Thinking allowed

A Sneak Peek at the redesign

The current design has been used since the 2012 Olympics and although I still like the layout I've always felt that the typography was a little difficult to read being displayed in a small sans typeface [...]

A match made in Hell

In the summer of 1888 what happened in this building was to change the history of the labour movement [...]

London around the world

The World Gazetteers lists 27 other Londons of which 18 are in the United States alone [...]

Christmas Quiz 2018

If you have been paying interest to the daily trivia posted @cabbieblog you should know most of the answers [...]

Not in my name

E ALL LIKE TO COMPLAIN and if really aggrieved, protest to make our point, or to change the world. But for having protesters with the greatest tenacity, London would appear to lead the way, we have of [...]

4,821 can’t be wrong

I drive the world’s best taxi giving a level of service that is second to none. How do I know? Well, the annual survey of 4,821 respondents from 23 countries by Hotels.com has revealed that London [...]

Dr. Johnson’s magnum opus

Johnson has become the capital’s favourite adopted son, he is the most quoted person in the English language after Shakespeare [...]

The Flag

Just inside Westminster Abbey’s Great West Door in St. George’s Chapel there hangs a faded, flimsy Union Jack, this unprepossessing 8ft-wide flag is one of the poignant artefacts from the First World War. The flag was in [...]

Demographic analysis

ondon’s first French-language terrestrial radio station broadcasts to the capital’s 400,000 native French speakers as a reminder of their own culture, but why are so many French institutions based around South Kensington? It’s a subject that [...]

London In Quotations

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 [...]