Gobbets of the week #7

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

1. Another great London photo from @imagefreak: ‘Big Time’, a long exposure of the Thames by Big Ben.

2. Inked Spires: a lovely project to draw 48 of London’s spires & domes.

3. The 264th anniversary of the death of Thomas Coram, creator of the Foundling Hospital.

4. With news that the Museum of London may relocate to old market buildings in Smithfield, here’s there post on Smithfield’s history.

5. The story of the notorious Ratcliffe Highway murders.

6. Trinity Square Gardens: the ‘a London inheritance’ blogger takes another journey back in time via his Father’s photographs.

7. William Caxton’s house in the almonry on Thorney Island, Westminster.

8. The ruins of Christ Church Greyfriars and the grave of a she-wolf. Another great post from the Flickering Lamps blog.

9. The story behind a Thames Foreshore find: a London tradesman’s token of 1666.


10. Westminster Hall decked out for the coronation banquet of George II.