Thinking allowed

Not in my name

E ALL LIKE TO COMPLAIN and if really aggrieved, protest to make our point, or to change the world. But for having protesters with the greatest tenacity, London would appear to lead the way, we have of [...]

4,821 can’t be wrong

I drive the world’s best taxi giving a level of service that is second to none. How do I know? Well, the annual survey of 4,821 respondents from 23 countries by has revealed that London [...]

Dr. Johnson’s magnum opus

Johnson has become the capital’s favourite adopted son, he is the most quoted person in the English language after Shakespeare [...]

The Flag

Just inside Westminster Abbey’s Great West Door in St. George’s Chapel there hangs a faded, flimsy Union Jack, this unprepossessing 8ft-wide flag is one of the poignant artefacts from the First World War. The flag was in [...]

Demographic analysis

ondon’s first French-language terrestrial radio station broadcasts to the capital’s 400,000 native French speakers as a reminder of their own culture, but why are so many French institutions based around South Kensington? It’s a subject that [...]

London In Quotations

By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show. Samuel Johnson, as quoted by James Boswell in The Life of Samuel Johnson [...]

Anglia & Angst

BeetleyPete started blogging only 6 years ago, but in that short time has developed a strong following [...]

Get lost Tom-Tom

It is giving them an inaccurate signal telling them they are standing in the middle of the Thames when patiently they are standing in Trafalgar Square [...]

Maurice Cheepen

For some, with a seemingly safer war, were hugely valuable in raising the morale of Londoners [...]

The Cab Driver Who Saved the World!

They said they were trying to stop a weekend of disasters forecast by astrologers because of a rare ‘line up’ in Space of five planets [...]