: ' London’s streets'

It’s a Corker of a leg

This class of limb purchased in Cork Street became known as a ‘Cork Leg’ to distinguish it from the primitively made ‘Peg Leg’ [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part V

Now we have visited most streets and squares on my Cabbies’ Monopoly board, it’s time now to build a house [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part IV

It proved rather popular for prostitutes to use as a cat-walk while displaying their wares so it was demolished by 1920 [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part III

Here is another CabbieBlog excursion into my old 1930s Monopoly set that I found in the attic, this time crime and punishment is featured [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part II

You can tell that Monopoly was devised in a more relaxed and gentler age, we find a square entitled 'Free Parking' [...]

Cabbie’s Monopoly – Part I

Monopoly is a redesign of an earlier game "The Landlord's Game", first published by the Quaker and political activist Elizabeth Magie [...]

Name changer

Pity the poor postman (or cabbie) when trying to locate some misspelled parts of London. You would have thought that after years of use some kind of conformity would result. When writing about London’s New River [...]

It’s a Corker

Cork Street is a short thoroughfare in Mayfair lined with art galleries, having gained its name from the 1st Earl of Burlington who also happened to be 2nd Earl of Cork in Ireland. It was he, [...]

Passport for Pimlico

Just south of bustling Victoria lies a little enclave comprising some of the quietest streets in London. It is an area full of intrigue and scandal, so isolated yet near to the seats of power if [...]

Little Green Street Blues

Heritage and history, you can’t get away from it nowadays: Restoration Home, Downton Abbey, Antique Roadshow; touch your remote and up pops another programme reminding us of our past and the need to preserve it. On a [...]