Yes, yes, London has Starbucks and KFC and that place with the horrible burgers and the creepy clown (when was the last time you had a burger, honestly?), but what about the places it once had? Hang on, check the picture again and you’ll find it’s recent, for this is the lovely Gordon’s Wine Bar, still exactly as it once was. It’s thought to be the oldest wine bar in London (which probably makes it one of the oldest in the world) and has been established in its present form since 1890. It would just be nice if they took the Hoover round occasionally. If you find it claustrophobic inside (I always bang my head on the ceiling) you can take your wine outside to Watergate Park.
Which brings me to George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. What’s he got to do with London’s shortest alley, then? Come on, London know-alls!