A history lesson found in London's streets names





London is filled with oddball place names, from pokey alleyways to the grandest thoroughfares _ and a tourism organization has launched a monthlong campaign to tell the city's history through its streets. Visit London's "Street Stories" initiative includes an event at Buckingham Palace where tourists participate in a game of "paille maille" _ a 17th Century precursor to croquet that is believed to have given its name to the stately London avenue known as Pall Mall.


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