London Walk 5: Brydges Place; London's narrowest alley
Squeeze yourself into this hidden walkway
(Photos/words © urban75, 20th January, 2007)
Situated right next to the Coliseum theatre is Brydges Place, which is the narrowest alley in London.
Just 15 inches wide at its narrowest point, the alley runs for 200 yards and connects St Martin's Lane with Bedfordbury in Covent Garden.
Only one person can walk down it at a time, so we can imagine the alley has seen some great drunken face offs.
The Marquis of Granby pub - a former haunt of Dickens - backs onto the alley, and its dark seclusion provides a perfect venue for late night piddlers.
The entrance on St Martin's Lane.
Looking along Brydges Place.
A view from inside the alley.
Another view showing the gas-style lighting.
Close up of the entrance lighting.
The Coliseum is to the left of the entrance.
August 2007 view.
Another August 2007 scene.