London’s Alleys and Passages - Archive Articles

A long-running series of articles about the many tiny alleys and passages that can be found all over London.

London’s Alleys – Fitzroy Court
London’s Alleys – Fitzroy Court

London’s Alleys – Fitzroy Court

If you were to head up Tottenham Court Road towards Warren Street tube station, you might notice a small alley way.

Jun
11
2016
Goodwin’s Court – London’s “real” Diagon Alley
Goodwin’s Court – London’s “real” Diagon Alley

Goodwin’s Court – London’s “real” Diagon Alley

In the world of Harry Potter is a place - a magical place full of Dickensian shops for the convenience of magicians and students - a place called Diagon Alley. Would it amaze you to learn that such a place actually exists in London?

Sep
27
2008
Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants
Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants

Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants

The corner of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road is a place of considerable crush and bustle thanks to the very narrow pavement, tube entrance and market stalls trying to sell watches and tourist tatt. For that reason, when needing

Jan
12
2008