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 [...]

Ostler’s Hut
By: Gibson - 15 October 2019 - 0 Comments

Within a short time the advent of the motor car just a few years later, he was soon out of a job and the building was never used again [...]

London Trivia: The meridian line
By: Gibson - 13 October 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 [...]

Cabbie detritus
By: Gibson - 11 October 2019 - 0 Comments

For years this phone has been at the front of the taxi rank in Langham Place. Totally forgotten about, it sits there waiting to ring [...]

Aquatic cabbies of old
By: Gibson - 08 October 2019 - 0 Comments

In their open boats exposed to the elements, they were a hardy breed who ferried people across the Thames in all weathers [...]

London Trivia: London riot
By: Gibson - 06 October 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 [...]

It’s a Corker of a leg
By: Gibson - 04 October 2019 - 0 Comments

This class of limb purchased in Cork Street became known as a ‘Cork Leg’ to distinguish it from the primitively made ‘Peg Leg’ [...]

A compact shelter
By: Gibson - 01 October 2019 - 0 Comments

Lo and behold on the south-west corner stood a green cab shelter. What was it doing there? [...]

London Trivia: Church of Casanova
By: Gibson - 29 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 [...]

A bitter pill for all
By: Gibson - 27 September 2019 - 0 Comments

’Doctor’ Butler had no medical qualifications, but that didn’t stop him selling an evil concoction of laxatives [...]

By: Gibson - 24 September 2019 - 0 Comments

As late as between the two world wars, the verb 'to Bradshaw' was a derogatory term [...]

London In Quotations

October 10, 2018
Chubby cherub blamed

Chubby cherub blamed

September 02, 2011
Cabbies’ sheltered lives

Cabbies’ sheltered lives

February 14, 2014
It’s a Corker of a leg

It’s a Corker of a leg

October 04, 2019
The Pace of London

The Pace of London

December 10, 2013
Late night eats

Late night eats

March 26, 2013