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 certain Edward Wardour, a senior Civil Servant, in 1631.

His grandson, also Edward Wardour, developed the area. Wardour Street was named after him.

In a rare outburst of egalitarianism, the real workers were also celebrated in street names, albeit less attractive streets.

Young Edward’s building team comprised bricklayer Richard Tyler, plasterer Richard Hopkins and paviour (a person who lays paving stones) Thomas Green. They are remembered in the names Tyler’s Court, Hopkins Street and Green’s Court which are all close by to Wardour Street.

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