A Tour of Empty London: PM Isobel Pollock-Hulf

On my daily walks in central London, finding empty places is proving less easy as the warm weather encourages people out from their self-isolation. There are lots of walkers, runners and cyclists all around. Public transport is still very empty as more people return to work using their own cars. Perhaps they will finish the … Continued

Engineering the City of London #2: Master Gordon Masterton

The 19th Century – dramatic changes for the City The 19th Century saw the population of the City of London reduce from 128,000 in 1801 to 27,000 in 1901, whilst London overall was growing fast. The electric telegraph increased employment in the City for finance and share trading. Conversely, the exodus of residents led to … Continued

Engineering the City of London #1: Master Gordon Masterton

“What have the Romans ever done for us?” One of the answers to that question would be “London”. There is very little archaeological evidence of any settlements inside the modern City’s footprint from the Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age. The first large settlement is about 50 AD, probably as a supply base for … Continued