Origins of London Street Names - Places beginning with L

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  • La Belle Sauvage

    Ludgate Hill (EC3) Stow mentions a Mrs. Savage as having given the inn to the... more »
  • Lambs Conduit Street

    Holborn (WC1) Derives its name from one William Lamb, an ancient cloth worker, who erected... more »
  • Lancaster Street

    Southwark (SE1) Name derived from Joseph Lancaster, founder of the British and Foreign School Society.... more »
  • Langham Place

    Portland Place (W1) Named from Sir James Langham, whose mansion and grounds occupied the site... more »
  • Langham Street

    Portland Place (W1) Named from Sir James Langham, whose mansion and grounds occupied the site... more »
  • Lant Street

    Southwark Bridge Road (SE1) Dickens had lodgings in a back attic in this street while... more »
  • Leadenhall Street

    City (EC3) So called from "Leaden Hall," a large and ponderous-looking mansion inhabited about the... more »
  • Leicester Square

    (WC2) Named from the Earls of Leicester, who lived here. Here also lived two or... more »
  • Lime Street

    City (EC3) Name derived from the making and selling of lime there. (Reference: Kingsford's Stow,... more »
  • Limehouse

    Stepney (E14) So called from a lime-kiln, generally known as the lime-house, which stood here... more »
  • Lincolns Inn

    Holborn (WC2) Derives its name from having been the site of the palace, or inne,... more »
  • Lisle Street

    Leicester Square (WC2) Occupies the site of the gardens of Leicester House, of which the... more »
  • Lisson Grove

    Marylebone Road (NW1) Said to have been formerly known as Lideston Green, a corruption of... more »
  • Little Britain

    City, Aldersgate Street (EC1) Said to be named after the Dukes de Bretagne. This was... more »
  • Little Stanhope Street

    Hertford Street, Mayfair (W1) Built about 1761. Here lived Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1796-1800; Lord Lytton,... more »
  • Liverpool Street

    City (EC2) Named after Lord Liverpool, Prime Minister 1812-27. (Harben's Dictionary of London, p. 356)... more »
  • Lombard Street

    City (EC3) So named from the money-dealers who came from Lombardy, and first established the... more »
  • London Wall

    City (EC2) So called as having the City wall running along the north side. (Reference:... more »
  • Long Acre

    Drury Lane (WC2) This, in the reign of Henry VIII, was an open field, called... more »
  • Lothbury

    City (EC2) "Anciently called Louthberie, and took its name (as it seemeth) of a Bery... more »
  • Lots Road

    Chelsea (SW10) . Running parallel to the river, retains in its name a memory of... more »
  • Love Lane

    City, Aldermanbury (EC4) So called of wantons, Stow says (ed. 1603, p. 298) . But... more »
  • Lovells Court

    City, Paternoster Row (EC4) This is built on the site of a mansion first belonging... more »
  • Lower Grosvenor Place

    (SW1) Here died the beautiful actress Mrs. Oldfield, in 1730. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. I,... more »
  • Lowndes Square

    (SW1) So named from William Lowndes, of Chesham, who was the ground-landlord. (Davis's Memorials of... more »
  • Ludgate Hill

    City (EC4) Formerly called Bowyer's Row, and derives its present name from one of the... more »