A small characterful side alley in central London currently boasts a replica of a Georgian era print shop.

This is Goodwin’s Court near Trafalgar Square, a narrow well hidden alley that is a mainstay of tour groups as it’s lined with classic bow windows and looks not unlike Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.

In fact, so popular is it now, that there’s a sign asking tour groups to avoid blocking the alley.

And at the moment it might be a little bit more popular and worth detouring to visit as there’s a replica of a Georgian era print shop down here. In fact, it’s a promotion for a new book by the history writer, Alice Loxton, all about the printers and satirists of Georgian London.

But it’s also a fun display of Georgian satire cartoons and will be here until Sunday 26th March 2023.

Goodwin’s Court is off St Martin’s Lane, opposite the Salisbury Pub.


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  1. Southern Heights (Light Railway) says:

    There’s also a poster “Have you seen this Wizard” on the wall…

  2. Lizebeth says:

    Oh, wow! What a great place for a pop-up exhibit. This is an alley very close to Covent Garden; it’s extremely atmospheric to walk down (it opens onto The Strand), even without the art. Thank you for posting this, as I wouldn’t have known about it without your wonderful Blog.

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