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London for free

While London can certainly be pricey, whether you’re planning a weekend trip to the capital, there are still plenty of things to do on a budget, here are 20 London attractions you can visit for free [...]

London Books Review: London Taxi Driver Slang

My favourite is The Gas Works, summed up as The Houses of Parliament: hot air at extortionate prices [...]

A short drop

The Execution Bell, named in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons as “The Bells of Old Bailey“, now on display in St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate used to be rung around midnight outside the condemned cell. The St. Sepulchre’s [...]

Pootling around London

As a bonus, for your support, each month two long-form posts from my book Pootling around London, a travelogue about riding around London exploring the capital’s traditions, tripe and trivia, whilst undertaking The Knowledge will be [...]

Going Japanese

The idea that in 1885 there was a Japanese village located in Knightsbridge, the heart of bustling Victorian colonialism, may strike many as something more akin to today’s multi-cultural London [...]

Graffiti cab

Another in the occasional series ‘old cabs never die’ [...]

Live like Churchill

Winston Churchill would regularly round off a very comprehensive dinner with a cheese platter [...]

‘Mr Frieake’ and a gruesome cab fare

To his friends and neighbours on East London's Tredegar Square, Henry Wainwright was “A most respectable man” [...]

Christmas Quiz

If you have been paying interest to the daily trivia posted @cabbieblog you should know most of the answers [...]

Soggy Angels

London in those days was renowned for rain [...]