Nothing to do with fleas, nor even the plague. Instead, I describe another two of those administrative curiosities that London seems to specialise in – the Inner and Middle Temples.
Was he a liberal reformer and the first black Lord mayor of London, a figure to be celebrated, or an imperialist unaware of his own ethnicity? Read on to discover why I don’t really answer the question.
A post for devotees of municipal governance. Welcome to a world of Freemen, Liverymen, Councilmen, Aldermen, Sheriffs, Aldermanic Sheriffs and a Lord Mayor, in a city that is home to less than 10,000 people.
Everything you need to know about a real Lord Mayor of London who, for some reason, is the main character in a traditional pantomime
Welcome to the bizarre world of the Southwark Courts Leet, City outposts south of the Thames that have had no purpose for centuries and yet are still with us, alive and … er … well, they are certainly alive.
Everything you need to know – and a few trivia facts you don’t – about an iconic building at the heart of the Square Mile
Once one of London’s great annual festivities, don’t turn up for the Midsummer Watch this year – you’ll be almost 500 years too late.
I’m beginning to see the pitfalls in writing a London blog, and can discern an emerging ‘London Wanderer’ philosophy.