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Alhambra House

April 1, 2015

One building's name in Charing Cross Road has always puzzled me, for this uninspired building has a very exotic name Alhambra House.

Piggeries and Potteries

February 28, 2015

They come in colours ranging from red, purple, brown and various shades of yellow and can be laid in soldier, sailor, stretcher, English, Flemish there must be a dozen ways to lay them.

City Limits

February 17, 2015

Ask any cabbie where the centre of London would be and you’ll get an unequivocal answer - The King Charles I Island - there is even a plaque to prove this assumption.

Jump on a bus

January 20, 2015

On 30th December 1952 Albert Gunter, driving a red Route 78 Routemaster jumped across an opening Tower Bridge.

Mole Man resurfaces

January 5, 2015

It has the ingredients of a Grand Designs programme, Kevin McCloud walking through the rubble and telling viewers of the restoration at 121 Mortimer Road.

Aquatic Cabbies

December 7, 2014

Unlike today’s cabbies the London watermen were not adverse to going ’South of The River’ in fact many were residents of the South Bank or Wapping.

Penny Licks

October 10, 2014

John Hammond in Jurassic Park got it right, when faced with being eaten by dinosaurs he proceeded to consume a whole gallon tub of ice cream.

Dr. Johnson’s magnum opus

July 30, 2014

That most quintessential of Londoners Dr. Samuel Johnson has become the capital’s favourite adopted son. He is the most quoted person in the English language after Shakespeare and with his famous verdict on the City “When a man is tired of London, he is…

A bitter pill

July 30, 2014

The current incumbents practising in Harley Street might be pleased to discover that should plague return to London, plunging one’s patient into ice cold water effects a cure.

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