Greenwich Alphabet – A

Today’s post is brought to you by the Letter A

Okay folks – here’s a great idea thrown up by the post below about An Alphabet of London. Westcliff suggested we have our very own Greenwich Alphabet – and why not, indeed.

So – to kick off today – I want to know what the letter A stands for in local Greenwich parlance…

I’ll start:

Anson Gates

Ashburnham Triangle

Azof Street



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17 Comments to “Greenwich Alphabet – A”

  1. Esther says:

    Astronomy? Amersham Arms? (does that count as Greenwich?)…..

  2. will says:

    Olympic ‘Orses?

    I’ll get my coat

  3. Benedict says:

    As a former Greenwichitetonian(?),now living in Canada the letter ‘A’ is obviously spelt Eh, eh?

  4. Chris says:

    Ashburnham Arms (do I get a double score for that?).

  5. Neil says:

    Angerstein: Arms/Lane/Wharf/probably more

  6. Tim says:

    (The) Arches

  7. methers says:

    the Arches leisure centre

    Anne of Denmark
    (although you may want to save her until we get to Q for the Queen’s House.

  8. Geoff says:

    Was going to say the Angerstein but already on there, so instead I’ll go for the Antigallican.

  9. Chris says:

    Arsenal (Woolwich).

  10. Steve says:

    Admiral Hardy
    AEG (owners of the O2)

  11. Capability Bowes says:

    Astronomer Royal

    Astrolabes (in the Maritime Museum)

  12. Chris says:

    Athletic (Charlton)….Sorry.

  13. pat says:


  14. Miffee says:

    My old home, Aldeburgh Street, then pronounced “All der berg” It’s hard to change the habit of a lifetime!

  15. Franklin says:

    Our local Artists and Artisans -
    We love ‘em all dear
    The Ashburnham Triangle Association -
    Who protect what we hold dear
    The Ashburnham Arms folk -
    Wot does some great beer
    And the Plume of Feathers -
    Who are just Astounding!


  16. Stephen says:

    Aluminium for the Royal Observatory time ball.