Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Street Names of London (A Guided Walk in London)

“Street Names of London” is one of the very popular Guided Walks in London devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.

These strolls are an excellent way of soaking up some Local History.

The starting point for this walk is outside Fenchurch Street Station, in Fenchurch Place.

London is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the world, and there is no doubt that some of its street names are eccentric, to say the least.

If you have ever wondered what on earth some of the street names mean, then this is your chance to find out, as Colin gives explanations of their meanings.

Obviously, it is only possible to look at a small proportion of the streets in the City, but Colin has worked out a route taking in most of the oddest.

These include Aldgate, Bishopsgate, Cheapside, Cornhill, Crutched Friars, Eastcheap, French Ordinary Court, Houndsditch, Minories, Poultry, St. Mary Axe and Undershaft.

“Street Names of London” is one of a number of walks that Colin leads giving an insight into London’s history and heritage. Others include “Tower Hill”, “Churches of London” and “Bow Bells”.

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Street Names of London' costs £5.50 per person, or £3.50 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Fenchurch Street Station, and is running on:

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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at

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