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
An endless fascination with street names and their evolution has seen me reach again for my copy of Eilert Ekwall’s authoritative tome.
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
A not-very-heartwarming look at some of the more obscure animals to make their home in the Smoke.
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.
What stories can lie behind a simple blue plaque … prepare to enter a murky world of blackmail, fraud and wig-making.