Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, England. Rye is a literary town: Lamb House was home to Henry James, E. F. Benson (who immortalized the house as Miss Mapp's home and called Rye "Tilling"), and Rumer Godden (who called Rye "Brede")
The Shambles, arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086. Many of the buildings on the street today date back to the late fourteenth and fifteenth century (around 1350-1475).In some sections of the Shambles it is possible to touch both sides of the street with your arms outstretched.