Urban landscape

The Lions of London

My father would tell me of a time at the London Zoo, where he worked, of an old lion inadvertently falling out of his cage [...]

Bill of fare

Built in 1906, this Cabbies' shelter can be found in Grosvenor Gardens and is one of the last of only 13 still standing in London [...]

Ferryman’s seat

A short walk from Shakespeare's Globe is Bear Gardens near its original location is a ferryman's seat. [...]

Site Unseen: York Watergate

This little arch gives you an idea of how wide the Thames was before the construction of the Victoria Embankment [...]

Down Your Alley: The Two Bears

Frequently the tether was too weak or the bear was too strong and the real fun started when the wild animal broke loose [...]

Before there was a Marble Arch

So why is this large roundabout with its inverted green horse, used by locals as a respite from Primark called Marble Arch? [...]

Windmills of your mind

In 1889 the mill was struck by lighting and in 1900 during a violent storm [...]

Site Unseen: Queen Victoria’s Elephant House

This peculiar structure is referred to as the Elephant House; its title suggests a place where huge mammals once resided [...]

Ancient Inns of the Borough High Street–continued

Borough High Street needs to be studied carefully. It can be considered one of London’s oldest streets. It was laid out by the Romans [...]

Ancient Inns of the Borough High Street

Borough High Street needs to be studied carefully, it can be considered one of London’s oldest streets and was laid out by the Romans [...]