Urban landscape

Down Your Alley: Tweezer’s Alley

The oldest legal ceremony in England apart from the coronation itself, the Quit Rents Ceremony, where six horseshoes are presented to the Queen’s Remembrancer [...]

Bugwoman on Location

There was much to love about the area, but the flat had no garden, just a tiny balcony, too small to stand on. Occasionally a woodpigeon or a butterfly would come to visit, but basically I [...]

Down Your Alley: Devereux Court

The court has a somewhat quaint atmosphere although the present buildings are mainly of mock Georgian, built in the 1950's [...]

Site Unseen: The Concrete House

Number 549 Lordship Lane is believed to be the only surviving example of a 19th-century concrete house [...]

Site Unseen: Gwynne House

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; to a [...]

Anyone for tennis?

Could it be Edward VII moniker? Rumours have it that the future monarch would have secret trysts with Lillie Langtry within these modest walls [...]

Down Your Alley: Great Turnstile

By day it was a favourite resort of beggars and hired children who often used violence on unsuspecting victims in order to relieve them of anything worth having [...]

On the move

What of more modest mobile buildings which have not had the area of London named after them? [...]

Site Unseen: The Savoy Chapel

Just south of the Strand approached by a seedy tunnel beneath the Savoy Hotel one finds The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy [...]

Down Your Alley: Newport Court

Off the west side of Charing Cross Road, about 35 yards north of Leicester Square Station is Newport Court one of the alleys leading to Chinatown [...]