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Behind another green door; the rural idyll of Bellevue Place in Stepney

Unfamiliar with this part of London my satnav took me into an alley that led to a development of identikit 1980’s houses. I assumed I must be about…

The corner of Sclater Street and Brick Lane

Look at the modest Georgian splendour of this building at the intersection of Sclater Street and Brick Lane. It was a mixed use development built in the eighteenth…

Arnold Circus

Subject of one the BBC’s “Secret History Of Our Streets” documentaries, Arnold Circus is the centre of Britain’s first council estate, The Boundary Estate. Opened in Shoreditch in…

Black and white story

This extrovert building was put up in Langham Street in 1901, at the very end of Victoria ‘s reign, as a Nurses Home. It was designed by A.E….

The Pither place on Mortimer Street

Fitzrovia has so many striking buildings that you can become blind to the splendours that surround you as you walk around it. I must have walked past this place…

In search of “Eighteenth-Century Doorway, Elder Street, Spitalfields”

There is a scene at the beginning of the Westworld TV series where a man from the modern world steps through the doors of the theme park to…

St Dunstans In the East

St Dunstan’s survived the Great Fire but took a bomb during the Blitz and not much of it remains except for the tower that was designed by Christopher…

On the waterfront

There are parts of London that have been ravaged beyond despair by the Luftwaffe working in tandem with post-war developers and Lower Thames Street is one of them….

The Hoop and Grapes, Aldgate

The Hoop And Grapes, Aldgate is just about the last bit of Pre-Great Fire London left. Almost alone as a remnant of old London in a sea of…

Lincoln’s Inn

One of the most interesting facts – and there are many – about Lincoln’s Inn is that the Elizabethan playwright and actor Ben Jonson, a contemporary and rival…