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 [...]

London Trivia: Ringing the changes
By: Gibson - 21 October 2018 - 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 - 20 October 2018 - 0 Comments

A favourite game played at night by cabbies is ‘riding the green wave’. This entails travelling from King’s Cross Station to the Marylebone flyover, or vice versa, catching every light at green, and therefore [...]

The London Grill: Rosie Swash
By: Gibson - 19 October 2018 - 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 [...]

Caroline Giacometti Prodgers – a Riposte
By: Gibson - 16 October 2018 - 0 Comments

But there is an air of ignorance in the face of facts when it comes to Prodgers [...]

London Trivia: Small change
By: Gibson - 14 October 2018 - 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 [...]

London Books Review: Up in Smoke
By: Gibson - 12 October 2018 - 4 Comments

Now its history and destiny are examined by Peter Watts in his book - Up in Smoke: The failed dreams of Battersea Power Station [...]

The Cabman’s Nemesis
By: Gibson - 09 October 2018 - 0 Comments

Today we have a guest post from Heather Tweed which first appeared on the Public Domain Review site, under the title Mrs Giacometti Prodgers, the Cabman’s Nemesis. Here Heather Tweed explores the story of Mrs [...]

London Trivia: Independent minded
By: Gibson - 07 October 2018 - 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 - 06 October 2018 - 0 Comments

Only an organisation the size of BT would commission a telephone exchange this ugly, then to reinforce our perception of their poor taste erect a 22ft high aluminium pole with seven sculpted heads [...]