An urban view

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; [...]

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 [...]