Elephant and Castle, Grim's Ditch, Soho, World's End--the place names of London can be colorful and intriguing. Now, in the new Second Edition of A Dictionary of London Place Names, readers can discover the linguistic and historical origins of these place-names and grasp their significance to English cultural heritage. From Abbey Road to Canary Wharf and Piccadilly to Whipps Cross, this authoritative and absorbing dictionary uncovers the history behind more than 1,700 names of places, streets, stations, and areas of London. Organized alphabetically, the entries include the origin of the name, the date of first record, and other fascinating associations. The book also features 9 maps of London, a useful glossary of the elements in London place-names, a select bibliography, and recommended web links. Now revised and updated to include the latest research and many new place-names, this remains an excellent reference guide for local historians and a captivating read for both Londoners and visitors to the city.