An urban view

Cabman psychogeographer

But another Hugh Pearman wrote a slim paperback, Curious London in 1951, subtitled “An illustrated guide to the curious places and curious things in the twenty-nine boroughs and cities that make up the county of London” [...]

Site Unseen: 41-42 Cloth Fair

I must have passed this building a dozen times, and if was not for reading Fiona Rule’s, meticulously researched Oldest House in London [...]

Down Your Alley: Guildhall Yard

Peering around the east end of the church of St Lawrence Jewry brings into view one of London's most distinguished buildings; this is Guildhall Yard and directly ahead is the Guildhall itself [...]

Site Unseen: The Apple Store

I doubt if anyone entering Apple’s flagship store realises the beautiful mosaics above their heads [...]

Down Your Alley: Appletree Yard

After seemingly having to spend an age trying to remove a virus from CabbieBlog’s website, today it is the turn of focussing on a virus of a different and more deadly nature which once stalked London’s [...]

Site Unseen: 6 Wood Lane

Described as looking like a spaceship this futuristic house is only 22ft wide and wedged between its Victorian neighbours [...]

Down Your Alley: Old Barrack Yard and Kinnerton Street

Recently CabbieBlog featured a piece about a hostage situation played out in Knightsbridge's Spaghetti House Restaurant. [...]

Long and winding road

But which has the longest name and the greatest length? [...]

Site Unseen: Grosvenor Gardens

Today it’s still used by black cab drivers as a place to rest and grab refreshments between jobs [...]

Some pretty uninteresting facts about Big Ben

In a couple of days time, as some even stand out in all weathers, the nation will hold its collective breath and look at a clock, now encased in German scaffolding, and for no reason whatsoever, [...]