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The curse of Cleopatra
By: Gibson - 05 May 2015 - 2 Comments

Erected on the Victoria Embankment is probably the most unwanted, and unloved monument to be found in London. ‘Cleopatra’s’ Needle was presented to Britain in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt in commemoration of [...]

Molesworth Lodge
By: Gibson - 01 May 2015 - 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; [...]

50 Charles Street
By: Gibson - 28 April 2015 - 0 Comments

50 Charles Street: A Mansion with a Rich History I recently reviewed on CabbieBlog The Story of Mayfair by Peter Wetherell which chronicles this famous enclave of London from the 1660s to the present [...]

Barmy Bus Tours
By: Gibson - 24 April 2015 - 0 Comments

The proliferation of buses in London of late has been the cause of much of the capital’s congestion. Outside the rush hour, especially during the evening, great convoys of these empty red monsters convey [...]

A pilgrim returned
By: Gibson - 21 April 2015 - 4 Comments

Nestled in a Kent valley is one of the most romantic houses to be found near London. Situated just outside the M25 near the charmingly named hamlet of Ivy Hatch, this substantial property is [...]

The London Grill: Boris Johnson
By: Gibson - 17 April 2015 - 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 Little Black Cabs
By: Gibson - 14 April 2015 - 0 Comments

It is always interesting to get an understanding of what tourists think of black cabs. Here American author Anne Flint who describes England is her favourite place to explore has written a Guest Post [...]

Mr Selfridge’s grave
By: Gibson - 10 April 2015 - 2 Comments

Recently on a cold, overcast March morning I was to be found standing by a rather unprepossessing grave situated under a Holm oak by a small parish church in Dorset. It was the culmination [...]

Type in Thames
By: Gibson - 07 April 2015 - 2 Comments

When I was a student at what’s now rather grandly named The London College of Communication we would have to compose type by hand in a typeface called Baskerville (I now use that font [...]

Curator’s Lodge
By: Gibson - 03 April 2015 - 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; [...]