: ' London alleys'

Down Your Alley: Blue Bell Yard

This area should be a hive of activity after the forthcoming General Election if, as predicted, the Conservatives win [...]

Down Your Alley: Greenhill’s Rents

Greenhill’s Rents are to be found just off the south side of Cowcross Street just before the junction with Charterhouse Street [...]

Down Your Alley: Tweezer’s Alley

The oldest legal ceremony in England apart from the coronation itself, the Quit Rents Ceremony, where six horseshoes are presented to the Queen’s Remembrancer [...]

Down Your Alley: Devereux Court

The court has a somewhat quaint atmosphere although the present buildings are mainly of mock Georgian, built in the 1950's [...]

Down Your Alley: Great Turnstile

By day it was a favourite resort of beggars and hired children who often used violence on unsuspecting victims in order to relieve them of anything worth having [...]

Down Your Alley: Newport Court

Off the west side of Charing Cross Road, about 35 yards north of Leicester Square Station is Newport Court one of the alleys leading to Chinatown [...]

Down Your Alley: Grotto Passage

In modern times grottos only appear at Christmas time in departmental stores white bearded gentlemen hide away to enchant children of every age [...]

Down Your Alley: Trump Street

With the ever increasingly acrimonious race for the White House I thought we could look at Trump Street which fortuitously is approached via Russia Row [...]

Down Your Alley: Bakers’ Hall Court

Like so many of the alleys and courts in this part of London, Bakers' Hall Court has seen a great deal of change over the past years [...]

Down Your Alley: Pudding Lane

You're going to hear a lot about The Great Fire of London in the next few weeks, seeing its 350 years since the conflagration took place [...]