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.
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.