Gobbets of the week #17

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we liked this week:

1. Three very big cheers for @thegentleauthor for spearheading the successful campaign to #savenortonfolgate.

  
2. Gresham College lecture: the wonderful John Schofield waxes lyrical on the Archaeology of St Paul’s Cathedral. 

  
3. The real site of Arthur C Clarke’s ‘Tales from the White Hart’. Thanks to @Rachel_Bedder for prompting! 

4. The Berners Street Hoax

5. A gate at the Royal Exchange

  
6. From Foyles to Hatchards – slip between the covers of London bookshops. 

7. More bookshops: the Antiquarian Bookshops of Old London

8. Robert Hooke and the dog’s lung: animal experimentation in history. 

  
9. A walk through King’s Cross at the turn of the Millennium. 

10. Blitzed Tottenham Court Road, 1940.

If you like this, do take a look at these longer posts on London’s history:

The Dragon and the Grasshopper

Make mine a Liptrap!

London’s bare necessities 

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