I'm looking for book recommendations for thorough, engaging, and rigorous histories of Savile Row tailoring and/or books that talk about the history and philosophy of fine men's tailoring and dress. I'm not averse to books with technical information, as well as historical and cultural information. Thank you!
The London overground is celebrating 150 years. There are these posters hanging around
. Can you help me identify the different decades that each person is supposed to represent? [more inside]
(US union staffer returning to London and looking for a job) was me. Since then I've found a job opening that's absolutely perfect... but I need to fill out a UK style application form, and having spent my whole career in the US, I need some advice. [more inside]
What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in London? [more inside]
What cities have incorporated other cities by means of a bridge? [more inside]
How can I find out what sort of New Year's Eve events and festivities were held on December 31, 1899? I'm specifically interested in London, but other places would help too. [more inside]
I'm looking for interesting and engaging books on life in the area around Brick Lane, Bethnal Green in 19th century London, (bonus points if they focus on the Huguenot silk weavers). Any suggestions? [more inside]
What are the locations of known plague pits in London, and are any maps available showing them?
At least two English nursery rhymes (The Muffin Man and Oranges and Lemons) reference real, geographically precise locations. What are some non-English nursery rhymes that encapsulate an equivalent level of geographical (meaning, actual street names and/or distinct locations) detail?
London Historical Site Filter (come in, come in) [more inside]
My wife and I are going to London soon. I've lived there before, but it will be her first time. What are some good books that will bring the city's history and landmarks alive for her? Fiction and non-fiction are fine, as long as they are good reads (not dry or academic). I'm looking for the type of thing that will really make you appreciate the Tower or Camden Town or whatever when you're there.
London in the 1920's -- what are the best books (nonfiction and fiction) and websites to research this topic? (more inside) [more inside]