Seeing Red – and other colours
By: Gibson - 26 August 2014 - 0 Comments

For some time now I have been meaning to visit the National Gallery’s summer exhibition – Making Colour, claimed by the organisers to be the first exhibition of its kind in the United Kingdom. The ability [...]

Churchill’s chair
By: Gibson - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

It’s a little known fact that you can still find in smoke free London places where one can enjoy a cigar while drinking one’s coffee. St. James’s Street has some of the capital’s oldest [...]

Daylight robbery
By: Gibson - 19 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Pity the poor double glazing salesman who tries to convince the owners of Bloomsbury House to install windows in the bricked in recesses of their house. They are the result of tax-dodging the precursor [...]

The London Grill: Stefan Dickers
By: Gibson - 15 August 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 [...]

Fulham Ragged School
By: Gibson - 12 August 2014 - 0 Comments

“It’s a wonderful building and in the housing crisis you could have picked it up for £4 million.” Usually the talk of the Metropolitan Elite, for once on a journey to an overpriced mid-terrace [...]

Have you got The Knowledge?
By: Gibson - 07 August 2014 - 0 Comments

She describes her blog as: ‘A city through the eyes of a girl who’s not sure how she ended up here’. For someone who is unsure of her place in the Metropolis, Flora, author [...]

Boudicca’s graves
By: Gibson - 05 August 2014 - 0 Comments

For someone who led a short and inglorious life, the wife of Prasutagus, King of the Iceni has gained an almost mythical status. The Iceni tribe occupied the modern counties of Norfolk, parts of [...]

Welbeck Street car park
By: Gibson - 01 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. Welbeck Street car park can hardly be described as little and marks a sea-change [...]

A compact shelter
By: Gibson - 29 July 2014 - 0 Comments

The cabmens’ shelters provided a welcome place for refreshment and rest in their long working day. Of the 47 originally built many have been lost through bombing or neglect [...]

Pressed for time
By: Gibson - 25 July 2014 - 6 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 [...]

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