Gobbets of the week #24

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

1. A brief but lovely history of London maps.


2. Visscher redrawn. The panorama of London 400 years on. 

3. Agatha Christie’s London. 

4. More Cries of London from @thegentleauthor. 

5. The Barbican Estate: a town reconstructed from its cellars. 


6. Regency London, John Nash and the Third Reich: visiting Carlton House Terrace. 

7. Battle of Britain: the Crisis. 

8. First ever public tours of Henry V’s chapel. 

9. Postman’s Park – one of London’s most unusual memorials. 


…and finally, two pieces on London’s Northern Heights…

10. Highgate’s hospital history and Hampstead Heath Pergola. 

Gobbets of the week #12! 

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

1. Sir John Soane’s private apartments: obsessive, eccentric brilliance. 

2. 18 beautiful and weird maps that will change the way you look at London. 

3. With all the noise of the recent Hatton Garden heist, here’s a lovely piece by Rachel Lichtenstein on one of London’s most fascinating streets. 

4. The Soho shoe shop that supplied Queen Victoria’s wedding slippers. 

5. Murals and street art from 1980s London. 

6. Central London’s massive unbuilt railway terminus. 

7. The little mortuary at St George-in-the-East and its reincarnation as a museum. 

8. Should the Euston Arch be rebuilt? 

9. Francis Barber: reluctant member of Dr Johnson’s mad ménage. 

10. Witanhurst: the biggest private mansion in London – but who owns it?