My day of ‘culture’ this week goes under the heading of a “Tiny Tour” – as it represents London’s ‘smallest’ – and consists of the following:-
1. Candover Street (near Goodge St) is the smallest (in terms of length) occupied street in London.
2. Nelson’s Column – at 5′ 4″ Horatio Nelson is the smallest naval admiral ever.
3. The smallest Police Station was situated at the perimeter of one of the quadrants of Trafalgar Square. It was decommissioned as a working Police Station …in 1964.
4. Brydges Place is the narrowest ‘alley’ in London, and is a cut through between St.Martins Lane and Bedfordbury (nr Covent Garden)
5. Pickering Place is London’s smallest public ‘square’ – and can be found near Green Park.
6. 10 Hyde Park Place is allegedly the narrowest residential house in London. A ‘mock’ property was erected there back in the 1700’s to prevent grave robbers from accessing the graveyard immediately behind it.
7. St. Ethelburga-the-Virgin church in Bishopsgate, is by far the smallest church in London.
8. The smallest ‘statue’ in London depicts 2 mice fighting over a piece of cheese – and is situated on a building at the corner of Philpot Lane and Eastcheap. It is there to commemorate an incident where 2 men working on the construction of the nearby Monument, fell to their deaths when fighting over a cheese sandwich.
9. The “Jerusalem Tavern” in Farringdon is the smallest pub in the ‘square mile’.
Im sure my postings must bore the poop out of most people – but I really enjoy seeking out some of the more unusual sights of this wonderful City – and of course, it keeps me away from the pub and bookies