Origins of London Street Names - Places beginning with M

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  • Maddox Street

    221, Regent Street (W1) Built by the Earl of Burlington in 1721, and named after... more »
  • Maida Hill and Maida Vale

    (W9) Named from the famous battle of Maida, in Calabria, fought between the French and... more »
  • Maiden Lane

    Covent Garden (WC2) Supposed to take its name from an image of the Virgin, which... more »
  • Mansion House

    City (EC4) Built after the design of George Dance, then City Surveyor, the first stone... more »
  • Manresa Road

    Chelsea (SW3) This is lined with studios, and abounds in artists and sculptors. In this... more »
  • Marble Arch

    (W1) This famous structure originally stood in front of Buckingham Palace.... more »
  • Marchmont Street

    Bloomsbury Square (WC1) Shelley lived at No. 26 in 1815 with his second wife, and... more »
  • Margaret Street

    1, Cavendish Square (W1) Derives its name from Margaret, wife of the second Duke of... more »
  • Mark Lane

    City (EC3) Anciently called Mart Lane, and once used to be a public mart. Here... more »
  • Marsham Street

    Westminster, 74, Horseferry Road (SW1) So called from Charles Marsham, Earl of Romney.... more »
  • Marylebone

    (W1) Corrupted from St. Mary-on-the-Bourne, or, rather, St. Mary-on-the-River, bourne being the Saxon name for... more »
  • Marylebone Road

    (W1) At the Chapel of St. Mary-le-bone, which formerly occupied the site of the present... more »
  • Masons Avenue

    City, Coleman Street (EC2) Name derived from the "Freemasons." For many years "The Freemasons' Tavern"... more »
  • Mayfair

    (W1) St. James's Fair, held in the month of May in Brook Field, acquired the... more »
  • Middlesex Street

    148, Whitechapel High Street (E1) Formerly called Petticoat Lane. For many years it has been... more »
  • Middle Temple Lane

    Strand (EC4) Here are some of the oldest chambers in the Temple. It was between... more »
  • Milford Lane

    199, Strand (WC2) Named from a ford over the Thames at the extremity, and a... more »
  • Mill Street

    Hanover Square (W1) So called from a mill which stood near the corner of Hanover... more »
  • Millbank

    Abingdon Street, Westminster (SW1) Derives its name from a mill which at one time stood... more »
  • Millfield Lane

    Highgate (N6) Charles Mathews, the famous comedian, dwelt here for many years, at Ivy Cottage,... more »
  • Millwall

    (E14) Named from a number of windmills standing along the river-wall on the west side... more »
  • Milman Street

    Chelsea, King's Road (SW3) Derives its name from Sir William Milman, who died in 1713,... more »
  • Milton Street

    City, Cripplegate (EC2) Formerly Grub Street. The offensive term "Grub Street" is thought to have... more »
  • Mincing Lane

    City (EC3) Mincheon Lane, "so called of tenements there sometime pertayning to the Minchuns or... more »
  • Minories

    City (E1) Named from a convent of the nuns of St. Clare, called the Minoresses,... more »
  • Mitre Court

    Hatton Garden, Holborn (EC1) Derives its name from the residence of the Bishops of Ely,... more »
  • Monkwell Street

    City, Cripplegate (EC2) So called from a well at the north end, where the Abbot... more »
  • Montpelier Square

    Brompton (SW7) So called from the salubrity of its air (Montpelier is said to be... more »
  • Moorfields

    City, 61, Fore Street (EC2) In the days of Charles II, Moorfields consisted of large... more »
  • Moorgate

    City (EC2) Named from a postern made in the City wall to lead out into... more »
  • Mornington Place

    (NW1) Named from the Earl of Mornington, brother of the Duke of Wellington, and Governor-General... more »
  • Mortimer Street

    326, Regent Street (W1) Derives its name from the Earldom of Mortimer. Here died Joseph... more »
  • Motcombe Street

    Belgrave Square (SW1) Named after the Dorsetshire property of the Dowager Marchioness of Westminster. (Mayfair,... more »
  • Mount Street

    Berkeley Square (W1) (1740) So called from the Fort of Oliver's Mount; was rebuilt with... more »