The UK Monopoly board has property names based on streets and stations in London. Whether you’re familiar with London or not, looking at the London Monopoly board streets on a map can be fascinating.
Below, you can see a map showing the locations of each of the London Monopoly properties.
Then, read on for an insight into what each London Monopoly street is like in real life.
Real Life London Monopoly Map
London Monopoly Locations
Old Kent Road
Old Kent Road is located in the London Borough of Southwark, making it the only Monopoly property that’s south of the River Thames. The road is 1.8 miles long – the longest of all streets in Monopoly.
Also known as the A11, Whitechapel Road is a major road in Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets. It’s named after a small church and is the easternmost street on the London Monopoly map. In real life, Whitechapel Road is now the cheapest street on the Monopoly board.
King’s Cross Station
The first of the four stations on the UK Monopoly board, King’s Cross is the busiest of all of the London Monopoly board stations, yet only the tenth busiest railway station in London. Kings’s Cross is the filming location of the fictional platform 9¾ in Harry Potter.
Suggested read: Is there a Harry Potter Monopoly?
The Angel, Islington
The Angel, Islington is a series of buildings on the corner of Islington High Street and Pentonville Road in Islington. Here you’ll find a Wetherspoon pub called The Angel, and an office building called Angel Corner House (that was previously Angel Hotel) and Angel tube station.
Euston Road in London is the main road that runs from Marylebone Road, past Euston Station and towards King’s Cross Station. The road forms part of the London congestion charge boundary.
The northernmost of all of the Monopoly properties, Pentonville Road runs from King’s Cross Station to The Angel, Islington.
Pall Mall is located in the City of Westminster in London. The street is named after a ball game called pall-mall, which is similar to croquet.
London’s Whitehall is the main thoroughfare between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square. Here, you’ll find lots of government buildings including the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Northumberland Avenue is a road that connects Westminster to Camden Town. All three of the Pink Monopoly properties, Pall Mall, Whitehall and Northumberland Avenue connect at Trafalgar Square.
Pronounced as MAR-le-bone, London’s Marylebone Station is a relatively small railway terminus and London Underground station. It’s located in the City of Westminster and is the westernmost of all of the UK Monopoly properties.
Bow Street is a 160-metre-long street located in Covent Garden, Westminster. Part of the ‘Theatreland’ area of London, the street is the home of the Royal Opera House.
The Monopoly street of Marlborough Street is actually named Great Marlborough Street in real life. The Monopoly square is named after Marlborough Street Magistrates Court which was located on Great Marlborough Street and is now a hotel.
While there is a Marlborough Street in London, this is a small street in Chelsea. It’s nowhere near the other Monopoly properties and it’s not the inspiration for the street name in the game.
At just 21 metres long, Vine Street is the shortest street on the Monopoly board in real life. As Vine Street has no pubs, if you’re doing the Monopoly pub crawl, you’ll need to visit the nearest pub on Swallow Street instead.
The names of three Orange Monopoly properties are all based around the police and law. Bow Street is named after London’s first professional police force, the Bow Street Runners, Marlborough Street after Marlborough Street Magistrates Court and Vine Street after Vine Street Police Station.
Also known as ‘The Strand’, Strand is a major road in London that runs between Trafalgar Square and Fleet Street. The name comes from the Old English word ‘strond‘, meaning the edge of a river.
Fleet Street in London has been an important road since Roman times. When Monopoly was invented, Fleet Street was the location from which most British national newspapers operated, although most of them have since moved out.
Trafalgar Square is a public square in Central London. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar that took place in 1805 that took place off the coast of Cape Trafalgar in Spain. It features the 51-metre high monument, Nelson’s Column.
Fenchurch Street Station
Fenchurch Street Station is a railway station in the southeastern corner of the City of London. A surprising choice for the Monopoly board, Fenchurch Street is one of the smallest railway terminals in London with only four platforms and no direct interchange with the London Underground.
Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London. Featuring a park in the centre, the area is a hub for entertainment with several theatres and cinemas in close proximity.
Coventry Street in London connects Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square. It’s the home of several restaurants, music halls, theatres and nightclubs as well as the Trocadero shopping centre.
Picadilly is one of the widest and straightest streets in Central London. It’s just under a mile long and runs along the edge of Green Park, connecting Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly Circus.
Regent Street is known as a major shopping street in the West End of London with flagship stores such as Hamleys, Jaeger and the Apple Store. It connects to Oxford Street at Oxford Circus.
Oxford Street in London is Europe’s busiest shopping street with over 300 shops and half a million daily visitors. Here, you’ll find department stores such as Selfridges and John Lewis.
London’s Bond Street is where you’ll find high-end fashion shops and jewellers. It’s technically two streets, Old Bond Street and New Bond Street, although both are known colloquially as Bond Street. It’s the only street that links Oxford Street and Piccadilly.
Liverpool Street Station
Liverpool Street Station is a railway station located in the northeastern corner of the City of London. When Monopoly was created, Liverpool Street had more platforms than any other London Station. Today, it remains the third busiest train station in the UK, behind Waterloo and Victoria.
Park Lane is one of the most sought after streets in London, both in Monopoly and in real life. It’s home to some of the wealthiest business people in the world and features several luxury hotels and sports car garages.
In London, Mayfair isn’t actually a street, but a neighbourhood. Known as London’s most expensive village, it’s popular with many wealthy Arabs who tend to occupy their Mayfair homes for only a couple of months during the summer. Flats commonly sell for upwards of £10 million.
How were the London Monopoly property names chosen?
The original Monopoly properties were based on streets in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. When the game was produced for the UK market, streets from London were used instead.
The street names for UK Monopoly were chosen by Victor Watson, managing director of John Waddington Limited in 1935. Watson took his secretary, Marjory Phillips, on a day-trip from their head office in Leeds to London to scout out suitable locations for the London-based Monopoly board.
To find out more about the locations on the London Monopoly board, I recommend that you take a look at the book Do Not Pass Go by Tim Waddington.