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 [...]

Avoid idleness and intemperance
By: Gibson - 15 January 2019 - 1 Comment

In 1837 a young woman found herself the monarch of her country, she remained Queen during an unprecedented time of burgeoning industry and wealth creation, giving her name to the 64 years she reigned [...]

London Trivia: The Hand of God
By: Gibson - 13 January 2019 - 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 [...]

Photographing London: Iconic Locations and Hidden Gems
By: Gibson - 11 January 2019 - 0 Comments

London is one of the greatest cities in the world. There are so many iconic and historical sites that, as a photographer, it can be hard to know where to get started. Whether you’re [...]

By: Gibson - 08 January 2019 - 0 Comments

In a city, which by the standards of today we would find nauseating, the stench of rotting bodies in the area prompted the Courant to investigate [...]

London Trivia: The Anacreontic Society
By: Gibson - 06 January 2019 - 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 - 05 January 2019 - 1 Comment

If ever evidence was needed to support the claim that London’s streets were paved with gold the place to find it would be Exhibition Road beyond Alexandra Gate. This road underwent a transition that [...]

London around the world
By: Gibson - 04 January 2019 - 0 Comments

The World Gazetteers lists 27 other Londons of which 18 are in the United States alone [...]

New Year’s Resolutions 2019
By: Gibson - 01 January 2019 - 0 Comments

A Happy New Year to anybody who stumbles across this blog, whether by accident or by design. In keeping with the tradition of making a New Year resolution only to break it within one [...]

London Trivia: Snuffed out
By: Gibson - 30 December 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 - 28 December 2018 - 0 Comments

ONDON HAS ALWAYS been a rich seam for novelists, its diverse population from every corner of the world, 2,000 year history and a wonderful varied architecture makes for works of fiction. Here is a CabbieBlog’s illustrated [...]