Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop at No.3 St James’s Street since 1698, and now also has offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
This alleyway leads down the side of their shop into a quaint and secluded courtyard.
It is the smallest square in Britain but it is big on beauty and history. Its traditional gaslights and Georgian architecture add to the appeal of this spot and its peaceful nature now, makes it hard to imagine its 18th century days when it was known for its gambling dens, bear baiting and duels. It is said that Beau Brummell once fought here, plus, it was the last place in London where a duel was fought.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 14 October 2018
Posted as part of My Sunday Photo