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 Saturday, September 12, 2020

Across London are several places named London Something, despite being resolutely local and not representative of the capital as a whole. Here are some of them.

London Bridge: When first built it was the only bridge in town, so the name makes sense. Today however the name is impressively ambiguous.
London Wall: Again well-named at the time, which was the late 2nd century, but now just a major road through the City.
London Fields: Medieval common pasture, originally singular, now an extensive park in Hackney (adjacent to a station of the same name).
London House: A "highly sought after residential portered building" in St John's Wood overlooking Regent's Park. Sheer postwar luxury.
London House: Subsequently Goodenough College, built between 1935 and 1963 in Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, as postgraduate accommodation.
London Wharf: Converted warehouse, now flats, on the Regents Canal near the Hackney gasholders.
London Industrial Park: The mass of sheds you can see from the top of Beckton Alp.
London Road: There are a lot of these, originally main roads leading to London but subsequently swallowed up by the expanding capital so nominally superfluous.
London Street: There are two of these, one alongside Paddington Station and the other by Fenchurch Street.
London Lane: There are also two of these, one leading to London Fields and one in Plaistow (Bromley version).

Other Londons are available.

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