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  • Secret signs

    cabbieblog.com 19 Jan '17, 8am

    All over London are signs, some obtrusive, others almost hidden from view. Some symbols you might see every day without understanding the signs purpose. Here are just five of them with what I’ve managed to glean about their meanings. From marks on kerbstones that academics have failed...

  • The London Grill: Fiona Rule

    cabbieblog.com 14 Jan '17, 5am

    We challenge our contributor to reply to ten devilishly probing questions about their London and we don’t take “Sorry Gov” for an answer. Everyone sitting in the hot seat will face the same questions that range from their favourite way to spend a day out in the capital to their most h...

  • London's first nimby

    cabbieblog.com 14 Dec '16, 5pm

    How devious have you to be when an American banker describes your actions as “the greatest rascality and conspiracy ever heard of” ? This criticism was directed at Charles Tyson Yerkes by the founder of a bank recently fined a record $13 billion – J. P. Morgan. Yerkes (serendipitously...

  • Down Your Alley: Trump Street

    cabbieblog.com 20 Nov '16, 9pm

    Return to Russia Row turn left and after a few yards the road becomes Trump Street Honey Lane is to be found on the right. Many of the streets, alleys and courts in London still bear the names of commodities once made or sold there. You only need to walk the length of Cheapside to see...

  • London myths debunked

    cabbieblog.com 17 Oct '16, 9am

    Incidentally, the story that Britain’s left-handed road system originated on London Bridge appears to have at least a patch of truth to it. The narrow bridge had long been a traffic bottleneck. In 1722, Lord Mayor Gerard Conyers decreed that “all carts, coaches and other carriages com...

  • Life on Mars in London

    cabbieblog.com 16 Sep '16, 9am

    NASA has recently successfully landed the Mars Rover Opportunity on the planet’s surface and this brilliant piece of engineering has already started sending back high definition pictures of the Red Plant. But if Lord Young had managed to get his South Bank project off the ground it co...

  • Down Your Alley: Grotto Passage

    cabbieblog.com 25 Nov '16, 2pm

    In modern times we tend to hear of grottos only at Christmas time; secluded corners of departmental stores and large toy shops where white bearded gentlemen in long red cloaks hide away to enchant children of every age.But although that nature of event is more generally found about th...

  • The London Grill: Caroline Shenton

    cabbieblog.com 18 Nov '16, 5pm

    We challenge our contributor to reply to ten devilishly probing questions about their London and we don’t take “Sorry Gov” for an answer. Everyone sitting in the hot seat will face the same questions that range from their favourite way to spend a day out in the capital to their most h...

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