This seemingly fairly modern looking alley is actually one of the oldest in London, and potentially dates from pre-Saxon London.
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.
Swedeland Court is a very narrow passage that is very easy to miss, even as it sits right next to a landmark pub for the area opposite Liverpool Street station.
This is an old path that appeared with the railways but only gained the name of a local celebrity fairly recently.
A narrow open passageway that creates a convenient cross passage in the middle of two otherwise long unremitting roads.
An exceptionally atmospheric alley that burrows its way through history and deep under modern London.
This little courtyard set back from the street has an obscure history, but is thought to have a late medieval origin.
Officially, this charming little alley has no name, but I am naming it Fernsbury Street Alley, as it was almost an extension of Fernsbury Street itself.
Next to St Alfege's church in Greenwich is a passage, not surprisingly named after the church, but that's a relatively recent name for a much older path.
This is a rather bland, if convenient footpath in Bethnal Green, but one that marks ancient boundaries.
This is a relatively new addition to the streets of London, being a result of post-war clearance, and some recent upgrades.
This insignificant little alley nonetheless has on its corner a relic of Spitalfields Jewish past.
This narrow picturesque alley in Spitalfields looks old and is indeed old, far older than it looks.
One of the best hidden of the City's alleys can be found through a small gap in a corner laying within a small maze of other alleys.
This wide and ancient alley is today a haven of heritage next to the bustling and crowded Commercial Street.