July 09, 2004
Little Britain

On the way to work this morning in the heart of Central London I stopped to take a good look at a side street that I normally just walk by without looking. It’s a strange street - because it’s visually a very uninteresting street - but has a very strange name. The name of the street is “Little Britain”.

Street with a strange name

What’s even more strange is a little sign just under the street-name sign. You might just be able to make it out in the picture above. It says:

This street is
within the SPECIAL
LIMITS of the

Strange eh?

Posted by jag at July 09, 2004 09:47 AM

It would have been apt if they had mentioned what “special” limits the police have w.r.t. that street.

Posted by: Chakra on July 9, 2004 02:30 PM

Whats so special with that street.
Is is scanned continuously by infrared cameras?

Posted by: sat on July 9, 2004 07:04 PM

Wonder wht Great Britain has got to do with this Little Britain ? Hmmm.….

Posted by: Mini on July 9, 2004 10:06 PM

Great Britain - Little Britain. It’s kinda obvious what’s so strange about this street. Well spotted Jag! Very nice.

Posted by: Konstantin on July 12, 2004 10:30 PM

Little Britain.… right in the “heart” of Great Britain?!? Just for the sake of pure randomness I’ll try to pay that one a visit.

Posted by: simone on July 15, 2004 04:48 PM

Cheers Konstantin! And Simone - if you do pay it a visit then be sure to let me know - if I’m around that day - my office is a just a hundred metres away! In any case - there are a lot of other great things to see around there: esp. St.Pauls and also Museum of London - which is only a few metres away. Also - right next to the picture I took is a church that is over a thousand years old - with a realy cute garden to one side called “Postman’s Park” - I often sit down on a bench for a few minutes in this tiny little garden first thing in the morning - and imagine what it was like hundreds of years ago!

Posted by: Jag on July 16, 2004 09:32 AM

“Postman’s Park” sounds vaguely familiar to me… I guess I must have been there or at least passed it on one of my random walks. St.Pauls and the Museum of London defintely will be “on my list” for this year again, so chances are quite good I’ll get to visit “Little Britain”.

Posted by: simone on July 17, 2004 08:51 PM

Little britian is that funny tv show

Posted by: Ben on August 25, 2004 10:24 PM

Little Britian Is A Coolio TV Show :-p Shown In The Uk And America (i think) alouth they wont geddit.…..

Posted by: Steph on November 14, 2004 11:39 PM

Let’s just hope this great sign stays there! loads of fans of the TV show would have interest in having it in their front room! We happen to have a road of the same name in our town of Dorchester, Dorset. But alas, the sign has been pinched…so making this one unique!

Posted by: Giles on February 5, 2005 07:58 PM

Steph: thanks for your comment! I, too, think that many folks in the US won’t get it! ;-)

Giles: This particular sign is quite high up on the wall - making it probably quite difficult to nick! But I agreee - I, too, hope it stays there!

Posted by: Jag on February 9, 2005 09:24 PM
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