: ' London’s buildings'

Marie Colvin’s church

Maria Calvin who died in the Syrian city of Homs made this speech at St. Bride's on 10th November, 2010 [...]

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: Talgarth Road

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 [...]

Building site lines

Ask Londoners what their favourite building would be and they’ll probably say St. Paul’s Cathedral. With this in mind the capital’s favourite has been protected by a series of sightlines for decades. During its construction I [...]

A pilgrim returned

Nestled in a Kent valley is one of the most romantic houses to be found near London. Situated just outside the M25 near the charmingly named hamlet of Ivy Hatch, this substantial property is virtually unseen [...]

Alhambra House

With its constant traffic jam, when travelling north along Charing Cross Road you have plenty of time to look at the landscape. One has always puzzled me, for this uninspired building has a very exotic [...]

10 Trinity Square

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. For a building as huge as 10 Trinity Square it is only when you see it [...]

The Old Aero Works

The Spitfire has been attributed to saving England from imminent invasion by Germany in the early years of World War II. Those brave pilots success has been attributed to the aircraft they had at their command, one [...]

London has no edges

It’s only when reaching the central core you realise the structure’s uniqueness, for running up its centre is a lift that is only means of reaching the viewing platform, and the only viable way of escaping [...]

Secret Spaces

When Google chose a location to launch Secret Spaces, an opportunity to allow access to their favourite places on Google Maps throughout London, they couldn’t have selected a more iconic – or secret – space than [...]