Our favourite businesses with funny names

When marketing goes... awesome

Probably the best we've ever seen is Bristol's world famous Jason's Donner Van - whilst that will probably never be topped as a name for a business we thought that you might like to see the best that London has to offer.

For reasons unbeknown to us at All In London, giving your business an off-the-wall name seems to be most popular in the world of Hair and Beauty and Fast Food - it doesn't seem to be quite so popular amongst Solicitors, Opticians or Undertakers ...

So, grey-suited marketing folk from London's tri-lettered initial-based company names sit up and take note of how it should be done.

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Ryan - Hair
Hair & Beauty Salons
40 Buckingham Palace Road SW1W 0RE
Victoria 0.08 miles
Opening Times
Best For

Hairdressers no doubt owned by Ryan - hopefully Ryan doesn't charge for using the toilet though, we're pretty sure that he doesn't so please don't take that seriously and hold it in whilst enjoying an otherwise wonderful hairdressing experience.

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Get Stuffed
Miscellaneous
105 Essex Road N1 2SL
Essex Road 0.16 miles
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What on first glance might seem like a one-way ticket to attracting no customers through the door is actually a refreshingly descriptive name for a taxidermists. 9/10.

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Cod Fellas
Fish & Chip Shops
125 Bellenden Road SE15 4QY
Peckham Rye 0.22 miles
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A delightful play on the name of a graphically violent hollywood film about the criminal underworld of East Coast America in the 1970s - a great name for a chippy all the same.

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Wig Wham
Hairpieces & Wigs
43 Market Place RM1 3AB
Romford 0.40 miles
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Tucked away inside Romford Shopping Hall is Wig Wham - a name combining both the business's core product and George Michaels 80's pop-sensation - when put together these words have the dual meaning of a Native American shelter from the elements, much like a wig. A name that works on so many levels it's almost unbelievable. Wham bam thank you Wig Wham... 10/10.

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Tantastic
Tanning Salons
230 Hertford Road EN3 5BH
Southbury 0.65 miles
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This is oldschool in the world of amusing business names but you'd be a fool to suggest that it's not still a genius name for a tanning salon even in 2012.

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Cutting Remarks
Barbers
19 Lytton Road EN5 5BX
New Barnet 0.19 miles
Opening Times
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Hopefully the only remarks are those about the remarkably good haircuts you get at cutting remarks... see what we did?

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