London has a labyrinth of disused tunnels. In this Guest Post from Taxi Leaks the licensed taxi trade’s leading website. Dave Davis has come up with a novel way of protecting cyclists while freeing up some much needed space on […]
For a building built 50 years ago the BT Tower looks remarkably modern, entering the generous foyer it could be any number of offices that proliferate in this corner of Fitzrovia. It’s only when reaching the central core you realise […]
At the Tate Gallery among the paintings by Constable and Monet was a sight stranger than any picture by Jackson Pollock which would later adorn its walls. Wearing his pyjamas an off-duty policeman dived into the 8ft deep flooded basement […]
One of my favourite London films is Brannigan, starring John Wayne as a Chicago detective. It is as if Visit London had commissioned Paul Greengrass to direct a travel documentary aimed at American tourists. Fast paced it has The Duke […]
Near Tower Bridge is an apartment block, well two in fact, and called The Circle. A road runs between these two crescent shaped buildings, and in the centre is a rather magnificent sculpture. The [...]
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 [...]
What does the future hold for black cabs? As many people already know, London cab drivers go through an incredibly rigorous set of examinations, known as The Knowledge, before they may take up their [...]
Wall's Sausages used to be located at 113 Jermyn Street, where the meat for their products was ground by a donkey operating a treadmill
What I’m Reading
Mr. Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead
Forget the TV series, this is the real story of Harry Gordon Selfridge once the owner of the largest department store in London, American maverick, risk-taker, dandy and one of the greatest showmen the retail world has ever known. Mr. Selfridge reveals the captivating story of the rise and fall of the man who revolutionised the way we shop.
The people at the Metro have asked me to give my views about London
Find out about what London cabbies think of working in their city
For almost a century this plucky little structure has stood its ground. It looks like the final shot of an Ealing comedy -
but its story is a triumph of the individual over corporate bullying. Click on the picture to read its fascinating story
and how you can save this building from the developers.