Bleeding London – Poppins Court

Bleeding London – Poppins Court

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To celebrate our forthcoming Bleeding London evening on 31st October, here is another of our favourite London streets. This time Robin Rowles recommends Poppin’s Court running north of Fleet Street.

Poppins Court

Poppins Court picture copyright Neil Sinclair

Originally Poppinjaye Alley. The Popinjay was the symbol of the Abbots of Chichester and the Hostel of the Abbot and Convent of Chichester was here (or it was the abbot’s house in London). Popinjay Alley became Popinjay Lane and is listed as Poppins Court in the 1875 OS. It’s not clear when the extra ‘p’ was added, nor if the correct spelling is Poppins or Poppin’s.

Robin will be telling the story of Sherlock Holmes and the Red Headed League on 18th October, as part of our Literary Footprints Festival

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