A short side street next to a disused railway in Shoreditch has a complicated history.
An alley that can be traced all the way back to Tudor London, with a famously enigmatic stone plaque on one wall.
This slightly posh looking alley off Holborn is a recent redevelopment of a series of much older buildings, and the alley itself is ancient.
This short alley through a pub gateway is a pale shadow of its much larger past, where old warehouses and shops are now achingly expensive flats.
This is an ancient alley of legendary status and about which many myths have been written.
A short alley near Charing Cross that is today probably more famous for its sole commercial occupant, the Retro Pub.
This is an alley way leading to a well known local pub, and was named after a rich philanthropist who left land around here to charity.
This short narrow alley off Fleet Street has seen some of the most famous names in history walk down it's narrow path, for there's a pub door down here that's legendary.
This is a short alleyway that runs behind St-Bartholomew-the-Great Church, and in front of a very modern Livery Hall.
Named after an inn and a dark period of history, this rather posh passage and charming steps can be found just around the corner from Parliament.
This is a fairly wide modern looking alley just off Fleet Street that follows a path which is traceable back to Tudor times.
This is an unmarked alley that runs under the DLR and railway tracks into Fenchurch Street and somehow survives as a narrow smelly dank alley way. So obviously, it's marvelous.
This is a sunken alley that sits on a site that was extensively redeveloped in the late 1930s and 1960s.
A long narrow brick lined path, Patten Alley marks one of the original paths through the open fields of 17th century Richmond.
This is both a brand new road, and an ancient alley that can be traced back at least 800 years, and a ceremony that has taken place every year since then.