Origins of London Street Names - Places beginning with F

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  • Fair Street

    196, Tooley Street, Bermondsey (SE1) The site of the once famous Horseleydown Fair, and named... more »
  • Falcon Court

    Fleet Street (EC4) Took its name from an inn, the sign of the Falcon. Wynkyn... more »
  • Farrars Buildings

    Inner Temple (EC4) Here Boswell had his chambers to be near Johnson. Charles Lamb lived... more »
  • Farringdon Street

    City (EC4) Said to be named from William le Farmdone. Beneath this street is the... more »
  • Featherstone Buildings

    Holborn (WC1) Here Sheridan brought the beautiful Miss Linley on their elopement from Bath.... more »
  • Featherstone Street

    City Road (EC1) Origin of the name unknown, but probably from a family so called.... more »
  • Fenchurch Street

    City (EC3) Took its name "from a fennie or moorish ground, so made by means... more »
  • Fetter Lane

    City (EC4) Anciently called Fewterer's Lane. Fewterers were a sort of idle and disorderly persons... more »
  • Fig Tree Court

    Inner Temple (EC4) So called from the fig trees which once thrived there.... more »
  • Finch Lane

    City, 80, Cornhill (EC3) Formerly Finke Lane, so called of Robert Finke, who new-built the... more »
  • Finsbury

    (EC2) Or Fensbury, named from its fenny ground. Finsbury appears to have been a very... more »
  • Finsbury Circus

    City (EC2) For origin, see supra. Here at one time stood the Bethlehem Hospital. In... more »
  • Finsbury Square

    (EC2) Built in 1789 by George Dance, R.A., on the north side of Moorfields. At... more »
  • Fish Street Hill

    City (EC3) Stow says: "So called from being one of the resorts of fishmongers."... more »
  • Fitchetts Court

    City (EC2) On the east side of Noble Street, City. "Fitche's Court hath pretty good... more »
  • Fitzroy Square

    Tottenham Court Road (W1) Named from Charles Fitzroy, second Duke of Grafton. The east and... more »
  • Flask Walk

    Hampstead (NW3) "The Flask" Tavern in this street is on the site of one of... more »
  • Fleet Street

    City (EC4) Famous for journalists and newspapers, this street is named from the creek or... more »
  • Fleur De Lis Court

    9, Fetter Lane (EC4) Name derived from the sign of the fleur de lis. Said... more »
  • Foley Street

    Langham Street (W1) So called after Lord Foley, who was connected with the Harley family... more »
  • Fore Street

    City, Cripplegate (EC2) Daniel Defoe (the author of Robinson Crusoe) was a freeman of the... more »
  • Foster Lane

    City (EC2) Said very curiously to have been originally named St. Vedast's. It is, however,... more »
  • Fouberts Place

    206, Regent Street (W1) Takes its name from a Major Foubert who kept a military... more »
  • Frederick Place

    City, Old Jewry (EC2) Named from King James I's surgeon, Sir Christopher Frederick.... more »
  • Friday Street

    City, 36, Cheapside (EC4) Derives its name from its having been inhabited by fishmongers, who... more »
  • Frith Street

    Soho (W1) Built circa 1680, and said to be so called from Mr. Richard Frith,... more »
  • Furnivals Inn

    Holborn (EC4) "Furnivalles Inn, now an Inn of Chancery, but some time belonging to Sir... more »
  • Fyefoot Lane

    City (EC4) "Or five foot lane, because it is but five foot in breadth at... more »