Origins of London Street Names - Places beginning with W

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  • Walbrook

    City (EC4) Named from the ancient Wal-brook, or river of Wells, mentioned in a charter... more »
  • Walpole Street

    Chelsea, 35, King's Road (SW3) So called from the fact that Sir Robert Walpole is... more »
  • Wandsworth

    Is so named from the Wandle. This river, which rises near Croydon, passes through Wandsworth... more »
  • Wapping

    Stepney (E1) Name probably derived from the ship's rope called a wapp. Is noted for... more »
  • Wardour Street

    Soho (W1) Derives its name from Henry, third Lord Arundel of Wardour, who was implicated... more »
  • Warwick Crescent

    Paddington. Here Robert Browning lived after the death of his wife, and much of his... more »
  • Warwick Lane

    City, Newgate Street (EC4) Took its name from the inn or house of the celebrated... more »
  • Water Lane

    City (EC3) Maitland says: "In Water Lane is situated Trinity House, which belongs to an... more »
  • Waterloo Place

    Pall Mall (SW1) James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, stayed here during his only visit to... more »
  • Waterlow Park

    (N19) Part of which was given to the public by Sir Sydney Waterlow. In these... more »
  • Watling Street

    City (EC4) Is considered to have been the principal street of Roman London, and "one... more »
  • Welbeck Street

    Cavendish Square (W1) Named after Welbeck Priory near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, the seat of the Duke... more »
  • Well Street

    Stepney (E1) Derived its name from a well in Goodman's Fields. Here stood the unfortunate... more »
  • Wellclose Square

    Stepney (E1) Was originally called Marine Square, from its being a favourite residence of naval... more »
  • Well Walk

    Hampstead (NW3) "The most celebrated spot in Hampstead, for here flow the famous chalybeate waters,... more »
  • Wellington Square

    Chelsea (SW3) Named after the famous Duke of Wellington, whose brother was Rector of Chelsea... more »
  • Wellington Street

    Strand (WC2) A short but broad opening to Waterloo Bridge. The name of Waterloo was... more »
  • West Halkin Street

    Belgrave Square (SW1) Named after Halkin Castle, the Duke of Westminster's seat in Flintshire. (Mayfair,... more »
  • West Hill

    Highgate (N6) It was on this hill that Queen Victoria, in the year after her... more »
  • West Smithfield

    City (EC1) Here is one of the Royal Hospitals of the City and the first... more »
  • Westminster Abbey

    (The Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster) . Founded by Edward the Confessor. The... more »
  • Westminster Hall

    (SW1) The old hail of the palace of our Kings at Westminster. Originally erected in... more »
  • Westminster School

    Westminster, Little Dean's Yard. Founded by Elizabeth I in 1560. Here Ben Jonson, George Herbert,... more »
  • Westmoreland Buildings

    City, Aldersgate Street (EC1) Stand on the site of a city mansion belonging to the... more »
  • Weymouth Street

    Portland Place (W1) Here died in 1796, William Pickett, silversmith, who was Lord Mayor in... more »
  • Whetstone Park

    Lincoln's Inn Fields (WC2) Here in a squalid house once lived Milton. In the reign... more »
  • Whitcomb Street

    Pall Mall East (WC2) Formerly called Hedge Lane, which in the days of Charles I... more »
  • White Hart Court

    City, Bishopsgate (EC2) Here is one of the most celebrated Quaker meeting-houses in London, which... more »
  • White Lion Street

    Norton Folgate (E1) The old Priory of St. Mary Spital, founded in 1197, appears to... more »
  • Whitechapel

    Stepney (E1) Derives its name from the Church of St. Mary Matfeion - originally a... more »
  • Whitecross Street

    City, Fore Street (EC1) Derives its name from a white cross which stood on the... more »
  • Whitefriars Street

    City, Fleet Street (EC4) Named from an establishment of Whiterobed Carmelites. (Reference: Timbs's Curiosities of... more »
  • Whitehall

    Charing Cross (SW1) Although the present remains of Whitehall are comparatively modern, not reaching farther... more »
  • Whitehall Court

    Whitehall Place (SW1) One of the "Liberator" buildings, Whitehall Court stands on the Victoria Embankment.... more »
  • Whitfield Street

    Tottenham Court Road (W1) Said to have been named in honour of Whitefield, the famous... more »
  • Wigmore Street

    Cavendish Square (W1) Name derived from the barony of Harley of Wigmore. (Reference: Jesse's London,... more »
  • Willow Road

    Hampstead (NW3) Named from a fringe of willows that lined its northern side. (Hampstead, G.... more »
  • Wilton Crescent and Wilton Place

    Knightsbridge (SW1) Many distinguished persons have lived here. At Wilton Place: No. 15, Sir James... more »
  • Wimpole Street

    Cavendish Square (W1) Said to be named from Wimpole in Cambridgeshire. Here have resided many... more »
  • Winchester Street

    Southwark (SE1) Named from the Bishops of Winchester, whose episcopal palace and gardens stood near... more »
  • Wine Office Court

    City, 145, Fleet Street (EC4) Goldsmith lodged here in 1761 when he began to write... more »
  • Woburn Square

    Holborn (WC1) Named from Woburn, where is situated the Bedfordshire seat of the Dukes of... more »
  • Wood Street

    City, 122, Cheapside (EC2) Wood Street and Whitecross Street are said to have been the... more »
  • Woodstock Street

    349, Oxford Street (W1) In this street the celebrated Prince Talleyrand resided at the time... more »
  • Worship Street

    Shoreditch (EC2) Once called Hog Lane. In the Old Foundry near by was John Wesley's... more »
  • Wrestlers Court

    City, Camomile Street (EC3) In Stow's time there was a house called "The Wrestlers" against... more »