: ' London alleys'

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 [...]

Down Your Alley: Cloth Fair

The last alleyways to be found along this short street are East Passage and the rather unfortunately named Back Passage [...]

Down Your Alley: Little Britain

With the EU Referendum days away, we look today at one of London’s most curiously named alleys – Little Britain. This winding street which goes from being an alley to part of the one-way system around [...]

Down Your Alley: Ave Maria Lane

Last month we explored Carter Lane from which it’s only a short walk across Ludgate Hill to two curiously named streets. Ava Maria Lane and Amen Corner. Their derivation comes from the feast day of Corpus Christi. [...]

Down Your Alley: Carter Lane -2

Continuing looking at the alleys which lead off Carter Lane just around the corner from St Paul’s Cathedral. This maze of small roads and alleys give you a sense as to how the City was laid [...]