An urban view

Site Unseen: K2

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past, they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; to a [...]

Crocker’s Folly

This building in Aberdeen Place was put on the market for £4.25 million and subsequently converted into apartments, at the time it was on the top 10 endangered list by the Victorian Society in 2007 is [...]

Down Your Alley White Hart Court

This was one of the two main London hospitals for 'distracted people' and occupied the site of the present Liverpool Street mainline station, founded by Simon Fitzmary [...]

Site Unseen: Grosvenor Gardens

Standing in Bishopsgate Churchyard is this Ottoman Hamam in the heart of the City [...]

Down Your Alley: Herbal Hill

The demand for herbs in a large city like London was such that some gardeners dedicated their entire grounds to the cultivation of herbs [...]

Hornor’s Panorama

It is remarkable that St. Paul’s should have been built under the supervision of only one master-builder, Thomas Strong [...]

Site Unseen: Inner and Middle Temple

Open to the public during daylight hours the Inner and Middle Temples have a rather private appearance which probably put off many curious visitors [...]

Down Your Alley: Alderman’s Walk

Alderman’s Walk is one of those names that tend to spark off thoughts of summery strolls along well-kept tree-lined avenues. Indeed, if we were contemplating our walk in a suburban village or almost any place other [...]

Site Unseen: Talgarth Road

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past, they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; to a [...]

Cabinet of Curiosities

ll men like to collect and catalogue ‘stuff’ and Victorian gentlemen were no different from today’s men. Amongst their collections could be found animal skulls, fossils, shells, a miniature book or maybe a small timepiece. They [...]