curiosity

London Books For Christmas

Oh yes, I thought, someone else reckons they’ve found a new angle on the city. They sound like Youngs or Poshes. But here’s a pleasant surprise; ‘Curiosity’ by Henry Eliot and Matt Lloyd-Rose rises to the challenge and hides some real surprises up its sleeve, even catching out an old lag like me. No fancy […]

London’s Most Boring Object

Amazingly it’s not Simon Cowell but this, and it turns out there’s an expression about it. ‘So long as the stone of Brutus is safe, so long shall London flourish.’ Supposedly it refers to the Trojan origin of London Stone and its mythical significance to the city. FYI, the London Stone is a block of […]