List of eponymous roads in London
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|Addison Road||Kensington and Chelsea||Joseph Addison||English essayist, poet, playwright and politician (1672–1719). Also Addison Avenue, nearby.|
|Adler Street||Tower Hamlets||Nathan Marcus Adler||Chief Rabbi of Great Britain 1845–1890|
|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|
|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.|
|Baker Street||Westminster||William Baker||Builder who laid the street out in the 18th century|
|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|
|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.|
|Bellot Street||Greenwich||Joseph René Bellot||French sailor and Arctic explorer who disappeared, and has a memorial in Greenwich|
|Berkeley Square||Westminster||Berkeley family||The family's Berkeley House had stood nearby until 1733|
|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|
|Bob Marley Way||Lambeth||Bob Marley||Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, one of the most widely known performer of reggae music|
|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.|
|Brunel Road||Southwark||Marc Isambard Brunel||The road is situated near the south end of Thames Tunnel, which the engineer Brunel built.|
|Butler Road||Harrow||Montagu Butler||Headmaster of Harrow School (1859–1885)|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|Cheyne Walk||Kensington and Chelsea||William Cheyne, 2nd Viscount Newhaven||Owned the manor of Chelsea until 1712.|
|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|
|Connaught Square||Westminster||Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh||Also known as the Earl of Connaught|
|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.|
|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|
|Dorando Close||Hammersmith and Fulham||Dorando Pietri||Famed for finishing first in the marathon 1908 London summer Olympics, but being disqualified for receiving assistance.|
|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 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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|Gordon Square||Camden||Lady Georgiana Gordon||Second wife of the 6th Duke of Bedford. Also Gordon Street.|
|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|
|Grosvenor Square||Westminster||The Grosvenor Family - Dukes of Westminster||Owners of the land on which the Square is built. Also Grosvenor Hill, Grosvenor 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|
|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|
|Jermyn Street||Westminster||Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans||Developed the St. James's area around the year 1667|
|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|
|King George VI Avenue||Merton||King George VI||The avenue was made to commemorate the king's coronation in 1937|
|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.|
|Laud Street||Croydon||William Laud||Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-1645) who lived at Croydon Palace|
|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.|
|Lind Road||Sutton||Jenny Lind||Swedish singer, who entertained the people of Sutton in 1847 with her singing.|
|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.|
|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|
|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).|
|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|
|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|
|Portman Square||Westminster||Henry William Portman||Built between 1674 and 1684 on land belonging to Portman|
|Praed Street||Westminster||William Praed||Chairman of the company which built the canal basin which lies just to the north|
|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 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|
|Russell Square||Camden||Dukes of Bedford||Family name of the Dukes of Bedford who owned the land|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Wilberforce Road||Hackney||William Wilberforce||British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade|
|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|
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