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The most mythically named streets in London

Posted at 1:30 pm, February 2, 2015 in Fun London
Mythical Street Names

London is full of legends. There are the people who write the inspirational quotes on the information boards at tube stations, the team who made the adult ball pool happen and so many more. Until they have streets named after them, let’s checkout these more mythically themed ones instead. 

Phoenix Place

Phoenix Place

The phoenix rising from its ashes is a famous symbol of regeneration. A very fitting name for a street in a city that can turn rank old public toilets into swanky bars.

Hercules Road

Hercules Road

Hercules: the son of Zeus, who was made mortal and given a series of adventurous challenges like finding a seat on a crowded night bus and getting a wheelie suitcase down Oxford Street.

Merlin Street

Merlin Street

In the list of top baby names for wizards, Merlin was always a front-runner, but they’re over it now that it’s become a popular choice for muggle offspring. If you shout it out at a music festival you’ll get a bunch of people playing with poi looking at you.

Pegasus Place

Pegasus Place

Thankfully someone sketched a winged horse on this sign just so everyone knows the score. If you aren’t happy with this artist’s rendition, go hunt down the bronze statue of Bellerophon Taming Pegasus in Broadgate.

Mermaid Court

Mermaid Court

Mermaids are lucky they’re top half lady and bottom half fish, because the other way around would just be plain weird. This road is apparently named after a once nearby inn that was frequented by nautical types.

Centaur Street

Centaur Street

Half human, half horse. Wait – these are everywhere:

(c) Jude Brosnan

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