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TIKTOK TREND: Viral live stream of Rickmansworth alleyway listed as tourist attraction

 Published on: 26th July 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Rickmansworth alleyway that went viral on TikTok is now listed as a tourist attraction on Google.

Resident Ryan first started the account after he livestreamed with some friends and accidentally left the camera running, recording the alley outside his house, and broadcasting it to the world.

Ryan said: “When I remembered and went to look at my phone there was around 100 people watching the alley, within a few minutes there was thousands and people were asking what they were looking at, so on the spot I just started telling people it is ‘The Famous Alleyway’. The next question was, ‘why is it famous?’, so there has been many stories and guesses as to why, but the whole thing has been a laugh and a good bit of fun with most people enjoying their ‘alleyway experience’.”

The Famous Alleyway has garnered millions of views and the account @alleywayking currently has 17,000 followers.

Ryan said: “There are so many things that have gone on, from a TikTokker turning up on his motorbike wearing a Naruto Helmet and entertaining a crowd of a couple of thousand in the live, giant inflatable sumo wrestlers arriving on screen to have a battle, and famous Watford comedian Jack Rooke turning up for a wave.

“Many people have come in the live and shared stories and reminisced on when they, sometimes, many years ago lived in Rickmansworth and ask questions if various places are still open.”

The alley that connects the High Street and Northway is now officially on the map and has a 4.7 star rating on Google.

Ryan said: “I’ve always been glad that the Rickmansworth name gained a little bit of exposure with everyone asking why and where it is, so the tourist attraction status was a welcome surprise.”

Photo Credit: Google

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  1. Christine Thomas July 27th, 2023, 7:58 pm

    I am the lady whose balcony looks down on the alley. William Penn who founded Pennsylvania and lived with his wife in Basing House now our museum . Check out the museum for other famous people attached to Rickmansworth .

  2. As above. Christine Thomas July 27th, 2023, 8:45 pm

    Museum opening hours.

    12-2pm Wednesday to Friday.

    10-2pm Saturdays.



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