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London Books Review: The Great Trees of London

There are not many times in a person’s life when they know precisely what they were doing on a particular day and time [...]

Welsh dairies

J. Evans Dairy a Grade II listed building on the corner of Warren Street and Conway Street. Built 1793 and tiles circ. 1916 a rare surviving example of a Welsh dairy. T IS A CUT THROUGH [...]

Dead boring

It’s the stuff of a science fiction writer’s dreams. Excavating in London one finds something buried that should have remained entombed forever. In the late 1950s, BBC Television transmitted the Quatermass trilogy, culminating in Quatermass and [...]

Photographing London: Iconic Locations and Hidden Gems

London is one of the greatest cities in the world. There are so many iconic and historical sites that, as a photographer, it can be hard to know where to get started. Whether you’re a tourist [...]

A close shave in Fleet Street

In a city, which by the standards of today we would find nauseating, the stench of rotting bodies in the area prompted the Courant to investigate [...]

Famous Fictional Front Doors

ONDON HAS ALWAYS been a rich seam for novelists, its diverse population from every corner of the world, 2,000 year history and a wonderful varied architecture makes for works of fiction. Here is a CabbieBlog’s illustrated list of [...]

London Books Review: Streets of Sin

In October 2010 I got a fare to take a famous writer to his home which presciently was situated near the summit of one of the most famous hills in London – Notting Hill. Richard Curtis [...]

London Trivia: Local Football

Tottenham Hotspur was the first London club to win a European-wide tournament, triumphing at the 1963 Cup Winners’ Cup [...]

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 [...]