Category: Street

Bateman Street, Soho

I seem to be getting mildly obsessed by the origin of street names in Soho. This one, Bateman Street, which connects Dean Street to Greek Street was named…

The shop with no name

It sits at 52 Greek Street on the corner of Bateman Street. It an unusual, unique circular shopfront that opens onto both streets. It sells clothes of the…

Oxford Street; early on a late summer’s morning

I found myself on the pedestrian island that runs along the middle of Oxford Street this morning. Looking left and right the road was as empty as I’ve…

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…

You can be as naughty as you want but don’t get caught. A sighting of Princess Di on Monmouth Street

I came into Monmouth Street looking for a scene sketched by Geoffrey Fletcher in his book The London Dickens Knew. That’s how sad I am. I collect old…

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…

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…

Grange Walk, Bermondsey

Bermondsey is that bit of London tucked  below Tower Bridge which is hemmed in by Southwark in the west , Rotherhithe to the east and propped up against…

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…