London’s Alleys – Gunthorpe Street, E1 – IanVisits

This little Whitechapel alleyway is notorious, for it is one of the murder sites of the infamous Jack the Ripper.Today it’s a quite delightful alley, in need of a clean, but one that strongly trades on its unfortunate [Read entire story]

London’s Alleys – Three Cranes Walk, EC4 – IanVisits

If you are taking a picturesque walk along the Thames, right in the heart of the City’s office world can be found this very industrial section of pathway.For reasons that seem obvious when you look around, it’s called [Read entire story]

London’s Alleys – Catherine Wheel Alley, E1 – IanVisits

A narrow gap in the wall of shops opposite Liverpool Street Station leads into one of London’s narrowest and most curiously named alleys.It starts narrow, but actually ends up as a normal road, and it’s possible that [Read entire story]

London’s Alleys – Pickering Place, SW1 – IanVisits

This is one of London’s oldest and more famous alleys, with a foreign embassy, the occasional duel, brothels, famous authors and gambling all packed into a tiny space.It also happens to be in the heart of London’s posh [Read entire story]

London’s Alleys – Honey Lane, EC2 – IanVisits

The Cheapside area of London is replete with names of former trades, and Honey Lane shouldn’t need any explanation, yet it does.For Honey Lane is in the wrong place.There certainly seems to have been a lot of honey in [Read entire story]

London’s Alley’s – Cotton’s Gardens, E2 – IanVisits

This probably shouldn’t be in the list, as it’s a bit too wide for an alley, but it has a former alley at the end, and a very nice bit of heritage in the road.There seems to have been some sort of road or courtyard here [Read entire story]

London’s Alleys – Steelyard Passage, EC4 – IanVisits

This Victorian era brick arch underneath Cannon Street station looks mundane, but rich in hidden history.The passage known as Steelyard is in memory of the previous occupants of the area, which has in recorded history [Read entire story]

London’s Alleys – Whitechurch Passage, E1 – IanVisits

This is a short alley with a curious habit of changing its name, having had at least three in its recorded existence.Quite why there’s an alley here seems hard to work out, as it doesn’t really lead anywhere that the [Read entire story]

London’s Alleys – Fleur de Lis Street – IanVisits

Although called a street, this is in fact an alleyway, or at least, enough of it is to qualify.The rather grandly named Fleur de Lis Street is a relic of the time when this part of Spitalfields was filled with French [Read entire story]

London’s Alleys – Parliament Court – IanVisits

A very narrow little alley offers a mix of rubbish, polite flats, graffiti and the back door to a historic synagogue.The grandly named Parliament Court is not a court, and appears to have never been one, but an alley [Read entire story]