Weird Names of London

Little Britain EC1 Sign London

by admin on November 27, 2012

in London

I used to walk through Little Britain every day on my way to work.

Nothing at all to do with Matt Lucas, David Walliams and the hit TV show – its name reflects the fact that once upon a time the Duke of Brittany had his quarters here. It lies between Smithfield and the City; Petty France, its counterpart (in those days Brittany and France were two separate states), lies just south of St James’s Park. [click to continue…]