By: Gibson - 10 October 2018 - 0 Comments

By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show. Samuel Johnson, as quoted by James Boswell in The Life of Samuel Johnson [...]

By: Gibson - 22 January 2019 - 3 Comments

N FAIRFIELD ROAD, Bow stands the Bryant & May match factory, which in 1980s became one of the first industrial buildings in London to be converted into apartments when it was renamed the Bow [...]

London Trivia: Cold comfort
By: Gibson - 20 January 2019 - 0 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

By: Gibson - 19 January 2019 - 0 Comments

Standing on scaffolding above the entrance, female employees on arriving would be greeted by the unwelcome sight of London’s first ‘builder’s bum' for Gill wore a monk’s habit with nothing underneath [...]

The London Grill: Malcolm Edwards
By: Gibson - 18 January 2019 - 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 [...]

Avoid idleness and intemperance
By: Gibson - 15 January 2019 - 0 Comments

In 1837 a young woman found herself the monarch of her country, she remained Queen during an unprecedented time of burgeoning industry and wealth creation, giving her name to the 64 years she reigned [...]

London Trivia: The Hand of God
By: Gibson - 13 January 2019 - 0 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

Photographing London: Iconic Locations and Hidden Gems
By: Gibson - 11 January 2019 - 0 Comments

London is one of the greatest cities in the world. There are so many iconic and historical sites that, as a photographer, it can be hard to know where to get started. Whether you’re [...]

By: Gibson - 08 January 2019 - 0 Comments

In a city, which by the standards of today we would find nauseating, the stench of rotting bodies in the area prompted the Courant to investigate [...]

London Trivia: The Anacreontic Society
By: Gibson - 06 January 2019 - 0 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

By: Gibson - 05 January 2019 - 1 Comment

If ever evidence was needed to support the claim that London’s streets were paved with gold the place to find it would be Exhibition Road beyond Alexandra Gate. This road underwent a transition that [...]