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Started by nrv0us on Aug 12, 2019 6:59:32 PM
Your favourite street in London

What/where is it, and why do you like it so much?

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nrv0us - 20 Aug 2019 13:56:42 (#1 of 104)

Not easy to narrow it down, but since I started the thread I'll go first, having just discovered Broadway Market, which is just south of London Fields, connecting it with Regent's Canal. Any street that short that has three (3) bookshops on it must be doing something right.

Rendered - 20 Aug 2019 13:59:30 (#2 of 104)

I have a fondness for The Cut. The Old and Young Vics and some decent restaurants and pubs all on the same street.

HerrWalrus - 20 Aug 2019 14:17:52 (#3 of 104)

Rarely go out that way, but Stoke Newington Church Street has to be a contender.

CaptainBlack - 20 Aug 2019 14:27:38 (#4 of 104)

The M1 Northbound.

mingmong - 20 Aug 2019 14:40:10 (#5 of 104)

Cleaver Square, Kennington

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Its a residential square with a really nice pub in the corner. In summer, people play petanque in the gravelly bit in the middle.

FrankieTeardrop - 20 Aug 2019 14:43:36 (#6 of 104)

Windsor Gardens

enidcoleslaw - 20 Aug 2019 14:45:47 (#7 of 104)

Marylebone High Street

Lamb's Conduit Street

Marchmont Street

Still quite like Charing Cross Road, when I'm not in a hurry

West Norwood High Street

LardyStuffer - 20 Aug 2019 14:46:41 (#8 of 104)

West Norwood high Street has changed a lot hasn't it. Mostly since I moved away!

FrankieTeardrop - 20 Aug 2019 14:46:42 (#9 of 104)

Squatney High Street

nrv0us - 20 Aug 2019 14:48:05 (#10 of 104)

#3 I was walking along it yesterday and can confirm it is jolly nice.

cozzer - 20 Aug 2019 14:48:15 (#11 of 104)

I have not yet been, but Chequer St EC1 holds some attraction as being the last remaining wooden-paved street.

Moschops - 20 Aug 2019 14:54:38 (#12 of 104)

Doesn't look wooden paved on Streetview

cozzer - 20 Aug 2019 15:01:55 (#13 of 104)

https://goo.gl/maps/DzzQ5qq73AEU5gyE8

Those are wooden blocks.

cozzer - 20 Aug 2019 15:03:21 (#14 of 104)

There are also a few manhole covers with wooden cobbles on scattered about the place (I know of four), which somehow survived after the roads they are on got Macadamed.

Rendered - 20 Aug 2019 17:37:40 (#15 of 104)

Trinity Church Square is an unbombed gem in SE1 I used to cycle through most days.

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FGBFGB - 20 Aug 2019 17:39:19 (#16 of 104)

I used to like Villiers Street - a sort of 'landfall' in central London after crossing Hungerford Bridge from Waterloo, and it had a cheap but good cafe where you could get pork chop and chips and similar.

Onegin - 20 Aug 2019 17:42:05 (#17 of 104)

Acre Lane, Effra Road, Cold Harbour Lane. SW9 all day.

FleurDuMal - 20 Aug 2019 17:43:58 (#18 of 104)

Gray’s Inn Road is rather lovely.

FGBFGB - 20 Aug 2019 17:48:07 (#19 of 104)

Queen Street, near the central Masonic Hall, used to and possibly still has a pub that looked like the sort of place where Ruth Ellis would hang out with unreliable boyfriends. I'm not sure if it sold kummel, but it looked like it ought to have done. I can't remember the pub's name as we just used to call it the Ruth Ellis. Masonic Central Hall looked as though it had been bodily lifted from the Bund in Shanghai or Pier Head in Liverpool and plunked down in WC1.

FGBFGB - 20 Aug 2019 18:29:08 (#20 of 104)

Villiers Street was developed by Nicholas Barbon - full name Nicholas If-Jesus-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned Barbon - London's first modern property developer. Barbon was the son of Puritan MP Praise-God Barebones.

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