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 […]
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 [...]
Isaac Newton lived at 87 Jermyn Street, St. James when he worked at the Royal Mint where he was tasked with prosecuting counterfeiters
What I’m Reading
Lost London by Richard Guard
Lost London is what it says on the cover, the city as told through the buildings, parks and palaces that are no longer with us; Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens which gave us public entertainment for over 200 years; the Palace of Whitehall whose 1,500 rooms made it the largest royal
residence in Europe. You can dip into this book to discover bull rings, ice fairs, plague pits and get a
glimpse into at London's forgotten past.
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
What I’m Reading
London by Edward Rutherfurd
In this huge tome so many peoples' stories are told you have to keep consulting a chart at the front listing the names of the 131 characters belonging to some 7 families, who intermarry, make fortunes, sink to poverty, act heroically, practice villainy, fight duels, worship God, counsel kings, preach sermons, build cathedrals, write poetry and do all the other things that have made London's history for more than two millenniums.
Proposal to erect two-hundred 650ft. wind turbines over an area larger than Manchester will dwarf views and threatens to lose England's only UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site - The Jurassic Coast.