Urban landscape

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 [...]

Site Unseen: Malplaquet House

Recently put on the market for close to £3 million Malplaquet House is situated on the Mile End Road near Stepney Green, it has to be said, in not one of London's most desirable areas [...]

Down Your Alley: Grotto Passage

In modern times grottos only appear at Christmas time in departmental stores white bearded gentlemen hide away to enchant children of every age [...]

Art Deco in London

Some of the most incredible Art Deco architecture in the world can be found in London [...]


It brought a new level of style and sophistication to the fledgling motoring public. Separate waiting rooms for ladies and their chauffeurs, a writing room, overnight accommodation for lady motorists and a library [...]