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London Placenames - a rough guide to alternative usage
« on: Friday 13 January 06 22:49 GMT (UK) »
I’ve put together a select rough guide to ‘alternative’ place names for ‘London’ which might be useful for those not familiar with the local geography. 

This is NOT an official list (see for instance  http://www.fhsc.org.uk/genuki/reg/lnd.htm#clon ) and is not scientific but might be useful in addition to official sources.  Instead it indicates some of the place names which are commonly used interchangeably usually due to proximity, especially as birthplaces on census entries.  The names are sometimes those of the parish, sometimes sub-districts and sometimes unofficial but ‘popular’ names for districts.  The list runs very roughly east to west, with south of the Thames last.

Bow/Stratford-le-Bow/Old Ford/Poplar
Bow/Bromley/Old Ford
Mile End/MEOT/Stepney Green
Bethnal Green/Old Ford
Clapton/Hackney
Kingsland/Dalston/Hackney
Stoke Newington/Hackney
Cannonbury/Islington
Islington/Hornsey
Pentonville/Islington
Highbury/Islington
Kentish Town/Pancras
Camden Town/Islington/Pancras
Somers Town/St Pancras
Saffron Hill/Clerkenwell/Holborn
St Sepulchre/Holborn
Old Street/City Road/St Luke (very common)
Clerkenwell/St Luke/Shoreditch (very common)
Clerkenwell/Finsbury/St Luke (very common)
St Luke/Charterhouse/Bunhill Row
Hoxton/Shoreditch (very common)
Haggerston/Hoxton/St Luke
Shoreditch/Bethnal Green
Kingsland/Shoreditch
Farringdon/Barbican
Limehouse/St George in the East/Poplar
Blackwall/Limehouse/Poplar/Stepney
St George in the East/Stepney
Christchurch/Spitalfields
Norton Folgate/Whitechapel
Smithfield/Shadwell/St Botolph Aldgate
St Bartholomew/St Botolph/Clerkenwell
Old Artillery Ground/Liberty of the Rolls/Spitalfields/Whitechapel
City of London (see http://www.fhsc.org.uk/genuki/reg/lnd.htm#clon )
St Katherine/St George in the East/St Botolph Aldgate
Shadwell/Wapping/Ratcliffe (very common)
Marylebone/Paddington (very common)
St Pancras/Pancras/Marylebone (very common)
St Pancras/Bloomsbury
St Giles/Bloomsbury
St Giles/Holborn
St Martins/Strand
St Anne Soho/Covent Garden/Strand
St Clement Danes/Strand
Bayswater/Paddington
Westminster/Pimlico
Notting Hill/Knightsbridge
Highgate/Hornsey
Willesden/Hendon
Kilburn/Willesden/Hampstead
Edmonton/Enfield
Chelsea/Fulham
Kensington/Chelsea
Brompton/Kensington
Kensington/Notting Hill
Hammersmith/Sherpherds Bush
Putney/Wimbledon

South of the Thames

Plumstead/Lewisham
Peckham/Camberwell
Kennington/Newington/Lambeth
Walworth/Camberwell
Walworth/Newington
Blackfriars/Christchurch Southwark
Bermondsey/Rotherhithe
New Cross/Deptford
Greenwich/Deptford/Woolwich
Brixton/Lambeth
Horsleydown/Southwark/Lambeth/Bermondsey
St Olave/Southwark
Borough (or Boro)/Southwark/Bermondsey
Clapham/Streatham

Hope this is useful to someone.

If anyone has more suggestions please let me know by PM.

Any questions/queries please post a new request on the London or London Lookup Request Board. 

Thanks

Regards
Biker
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