197; -0.15112 (Duke of Wellington Place)
Empress Drive Bromley Empress Eugénie of France Lived in exile at nearby Camden Place from 1871 to 1881.[22] 51°25′05″N 0°03′50″E / 51.418°N 0.064°E / 51.418; 0.064 (Empress Drive)
Evelyn Street Lewisham John Evelyn English writer and essayist who lived at Sayes Court, a former house in Deptford near the street.[19] 51°29′09″N 0°02′05″W / 51.4857°N 0.0346°W / 51.4857; -0.0346 (Evelyn Street)
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.[23] 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.[24] 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.[25] 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[26] 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.[26] 51°22′58″N 0°13′25″W / 51.3829°N 0.2235°W / 51.3829; -0.2235 (Garth Road)
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 51°28′23″N 0°00′10″W / 51.473°N 0.0029°W / 51.473; -0.0029 (General Wolfe 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[27] 51°22′26″N 0°05′49″W / 51.374°N 0.0969°W / 51.374; -0.0969 (George Street)
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.[25] 51°27′36″N 0°18′19″W / 51.4601°N 0.3052°W / 51.4601; -0.3052 (George Street)
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 51°29′41″N 0°10′58″W / 51.4948°N 0.1827°W / 51.4948; -0.1827 (Gloucester Road)
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.[23] 51°31′10″N 0°08′07″W / 51.5195°N 0.1352°W / 51.5195; -0.1352 (Goodge Street)
Gordon Square Camden Lady Georgiana Gordon Second wife of the 6th Duke of Bedford. Also Gordon Street. 51°31′27″N 0°07′51″W / 51.5243°N 0.1309°W / 51.5243; -0.1309 (Gordon Square)
Gower Street Camden Gertrude Leveson-Gower Wife of the 4th Duke of Bedford, who supervised the laying of the street. 51°31′21″N 0°07′57″W / 51.5224°N 0.1326°W / 51.5224; -0.1326 (Gower Street)
Grahame Park Way Barnet Claude Grahame-White Founded the Grahame-White Aviation Company near the site of the road in 1911[28] 51°36′12″N 0°14′26″W / 51.6034°N 0.2406°W / 51.6034; -0.2406 (Grahame Park Way)
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[29] 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[30] 51°31′15″N 0°08′37″W / 51.52079°N 0.14373°W / 51.52079; -0.14373 (Hallam Street)
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[11] 51°22′46″N 0°00′57″E / 51.3794°N 0.0157°E / 51.3794; 0.0157 (Hambro Avenue)
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 Nicholas 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)
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 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[31] 51°30′43″N 0°06′23″W / 51.512°N 0.1063°W / 51.512; -0.1063 (John Carpenter 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)
John Wilson Street Greenwich John Wilson Minister of Woolwich Baptist Tabernacle, now Woolwich Central Baptist Church, who gave generously to the local poor[32] 51°29′25″N 0°03′44″E / 51.4903°N 0.0623°E / 51.4903; 0.0623 (John Wilson Street)
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 51°33′21″N 0°10′07″W / 51.5558°N 0.1686°W / 51.5558; -0.1686 (Keats Grove)
Keir Hardie Way Hillingdon Keir Hardie First Labour MP in the United Kingdom[2] 51°31′57″N 0°24′31″W / 51.5326°N 0.4087°W / 51.5326; -0.4087 (Keir Hardie Way)
King George VI Avenue Merton King George VI The avenue was made to commemorate the king's coronation in 1937[33] 51°23′56″N 0°09′42″W / 51.3988°N 0.1618°W / 51.3988; -0.1618 (King George VI Avenue)
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)
Kossuth Street Greenwich Lajos Kossuth Hungarian national hero who lived in London in the 1850s 51°29′13″N 0°00′12″E / 51.487°N 0.0034°E / 51.487; 0.0034 (Kossuth 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.[34] 51°31′02″N 0°12′35″W / 51.5171°N 0.2098°W / 51.5171; -0.2098 (Ladbroke Grove)
Laud Street Croydon William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-1645) who lived at Croydon Palace 51°22′09″N 0°06′05″W / 51.3693°N 0.1015°W / 51.3693; -0.1015 (Laud 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. 51°30′37″N 0°07′49″W / 51.5103°N 0.1303°W / 51.5103; -0.1303 (Leicester Square)
Lind Road Sutton Jenny Lind Swedish singer, who entertained the people of Sutton in 1847 with her singing. 51°21′51″N 0°11′08″W / 51.3643°N 0.1856°W / 51.3643; -0.1856 (Lind Road)
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.[35] 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. See also Parker Road 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.[36] 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[37] 51°31′13″N 0°05′27″W / 51.5203°N 0.0908°W / 51.5203; -0.0908 (Milton Street)
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)[2] 51°31′56″N 0°24′26″W / 51.5323°N 0.4073°W / 51.5323; -0.4073 (Morrison Road)
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[9] 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).[25] 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[9] 51°30′49″N 0°09′20″W / 51.5136°N 0.1556°W / 51.5136; -0.1556 (Oxford Street)
Parker Road Croydon Matthew Parker Archbishop of Canterbury (1559-1575) who lived at Croydon Palace 51°22′00″N 0°06′00″W / 51.3667°N 0.1001°W / 51.3667; -0.1001 (Parker Road)
Pepys Street City of London Samuel Pepys 1923 renaming; Pepys lived there during the Great Fire of London.[38] 51°30′39″N 0°04′41″W / 51.51076°N 0.07804°W / 51.51076; -0.07804 (Pepys Street)
Pigott Street Tower Hamlets Francis Pigott Stainsby Conant Together with family, owners of the land on which the road was built[39] 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.[40] 51°30′50″N 0°06′30″W / 51.51393°N 0.10822°W / 51.51393; -0.10822 (Pleydell Street)
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)
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[9] 51°31′13″N 0°08′42″W / 51.52023°N 0.14499°W / 51.52023; -0.14499 (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)
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)
Prince Imperial Road Bromley Napoléon, Prince Imperial Lived in exile at nearby Camden Place from 1871 until his death in 1879.[22] 51°24′47″N 0°04′08″E / 51.413°N 0.069°E / 51.413; 0.069 (Prince Imperial Road)
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 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)[41] 51°24′43″N 0°17′47″W / 51.4119°N 0.2964°W / 51.4119; -0.2964 (Queen Elizabeth Road)
Queen Elizabeth's Walk Hackney Queen Elizabeth I The queen's friend, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, lived in Stoke Newington.[14] 51°33′50″N 0°05′11″W / 51.5638°N 0.0863°W / 51.5638; -0.0863 (Queen Elizabeth's Walk)
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)
Rathbone Place Camden Captain Rathbone One Captain Rathbone was the builder of the road and properties thereon, from about 1718[23] 51°30′39″N 0°08′19″W / 51.5108°N 0.1387°W / 51.5108; -0.1387 (Rathbone Place)
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)
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[42] 51°28′55″N 0°00′22″W / 51.4819°N 0.006°W / 51.4819; -0.006 (Romney Road)
Rosebery Avenue Islington Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery First Chairman of the London County Council, who opened the road in 1892[43] 51°31′34″N 0°06′36″W / 51.526°N 0.1099°W / 51.526; -0.1099 (Rosebery Avenue)
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[44] 51°25′34″N 0°21′56″W / 51.426°N 0.3656°W / 51.426; -0.3656 (Roy Grove)
Russell Square Camden Dukes of Bedford Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land[4] 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.[45] 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)
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. 51°28′00″N 0°17′43″W / 51.4666°N 0.2952°W / 51.4666; -0.2952 (Selwyn Avenue)
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)
Sheldon Street Croydon Gilbert Sheldon Archbishop of Canterbury (1663-1677) who lived at Croydon Palace, and is buried in Croydon Minster 51°22′11″N 0°06′08″W / 51.3698°N 0.1023°W / 51.3698; -0.1023 (Sheldon Street)
Sloane Square Kensington and Chelsea Hans Sloane His heirs owned the land on which the square and nearby Sloane Street are built.[46] 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)
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[47] 51°24′49″N 0°18′05″W / 51.4135°N 0.3015°W / 51.4135; -0.3015 (Sopwith Way)
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)
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[48] 51°30′43″N 0°06′26″W / 51.5119°N 0.1072°W / 51.5119; -0.1072 (Tallis Street)
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[49] 51°30′27″N 0°04′06″W / 51.5074°N 0.0683°W / 51.5074; -0.0683 (Thomas More Street)
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)
Vaughan Road Harrow Charles Vaughan Headmaster of Harrow School (1845–1859)[8] 51°34′45″N 0°20′54″W / 51.5791°N 0.3483°W / 51.5791; -0.3483 (Vaughan Road)
Vere Street Westminster Earls of Oxford A family name of the area's owners at the time of its construction, the Earls of Oxford[50] 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)
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[23] - see Fitzroy Square 51°31′26″N 0°08′27″W / 51.5238°N 0.1409°W / 51.5238; -0.1409 (Warren Street)
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[14] 51°31′56″N 0°10′18″W / 51.5322°N 0.1717°W / 51.5322; -0.1717 (Wellington Road)
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[23] 51°31′16″N 0°08′10″W / 51.5212°N 0.1361°W / 51.5212; -0.1361 (Whitfield Street)
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 51°22′15″N 0°06′04″W / 51.3707°N 0.1012°W / 51.3707; -0.1012 (Whitgift 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)
William Morris Close Waltham Forest William Morris Artist who spent his childhood at the nearby Water House, which is now the William Morris Gallery 51°35′26″N 0°01′42″W / 51.59055°N 0.02825°W / 51.59055; -0.02825 (William Morris Close)
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)
Wren Road Southwark Sir Christopher Wren The road was built on the grounds of a former house said to have been occupied by Wren[51] 51°28′24″N 0°05′30″W / 51.4734°N 0.0918°W / 51.4734; -0.0918 (Wren Road)

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