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London’s Alleys: Sussex Mews East, W2

This is a sunken alley that sits on a site that was extensively redeveloped in the late 1930s and 1960s.


London’s Alleys: Patten Alley, TW10

A long narrow brick lined path, Patten Alley marks one of the original paths through the open fields of 17th century Richmond. 


London’s Alleys: Tweezers Alley, WC2

This is both a brand new road, and an ancient alley that can be traced back at least 800 years, and a ceremony that has taken place every year since then.


London’s Alleys: Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1

This short alley near Tower Bridge is a delightful passage to the Thames, but was very nearly sealed off.


London’s Alleys: Woburn Walk, WC1

Woburn Walk is a charming pedestrian street that is surprisingly found just opposite Euston Station.


London’s Alleys: Colonnade, WC1

Colonnade (sometimes Mews) is a narrow length of pleasing road that's rather well hidden despite being right next to a central London tube station.


London’s Alleys: Lewisham Street, SW1H

This is a fairly difficult to trace alley that seems to be ancient heritage, but is probably quite modern.


London’s Alleys:¬†Warwick Court, WC1

This alley with a mix of modern and old buildings is a legacy of an impressive house and impressive bombing raids during WW2.


London’s Alleys: St Peter’s Alley, EC3

This seemingly fairly modern looking alley is actually one of the oldest in London, and potentially dates from pre-Saxon London.


London’s Alleys: St Paul’s Alley, EC4

This is London's shortest alley, and also one that you can't actually walk down any more as modern gates replicate a medieval barrier.