Ten South African streets in t

Ten South African streets in the UK

If you’re missing a flavour from home during this blisteringhot British summer you won’t have to look far to find pockets of Mzansi right here in the UK

Ten South African streets in t

Apparently there are more streets named after Nelson Mandela in the UK than anywhere else in the world outside of SA. And with several statues dedicated to SA’s late leader in London alone, the relationship and history between the two nations continues to run deep and often surfaces as a daily reminder – beyond the mundane task of the naming of streets.

We chose ten other street names across the UK, which will make you feel like you’re back on Paradise Road.


We start by celebrating SA in its entirety in London:

South Africa Road, White City
South Africa Road in White City, Central London


You’re never far from the city of roses while in the capital:

Bloemfontein Road, White City
Bloemfontein Road in White City, Central London


Then there’s the Steve Biko trio around London:

Steve Biko Way, Hounslow
Steve Biko Way in Hounslow, West London


Steven Biko Road, Arsenal
Steven Biko Road in Arsenal, North London


Steve Biko Lane, Sydenham
Steve Biko Lane in Sydenham, just outside London


Pay Desmond a visit on your way to Dulwich:

Tutu Drive, Forest Hill
Tutu Drive in Forest Hill, South-East London


Pik or P.W. Botha? There’s one for each…

Botha Road, Newham
Botha Road in Newham, East London


Botha Road, Birmingham
Botha Road in Birmingham


Missing Tshwane? Well, there’s Pretoria Road to fall back on.

Pretoria Road, Birmingham
Pretoria Road in Birmingham


We cannot verify whether the movie may have been filmed here.

Zulu Road, Nottingham
Zulu Road in Nottingham


BONUS: The East Hampshire village of Liss has a whole neighbourhood with South African names. Home sweet home.

Liss, Hampshire
Liss in Hampshire