Threadneedle Street

Threadneedle Street ran east-west from Bishopsgate Street to Cornhill and the Stocks Market. It passed the north end of the Royal Exchange and was entirely in Broad Street Ward. Threadneedle Street, also called Three Needle Street, is clearly visible on the Agas map. It curves southwest from St. Martin Outwich and the pump in Bishopsgate Street to St. Mary Woolchurch and the Cornhill Conduit. Stow describes the churches, halls, and the Royal Exchange in the street.
According to Harben, Threadneedle Street was also known as Broad Street. The name possibly derives from the sign of Three needles (Harben; BHO). The street was apparently well known for its taverns (Sugden 514). Threadneedle Street still exists in modern London.


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Adams, Neil. Threadneedle Street. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 30 Jun. 2021,

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Adams, Neil. Threadneedle Street. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 6.6. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed June 30, 2021.

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