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 Trivia: The Wallace Collection
By: Gibson - 25 August 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 [...]

Delay at Victoria Station
By: Gibson - 23 August 2019 - 0 Comments

In was to become one of the most celebrated events to act out above London during the Battle of Britain [...]

Hanway’s pernicious brew
By: Gibson - 20 August 2019 - 0 Comments

The umbrella of Hanway's, which at the time was called a portable room [...]

London Trivia: Pepys pricked by a pin
By: Gibson - 18 August 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 [...]

Where do the City’s extremities lie today?
By: Gibson - 16 August 2019 - 2 Comments

Where it extends to in the north, how far east it goes, where its centre is? [...]

Hidden from view, the Centre Point fountains
By: Gibson - 13 August 2019 - 0 Comments

TfL: ‘simply not relevant to put something back that does not function' [...]

London Trivia: Villain’s funeral
By: Gibson - 11 August 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 [...]

Gold shoulder and James Bond
By: Gibson - 09 August 2019 - 0 Comments

As life became increasingly uncomfortable in Europe this creative milieu was joined by many Jews, left-wingers and intellectuals all of whom the Nazi’s disapproved [...]

The typefaces of London
By: Gibson - 06 August 2019 - 0 Comments

he journey from the busiest railway station in London, straight away one comes across a typeface that was made and has seen a good share of its usage right here [...]

London Trivia: Bandleader announces war
By: Gibson - 04 August 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 In Quotations

October 10, 2018
Turner’s House

Turner’s House

October 10, 2017

My fifteen minutes

September 16, 2011

The Only Running Footman

August 10, 2012
The Old Aero Works

The Old Aero Works

November 11, 2014