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 [...]

By: Gibson - 23 April 2019 - 3 Comments

When I were a nipper at about this time of year we would go up West to see the annual pantomime at the London Palladium. In the early 1950s, the Palladium would always have [...]

London Trivia: Good News
By: Gibson - 21 April 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: John Kennedy
By: Gibson - 19 April 2019 - 2 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 [...]

I’m the Only Running Footman PH
By: Gibson - 16 April 2019 - 0 Comments

London still has many pubs left that are worthy of a visit. Most have the usual generic names: Red Lion, Royal Oak, Builder’s Arms or King’s Head. But one to be found in Mayfair [...]

London Trivia: Battle of Barnet
By: Gibson - 14 April 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 [...]

Lost London: Crosby Hall
By: Gibson - 12 April 2019 - 0 Comments

My son recently gave me for my birthday a book which could be described as a tome Panoramas of Lost London by Philip Davies an extra large format copy containing over 200 black and white [...]

Duck Island Cottage
By: Gibson - 09 April 2019 - 0 Comments

Situated in St. James’s Park Duck Island Cottage, surrounded by foliage is more visible at night when illuminated than by day. The first governor of Duck Island was created by Charles II for Charles de [...]

London Trivia: Jack the Ripper hanged
By: Gibson - 07 April 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 [...]

Dark Satanic Mills
By: Gibson - 05 April 2019 - 0 Comments

Food producers adulterating our food is a recurring problem and the practice has gone on for centuries. When the Albion Flour Mills opened the traditional millers – who feared the factory would drive their [...]

Cowford Lodge
By: Gibson - 02 April 2019 - 0 Comments

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. The building this month is passed unnoticed by thousands of cabbies every day. VERLOOKED [...]