Tag: Geoffrey Fletcher

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…

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…

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 John’s Churchyard, Wapping

Not much is left of St John the Evangelist Church in Wapping. It dates from the middle of the eighteenth century but did not survive World War Two….

The metal loo of Star Yard

This is a real old slice of Victorian London. A proper public convenience – of the Parisian-styled pissoir variety – of which very few survive. Made of iron,…

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…