Londonist's Back Passage

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By M@ Last edited 137 months ago
Londonist's Back Passage
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A tribute to the capital’s alleys, ginnels and snickleways.

1. Great Eastern Walk

Where? Runs alongside Liverpool Street Station, connecting Bishopsgate to Exchange Square.

What? An enclosed, dimly lit walkway of daunting length (218 paces). Accessed at one end by furtive, slimline escalators a little beyond Café Nero, and at the other by stairs close to the Broadgate Venus. Some good views of the station platforms for people who like good views of station platforms.

Why use? One of several alternatives for office workers north and east of the station wishing to reach the platforms without braving the outside world. No charity muggers here.

Also good for? (1) A rapid, rain-free rollerblading route (it’s deserted at weekends); (2) film location work, by virtue of the Orwellian oppressiveness; (3) laughing at high-speed rollerbladers crashing into film crews.

Last Updated 20 July 2006