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 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 [...]

Delay at Victoria Station
By: Gibson - 23 August 2019 - 0 Comments

In was to become one of the most celebrated events to act out above London during the Battle of Britain [...]

Hanway’s pernicious brew
By: Gibson - 20 August 2019 - 0 Comments

The umbrella of Hanway's, which at the time was called a portable room [...]

London Trivia: Pepys pricked by a pin
By: Gibson - 18 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 [...]

Where do the City’s extremities lie today?
By: Gibson - 16 August 2019 - 2 Comments

Where it extends to in the north, how far east it goes, where its centre is? [...]

Hidden from view, the Centre Point fountains
By: Gibson - 13 August 2019 - 0 Comments

TfL: ‘simply not relevant to put something back that does not function' [...]

London Trivia: Villain’s funeral
By: Gibson - 11 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 [...]

Gold shoulder and James Bond
By: Gibson - 09 August 2019 - 0 Comments

As life became increasingly uncomfortable in Europe this creative milieu was joined by many Jews, left-wingers and intellectuals all of whom the Nazi’s disapproved [...]

The typefaces of London
By: Gibson - 06 August 2019 - 0 Comments

he journey from the busiest railway station in London, straight away one comes across a typeface that was made and has seen a good share of its usage right here [...]

London Trivia: Bandleader announces war
By: Gibson - 04 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 [...]

London In Quotations

October 10, 2018

Gallic Snug

February 26, 2013
Bog standard

Bog standard

March 16, 2012

When I were a nipper

January 03, 2012