Everything you need to know – and a few things you don’t – about one of the most famous lost bridges in the world
What stories can lie behind a simple blue plaque … prepare to enter a murky world of blackmail, fraud and wig-making.
If you think the City has always been a well-governed place, think again
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 …
Surely, facts stated on a commemorative plaque are checked and rechecked before the plaque goes up.
… at least for the observant historian. Oscar Wilde once said ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’ Sometimes, it pays to look more thoroughly at the gutter.
Time to pay homage to a hero of London’s transport system.
William Kent’s slim tome of the same name, published in 1932, has encouraged me to venture back into Saint Paul’s and Westminster Abbey – among other places.
… wouldn’t be anywhere near so interesting.
Here are just a few of my favourite street names from London history.