• LOCATION 20 | Charles Dickens from Furnival's Inn to Doughty Street

    Cockpit Yard

    Keep walking straight.

    Although you can't see it from here, behind some of the houses on your left is a small courtyard called Cockpit Yard. Its name gives an indication as to its history. In the 18th century, the bloodsport of cockfighting was very popular. This little yard was known back then as the Gray's Inn Cockpit and was said to be the most popular cockfighting arena in London.

    Carry on walking until the end of the block. We're almost at our last location.

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Charles Dickens from Furnival's Inn to Doughty Street