Gobbets of the week #28

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? 

Gobbets of the week #18

Swan Upping at Cookham , by Stanley Spencer

Here are links to the top 10 gobbets of London history we saw this week:

1. 300 years of Doggett’s Coat and Badge! 


2. Swan Upping with the Vintners’ Company! 

3. Inigo Jones’ grand portico on Old St Paul’s Cathedral. 

4. The Strand, 1824. Fire at Mr Martin the Sausage-Maker’s.

5. The mysterious Mrs Gillray 

6. A part of Old London Bridge

7. Can you identify these London ceilings? 

8. Remembering East End Jewish Bookshops.

9. One for Arsenal fans: the North Bank, Highbury under construction in 1913. 

10. Tower Bridge – with a man up the flagpole! 

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