Wondering the back streets of London offers many architectural treats in store for budding history buffs to discover.
Take the charming and lesser known Woburn Walk – a street designed by architect Thomas Cubitt in 1822, which transports visitors back to the Victorian period with its charming row of shops with bow-fronted exteriors, many of which are Grade II listed.
What makes it especially significant in London’s architectural history is for being the capital’s very first pedestrianised shopping street! You can’t get better than that for a reason to seek it out. It was also the home to the celebrated Irish poet W.B. Yeats and writer Dorothy Richardson.
Today as I write this, Woburn Walk is still very much bustling with activity, from independent restaurants to shops and coffee houses, all catering to the many and varied customer, from local residents to the city’s workforce.
Next time you are near Kings Cross seek it out, it’s literally a few minutes walk from the crowded thoroughfare of Euston Road.