100 years ago in COUNTRY LIFE
June 1, 1918
EARLY London street names had often a practical character. Trades and callings clustered together in some favourable quarter. Such names as Fish Street, Ironmonger Lane and the Vintry tell their own story; so also does Old Jewry. There are still old clothes dealers in Houndsditch, but we look no longer for bakers in Bread Street nor for lime-burners in Lime Street. Lombard Street is still today, as it has been for over seven centuries, the chosen home of bankers.