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: A shot in the dark
By: Gibson - 24 March 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 [...]

Site Unseen: Syd’s Coffee Stall
By: Gibson - 22 March 2019 - 0 Comments

It was 22nd March 1919, exactly 100 years ago, when Sydney Tothill spent his modest invalidity pension on a tea stall [...]

London’s Beer Flood
By: Gibson - 19 March 2019 - 0 Comments

The scene of the capital’s most bizarre tragedy - the London beer flood [...]

London Trivia: The thin blue line
By: Gibson - 17 March 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: Brian Wright
By: Gibson - 15 March 2019 - 0 Comments

Brian Wright hopes to use his recently-started blog, www.capitallettersblog.com to show off the real London that he sees in his daily travels [...]

By: Gibson - 12 March 2019 - 0 Comments

Today the fake houses can still be seen while behind them the District Line rattles along its way [...]

London Trivia: Test Match Special
By: Gibson - 10 March 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 books review: Abstracts of Black Cab Lore
By: Gibson - 08 March 2019 - 0 Comments

Who is it that hunts in a pack but is unseen by all? [...]

The Curse of Falstaff
By: Gibson - 05 March 2019 - 0 Comments

But the strangest fact about this area is that businesses fail to thrive with a turnover rate far higher than elsewhere [...]

London Trivia: Bethnal Green tragedy
By: Gibson - 03 March 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 [...]