Pressed for time
By: Gibson - 25 July 2014 - 0 Comments

For a company which was once producing propaganda for Britain’s most seismic social change W. F. Arber & Co. was remarkably old fashioned, having hardly changed in over 70 years. Much has been written [...]

A bitter pill
By: Gibson - 22 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Once was the time that every Londoner knew who Doctor Butler was, and the alleged restorative properties of his famous brew. Such was his fame a number of London pubs carried his name. Alas [...]

The London Grill: Leo Hollis
By: Gibson - 18 July 2014 - 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 [...]

Victorian Public Transport
By: Gibson - 15 July 2014 - 2 Comments

A Government White Paper of 1895 entitled The Cab and Omnibus Trades stated: “The cabman’s trade is one to which all sorts of men find their way. Many an educated man, who can do [...]

Jungle pigeons
By: Gibson - 11 July 2014 - 0 Comments

It is a common misconception that cabbies always have their meal breaks in the green huts scattered around London. For those wishing to discuss England’s sporting woes or the decline of the cab trade [...]

1000 Londoners
By: Gibson - 08 July 2014 - 0 Comments

1000 Londoners claims to be the most in­depth and expansive documentary series ever produced about the city and the people who live here. Produced by South London based, film production company and social enterprise, [...]

Underneath the Arches
By: Gibson - 04 July 2014 - 0 Comments

For most of London’s history there was only one bridge spanning the Thames, then in a building frenzy most of the modern crossings we know today where built. With a proposed new Garden Bridge [...]

Victoria Gate
By: Gibson - 01 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. Victoria Gate Lodge is a Grade II listed building in the north-eastern part of [...]

Scratching Fanny in Cock Lane
By: Gibson - 27 June 2014 - 0 Comments

Cock Lane, an inconspicuous narrow thoroughfare in Smithfield, in 1762 suddenly acquired international fame, or notoriety, when a house became one of London’s best known haunting. The spirit of Fanny Lynes accused someone of [...]

The Story of Mayfair
By: Gibson - 24 June 2014 - 0 Comments

I was recently given a copy of The Story of Mayfair by Peter Wetherall; it’s a concise book with cartoons by Martin Millard which chronicles this famous enclave of London from the 1660s to [...]

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