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London’s Pocket Parks: Whitfield Gardens, W1
London’s Pocket Parks: Whitfield Gardens, W1

London’s Pocket Parks: Whitfield Gardens, W1

This pocket park next to Tottenham Court Road, which is more park in name and plaza in reality, is a busy home for pigeons and cycle delivery drivers waiting for their next customer.

Jun
12
Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Heals department store
Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Heals department store

Tickets Alert: Architecture tours of Heals department store

Tottenham Court Road's Heal's department store is as notable for the early 20th-century building they occupy for being London's oldest furniture retailer and for the building's impressive architecture.

May
02
From sheet music to rock icons: New book explores Denmark Street’s musical evolution
From sheet music to rock icons: New book explores Denmark Street’s musical evolution

From sheet music to rock icons: New book explores Denmark Street’s musical evolution

A small, seemingly ordinary street in central London has an outsized history, and now a book tells how Denmark Street became London's home of music.

Dec
05
2023
London’s Alleys: Denmark Place, WC2
London’s Alleys: Denmark Place, WC2

London’s Alleys: Denmark Place, WC2

This is an alley that slips behind the back of the modern Outernet building and was the scene of a disaster in 1980 that killed 37 people.

Jul
24
2023
London’s Alleys: James Court, W1
London’s Alleys: James Court, W1

London’s Alleys: James Court, W1

This is a fairly new open courtyard and alleyway that replaced a small sealed off cul-de-sac as part of a large redevelopment of the former Foyles bookstore.

Jan
02
2023
The transformation of Denmark Street and the Outernet
The transformation of Denmark Street and the Outernet

The transformation of Denmark Street and the Outernet

A developer ripping out the heart of a much loved part of London is a common enough story, but with the music hub of Denmark Street, were the critics right, or is something more interesting going on?

Nov
09
2022
London’s Alleys: Flitcroft Street, WC2
London’s Alleys: Flitcroft Street, WC2

London’s Alleys: Flitcroft Street, WC2

This may be called a street, but it's undeniably alley-like in appearance, snaking around the back of shops at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

Oct
24
2022
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
2022
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