An urban view

Site Unseen: Syd’s Coffee Stall

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

Behind closed doors

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

Site Unseen: Rainham Marshes

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building, or place, that you might have passed without noticing, in the past, they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; [...]

A tale of a tail

He noticed that his cheese had been nibbled and suspicion fell on his mate [...]

223 Bow Road

The building this month is passed unnoticed by thousands every day standing as it does incongruously next to a drive-in McDonald’s [...]

Avoid idleness and intemperance

In 1837 a young woman found herself the monarch of her country, she remained Queen during an unprecedented time of burgeoning industry and wealth creation, giving her name to the 64 years she reigned and a [...]

Site Unseen: K2

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past, they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; to a [...]

Crocker’s Folly

This building in Aberdeen Place was put on the market for £4.25 million and subsequently converted into apartments, at the time it was on the top 10 endangered list by the Victorian Society in 2007 is [...]

Down Your Alley White Hart Court

This was one of the two main London hospitals for 'distracted people' and occupied the site of the present Liverpool Street mainline station, founded by Simon Fitzmary [...]

Site Unseen: Grosvenor Gardens

Standing in Bishopsgate Churchyard is this Ottoman Hamam in the heart of the City [...]