Thursday, 24 January 2008

13 London Street Names...

...that don't tell the truth!

Jamaica Road
Doesn't go to Jamaica.

Mincing Lane
No evidence of butchers of effeminate men in this location.

Bleeding Heart Yard
No blood and no hearts in this location. Just dust and detrius.

Chalk Farm Road
A chalk farm??? Don't be absurb!
(Banksy used spray paint there anyway!)

Elf Row
Could not find any elves having an argument or stood in rows.

Mount Pleasant
Hardly! Great big horrid postal depot there last time I looked!

Shoot Up Hill
No cowboys firing guns and no sign of Amy Winehouse playing with syringes either.

Lamb's Conduit Street
No lambs present and no sign of any conduits. But Rupert Everett does live there, so it should be called Rupert Street, however there is already a Rupert Street in London but I just bet no-one called Rupert lives on it!

Back Passage
Hmmm. Slightly truthful, it is a bit of a dump.

Cyclops Mews
Nope, no mythical one-eyed creatues to be found here. Cyclops don't mew anyway, cats do though. Cat Mews hehehehe.

Katherine Wheel Alley
Could have been fun, but no Katherine Wheels whatsoever, not even a skyrocket.

Seething Lane
Just a standard City of London lane, nothing to make you seethe as you enter it. Samuel Pepys used to work here, maybe he seethed - especially about the Fire of London?

Old Broad Street
No old broads anywhere!!!


Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

There is a street in Key West called Poor House Lane.

Purchasing a house anywhere on it is guaranteed to land you in the poorhouse!

We don't seem to have any interesting names like that in Cape Coral, only confusing ones. I live on Vincennes St. but there is also Vincennes Ct., Vincennes Rd., Vincennes Blvd. and Vincennes Ave. This is probably why the post office gets lost trying to deliver our mail. If they just changed the name to Diamond's Lane it would be less confusing, don't you think?

Daisy said...

So much for truth in advertising! It is very boring where we live because many streets have numbers for names.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

It seems that the city of London is not so big on truth in advertising, doesn't it?

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Those look like some interesting places to visit. Meowm says she went to London one time, but she didn't see those places!

muffinmidi said...

London certainly has some beautiful buildings-and some very strange street names.

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

I really like your introducing, Storm~!
I like the way you name the streets or places, very creative~!
Must be also very interesting to visit!!

Poppy Q said...

Storm please come and visit my blog today.

Mum lived in Tooting Broadway, and Tooting Bec - she loved them names.

Karen Jo said...

Those are certainly interesting street names. Surely there must be some old broads on Old Broad Street sometimes.

Parker said...

I love some of those names! It was great taking a little tour of London! Thanks, we had a great time!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

hahaha storm you crack me up, especially your observation re mincing lane! Very funny! I think they are all in those pubs near so ho? hahaha xx

Anonymous said...

We live in Summerfield, and their are no fielks and is is definitly NOT summer. Very good TT13!

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