There is a delightfully cute little alley that has been in this part of Hoxton ever since it was all fields, and yet its history is a total mystery.
This little Whitechapel alleyway is notorious, for it is one of the murder sites of the infamous Jack the Ripper.
If you are taking a picturesque walk along the Thames, right in the heart of the City's office world can be found this very industrial section of pathway.
A narrow gap in the wall of shops opposite Liverpool Street Station leads into one of London's narrowest and most curiously named alleys.
This is one of London's oldest and more famous alleys, with a foreign embassy, the occasional duel, brothels, famous authors and gambling all packed into a tiny space.
The Cheapside area of London is replete with names of former trades, and Honey Lane shouldn't need any explanation, yet it does.
This probably shouldn't be in the list, as it's a bit too wide for an alley, but it has a former alley at the end, and a very nice bit of heritage in the road.
This Victorian era brick arch underneath Cannon Street station looks mundane, but rich in hidden history.
This is a short alley with a curious habit of changing its name, having had at least three in its recorded existence.
Although called a street, this is in fact an alleyway, or at least, enough of it is to qualify.
A very narrow little alley offers a mix of rubbish, polite flats, graffiti and the back door to a historic synagogue.
Dare you go on a quest for the Golden Fleece? For in Aldgate it is to be found, in an alley dark and treacherous.
One of the smartest looking alleys in London is a passage underneath the northern side of Southwark Bridge, with ornate tiling, decorative panels and delightful lighting.
This alley is structurally modern, but has the air of an old church undercroft in its design, and lies on the site of a much older alley.
The majestic imposing bulk of Mansion House conceals a charming alley hidden behind its walls, and splitting the secular home of the Lord Mayor of London from the ancient church behind.
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