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Taxed beyond death

Here are a few of London's strangest payments of tax [...]

A culinary classic

Wilton’s is the oldest restaurant in London [...]

Rolling Stone

London’s most travelled artefact has moved yet again. London Stone, a Grade II* chunk of limestone some 20″ wide, 16″ high and 17″ deep of a substance (oolitic) that is not local to the London area [...]

The first A-Z

The story is almost certain in the main untrue, the first street-indexed map of London was drawn up in 1623 by John Norden [...]

Walk the Line

For the purposes of CabbieBlog London starts –and ends – at the M25. So to start following the Meridian Line we have to commence at precisely that point on the motorway [...]

The first London cab

In 1897, the first motor cabs appeared in London. They were electrically powered and called Berseys, after the manager of the London Electrical Cab  Company, Walter C. Bersey [...]

Would you Adam and Eve it?

Fluency meant you were very much an insider, and thus more likely to be seen as trustworthy or sympathetic by your peers [...]

Secret signs

Some signs you might see every day without understanding the signs purpose [...]

Cadbury Cab

I saw this cab conversion during the summer outside King’s Cross Station but was unable to find any information as to its nature [...]

Sunday Best

I'm now posting nuggets of triviality every Sunday. Each post will have a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information. They may be read on a weekly [...]