'A really restful place'

St James's Place | Photo from the private collection of Martin Nimmo
St James's Place
Photo from the private collection of Martin Nimmo

Just off St James’s Street, about fifty yards up on the left, is a concealed passageway through to a delightful and peaceful pedestrian lane, St James’s Place.

Its mixture of cobble-fronted, stuccoed and brick houses, most with original iron railings, along a brick-laid path with a low flint wall on the left is very pleasing to the eye. It’s a really restful place a million miles away from the bustle of St James’s Street.

There isn’t anywhere to sit or hide, so you’re a bit obvious, but it’s really interesting to find it. But don’t tell everyone about it, or it’ll lose its mystique!

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  • This is the little mews where my husband was found after being kidnapped as a baby in 1941. There is interestingly enough only one doorstep that would have been big enough to leave a baby on. My husband and I came to live again in Sussex and have retraced all the places our family originated from in Brighton, this being one of them.

    By M.E.Long (13/12/2004)

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