There’s a wonderful sign just off Great Ormond Street referring to ‘G. Bailey & Sons, Horse & Motor Contractors.’ The firm specialised in road haulage and warehousing and the sign is from the 1920’s when horses were still a popular form of traction. According to Caroline’s Miscellany, the company closed
The Stones iconic image taken at Marble Arch in June 1963. The photographs were taken presumably as publicity material for their new single ‘Come On’ and the tweet below confirms it. The #RollingStones in Marble Arch, London Their debut single – ‘Come On’ – was released on 7th June 1963.
George Francis Train was an American who introduced tramways (streetcars) in the States. In 1860 he came over to England to introduce his tramways which had been running in the USA for three decades. Train opened his first line at Birkenhead in 1860, followed by three short lines in London
The entire elevation to 64-70 New Bond Street. Source: Great Portland Estates 65 & 67 New Bond Street (in fact the entire block nos 65-72) has been razed to the ground. The block’s original facade will apparently be restored after Crossrail is finished. 67 New Bond Street. Source: Google I
Few people know that one of London’s roads begins with a tunnel and ends by passing through basements/garage lots. Its very near Charing Cross and provides a useful shortcut from the Strand to the Victoria Embankment. Its called Lower Robert Street, used mostly by taxis or trade vehicles. One can
The future at Paddington without the Leslie Green building (Source: Paddington) Today news is out that Paddington Cube, designed by Renzo Piano, has been given the go ahead. It will soar upon the site of the old mail sorting office. The nearby Bakerloo Line entrance will be relocated and provided