The Thin Blue Line
By: Gibson - 30 September 2014 - 0 Comments

Exactly 185 years ago on 30th September 1829 at 6pm the first Metropolitan Police Constables marched out onto the streets of London. Paid 21/- a week there was only 895 of them to [...]

Seeing Red
By: Gibson - 26 September 2014 - 10 Comments

For some time London’s cabbies have felt that TfL has not had their best interests at heart. Rickshaws, unlicensed minicabs, Uber, all illegal and all proliferating. Heathrow Airport understands the London cab’s iconic status [...]

Bees, boots and baked beans
By: Gibson - 23 September 2014 - 0 Comments

It is one of London’s most iconic stores and its origins happened upon a chance meeting of two men – a shop keeper and a footman to Queen’s Anne’s household. The result in 1707 [...]

The London Grill: Flora Tonking
By: Gibson - 19 September 2014 - 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 two Queens of Fleet Street
By: Gibson - 16 September 2014 - 0 Comments

This week Scotland goes to the polls in the most decisive vote in our nation’s history. At stake is nothing less than the breakup of the Union, which has existed for over 300 years, [...]

An office in Vauxhall
By: Gibson - 12 September 2014 - 4 Comments

It is London’s the worst kept secret, the MI6 building in Vauxhall, everybody knows that James Bond the epitome of a suave and sophisticated Englishman, but highly dangerous agent gets his assignments from within. [...]

Black face of St. George
By: Gibson - 09 September 2014 - 0 Comments

Quite why a church has remained on this site since 1122 I do not know. It just shows the tenacity of the area’s residents that St. George the Martyr on Borough High Street is [...]

London Lingo
By: Gibson - 05 September 2014 - 2 Comments

Londoners love a nickname it’s what sets them apart from other cities’ occupants and the cohesion that draws them together. Recently we have started giving a moniker to many of London’s tallest and iconic [...]

Arnos Grove Station
By: Gibson - 02 September 2014 - 0 Comments

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing.  This pre-war classic has three and a half million passengers passing through it each year. [...]

Bees in the City
By: Gibson - 29 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Have you noticed there are more bees in London? Me neither, apart from 10,000 that swarmed on a pyracantha bush at the bottom of my garden last May . Now I realise [...]

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