London has these wonderful little corner alleys, winding back roads and small mews streets which make me feel like a character in a Dickens novel when I walk down them.
Mews streets describe a row of carriage houses and stables, generally behind larger city houses and homes that were a normal feature of life in 18th and 19th century London, when horses roamed the city instead of cars and buses. Nowadays, mews streets are quiet little enclaves off of main roads, and very desirable places for converted flats.
Take a look at this fashionable mews street in Chelsea:
Oh so charming.