Famous streets in London

There is lots of hidden history in London's street names. Here is our guide to the most famous streets, squares and bridges in the capital.

Featured streets in London

> Abbey Road
Abbey Road is famous for the EMI recording studio, where The Beatles recorded all of their albums.
> Shaftesbury Avenue
Shaftesbury Avenue is the heart of the West End – home to London’s theatre and music district.
> Baker Street
Baker Street is famous the world over as the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221b.

Streets of London

Featured squares in London

> Russell Square
Russell Square is the largest square in Bloomsbury, and is close to the British Museum.
> Sloane Square
Sloane Square is named after Sir Hans Sloane, President of the Royal Society in the 18th-century.
> Parliament Square
Parliament Square is in the heart of Westminster, surrounded by Big Ben, Parliament and the Abbey.

Public squares

Famous bridges in London

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