One of the aims of this blog is to highlight London’s “narrow streets and open spaces”. Well these are some fine examples of the hidden treasures London has to offer close to Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia. They may look like cobbled alleyways from a small village in the shires but are in fact smack bang in the heart of the West End less than a minute away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.
Newman Passage in Fitzrovia links Rathbone Street with Newman Street and emerges next to the Newman Arms pub. The alley was used as the opening murder scene in Michael Powell’s classic 1959 film “Peeping Tom”.
Colville Place connects Charlotte Street with Whitfield Street and was built in 1766. It’s difficult to imagine that this green and tranquil court yard is in the heart of London’s busy West End.