Gobbets of the week #31

It’s been a year since I did a ‘gobbets of the week’ post. I’ve been busy working on my book The Boss of Bethnal Green, which was published on 3 November by Spitalfields Life Books. Now that’s done, I’ll be posting more regularly here on a range of topics and definitely including some ‘gobbets’ posts.

So, here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history I liked this week:

1. At Syd’s Coffee Stall. The Gentle Author visits an East End institution: “Ev’rybody knows Syd’s. Git a bus dahn Shoreditch Church and you can’t miss it. Sticks aht like a sixpence in a sweep’s ear,”

2. The Prospect of Whitby and Shadwell Basin. Another great post by A London Inheritance.

3. Remembering the Spa Fields Riots, from London Historians.

4. Leaving Victorian London, by Peter Watts.

5. Donald Trump: the View from London’s Streets. By Londonist.

6. 13 Secrets of Waterloo Bridge

7. London Tube Map Quiz, from Diamond Geezer.

8. 12 Maps of Alternative Londons

9. The best places to drink tea in London.

10. And finally: a plug for The Boss. The story of James Hadfield’s Pistol: a gun that almost killed a King, and started an English Revolution.

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