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 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 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 [...]