The problem of buildings falling down has existed since time immemorial. I've picked a selection of unusual incidents caused by poor design, subsidence or simple wear & tear.
Why does a branch of Marks & Spencer have such a strange name? The answer can be found 250 years ago ...
The everyday story of the last surviving Thameside warehouse in the Square Mile, featuring tea, Frankenstein, arson, frost fairs, John the pony and Timothy West.
The heyday of real tennis was in the 16th and 17th centuries. I take a look at its physical history, and what there is of a physical present in London.
Having earlier written a post based entirely on architecture related to cars, I've now tried my hand at something similar for man's best friend.
Tales of disaster, shootings and musical comedy - an everyday story of a London corner.
Everything you need to know about a real Lord Mayor of London who, for some reason, is the main character in a traditional pantomime
What stories can lie behind a simple blue plaque ... prepare to enter a murky world of blackmail, fraud and wig-making.
Surely, facts stated on a commemorative plaque are checked and rechecked before the plaque goes up.
Why, after having millions of pounds lavished on it, a Victorian music hall derelict for half a century now looks ... derelict.