: ' London’s curios'

I’m the Only Running Footman PH

London still has many pubs left that are worthy of a visit. Most have the usual generic names: Red Lion, Royal Oak, Builder’s Arms or King’s Head. But one to be found in Mayfair has what [...]

Daylight robbery

Pity the poor double glazing salesman who tries to convince the owners of Bloomsbury House to install windows in the bricked in recesses of their house. They are the result of tax-dodging the precursor to today’s [...]

A compact shelter

The cabmens’ shelters provided a welcome place for refreshment and rest in their long working day. Of the 47 originally built many have been lost through bombing or neglect leaving only [...]

I’m the Only Running Footman

London still has many pubs left that are worthy of a visit. Most have the usual generic names: Red Lion, Royal Oak, Builder’s Arms or King’s Head. But one to be found in Mayfair has what [...]

Stopping dead cats flying

You are sitting in your deckchair enjoying the sun when from next door a ball is kicked into your garden. Annoying? Just think of what it must have been like for George Augustus Henry Cavendish, 1st [...]