By: Gibson - 05 October 2018 - 2 Comments

It is remarkable that St. Paul’s should have been built under the supervision of only one master-builder, Thomas Strong [...]

Site Unseen: Inner and Middle Temple
By: Gibson - 02 October 2018 - 0 Comments

Open to the public during daylight hours the Inner and Middle Temples have a rather private appearance which probably put off many curious visitors [...]

London Trivia: Elevating Nelson
By: Gibson - 30 September 2018 - 0 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

Down Your Alley: Alderman’s Walk
By: Gibson - 28 September 2018 - 0 Comments

Alderman’s Walk is one of those names that tend to spark off thoughts of summery strolls along well-kept tree-lined avenues. Indeed, if we were contemplating our walk in a suburban village or almost any [...]

Waterborne Cabbies
By: Gibson - 25 September 2018 - 6 Comments

In the 16th Century the Company of Watermen were the equivalent to today’s cabbies. Created by an Act of Parliament in 1556 and given a grant of a Royal Patient in 1585, their trade [...]

London Trivia: Charlie comes home
By: Gibson - 23 September 2018 - 0 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

The London Grill: Laurence Stephan
By: Gibson - 21 September 2018 - 0 Comments

We challenge our contributor to reply to ten devilishly probing questions about their London and we don't take "Sorry Gov" for an answer [...]

Grumpy! That’s a Laugh
By: Gibson - 18 September 2018 - 4 Comments

London’s taxi drivers have in the past been identified as the country’s grumpiest workers. A survey found that traffic jams, the rising cost of petrol and drunken passengers meant that cabbies rarely managed a [...]

London Trivia: Last night at the Proms
By: Gibson - 16 September 2018 - 0 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

By: Gibson - 15 September 2018 - 0 Comments

The only point of interest is Stockwell bus garage described by Will Self as “a pod of whales, a concrete Leviathan, frozen in mid arch as they swim through the rather choppy brick sea [...]

London In Quotations

October 10, 2018
Dear Diary . . .

Dear Diary . . .

January 11, 2011
Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

September 15, 2009