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Interesting fact.

Post 1

I'm not really here

There are no streets in the City of London. smiley - biggrin


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Post 2

Ashley



Doesn't Fleet Street count?


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Post 3

I'm not really here

The City of London starts at Temple Bar - where Fleet Street turns into The Strand. So Fleet Street is not in the City. smiley - smiley


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Post 4

Ashley



But the city and Fleet Street are both east of this point, no?

Or am I being monumentally thick?

(which is more than likely)smiley - smiley


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Post 5

Ashley



Also what about Threadneedle Street?


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Post 6

I'm not really here

On further looking into it, it's me that is being monumentally thick. I saw the boundary and moved the City to the wrong side to fit my interesting fact. Sorry Ashley.

The interesting fact should actually be -

*There are no Roads in the City of London*

It's used to confuse tourists mainly. And tired cab drivers, obviously.


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Post 7

HappyDude

& h2g2 researchers smiley - erm


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Post 8

I'm not really here

I was refering to me when I said tired cab drivers. I was very tired from xmas shopping yesterday. That's my excuse for getting my own joke wrong, anyway. smiley - laugh


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Post 9

HappyDude

smiley - cool

I wuz refering to me when I mentioned h2g2 researchers smiley - erm


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Post 10

I'm not really here

Ah I see. Well, Ashley appears to have departed in disgust at my stupidity, so do you need me to go into a bit more detail?


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Post 11

HappyDude

well I think I'm familiar wiv the concept but perhaps for the sake of future readers ..?


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Post 12

I'm not really here

Ok, well none of the roads in the Square Mile are called 'something Road' (not street, as I initially misremembered), so it's a great joke for cabbies when passengers want to go to the City, we say - I can't drive there, there's no Roads in the City. smiley - smiley


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Post 13

HappyDude


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Post 14

Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

I s'pose it's worth mentioning that there is a City Road, but - you guessed it - it's not in the City. It ends at one of the city gates (Moorgate).

Up and down the City Road,
In and out 'The Eagle' -
That's the way the money goes:
Pop goes the weasel.

The City of London dates from the Roman occupation, and 'street' comes from Latin 'strata via' - a paved way. Many Roman roads, even long cross-country routes, are still known as 'street' - eg Watling Street - because they were old Roman roads.

A number of City thoroughfares aren't called street or anything like that - eg Bevis Marks, Crutched Friars, Cheapside, Poultry, etc.


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