Saturday, 21 January 2012
Kensington Gore: The Saturday Street
The Saturday Street is our weekly series in which we unlock the stories behind the names of London's famous thoroughfares. It's compiled by London Walks guide Karen – listed by Travel + Leisure magazine as The World's Greatest Tour Guide. You can find Karen on Saturdays guiding her Old Westminster and British Museum walks. If you've got a London street query or suggestion, email Karen at the usual address
Gore is defined loosely as “a narrow strip of land” and was once a royal possession – the modern name may grow from Kyngsgore. In theatrical circles it is a punning name for a trademark brand of fake blood for use on stage and in special effects.