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 09 November, 2020
Piccadilly Circus isn’t exactly known for being London’s most respectable road junction.
Posted on 05 November, 2020
Once a ford, now a bridge, Deptford’s seen dramatic battles and murky murders in its time.
Posted on 02 November, 2020
At the forefront of fashion in the sixties and seventies, Chelsea has been considered chic since the fifteen hundreds.
Posted on 30 October, 2020
London’s first modern immigrants, the Huguenots created today’s Soho and Spitalfields.
Posted on 27 October, 2020
Posted on 23 October, 2020
Bethnal Green, in the heart of the East End, was once known for its blind beggar.
London’s own tree
Posted on 21 October, 2020
Posted on 18 October, 2020
Bermondsey has an Abbey Street and a Spa Road, but at one time it had an actual abbey and an actual spa.
Posted on 15 October, 2020
One of London’s old metropolitan boroughs, Battersea was originally an island.
Posted on 12 October, 2020
London isn’t a shire or county of course, but it used to be.