- Friday Street
- South out of Cheapside across Watling Street and Cannon Street to Old Fish Street (P.O. Directory). In Bread Street Ward and Farrington Ward Within.Earliest mention: "Fridei-strate," Henry II. (Anc. Deeds, A. 2176).Other forms : "Frideie Strate," John (ib. A. 2180). "Fridai strate," 3 John (ib. A. 2182-3). "Frideestrete," 1275 (Ct. H.W. I. 25). "Frydaystrate," 1277 (Cal. L. Bk. B. p. 265). "Fridaystrete," 1305 (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 144).Friday streete so called of fishmongers dwelling there and serving Frydayes market (S. 352).A very common name for a street in old times, and to be found even in quite small villages in England.It seems most probable that the name is taken from the day of the week and not from any more remote origin.Roman pavements, wells, etc. found here on the site of the old "Saracen's Head" Inn and St. Matthew's Church.
A Dictionary of London. Henry A Harben. 1918.