Whenever I return to England everything looks so small compared to other countries – OK, I haven’y flown into Heathrow from Lichenstein but I am always surprised by the low light and the small houses.
There may well be tinier buildings – I’m always surprised by the kiosks and bars that get squeezed in between shops and offices, like the miniature key shop on St Martin’s Lane, but this titchy sandwich bar in Hanson Street is sweet. The narrowest alleyway is Brydges Place off St Martin’s Lane, with one end clocking in at a claustrophobically shoulder-scraping 15 inches wide.
London’s smallest pub is The Rake in Borough Market, brings a new meaning to the term micro-brewery, and is roughly the size of your gran’s kitchen, but it has a great selection of beers.
London’s smallest police station (and indeed the smallest in the world) is this mini-cop shop in the south eastern corner of Trafalgar Square. London has several houses claiming to be the smallest, but the Thin House located in Thurloe Square, Knightsbridge must be the thinnest.
More small additions welcome!