Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we liked this week:
1. The London that might have been: architectural wonders (and monstrosities) that never got past the drawing board.
2. Slashing throats for 170 years: the ‘real’ Sweeney Todd.
3. As we approach the 800th Lord Mayor’s show, a video of the 1967 event...
4. …another showing just how they get the Lord Mayor’s coach out of the Museum of London…
5. …and a song about the Lord Mayor’s coachman!
6. Two London artists from London Historians: Celebrating Hogarth and Gillray’s Ghost.
7. The grizzly story of Bunhill Fields.
8. From Spitalfields Life, John Thomas Smith’s rural cottages.
9. More ‘from the City to the Sea’: part IV – the Thames Estuary; part V – the Thames at night.
10. …and finally…the Return of London’s Fog?
Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history that we liked this week:
1. A spectacular Resurrection Stone at St Andrew, Holborn.
2. Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower: from doom to desire.
3. Vintage Videos of London released!
4. In pictures: London’s lost department stores.
5. Nine quiet places to explore in Fleet Street, Temple and Holborn.
6. St Bartholomew’s Gatehouse: a rare survivor of pre-Fire London.
7. London’s watery streets: from Jacob’s Well to Lamb’s Conduit.
8. St Dunstan-in-the-East’s lovely garden.
9. The site of Chaucer’s Tabard Inn.
10. London Calling: a great image of Tower Bridge from @Fredtography