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 [...]

London’s original coffee house
By: Gibson - 17 September 2019 - 0 Comments

Starbucks might produce a more sophisticated brew but the convivial atmosphere where debate originated was here [...]

London Trivia: The Sun hits the streets
By: Gibson - 15 September 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 [...]

I could eat a horse, and other animals
By: Gibson - 13 September 2019 - 1 Comment

They were treated to roasted hedgehog, grilled crocodile streak, slug soup, horse's tongue, boiled elephant trunk and boiled porpoise head [...]

Undiscovered Hippy Homes
By: Gibson - 10 September 2019 - 0 Comments

If ever there was a place in London which shows the capital to be a collection of villages, it's little community [...]

London Trivia: Bombing anniversaries
By: Gibson - 08 September 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 [...]

Selfridge’s
By: Gibson - 06 September 2019 - 0 Comments

He invented the phrase ‘Only – Shopping Days until Christmas’ [...]

By: Gibson - 03 September 2019 - 0 Comments

The French House sells more Ricard than anywhere else in Britain [...]

London Trivia: Self-service debut
By: Gibson - 01 September 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 [...]

Bloomsbury Blues
By: Gibson - 30 August 2019 - 0 Comments

The 'golden age' of motoring when it was possible to fill your tank and spend a penny in central London [...]

Bashing the bishop
By: Gibson - 27 August 2019 - 0 Comments

The Mitre today claims to be the oldest pub in London [...]

London In Quotations

October 10, 2018

Staying Erect

October 25, 2011
Black face of St. George

Black face of St. George

September 09, 2014
Taxed beyond death

Taxed beyond death

May 12, 2017

Day-Glo Cabbies

September 04, 2009
Taking sides

Taking sides

November 25, 2011