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 [...]

Lost in translation
By: Gibson - 25 June 2019 - 0 Comments

You are flummoxed, but you must never reveal this, you’re the world authority on everything London, right? [...]

London Trivia: A floating pound
By: Gibson - 23 June 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 [...]

Armadillo swallows London Stone
By: Gibson - 21 June 2019 - 0 Comments

An unprepossessing piece of limestone, measuring about 18 inches across, if found in a field, one would ignore it [...]

A gaping problem
By: Gibson - 18 June 2019 - 0 Comments

As a consequence despite billions being spent on planning, building, refurbishing and rebuilding our trains just don’t fit the stations [...]

London Trivia: Animal rights
By: Gibson - 16 June 2019 - 3 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 [...]

Victorian cab life
By: Gibson - 14 June 2019 - 2 Comments

From about 1800 drivers had to be registered, of all places, the Sewers Office [...]

Beavering away
By: Gibson - 11 June 2019 - 0 Comments

In 1797 Mr Hetherington wore a top hat on the streets of London a large crowd gathered around and he was arrested and accused of disturbing the public order [...]

London Trivia: Speak up
By: Gibson - 09 June 2019 - 5 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 [...]

Pull the other leg
By: Gibson - 07 June 2019 - 0 Comments

Foote turned the leg amputation to his advantage by writing many highly successful one-legged comedies with him in the starring role [...]

London Taxi drivers Charity for Children
By: Gibson - 04 June 2019 - 0 Comments

To their surprise, all their cabs had been destroyed by a German bomb. Amazingly, the shelter survived with just some superficial damage. [...]

London In Quotations

October 10, 2018

Making history

October 26, 2012

Salubrious solitude

February 10, 2012
Site Unseen: Talgarth Road

Site Unseen: Talgarth Road

September 04, 2018
Not me Gov’nor

Not me Gov’nor

May 17, 2016
Cabbie’s dead end

Cabbie’s dead end

November 08, 2013

Dancing on the dead

January 09, 2015