Origins of London Street Names - Places beginning with H

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  • Half Moon Street

    Piccadilly (W1) Built in 1730, derives its name from the "Half Moon" public-house, which stood... more »
  • Hamilton Place

    Hyde Park Corner (W1) Derives its name from James Hamilton, Ranger of the Park in... more »
  • Hampstead

    (NW1) The name of this borough is clearly derived from ham, or hame, "a home";... more »
  • Hampstead Heath

    (NW1) Charles Dickens often used to ride out here of a week-end to "Jack Straw's... more »
  • Hampstead Road

    (NW1) On the site of the New River Reservoir, on the east side of Hampstead... more »
  • Hanging Sword Alley

    Whitefriars Street (EC4) Stow says the name is derived from a house called the "Hanging... more »
  • Hanover Court

    Long Acre (WC2) Evidently named in honour of the house of Hanover. Formerly called Phoenix... more »
  • Hanover Square

    291, Oxford Street (W1) . For derivation, see supra. The site on which it stands... more »
  • Hans Place

    Chelsea (SW1) Probably named from Sir Hans Sloane, the' founder of the British Museum. Was... more »
  • Han Way Street

    Oxford Street (W1) Named from Jonas Hanway, said to have' been the first to carry... more »
  • Hare Place

    City, Fleet Street (EC4) Originally Ram Alley, noted for its public houses and cook shops,... more »
  • Harewood Place

    Hanover Square (W1) Named after the Earls of Harewood. Was closed at its northern end... more »
  • Harley Street

    Cavendish Square (W1) Named after Edward Harley, second Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, the founder... more »
  • Hart Street

    City, Crutched Friars (EC3) In this street is St. Olave's Church, a small but interesting... more »
  • Hay Hill

    Berkeley Square (W1) Derives its name from a property called Hay Hill Farm, which was... more »
  • Haydon Square

    Minories (E1) With Haydon Street, named from Alderman Haydon, the ground-landlord. Close by were found,... more »
  • Haymarket

    1, Pall Mall (SW1) "Hay was sold here in the reign of Elizabeth I; and... more »
  • Henrietta Street

    Strand (WC2) So named from Henrietta, Queen of Charles I. Here died Paul Whitehead, the... more »
  • Hertford Street

    20, Park Lane (W1) Originally called Garrick Street. In this street lived Richard Brinsley Sheridan... more »
  • Highbury

    (N5) This was originally a summer camp of the Romans. The Manor was given to... more »
  • Highgate

    (N6) Name supposed to be derived from the tollgate that used to stand at the... more »
  • High Street

    St. Giles, Holborn (WC2) In 1413 the gallows were set up at the corner where... more »
  • Hill Street

    Berkeley Square (W1) Name derived from Hay Hill Farm, which stood hereabouts. In this street... more »
  • Holbein Place

    Sloane Gardens (SW1) Named in honour of the great painter, who was a frequent visitor... more »
  • Holborn

    (EC1) Named from" Old-bourne" (the old brook, or possibly the brook in the hollow) .... more »
  • Holborn Bars

    (WC1) The Bars were at one time the entrance to the City, and here a... more »
  • Holles Street

    Oxford Street (W1) Named from John Holles, Duke of Newcastle. Lord Byron was born at... more »
  • Holly Bush Hill

    Hampstead (NW3) Is associated with the name of Romney, the artist, who lived here and... more »
  • Holywell Row and Lane

    Shoreditch (EC2) Named from a sacred or holy well near which a priory was built.... more »
  • Houndsditch

    City (E1) "From Aldgate north-west to Bishopsgate lieth the ditch of the City called Houndsditch,... more »
  • Houses Of Parliament

    Westminster (SW1) Often described as the noblest block of buildings in England, the present magnificent... more »
  • Howard Street

    Strand (WC2) Named from Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel. Here lived William Mountfort, the actor,... more »
  • Hoxton. Shoreditch

    (N1) Here was the mansion of Oliver, third Lord St. John of Bletsoe, who died... more »
  • Huggin Lane

    City (EC2) So called of one Hugan who lived there. He was called Hugan in... more »
  • Hyde Park

    (W8) Was formerly much celebrated for its deerhunts, foot- and horse-races, musters and coach-races, boxing-matches... more »
  • Hyde Park Corner

    (W8) The entrance to London until 1825, when the turnpike was removed. Cottages existed here... more »