In 1797 a certain Mr Hetherington, wore a top hat on the streets of London it was said that a large crowd gathered around, inducing such chaos that the gentleman was arrested and accused of disturbing the public order.
The cabmens' shelters provided a welcome place for refreshment and rest in their long working day. Of the 47 originally built many have been lost through bombing or neglect leaving only 13, all of them are now listed buildings.
For a building built 50 years ago the BT Tower looks remarkably modern.
The Thames might be one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, but it is the colour blue that dominates its shores is not green.
When the Metropolitan Police Force was formed there was only 895 of them to keep order in a city of 1.2 million inhabitants, this is just one of many splendidly curious facts about the Capital’s police force.