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Unreal Places In London

Few places in London have unusual names and at the same time, it also does not sound real. Here is a list of locations that you will in London that are too weird to be true.

Freezywater

Freezywater is the name of the place given after a long vanished pond located in Enfield or the northeast corner within M25. It is located just in the middle of Waltham Cross in north and Enfield Wash in south. While on the east and west there lies Enfield Lock and Bullsmoor respectively. This is one such area in London that is not showered with praise and unlike any other glitz and glamorous part of London; it lacks the very touch of it. However, a distribution center here was once reopened by David Cameron.

This place has London’s few railway stations like Waltham Cross railway station, Enfield Lock railway station and also Turkey Street Railway Station. This place can be your unusual visit, while your trip to London. Originally, there was once a farm that stood in its place, and later it was called as freezywater farm. This place was hit by a bomb during World War II, and it caused fatality to only one person who was a school teacher looking for her students in Chesterfield school.

Major inhabitants of this place are from white background though a portion also comes from black African and Caribbean backgrounds. It is one of the last places in Enfield to attract buyers and homeowner to invest in a property here.

Cuckold’s Point

This is a bit seedy name to be given to a place but in reality, it is a name given to a bend in the Thames at Rotherhithe that takes a shape of a pair of cuckold’s horns. This place also marked the beginning of Horn Fair. It is a riotous blowout that is held annually and is marched from this place to Charlton. There is also another legend tied up to this place. It is sad that King John had an affair with a miller’s wife here and after that incident, the monarch remorseful of its action awarded the husband with all the land of Rotherhithe to Charlton.

You might take a look at this place no matter you are staying at Shaftesbury Hyde Park International Hotel London, and if lucky you will also get to visit the annual carnival that takes place here from central London hotels special offers. This is one of the places in London that you can visit if you have enough time before leaving this city.

Little Britain

In the Elizabethan times, this place was known as Lyttle Britain, and Dukes of Brittany used to reside here. If you want to know exactly then, Little Britain is name of a street in London city hat runs from St. Martin’s Grand in the east and to its west there lies West Smithfield. This place also forms the northern boundary of St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Postman’s Park is also another place that is bounded by Little Britain here. This place also has a historical significance and is often referred to as a small district located just in northern side of London Wall. This place is also mentioned by Charles Dickens in his greatest novel of the time, Great Expectations, where Jagger’s office was located. At the same time, it was also mentioned by Sir Walter Scott in Waverley related to his publication of manuscripts.

This place was dominated by booksellers in mid 16th century and then it was followed by clothing traders and goldsmiths in mid 18th to 20th centuries. Thus, this place is a good visit during the weekend when you have nothing important to do at hand. This place is also easily accessible from London Underground Tube stations like Barbican and St Paul’s. It is also dominated by two mainline railway stations like Moorgate and City Thameslink.

Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children

This place is doing some serious work for children that are afflicted with stammering since the year 1993. Palin agreed to lend his name to this center after he acted as Ken in a film called A Fish Named Wanda. Here, the character’s dad suffered from the same disease. However, you need to know that this center is a joint initiative of the then, Camden and Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust and Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood or (ARSC). This center marked the success of Lena Rustin’s long standing ambition and at the same time, opening of this place also received huge media coverage.

This ambition of Lena Rustin was also supported by Travers Reid that was a prominent business man and also founding chairperson of this charity. This center is providing great services to children that are affected by stammering and want to overcome it. Michael Palin also has continued its support to the center as his own father was affected by stammering through his entire life. This center currently employs 13 members of speech and language specialist working both full time and per time in this center.

Charlie Brown’s Roundabout

This name is sure to evoke your curiosity, and you might ask that the reason behind this strange name. This junction at M11 is named after the pub owner whose pub was pulled down to accommodate sliproads for newly constructed motorway. The original pub named as The Railway Tavern was located there. Thus, it was named after the landowner Charlie Brown.

There are such places in London which are less visited and also with weird names. It is true that London is a huge city, and one trip will not be able to suffice your sightseeing list of this city. Thus, it is recommended that you make to do list in a city and include those names without which visiting London goes in vain. And after that, if you have time then, try to visit above listed places to relive the tales and see other side of London that is not traveled by many.

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