The Edgware Road runs from Marble Arch to Edgware, a suburb of North London, after which it continues as the A5.
'Edgware Road' is also the informal name for an area which extends from Cumberland Gate and the north east corner of Hyde Park in the south to the Marylebone flyover in the north.
Its rather unusual name stems from the Battle of Maida, fought between the British and the French not far from the town of Maida in Italy in 1806.
The area known as Little Venice is part of Maida Vale.
Pentonville is an area of London situated in the Borough of Islington; its focal point is the Pentonville Road.
It is the location of a well-known mens' prison.
Today, Angel is a district of London in the Borough of Islington. During the period in which Tipping the Velvet is set, the Angel was a coaching inn, situated on the corner of Pentonville Road and Islington High Street.
The inn was rebuilt in 1899 and subsequently became a Lyons Corner House, which closed in 1959; the building is now a bank.
Columbia Market is a street flower market, on Sundays only, on Columbia Road (off Hackney Road) in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Prior to 1886 it was a covered market; the building which housed the market was not demolished until 1958.