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Demolition for nursery built on Spitalfields graveyard

An exceptionally long running and expensive court case has concluded with the decision to demolish a recently built nursery next to a famous church.


City of London buys an old power station as a site for its food markets

The City of London has bought a huge plot of land next to Dagenham Dock, in a preemptive strike to stop other bidders getting their hands on the land.


London’s Alleys: White Rose Court, E1

This insignificant little alley nonetheless has on its corner a relic of Spitalfields Jewish past.


Refugees as art in Spitalfields

A wooden boat that once raced across the waves stands frozen in time carrying passengers who never arrive.


London’s Alleys: Artillery Passage, E1

This narrow picturesque alley in Spitalfields looks old and is indeed old, far older than it looks.


London’s Alleys: Puma Court, E1

This wide and ancient alley is today a haven of heritage next to the bustling and crowded Commercial Street.


London’s Alleys: Rose Alley, EC2

This easily overlooked gap in a row of shabby shops opposite Liverpool Street station is one of my favourite London alleys, because it's awful.


London’s Alleys – Cock Hill, E1

A name to conjure up a snigger, for there is indeed a giant cock on Cock Hill just around the corner from Liverpool Street Station.


London’s Alleys – Catherine Wheel Alley, E1

A narrow gap in the wall of shops opposite Liverpool Street Station leads into one of London's narrowest and most curiously named alleys.


London’s Alleys – Fleur de Lis Street

Although called a street, this is in fact an alleyway, or at least, enough of it is to qualify.