London’s Christmas themed street names

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Armed with a street atlas, we’ve walked and cycled around London to bring you the most Christmassy street names.

Star Street, W2

We are not sure exactly how accurate following a star would be, but let’s face it,  we are always going to find maps a more preferable option.

If you want to take yourself on a star spotting tour, grab a copy of The English Heritage Guide to London’s Blue Plaques £16.99.

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Noel Street, W1

Noel features heavily in many Christmas songs. There is a giant mural on the side of a building on Noel Street that is worth checking out if you are in the neighbourhood. If you really want to go in search of something in this area, try finding the seven noses of Soho.

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Holly Mews, SW10

Perhaps not famous for its abundance of nature, London is however, home to lots of plant life. If you’ve ever been walking in one of London’s many green spaces you may well have been stabbed by holly or stung by stinging nettles and don’t forget all the pigeons.

Looking for a gift for a nature lover? Browse our nature writing.

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Snow Hill, EC1

Don’t all rush here with your sledges. It’s neither a hill, nor is it covered in snow. Well, it wasn’t last time we checked.

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Hillsleigh Road, W8

Talking of snow, if it does make an appearance, this is a much better hill to try your sleighing luck. You should hope so with a name like that.

If hill climbs are your thing, this book might add a few challenges to your list: Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs £34.95.

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Comet Street, SE6

Rudolf gets all the glory but there is no Rudolf Street*. With a far less conspicuous nose, the fifth reindeer has her own street.

*There is a Rudolf Place and two Rudolph Roads though, see if you can find them.

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Angell Road, SW9

The much coveted role in a nativity play. There are a few street names featuring Angel but we’ve gone for the more endearing, misspelt one in Brixton. If you want to get a gift for your little angels we have lots for little ones.

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Shepherd’s Walk, NW3

The ultimate outdoorsy occupation and an altogether more casually dressed role in the nativity. If you need a gift for someone outdoorsy? Look at our Top 10 Gifts for Walkers.

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Brussels Road, SW11

Dividing dinner tables, ranked as the most hated vegetable, Brussels sprouts get a bad wrap.  These  Chocolate Sprouts might be a more popular option.

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Turkey Oak Close, SE19

Sticking with the main course, here is some Turkey. This rather hilly part of London is a great place to cycle off all that festive food. And people say that London is flat.

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Pudding Lane, EC3

And for dessert…

This year marked the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London that began on a bakery on Pudding Lane.

Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry so we have lots of food and drinks books from around the world so you can have a culinary cultured Christmas.

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See if you can find all these streets on your London street atlas.

If you find any more do let us know.

 

 

 

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