Gobbets of the week #5!

Here are links to our top 10 gobbets of London history this week:

1. Following our own visit to Pudding Lane – the Flickering Lamps blog looks at Pye Corner: flames, poltergeists and bodysnatchers.

2. Playhouses in Elizabethan London.

3. Clay Pipes: the Urban Archaeology Clay Tobacco Pipe Factsheet!

4. Patrick Baty: the Great Paint Detective explains 300 years of decoration at Queen Anne’s Gate.

5. The Imperial War Museum explores fashion during WW2.

6. Liam Farrell’s lovely painting of St Mary Aldermary.

7. Sealed not signed: @LondonHistorian enjoyed the Magna Carta exhibition.

8. More drawings of Wren churches: great blog by Nick Richards.

9. London’s favourite Fourth Plinth artwork.

10. A tailor’s history of Savile Row.

Gobbets of the week #4

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history that caught our eye this week:

1. The Joshua Reynolds Twitter trail.


2. Queen Boudicca’s Fire found under the Walkie-Talkie skyscraper

3. With the arrival of “Gift Horse” to Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, @Londonist took a look at the previous occupants.


4. As the campaign to #savenortonfolgate heats up, here’s “The Liberty of Norton Folgate“, live by Madness (video).



5. The London Bridge rush hour in 1904.

6. @peterwatts reviews three new books on London.

7. For Thames foreshore fans, reviews of an exhibition of art by Sophie Charalambous by @thegentleauthor and @kathleenmcil

8. An old map of the pubs of the Isle of Dogs.

9. Caroline of Brunswick’s life and death in Hammersmith.

10. Come under Jeremy Bentham’s Gaze at UCL.

Gobbets of the week!

Here are the top ten gobbets of London history that caught our eye this week:

1. The hill of bones: the story of Bunhill Fields.


2. The top 20 London blue plaques for influential women.

3. Hanging pirates at Execution Dock, Wapping.

4. Fourth Plinth: goodbye Hahn, hello Gift Horse!


5. Piccadilly Circus uncovered!

6. Pancake recipes from 1769.

7. The 12 year old Elizabeth’s letter to Catherine Parr.

8. A view of London from 1860s Japan.


9. Why the world needs Collectors.

10. A London tour: Macarons & Mews!