July 09, 2004
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:
CITY OF LONDON POLICE
This street is
within the SPECIAL
LIMITS of the
STREETS ACT 1867
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.
Whats so special with that street.
Is is scanned continuously by infrared cameras?
Wonder wht Great Britain has got to do with this Little Britain ? Hmmm.….
Great Britain - Little Britain. It’s kinda obvious what’s so strange about this street. Well spotted Jag! Very nice.
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.
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!
“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”.
Little britian is that funny tv show
Little Britian Is A Coolio TV Show :-p Shown In The Uk And America (i think) alouth they wont geddit.…..
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!
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!