: ' London alleys'

Down Your Alley: Craven Passage

To the right of the pub is Craven Passage, which has within it as unusual a pub to be found in the capital [...]

Down Your Alley: The Two Bears

Frequently the tether was too weak or the bear was too strong and the real fun started when the wild animal broke loose [...]

Down Your Alley: Turnagain Lane

I thought Turnagain Lane was the perfect metaphor for what’s going on in the Palace of Westminster [...]

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 [...]