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London’s Alleys: Rolls Passage, EC4
London’s Alleys: Rolls Passage, EC4

London’s Alleys: Rolls Passage, EC4

This alley off Chancery Lane is a mix of Victorian and 1990s offices, and a modern pub curving around a large office block.

Jan
25
2021
London’s Alleys: Greystoke Place, EC4
London’s Alleys: Greystoke Place, EC4

London’s Alleys: Greystoke Place, EC4

This is a convenient passage that links Fetter Lane and Chancery Lane in the city, and is likely to date from the early urban development of the area.

Aug
31
2020
London’s Alleys: Andrews Crosse, WC2
London’s Alleys: Andrews Crosse, WC2

London’s Alleys: Andrews Crosse, WC2

This rather unimpressive dead end alley is a legacy of ancient times, from when Andrewes Crosse Inn stood on the site, and this alley is likely to have been the courtyard that stood within the inn's grounds.

May
04
2020
London’s Alleys: Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4
London’s Alleys: Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4

London’s Alleys: Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4

This is one of the oldest surviving alleys in London, emerging around Tudor times when the area along Chancery Lane was first starting to be developed from fields.

Feb
24
2020
Visit the subterranean London Silver Vaults
Visit the subterranean London Silver Vaults

Visit the subterranean London Silver Vaults

Deep under a central London office block can be found a warren of shops -- all selling silverware in small rooms behind a bank vault of an entrance.

Oct
15
2019
London’s Alleys: Quality Court, WC2
London’s Alleys: Quality Court, WC2

London’s Alleys: Quality Court, WC2

Quality Court off Chancery Lane is most appropriately named, being an upmarket concealed courtyard space.

Jul
15
2019
A cast iron Victorian men’s urinal
A cast iron Victorian men’s urinal

A cast iron Victorian men’s urinal

On a small side street can be found one of London's few remaining cast iron pissoirs -- or mens urinals.

Jul
02
2019
London’s Alleys: Chichester Rents, WC2
London’s Alleys: Chichester Rents, WC2

London’s Alleys: Chichester Rents, WC2

This rather dramatic and modern looking alley is a modern redevelopment of an alley that can trace its heritage back to the original developments along Chancery Lane.

Jul
01
2019

WW2 tunnels under London to be sold off

The infamous (amongst tunnel/military aficionados) tunnels under Chancery Lane are to be put up for sale at last. I have been aware that BT were working on decommissioning them for some time, and was trying to find out who was

Oct
15
2008