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.
Why a stone depiction of camels in Eastcheap has me dreaming of twiglets
Everything you need to know – and a few trivia facts you don’t – about an iconic building at the heart of the Square Mile
It’s time to celebrate some long gone but legendary London restaurants
The architectural style of a building can be deceptive. In the case of 252 High Holborn I know the truth that lies hidden behind the Portland stone facade because, dear reader, I worked there.