By: Gibson - 10 October 2018 - 0 Comments

By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show. Samuel Johnson, as quoted by James Boswell in The Life of Samuel Johnson [...]

Site Unseen: Syd’s Coffee Stall
By: Gibson - 22 March 2019 - 0 Comments

It was 22nd March 1919, exactly 100 years ago, when Sydney Tothill spent his modest invalidity pension on a tea stall [...]

London’s Beer Flood
By: Gibson - 19 March 2019 - 0 Comments

The scene of the capital’s most bizarre tragedy - the London beer flood [...]

London Trivia: The thin blue line
By: Gibson - 17 March 2019 - 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: Brian Wright
By: Gibson - 15 March 2019 - 0 Comments

Brian Wright hopes to use his recently-started blog, www.capitallettersblog.com to show off the real London that he sees in his daily travels [...]

By: Gibson - 12 March 2019 - 0 Comments

Today the fake houses can still be seen while behind them the District Line rattles along its way [...]

London Trivia: Test Match Special
By: Gibson - 10 March 2019 - 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 [...]

London books review: Abstracts of Black Cab Lore
By: Gibson - 08 March 2019 - 0 Comments

Who is it that hunts in a pack but is unseen by all? [...]

The Curse of Falstaff
By: Gibson - 05 March 2019 - 0 Comments

But the strangest fact about this area is that businesses fail to thrive with a turnover rate far higher than elsewhere [...]

London Trivia: Bethnal Green tragedy
By: Gibson - 03 March 2019 - 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 - 02 March 2019 - 0 Comments

The Knowledge, of course, is a test of the applicant’s knowledge of London’s 22,000 streets and what is to be found upon those streets [...]

London In Quotations

October 10, 2018
Riding roughshod

Riding roughshod

October 30, 2012
Around the World in 15 Taxis

Around the World in 15 Taxis

September 04, 2015
City Limits

City Limits

January 13, 2015

I have worms

July 23, 2010