Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we liked this week:
1. Cries of London! The Gentle Author announces the launch of the latest Spitalfields Life book with a programme of events to celebrate centuries of London’s street trading culture.
2. Punk London – the 40th anniversary of punk to be marked with a year-long celebration in London.
3. What inspired the Red Telephone Box?
5. Unbuilt London: IanVisits explores A Giant Pyramid for Hyde Park.
6. From Paper to Copper: fascinating clip explaining how a copper etching was made.
7. Vanished London: The Ticket Porter in Arthur Street.
8. The secret history of the London Plane Tree.
9. All change at Maggs Brothers: one of London’s best antiquarian booksellers moves house.
10. Nightwalking: a nocturnal history of London.
If you like our weekly gobbets, you may enjoy the following posts where we explore each of the City of London’s wards:
Poppies and Pepys and Ghastly Grim (Tower Ward)
Fishwives and Firestarters (Billingsgate Ward)
Magnus, the Monument and Mice eating Cheese (Bridge Ward).