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Europe’s largest green wall planned for London hotel

Holborn viaduct is a long corridor of unremitting office blocks being very glass and stone, but one could go up that will be covered in green plants.


London’s Alleys: Hand Court, WC1

This is a modern looking alley that runs off Holborn, but like many of the area can date its origins to medieval London.


London’s Alleys: Cosmo Place, WC1

This is an alley of mixed appearances, with a claimed link to the madness of King George III.


London’s Alleys: Great Turnstile, WC2

This is the greater of three turnstile alleys in the Holborn alley, although only greater in name not in stature.


London’s Alleys: Quality Court, WC2

Quality Court off Chancery Lane is most appropriately named, being an upmarket concealed courtyard space.


Holborn road junction getting a “super crossing”

If you use the area, you might have noticed building works at the road junction outside Holborn tube station.


The Bedford Row water pump

On a grand side street in Holborn can be found an equally grand looking water pump.


London’s Alleys: Dyer’s Buildings, EC1

This slightly posh looking alley off Holborn is a recent redevelopment of a series of much older buildings, and the alley itself is ancient.


London’s Pocket Parks: Alf Barrett Playground

Ever engage in a bit of quick research thinking this wont be difficult and an hour later am screaming at how little seems to be known about it. That's this pocket park.


London’s Alleys: Three Cups Yard, WC1

This short alley through a pub gateway is a pale shadow of its much larger past, where old warehouses and shops are now achingly expensive flats.


London’s Alleys: Ely Court, EC1

This is an ancient alley of legendary status and about which many myths have been written.


The Pilgrim’s Progress remembered in Holborn

A hotel in Holborn also contains a most unexpected statue -- of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress.


A memorial to the founder of modern Italy – in London

Not far from Holborn in a part of town known as Little Italy is a plaque in memory of the man credited with the founding of modern Italy.


Inside the Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia

This century old church in Holborn is a reminder of anti-catholic protests and a street widening programme to sweep away slumps.


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.