: ' London curiosities'

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 [...]

London’s Beer Flood

The scene of the capital’s most bizarre tragedy - the London beer flood [...]

Marking Time

In addition, some officers added their initials and even their full name. [...]

Four chairs

So, naturally, the tour was given an ‘artistic’ slant and curiously featured some of the capital’s chairs [...]

Bismarck’s Bench

A delighted Bismarck was given a half-flagon full of their finest [...]

Ferryman’s seat

A short walk from Shakespeare's Globe is Bear Gardens near its original location is a ferryman's seat. [...]

Curzon, a Place of death

He famously drove his lilac Rolls-Royce into a swimming pool, in fact, his own garden pond [...]

Before there was a Marble Arch

So why is this large roundabout with its inverted green horse, used by locals as a respite from Primark called Marble Arch? [...]

Mummified Londoners

The real head was displayed in the same case for many years, but became the target of repeated student pranks including being stolen on more than one occasion [...]

The Rents

For some time I've been trying to find the origin of the 'Rents'. [...]