Monthly Archives: January 2017

Catford Cat

Those who live at Catford or who pass by in a car or on the bus either love or hate that large cat which is mounted at first floor level above the shopping centre name. Those who live in North … Continue reading

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Frank Pick Memorial

Above: Roundel on the wall of the concourse of Piccadilly Underground Station. Frank Pick is a name that you may never have heard of before reading this article. You have often seen the results of his work across London and … Continue reading

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Bessemer Road

It is surprising how much history a simple street name can reveal and Bessemer Road is a good example. If you know where King’s College Hospital is situated – beside Denmark Hill – then you may also know that the … Continue reading

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Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane

Above: Photograph recording some of the features of the inn shortly before it was to be demolished. Copyright image. Consideration of Coaching Inns The Oxford Arms in Warwick Lane, near St Paul’s Cathedral, was one of the last surviving galleried … Continue reading

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Mailcoach in a Snowstorm

Above: Painting by Charles Cooper Henderson of a Mail Coach in the snow. There is no expectation that the snow will become this deep in London – at least, let’s hope not – but if you are wondering how the picture … Continue reading

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Greyhound Hotel, Carshalton

Above: Looking across the reeds surrounding Carshalton Pond at the ancient inn. The purpose of writing these blogs is to explain the history of the City of London and the 12 Inner London boroughs that surround it. Occasionally a blog … Continue reading

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