Gobbets of the week #13

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

1. This amateur London Tube Map is better than the real thing.   


2. Spitalfields then and now: @thegentleauthor updates Dan Cruikshank’s 1970s snapshots (two separate links!) 

3. Regency London gambling: ‘the two nerdy history girls’ blog visits Crockford’s Club in St James’s. 

4. Rioters & resurrectionists: the turbulent history of Spa Fields. 

5. For our 13th ‘Gobbets of the week’, why is London scared of the number 13?


6. The world’s oldest hat shop: the archives of J Lock & Co (via the excellent @ianvisits)


7. A map showing the huge acreage of London’s former docks. 

8. Love, health and the weather: what medieval Londoners worried about.

9. More Spitalfields Life: the House Mill of 1776 at Bromley by Bow. 

10. Book review: Summer of Blood: the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 by Dan Jones in History Today.