Bleeding London – Poppins Court
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.
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.