House names
    By: Gibson - 29 April 2016 - 0 Comments

    In Victorian days addresses often comprised of just the individual’s name, the terrace where they resided or house name and the town. The New View of London reported in 1708 that ‘at Prescott Street, Goodman’s [...]

    Black Cab Sessions
    By: Gibson - 26 April 2016 - 0 Comments

    Of the many uses of ‘retired’ cabs featured on CabbieBlog, probably the most famous conversion is Black Cab Sessions which started in 2007 and has toured London and America recording music from the inside [...]

    Down Your Alley: Carter Lane -2
    By: Gibson - 22 April 2016 - 0 Comments

    Continuing looking at the alleys which lead off Carter Lane just around the corner from St Paul’s Cathedral. This maze of small roads and alleys give you a sense as to how the City [...]

    Down Your Alley: Carter Lane-1
    By: Gibson - 19 April 2016 - 0 Comments

    Without any shadow of a doubt, Carter Lane is very old and probably dates from the 12th century, at that time being known as Shoemakers’ Row. Its present name did not appear until the [...]

    The London Grill: Katie Wignall
    By: Gibson - 15 April 2016 - 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 [...]

    A blow job
    By: Gibson - 12 April 2016 - 0 Comments

    Ask James Dyson how you feel when you have spent time inventing a machine to clean carpets, and arrive at that seminal point of showing your device to the wider public. The audience in [...]

    The demise of Fleet Street
    By: Gibson - 08 April 2016 - 6 Comments

    It seems ironic that today, the spiritual home of home of journalism has only one editorial office and that is for a publication whose favourite son is Dennis the Menace. The world’s first newspaper [...]

    Blue Plaques anniversary
    By: Gibson - 05 April 2016 - 4 Comments

    This year marks the 150th anniversary for London Blue Plaques scheme by English Heritage. Blue Plaques commemorate some of Britain’s most prolific historical figures of our heritage. Celebrating those who have shaped our society [...]

    Site Unseen: Cheyne Walk
    By: Gibson - 01 April 2016 - 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; [...]

    Smeed’s Law
    By: Gibson - 29 March 2016 - 0 Comments

    With a name like Reuben Jacob Smeed one could be forgiven for thinking that he’s a Dickensian character. In fact Professor Smeed devised a formula which advanced a theory, much derided at the time, [...]

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