United Kingdom

 spelling

pronunciation

Berkshire

bark-sha

Bicester

bis-ta

Brighton

brai-tun

Cambridge

came-bridj

Derby

darby

Edinburgh

edin-borra

Gatwick

gat-wik

Gloucester

glosta

Greenwich

gren-itch

Leicester

lesta

Leicestershire

lesta-sher

Leominster

lem-sta

Loughborough

luff-borra

Nottingham

nott-in-am

Peterborough

peta-borra

Reading

redding

Salisbury

solz-berry

Scarborough

scar-borra

 -shire

 - sha

Towcester

tow-sta

Wight

white

Worcester

wusta

 




Just London

spelling

pronunciation

Aldwych

ald-witch; auldwych

Borough

borra (or burra)

Carshalton

car-shol-ten

Chiswick

chis-ik

Clerkenwell

clark-enwell

Deptford

det-ford

Earls Court

erls-cort

Grosvenor

grow-venna

Kinghtsbridge

naits-brij

Holborn

ho-bern

Isleworth

isel-werth

Loughton

lo-ton

Marylebone

marli-bone

Plaistow

plast-o

Sloane

slown

Streatham

stret-am

Sydenham

sid-in-am

Ruislip

roy-slip

Southwark

suth-uk

Streatham

stret-am

Thames

temms

Vauxhall

vox-all (or voc-sall)

Wimbledon

wimbel-dun

Woolwich

wull-ich

Pronunciation of place names in Britain, the UK, and London.

Although there is disagreement about the pronunciation of some words, the simplified pronunciations below are generally accepted as normal. More here, soon. If you want a name pronunciation, please email and we will add it to this list.



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