A little piece of Egypt
    By: Gibson - 09 February 2016 - 2 Comments

    Some time ago I featured the Carreras cigarette factory in the Ugly pages. Since then this accolade has been downgraded with the construction of Central Saint Giles which must rank as London’s most preposterous building. Giant [...]

    Conversations in a cab
    By: Gibson - 05 February 2016 - 0 Comments

    Londoners, it would seem, have certain behaviours when it comes to entering a cab, when I last wrote about cab etiquette it was mainly as a guide for visitors. Londoners sitting alone in the back [...]

    Site Unseen: St. Mary’s Battersea
    By: Gibson - 02 February 2016 - 0 Comments

    Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; [...]

    The Churchill Clock
    By: Gibson - 29 January 2016 - 0 Comments

    Bracken House is to be found sandwiched between Distaff Lane, Friday Street, Queen Victoria Street and Cannon Street and is named after Brendan Bracken a close friend of Winston Churchill so close so rumour [...]

    All our yesterdays
    By: Gibson - 26 January 2016 - 0 Comments

    I should have named this post ‘All our great-great-grandparents yesterdays’. Yestervid have collected a series of old films from the early days of film (1890-1920) and produced a truly fascinating video. In March 2015, [...]

    The Tipple Taxi
    By: Gibson - 22 January 2016 - 0 Comments

    When Transport for London decreed that older cabs should be banned from the streets of London they couldn’t have guessed that with a little imagination the number of different uses these old workhorses would [...]

    Down Your Alley: St. Martin’s Lane
    By: Gibson - 19 January 2016 - 2 Comments

    Raconteur and master of the London quote Samuel Johnson once memorably gave these pearls of wisdom to this drinking partner Boswell: . . . “Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of [...]

    The London Grill: Patrick Dalton
    By: Gibson - 15 January 2016 - 0 Comments

    We challenge our contributor to reply to ten devilishly probing questions about their London and we don’t take “Sorry Gov” for an answer. Everyone sitting in the hot seat will face the same questions [...]

    The end of the road
    By: Gibson - 12 January 2016 - 5 Comments

    This week could mark the beginning of the end for the black cab. This unique London icon, loved and loathed in equal measure, started its journey during the Commonwealth when Oliver Cromwell licensed cabbies. The [...]

    Listed London Loos
    By: Gibson - 08 January 2016 - 4 Comments

    In an age of ever more automated – and expensive – public toilets a few early examples of late Victorian and Edwardian conveniences remain in London. The Regency Place urinal is one of the [...]

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    The Churchill Clock

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    Plimsoll Line

    Plimsoll Line

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    731 days and counting

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