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 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 Trivia: Adjoining rooms
By: Gibson - 22 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 [...]

London In Quotations

October 10, 2018
Fire Brand

Fire Brand

September 10, 2010
Blowing my own trumpet

Blowing my own trumpet

October 05, 2010
London’s First Nimby

London’s First Nimby

December 27, 2013
Shop around

Shop around

January 31, 2014