Some of the place names in London seem created specifically to sort the locals from the visitors. All those olde English words with their silent ‘L’s and ‘W’s’; perfect to trip up your tongue and confuse you completely. But do not despair, simply refer to our handy little London guide below and all will be as clear as London mud. If you are really stuck here is a nifty website that will pronounce the word for you, so, make like Eliza and and get your mouth around all those old vowels. You will be navigating London like a Londoner in no time !
|Aldwych||ald-witch / auldwych|
|Aldgate||Or’git / Old-Gate|
|Borough||borra / burra|
|Holborn||ho-bern / O’bn / Hob’n / Ho-Burn with emphasis on first syllable.|
|Marylebone||marli-bone / marlee-b’n|
|Vauxhall||vox-all / or voc-sall|