The heyday of real tennis was in the 16th and 17th centuries. I take a look at its physical history, and what there is of a physical present.
Having earlier written a post based entirely on architecture related to cars, I’ve now tried my hand at something similar for man’s best friend.
With tongue at least partially-in-cheek, let me propose three possible post-Covid business opportunities in the heart of the City.
Tales of disaster, shootings and musical comedy – an everyday story of a London corner.
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.
Never mind your local supermarket petrol station, London has some architectural gems created in the service of the internal combustion engine.
Who was responsible for the destruction of what was, in 1900, the third busiest rail terminus in London? I name names and point fingers.
Everything you need to know about a real Lord Mayor of London who, for some reason, is the main character in a traditional pantomime
I take a look at this once-common sight on London’s streets, now endangered and particularly vulnerable in the Covid era
Try spotting the eccentricity – more difficult than you might expect – as I outline the history of the Eccentric Club. It’s a story of thespians, beaver hats, philanthropy, Mr. Fulham and the owners of Chelsea FC’s ground.