Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we liked this week:
1. Victorian London in photographs (via Westminster Walks).
2. A lovely colour film of London Bridge, 1926 by Claude Friese-Green (via Rob Baker).
3. Compare detailed historic maps with today’s London.
4. Some 3D views of Central Line tube stations.
5. A Doric tragedy: demolishing the Euston Arch.
6. 1960: when Tommy Steele’s wedding caused chaos in Soho Square.
7. Wonderful archives film of The Barbican, 1969.
8. The Last Shift: the seedy side of Regency London.
9. An old map of London’s Theatreland.
10. Now the site of City Airport, the King George V and Royal Albert Docks in 1930.
Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we saw this week:
1. Sir John Soane’s private apartments: obsessive, eccentric brilliance.
2. 18 beautiful and weird maps that will change the way you look at London.
3. With all the noise of the recent Hatton Garden heist, here’s a lovely piece by Rachel Lichtenstein on one of London’s most fascinating streets.
4. The Soho shoe shop that supplied Queen Victoria’s wedding slippers.
5. Murals and street art from 1980s London.
6. Central London’s massive unbuilt railway terminus.
7. The little mortuary at St George-in-the-East and its reincarnation as a museum.
8. Should the Euston Arch be rebuilt?
9. Francis Barber: reluctant member of Dr Johnson’s mad ménage.
10. Witanhurst: the biggest private mansion in London – but who owns it?
Here are links to 10 gobbets of London history that caught our eye recently:
1. Rob Lloyd, author of the excellent restoration London thriller The Bloodless Boy is seeking feedback on the first chapter of his sequel.
2. When London’s streets were paved with wood.
3. Distaff Lane: how City streets have changed over the centuries .
4. Dan Cruikshank on the Euston Arch.
5. Churchill’s funeral via British Pathe.
6. A new approach to mapping London
7. “The Anatomizer’s Ground” – Uncovering the history of St Olave’s, Silver Street.
8. A new design for the Pepys’ Diary website.
9. Sir Charles Bressey’s unimplemented ‘improvements’ to London (1937).
10. A love letter to London by @thegentleauthor.