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.
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.
… wouldn’t be anywhere near so interesting.
Here are just a few of my favourite street names from London history.
I’m not sure what the collective noun for bollards is, but I do know that there is a fascination shown on the internet for these workhorses of the London street furniture world.
A football ground in East London is a rare example of dereliction left to rest in peace.