Our blog on London, its curiosities and its history, for independently-minded Londoners, and anyone else who might be independently interested in London.
Posted on 05 February, 2021
The immigrants we call Anglo-Saxons belonged to three Germanic peoples – the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes – who migrated into Britain in the centuries following the Romans’ departure.
Posted on 01 February, 2021
Posted on 28 January, 2021
Marylebone – or Saint Marylebone – gets its name from its parish church, which is the church of St Marylebone on the Marylebone Road.
Posted on 24 January, 2021
Posted on 20 January, 2021
Posted on 16 January, 2021
With its bridge, its palace, and of course its Walk, Lambeth has been the Archbishop of Canterbury’s London seat since the twelfth century.
Caribbean London (part two)
Posted on 12 January, 2021
The main contingent of London’s Caribbean community arrived here in the years following the Second World War.
Caribbean London (part one)
Posted on 08 January, 2021
Many people think the history of London’s Caribbean community started with the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948, but that’s not entirely correct.
Posted on 04 January, 2021
Kensington is a neighbourhood of two halves: the well-heeled south and the down-at-heel north.
Posted on 27 December, 2020
What we call Islington today stretches a lot further than it used to, and it’s the church’s fault.