Physician John Coakley Lettsome (1744-1815), who introduced the mangelwurzel to England, is buried at Bunhill Fields, City Road
What I’m Reading
Streets of Sin: A dark biography of Notting Hill by Fiona Rule
Before Richard Curtis wrote the script Notting Hill was not the celebrity hotspot it now claims to be. Streets of Sin delves into the district’s murky past relating the scandals and crimes that once blighted the area: 10 Rillington Place; slum landlord Peter Rachman; the Profumo affair; and Britain’s first race riots, this was ‘Rotting Hill’ after the war.
Views of London
Radio Taxis are offering cash prizes for the best photos of our capital: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, iconic landmarks or just spontaneous moments, in short the heart of London. Just click on the image below to enter.
The people at the Metro have asked me to give my views about London
Find out about what London cabbies think of working in their city
For almost a century this plucky little structure has stood its ground. It looks like the final shot of an Ealing comedy -
but its story is a triumph of the individual over corporate bullying. Click on the picture to read its fascinating story
and how you can save this building from the developers.
Save London’s Iconic Cabs
Scrap the age limit on London taxi cabs. London’s taxi drivers would love to replace their current vehicles with ones that are fully electric or zero emissions capable, but these vehicles are not currently available. Taxi drivers must scrap their 15 year old vehicles, even though they meet current standards.
Please sign this petition to get the age limit on London’s Black cabs removed. If a London Taxi is fit for purpose and passes current emission standards it should be allowed to stay on the road.