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  • Gary Barnett
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    Brydges Place

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UzsDPaZ8S58

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  • Gary Barnett
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    This artwork is on the wall of what was once Spectacle Alley in Whitechapel.



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  • Chris G.
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    Period photograph of a London East End alley court. Not sure the particular court has been identified.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Shad Thames. It's not really an alley, but it's narrow, it's cobbled and it's very photogenic.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    The Lamb and Flag.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Lazenby Court in Covent Garden, which leads to the Lamb and Flag.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    This is the Jerusalem Tavern in Britton Street, Clerkenwell. The Alley beside it is called St. John's Path. It's a great little pub, which serves St. Peter's Suffolk ales.

    http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Simpsons Tavern is in nearby Ball Court.

    http://spitalfieldslife.com/2011/08/...ns-chop-house/

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Chris,

    Those Cornhill Alleys are an amazing survival. Here's a map from 1745 showing the extent of a fire that just missed St. Michael's Alley where the Jamaica Wine House (then a coffee house) sits.

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  • Chris G.
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    Two more London pubs in alleys, from Lee Jackson on Flickr.



    Jamaica Wine House, St. Michael's Alley, EC3




    Ship and Shovell, Craven Passage, WC2

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  • Gary Barnett
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    A higher res version of Rocque's map can be found here:

    http://motco.com/map/81002/

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  • Gary Barnett
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    This is the section of Rocque's map that contains Cock Lane. As Chris says below, it was a notorious area inhabited by thieves and prostitutes. (What area in London wasn't at some point in history?) Jack Ketch's Warren was nearby. So too was Thatch'd Alley, off Chick Lane, where Honest Dumplin was apprehended.


    http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/brows...plin#highlight


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  • Gary Barnett
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    A different view of the same house, interesting because of the cats' meat man carrying his sign .

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  • Gary Barnett
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    This amazing old house was in Sweetings/Sweedons Passage, Grub Street. It was demolished in 1805.


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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by Chris G. View Post
    Right. As I assumed. Thanks, Gary. Interesting thread!

    Thanks, Chris. You obviously have an eye for alleys. London has changed so much in my lifetime, but there are still quite a few of these little gems remaining.

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