Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

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 – Nicholas Passage
London’s Alleys – Nicholas Passage

London’s Alleys – Nicholas Passage

Running, not inappropriately, from Nicholas Lane, can be found this rather short little alleyway that takes you between a single block of offices over to Abchurch Lane.

May
15
2017
London’s Alleys – Pope’s Head Alley
London’s Alleys – Pope’s Head Alley

London’s Alleys – Pope’s Head Alley

This alley has the distinction of being involved indirectly in King Henry's break from Rome and appeared in Pepy's Diary.

May
08
2017
London’s Alleys – Great Eastern Walkway
London’s Alleys – Great Eastern Walkway

London’s Alleys – Great Eastern Walkway

Hidden behind the tall offices that run along Liverpool Street Station can be found a surprising hidden walkway.

Apr
23
2017
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