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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…

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…

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…

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…

Court out by po-mo

It does not feature on many of the maps of London; it’s not even on Google Maps. But if you walk away from the column at the centre of…

Through the door of W.Sitch & Co, Manufacturers of Electrical Fittings

I’ve long been intrigued by W.Sitch & Co, as you can see from this post from earlier this year, but until last week I had never seen inside….

In which I find myself in Queer Street

Carey Street runs from Portugal Street and the student quarter around the LSE across to Chancery Lane and London’s legal area. It is famous as the original “Queer…

Church Street Market

I was following one of Geoffrey Fletcher‘s old walks through 1970’s London which he’d documented in his excellent book London At My Feet. Practically all of the “old…

Woburn Walk

One great pleasure of walking the streets of London is to turn a corner, wander down an unfamiliar street and find something at the end of it that…

A sitch in time

George Washington & Co founded the United States of America in 1776.  In London, W.Sitch & Co founded a new company in the same year. Despite being as old…