London Peculiar: A Shop Of Unusual Londony Things

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London Peculiar: A Shop Of Unusual Londony Things

Anyone with a fondness for the history of London should take a look at London Peculiar, a new online shop for antiquities and memorabilia associated with the capital.

The site contains old maps, coins, posters, gin bottles, newspapers - even a policeman's whistle - diligently collected from specialist auctions, fairs and eBay by a London enthusiast. All goods, we're assured, are original, and you can arrange to view items at the company's Soho workshop ahead of purchase.

We'd also like to welcome Pepys, the site's pigeon mascot, into the London blogosphere. Pepys is the second blogging pigeon in London that we know of, following in the gnarled footsteps of Brian Pigeon. Click below for a few of the highlights from London Peculiar.

An eclipse over London in 1748, showing a rare view of the City from Islington.
An eclipse over London in 1748, showing a rare view of the City from Islington.
A suffragette postcard from 1909.
A suffragette postcard from 1909.
Plan of a revamped Piccadilly Tube Station from the 1920s.
Plan of a revamped Piccadilly Tube Station from the 1920s.
The Savoy Cocktail Book from the 1930s.
The Savoy Cocktail Book from the 1930s.
A Metropolitan Police whistle from the 1930s.
A Metropolitan Police whistle from the 1930s.
Vintage Tube map.
Vintage Tube map.

Last Updated 23 January 2011