Origins of London Street Names - Places beginning with P

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  • Pall Mall

    (SW1) The French game of Paille-mail was first played here in the reign of Charles... more »
  • Pancras Lane

    City, 82, Queen Street (EC4) Here before the Great Fire of London stood the ancient... more »
  • Panton Street

    24, Haymarket (SW1) Took its name from the famous gambler, Colonel Thomas Panton, who, it... more »
  • Panyer Alley

    City, 4, Paternoster Row (EC4) Was so called (Stow says) from a small stone monument... more »
  • Paradise Walk

    Chelsea (SW3) Formerly Paradise Row. A very dirty, narrow little passage which runs parallel to... more »
  • Park Crescent

    Portland Place (W1) When in London in 1833 Joseph Bonaparte, the ex-king of Spain, lived... more »
  • Park Place

    St. James's Street (SW1) At No. 9 lived the well-known antiquary Sir William Musgrave. Hume,... more »
  • Park Walk

    Fulham Road, Chelsea (SW10) In this street stands Park Chapel, an old-fashioned church, founded in... more »
  • Paternoster Row

    City, 4A, Cheapside (EC4) This famous street is said to have received its name from... more »
  • Pauls Bakehouse Court

    City, 6, Godliman Street (EC4) "Was so called from the bake house employed in baking... more »
  • Pentonville Road

    (N1) Said to be named from the ville, or country house, of Henry Penton, a... more »
  • Philpot Lane

    City, Fenchurch Street (EC3) On the site of this lane formerly stood the house and... more »
  • Piccadilly

    (W1) In Blount's Glossography, published the term "pickadill" is thus defined: "The round hem of... more »
  • Pimlico

    (SW1) A name given to gardens for public entertainments, often mentioned by our early dramatists,... more »
  • Pimlico Road

    Buckingham Palace Road (SW) In this road, opposite to the barracks, there stood until 1887-8... more »
  • Playhouse Yard

    City, Water Lane (EC4) Named from the old "Fortune Theatre," which stood here.... more »
  • Poland Street

    Oxford Street (W1) Fanny Burney once lived here. Shelley, when a boy, lived at No.... more »
  • Pont Street

    Chelsea, Belgrave Square (SW1) Must derive its name from the fact that it was at... more »
  • Portland Place

    Marylebone (W1) Name derived from the Dukes of Portland. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. I, p.... more »
  • Portman Square

    Marylebone (W1) Derives its name from William Henry Portman, owner of the estate on which... more »
  • Portpool Lane

    Holborn, 78, Gray's Inn Road (EC1) Marked in Strype's plan Perpoole, is the reminiscence of... more »
  • Portsmouth Street

    Lincoln's Inn Fields (WC2) Here was the old curiosity shop supposed to have been that... more »
  • Portugal Street

    Lincoln's Inn (WC2) Named from the Queen of Charles II. Here stood Sir William Davenant's... more »
  • Poultry

    City, 80, Cheapside (EC2) Named from the poulterers' stalls which stood here. St. Mildred's Court,... more »
  • Primrose Hill

    Hampstead (NW3) Was named from the primroses that formerly grew here in great plenty, when... more »
  • Princes Gate

    Kensington Road (SW7) A terrace so called from the gate entrance to the Park opposite,... more »
  • Princes Place

    St. James's, Westminster (SW1) Was first called Prince's Street between the years 1765 and 1782.... more »
  • Printing-house Square

    City, Water Lane (EC4) Here The Times is printed and published. The Square marks the... more »
  • Printing-house Lane

    Blackfriars, Water Lane (EC4) Formerly Printing-House Yard. Here resided three celebrated painters : Isaac Oliver,... more »
  • Pudding Lane

    City, 2, Eastcheap (EC3) Here is where the Great Fire of London broke out after... more »