Some years ago I came across a wonderful resource that I have occasionally dipped into when on my wanderings around London – and that is a list of all the alleys and courtyards in Central London.
The website hadn’t been touched since 2004, but being hosted by GeoCities it lingered on untouched, until last week when Yahoo decided to shut down the Geocities service at last and the site ceased to exist.
Fortunately, I had taken a copy of the site (although I curse myself for missing another website!) but I haven’t been able to contact the author, Ivor Hoole. However, although I don’t have formal permission, I think the information is so valuable, that I will upload the website and host it here for those who would find such things useful – at least until the author does emerge to slap me on the wrist.
Although the last update was in 2004, it seems that most of the pages were originally created in 1996 – so expect some (many?) changes in the real world.
I have put the website at /london-alleys/.