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.
The London Wanderer Posts
The architectural style of a building can be deceptive. In the case of 252 High Holborn I know the truth that lies hidden behind the Portland stone facade because, dear reader, I worked there.
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.
I’m beginning to see the pitfalls in writing a London blog, and can discern an emerging ‘London Wanderer’ philosophy.