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Rippon Newsagent, 88 Dean Street

I must walk past this place half a dozen times each week but have only just noticed that it has been tarted up. Rippon’s Newsagent is on Dean Street…

Albury Street, Deptford

The walk along Creek Road from Greenwich to Deptford offers little of architectural interest until you cross Deptford Church Street and a passage leads you to a cobbledside…

The day I inadvertently “papped” Gilbert & George

I usually spend my time taking photos of London’s old buildings. On one recent occasion, however, I found myself inadvertently taking pictures of one of London’s artistic institutions,…

Everything’s gone green: the court of the paviour

At the end of the seventeenth century, Edward Wardour, who developed this part of Soho, leased a plot of to the man who lay his paving slabs, one…

Goodwins Court

It connects St Martins Lane and Bedfordbury and is another one of those hidden courts around Covent Garden. You could walk past it without giving it the time…

The beautiful houses on Mile End Road

Turn right out of Stepney Green tube station and after a brief walk you come across these  magnificent Georgian houses built around 1740. Every time I see them…

Puma Court

Puma Court takes you from the frenetic energy of Commercial Street to the calm stature of the eighteenth century houses in Wilkes Street and beyond. On the left…

No.70 Bermondsey Street

No 70 Bermondsey High street is a lovely old shop that has survived the many changes of the last two hundred and fifty years largely intact. It was…

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…

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…