It’s 200 yards long and only 15 inches wide at its narrowest point. Brydges Place connects St Martin’s Lane to Chandos Place and Bedfordbury in Covent Garden.

On one side is the Coliseum, the Opera House built in the Edwardian period, that is not as posh as it pretends today. It had form as a theatre, variety show venue and a picture house before moving upmarket in the 1960’s.

When you walk down Brydges Place, it feels like the walls will close in on you before you get to the other end. Like a cartoon.

Unlike a cartoon, on a bad day, its damp smell can be more unflushed toilet than rain washed street.