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Dying for a drink

The next time you find yourself in Soho, go to Broadwick Street where at one end you’ll find a village pump, while standing on the junction with Lexington Street is a pub rejoicing in the name [...]

London Books Review: Bradshaw’s London Guide

The original volume was produced for visitors coming to the capital for the Great International Exhibition of 1862 [...]

London’s Urban Myths

The Seven Noses of Soho The Myth of the 7 Noses of Soho is a peculiar one. Rumour has it that there are 7 sculpted noses on buildings in the square mile that is Soho. It’s [...]

The Ripper’s Route

During Halloween season will you be grabbing a chance to take part in the capitals most infamous dark history tour . . . Jack the Ripper? [...]

Caroline Giacometti Prodgers – a Riposte

But there is an air of ignorance in the face of facts when it comes to Prodgers [...]

London Books Review: Up in Smoke

Now its history and destiny are examined by Peter Watts in his book - Up in Smoke: The failed dreams of Battersea Power Station [...]

Waterborne Cabbies

In the 16th Century the Company of Watermen were the equivalent to today’s cabbies. Created by an Act of Parliament in 1556 and given a grant of a Royal Patient in 1585, their trade like ours [...]

London Books Review: The House by the Thames

Gillian Tindall forensically examined a house whose history spanned nearly 450 years in her book The House by the Thames and the people who lived there [...]

Hackney Carriages

ackney, this impoverished region of east London, was probably unknown to most of the world before the Olympic Games Committee decided its marshes would make a rather splendid place to hold the next Games. The term [...]

Cracking the Coade

Standing on Westminster Bridge guarding the gateway to south London stands the 13-ton South Bank Lion [...]