An urban view

Beavering away

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 [...]


When it comes to preserving Britain’s heritage, it is often small groups of enthusiasts who end up doing all the heavy lifting. This certainly goes for the fine volunteers behind the Stretcher Railing Society, who are [...]

Walled in Waldorf

“Lavish, quite bonkers . . . and rather endearing . . . " [...]

Blue is the new green

Green was once the de facto colour of environmentalism when political parties adopted it into their name or their logo [...]

Lost London: Crosby Hall

My son recently gave me for my birthday a book which could be described as a tome Panoramas of Lost London by Philip Davies an extra large format copy containing over 200 black and white photographs of [...]

Duck Island Cottage

Situated in St. James’s Park Duck Island Cottage, surrounded by foliage is more visible at night when illuminated than by day. The first governor of Duck Island was created by Charles II for Charles de St. Denis, [...]

Cowford Lodge

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. The building this month is passed unnoticed by thousands of cabbies every day. VERLOOKED AS IT [...]

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; [...]