An urban view

Hidden from view, the Centre Point fountains

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

The typefaces of London

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 [...]

A trip to the Tower

A special act of parliament had to be passed making it the only building in the UK that can be legally evacuated by lift. [...]

London Leviathan

Whatever the truth was, the SS Great Eastern was certainly a jinxed ship [...]

The elephant in the room

So out went Rodney Gordon’s box of glass, which would have allowed the public to see the London Underground transformer beneath [...]

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 [...]