Top 10 weirdest street names in south-east London and north Kent

This Is Local London: Ha-Ha Road is in Woolwich. Photo by Suede Bicycle, via Flickr Ha-Ha Road is in Woolwich. Photo by Suede Bicycle, via Flickr

HIGH Street, Station Road, Church Lane – all of these are very common and boring road names.

But among the many streets, avenues, crescents and drives in south-east London and north Kent there are also some very unusual names.

Last year we rounded up the top 10 rude addresses in this area so this time we focus on the weirdest road names – the streets that really stand out from the crowd.

Other than the first one, there is no particular order to the list so you can tell us in the comments box below which one you think deserves the title of the weirdest road name in the area, or tell us any others you reckon should have been in this top 10!

Top 10 weirdest street names in the News Shopper area:

Ha-Ha Road, Woolwich

Rather than be in homage to Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons, this street name seems to refer to an old landscape design feature used to stop cattle and sheep getting into particular places. Still funny though, my personal favourite and the one which gave me the idea to look up other strange street names.

This Is Local London:

Thong Lane, near Gravesend

This one definitely deserves to crack its way into the top 10.

Wood Ride, Petts Wood

No doubt named for perfectly innocent reasons but can't help thinking there's an innuendo in this name somewhere.

Lyminge Close, Sidcup

There's nothing weird or funny about this name. Nothing at all. Don't know why I included it really. Because it's a thoroughly uninteresting name I expect locals try to spice it up by pronouncing it as Ly-Ming instead of another way that could be used.

Bogey Lane, Orpington

I think Dick and Dom should have come here for a round of their game for '...in da Bungalow'.

Council Avenue, Northfleet

Apparently so named because it was home to the Northfleet Unitary District Council building, bot described by one helpful Twitter user as being "very council" nowadays so maybe the name still works even today.

Bedwell Road, Belvedere

You'd surely hope for a good night's sleep if you were visiting somewhere called Bed-Well, right?

Friendly Street, New Cross

There can't possibly be a nicer, sweeter road name than this anywhere, can there?

Bird in Hand Passage, Forest Hill

Unfortunately, there’s no sign of Two In the Bush Alley on any south-east London map

Bonar Place, Chislehurst

If you giggle at this one you must be very juvenile.

And there you have it, our top 10 of weird road names. Do you live in any of these streets or know anybody who does? Has the address ever caused any amusement or confusion? Tell us below ...

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8:04am Wed 29 Jan 14

LouiseReg says...

In north Wales there is a road called penisula road, if you stand in the middle of the sign it reads penis road
In north Wales there is a road called penisula road, if you stand in the middle of the sign it reads penis road LouiseReg
  • Score: 4

11:00am Wed 29 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

What about Hampton Court Road.

Painful.
What about Hampton Court Road. Painful. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -21

11:10am Wed 29 Jan 14

highway warrior says...

Surely Avenue Road is a stupid name? You don't see Street Road, Road Close, or Lane Lane.

What about Ham Shades Close, in Sidcup - Ham Shades?!?!?!?!

Hollywood Way in Slade Green - really Hollywood esque there im sure.....
Surely Avenue Road is a stupid name? You don't see Street Road, Road Close, or Lane Lane. What about Ham Shades Close, in Sidcup - Ham Shades?!?!?!?! Hollywood Way in Slade Green - really Hollywood esque there im sure..... highway warrior
  • Score: 4

1:13pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Simon Bull says...

highway warrior wrote:
Surely Avenue Road is a stupid name? You don't see Street Road, Road Close, or Lane Lane.

What about Ham Shades Close, in Sidcup - Ham Shades?!?!?!?!

Hollywood Way in Slade Green - really Hollywood esque there im sure.....
Avenue Road is a stupid name, but not really weird though. Love your other two suggestions - they are strange names.
[quote][p][bold]highway warrior[/bold] wrote: Surely Avenue Road is a stupid name? You don't see Street Road, Road Close, or Lane Lane. What about Ham Shades Close, in Sidcup - Ham Shades?!?!?!?! Hollywood Way in Slade Green - really Hollywood esque there im sure.....[/p][/quote]Avenue Road is a stupid name, but not really weird though. Love your other two suggestions - they are strange names. Simon Bull
  • Score: 5

2:55pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Dreamsofnurse says...

When was Friendly street moved from Deptford to New Cross, then?
When was Friendly street moved from Deptford to New Cross, then? Dreamsofnurse
  • Score: 7

4:51pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Forensics says...

Surprised Bellenden Road in Peckham didn't get a mention and Hankey Place in SE1 shouldn't be sniffed at.
Surprised Bellenden Road in Peckham didn't get a mention and Hankey Place in SE1 shouldn't be sniffed at. Forensics
  • Score: 4

11:30pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Outandabout says...

There is a Kinnel Court in Erith. Someone has great delight in saying I live at 4 Kinnel Court
There is a Kinnel Court in Erith. Someone has great delight in saying I live at 4 Kinnel Court Outandabout
  • Score: 4

12:19pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Max Calò says...

There's a wonderfully named Labour-in-vain Road in Sevenoaks.
There's a wonderfully named Labour-in-vain Road in Sevenoaks. Max Calò
  • Score: 3

10:15am Fri 31 Jan 14

rescoffering says...

...there's a road in bermondsey - that licensed black-taxi drivers know it as... 'the road with no name' ...i did a bit of the knowledge on me moped some time back with the idea of being a licensed taxi driver, but, bombed-out!! plus - i didn't like the idea of people talking behind me back!! rofl!!
...there's a road in bermondsey - that licensed black-taxi drivers know it as... 'the road with no name' ...i did a bit of the knowledge on me moped some time back with the idea of being a licensed taxi driver, but, bombed-out!! plus - i didn't like the idea of people talking behind me back!! rofl!! rescoffering
  • Score: 3

10:34pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Alcatraz says...

What about ADOLF ST in Bellinghsm? Who in their right minds would have such an awful man remembered as a street name!
What about ADOLF ST in Bellinghsm? Who in their right minds would have such an awful man remembered as a street name! Alcatraz
  • Score: 1

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