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London’s Pocket Parks: Alfred Place Gardens, WC1
London’s Pocket Parks: Alfred Place Gardens, WC1

London’s Pocket Parks: Alfred Place Gardens, WC1

This is a new linear pocket park in central London that was until a few months ago an unremarkable road used mainly for parking and deliveries.

Apr
27
London’s Alleys: Queen’s Yard, W1
London’s Alleys: Queen’s Yard, W1

London’s Alleys: Queen’s Yard, W1

At the top of Tottenham Court Road this most appropriately named alley was until recently home to the government's private art collection.

Dec
30
2019
Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?
Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?

Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?

Sitting elegantly on a spiral staircase is a shop mascot, a famous cat that once turned the head of Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmatians.

Oct
16
2019
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
Last day of the old TCR tube station entrance
Last day of the old TCR tube station entrance

Last day of the old TCR tube station entrance

This evening the shutters will be pulled across the old entrance at Tottenham Court Road tube station for the last time, as they prepare to switch the station around and start using a shiny new entrance next week.

Jan
09
2015
200 years ago — the London Beer Flood
200 years ago — the London Beer Flood

200 years ago — the London Beer Flood

200 years ago a tsunami wave roared down several streets in central London laying waste to the area and drowning a number of people. The tsunami wave was made of beer.

Oct
17
2014
The 200th Anniversary of the London Underground
The 200th Anniversary of the London Underground

The 200th Anniversary of the London Underground

January 2063, and the God Emperor of the Known Londonverse descends into Tottenham Court Road tube station to unlock a box.

Jan
08
2014
A brutal beauty next to Tottenham Court Road
A brutal beauty next to Tottenham Court Road

A brutal beauty next to Tottenham Court Road

Just around the corner from Tottenham Court Road sits one of London's great unmarked pieces of architecture. A building, like so many of its era looks a bit tired and shabby now, but will reward the viewer who stands back to admire the whole.

Oct
28
2013
New Crossrail photos released — and a small error?
New Crossrail photos released — and a small error?

New Crossrail photos released — and a small error?

Crossrail have released a few photos of the construction work being carried out at Tottenham Court Road at what is primarily a London Underground upgrade site, with a box on the corner for passengers to descend to the Crossrail tunnels below.

Jul
30
2013

Juggernaut threat to tiny Hanway Street?

As noticed by several people this week – after planning permission was granted – an incredibly useful side-street by Tottenham Court Road is due to get revamped. Not so that pedestrians wisely using it to bypass the congestion at the

Feb
01
2011

A gallery of Political Cartoons

I wandered along to the Political Cartoon Gallery – which is just off Tottenham Court Road – on Saturday for a look at an exhibition which was due to finish that day. I was actually planning to go there the

Jan
19
2009
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