Gobbets of the week #25

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

1. Moving a Wren tower from the Square Mile to Twickenham.

2. The man who made Soho glow. 

3. Samuel Pepys at St Olave’s. 


Samuel Pepys’ monument at St Olave Hart Street

4. London’s rumoured secret tunnels! 

5. The sightlines of St Paul’s Cathedral 


St Paul’s at dawn from New Change

6. The Blitz and bomb damage maps. 

7. Two pieces from the Guildhall Library blog: Magna Carta and Surveys and plans of Victorian London’s docks and wharves


The Magna Carta at the Guildhall

8. Experiences of the theatre in post-Medieval London.

9. A Tudor hunting lodge on the outskirts of London 

10. Housing ‘poor men‘ in Greenwich. 

Gobbets of the week #21

It’s been a good week for gobbets. Here are our 10 favourite London history links this week: 

1. Congratulations on Five years of London Historians! 

2. The wonderful world of archaeological poo. 

3. The parts of Roman London that are intact today. 


4. Super postcards of Old London. 

5. Dickens? History? London? It’s all here. 

6. Exhibition – Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon. 


7. An American in Greenwich. 

8. Famous Londoners: Judge Jeffreys. 

9. London’s Fishy Streets. 

10. The Real Goldfinger and Trellick Tower.


More? If you like our weekly gobbets, you might also like some of our longer posts on London’s history: 
Magnus, the Monument and Mice eating Cheese 

Fishwives and Firestarters: a load of old Billingsgate