Friday 5 February 2016 8.10pm
There is a precedent for all this - see the Wikipedia article about Clapham Junction station, which we all know (I hope) isn't in Clapham (but in Battersea):
'When the station was built, much of Battersea was the site of heavy industry while Clapham, a mile south-east of this point, was fashionable. The railway companies, to attract a middle- and upper-class clientele, seized the unindustrial parish calculating that being upon the slopes of Clapham's plateau would only re-inforce this distinction, leading to a long-lasting misunderstanding that the station is in Clapham. The railway companies were not alone in eschewing the name of Battersea; from the 1880s until the 1950s the imposing private houses forming the streets of the district were commonly recorded by property-owning residents as 'Clapham Common N. Side, London' and 'Clapham Common W. Side, London' despite being well away from from those park-side streets.'
(I think there's something wrong with the second sentence, but what can you expect from Wikipedia!)
Of course, Battersea is now fashionable, and the locals are trying to get the station name changed - presumably they don't like to be thought of as living 'up the junction'.
I remember years ago I met an Indian student who was lost in the City of London, looking for the India Office Library - at that time it was in Blackfriars Road
. He'd been lost for some time, since he hadn't got used to the oddities of English street naming, by which 'Blackfriars Road
' was on the opposite side of the river to Blackfriars. But I suppose it's no worse than the tourists who get off the tube at Borough station assuming it's next door to Borough Market
But I am surprised that Blackfriars is thought of as a fashionable address!