Gobbets of the week #10

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history that caught our eye this week: 

1. The lovely A London Inheritance blog finds that not much has changed in Highgate since 1948. 


2. Southwark Park ‘ghost station’ uncovered by Thameslink workers. 

3. Massive Waterloo cartoon emerges from Royal Academy storage in time for bicentenary. 


4. 50 years of the London boroughs in archive films. 

5. New 3D model of central London. 

6. Liverpool Street station, 1917 by Marjorie Sherlock. 

7. The interior of the Old Bedford Music Hall, Camden by Walter Richard Sickert, 1890. 

8. In search of Shakespeare’s London with the Spitalfields Life blog. 


9. Stovepipe hats abound: daguerreotype of the great Chartist meeting at Kennington in April 1848. 


10. Photographing London in the 1970s by Peter Watts. 

Gobbets of the week #9

Here are links to our top 10 gobbets of London history this week:

1. The Newgate prison executioner’s bell on show at St. Sepulchre’s church. 

2. Cleopatra’s Needle: how an Egyptian obelisk ended up by the Thames. 


3. The remarkable 300-year history of the equestrian statue of Charles I at Charing Cross. 

4. How Thomas Cromwell helped John Stow’s father to move house.


5. Numismatic detective wizardry: unfolding Restoration London lives from trade tokens. 

6. All of London’s tiny streets have a story: Crown Court, Cheapside. 

7. Nuances of the Northern Line

8. Mapping emotions in Victorian London. 

9. How 173 Londoners lost their lives in the Bethnal Green tube disaster. 


10. Behind the scenes at Stationers’ Hall (three tweets: one, two and three).

Gobbets of the week #8! 


 Here are links to our top 10 gobbets of London history this week: 

1. Re-imagining Elizabethan London with Mathew Lyons…

2. The lost world of the alleys. @thegentleauthor ventures into one of Spitalfields’ darkest corners.


3. Side by side as equals: Darwin and Wallace in Westminster Abbey. 

4. Cleaning Justice at the Old Bailey

5. The 7 tallest buildings ever demolished in London…

6. An interactive map of C16 London. 


7. A lovely painting of Old London Bridge. 

8. Bedlam’s Big Dig – Crossrail article in the New Yorker…

9. Pipe Dreamsa short film commissioned by the Barbican to mark the passing of Crossrail’s Tunnel Boring Machines beneath the Barbican Estate. 

10. The quirky moles of Sub-Brit visit the Clapham South deep level air raid shelter.