The UK’s most festive street names revealed

Manisha Mehta

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November 30, 2020

Christmas is just around the corner, and while this one maybe a bit different from the usual, we wanted add a bit of festive cheer and find out which areas in the UK have the most festive street names, along with finding out which names were the most popular.

Street names can be pretty run-of-the mill, but when we did our research, we found that there are 410 festive street names in the UK – from Gingerbread Lane (there are two in Cheshire and Kent) to Mistletoe Avenue and even Tinsel Lane, there are some very Christmassy streets out there. But which area has the most?

With 26 festive street names, Greater London comes in at the top spot. Gift Lane, Mistletoe Close and North Pole Lane are just a few of the street names that feature in London.

In second place is the county of Tyne and Wear in the North East, with 23 festive street names in the area. Interestingly, there are 11Holly Avenues in Tyne and Wear – the most out of any other area. St Nicholas Avenue and Bells Close also feature in Tyne and Wear’s festive street name list.

Staying in the north, Greater Manchester comes in at the third spot, with 22 festive street names. Goodwill Close, Holiday Lane and Rudolph Street are just some of the Christmassy examples to provide some festive cheer to the streets of the north.

The full list of the areas with the most festive street names can be found here, along with average house price information. 

Looking at street names in depth now, which are the most popular? From our research, there are 69 streets with the name ‘Partridge’ at the start, making this the most popular. There are 62 streets beginning with the name ‘Holly’, and 38 beginning with ‘Pine Tree’. Some of the other quirky Christmassy street names in our list include: Sleigh Lane, Trimming Walk, Yule Street, Presents Lane and Pudding and Dip Lane.

Here's the full list:

Street name beginning with... Number of streets in the UK
Partridge 69
Holly 62
Pine tree 38
Snow 20
Ivy 19
Angel 15
St Nicholas 15
Carol 14
Christmas 13
Goose 13
Pudding 11
Turkey 11
Bells 9
Noel 9
Mistletoe 8
Stocking 7
Wish 7
Star 6
Merry 5
North Pole 5
Pie 5
Reindeer 5
Santa 5
Yule 5
Rudolph 4
Feast 4
Goodwill 3
Jesus 3
Seasons 3
Tinsel 3
Elf 2
Gingerbread 2
Sleigh 2
Frosty 1
Trimmings 1
Gift 1
Holiday 1
Nativity 1
Presents 1
Tidings 3
Wreath 1