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Portland Mews, Soho

Entering from D’Arblay Street, the first thing you notice is an old “ghost” sign for R N Cattle & Son Limited. Mr Cattle and his colleagues were woodworkers. The…

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…

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…

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…

The court of Soho’s original bricklayer

Tyler’s Court connects Wardour Street to Berwick Street; the picture above was taken in Berwick Street. This part of Soho was developed on rural land acquired by a…

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….

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…

The Beatle’s lair

Macca’s business premises in Soho Square. I worked 4 doors up for a couple of years.

Smashing Night Club remembered 1991-1996

One of the best London night clubs that I’ve ever been to was Smashing. It used to inhabit Eve’s club on Regents Street in the early 1990’s. It…