Category: City of London

A Bite-Size Post on Peek Frean (& Camels)

Why a stone depiction of camels in Eastcheap has me dreaming of twiglets

A Bluffer’s Guide to … the Mansion House

Everything you need to know – and a few trivia facts you don’t – about an iconic building at the heart of the Square Mile

The City’s Lost Midsummer Spectacular

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.

A Bluffer’s Guide to … Old London Bridge

Everything you need to know - and a few things you don't - about one of the most famous lost bridges in the world

How to Talk in the Wild West

If you think the City has always been a well-governed place, think again

A Road By Any Other Name … Part 2

In need of entertainment, I've reached again for my copy of 'Street Names of the City of London'. It hasn't let me down ...

A Road By Any Other Name …

... wouldn't be anywhere near so interesting. Here are just a few of my favourite street names from London history.

Staring at Walls

It's no surprise just how much history there is to the city walls of London. What is surprising is just how much of the wall survives.