Articles by James FitzGerald

"Blight On The Earth" - What Do You Make Of London's Ticket Touts?

"Blight On The Earth" - What Do You Make Of London's Ticket Touts?

Time to sell up? | By James FitzGerald
Is Tooting One Of The Coolest Places On Earth?

Is Tooting One Of The Coolest Places On Earth?

What SW17 makes of Lonely Planet's verdict. | By James FitzGerald
A History Of Fried Chicken In London

A History Of Fried Chicken In London

You'll have no bones to pick with this one. | By James FitzGerald
These Londoners Make A Living From Playing Elvis Presley

These Londoners Make A Living From Playing Elvis Presley

The King lives on in south London. | By James FitzGerald
Who The Hell Goes To The London Dungeon?

Who The Hell Goes To The London Dungeon?

And will we make it out alive? | By James FitzGerald
Meet The Inhabitants Of Eel Pie Island

Meet The Inhabitants Of Eel Pie Island

A famous inventor, artists, and even a Mystery Jet. | By James FitzGerald
What Happened To The Teams That Competed In The First Ever FA Cup?

What Happened To The Teams That Competed In The First Ever FA Cup?

One of them somehow ended up playing in the Olympics - and won. | By James FitzGerald
Everything You Need To Know About London's Heliport

Everything You Need To Know About London's Heliport

The only way to fly into central. | By James FitzGerald
What Happened To County Kilburn?

What Happened To County Kilburn?

"Well, someone had to live here." | By James FitzGerald
The West Indies Ships That Arrived Before The Windrush

The West Indies Ships That Arrived Before The Windrush

Before Lord Kitchener got here. | By James FitzGerald
Everything You Need To Know About Nelson's Column

Everything You Need To Know About Nelson's Column

Column inches. | By James FitzGerald
10 Of The Best London Pubs With Accommodation

10 Of The Best London Pubs With Accommodation

So you never have to leave the pub again. | By James FitzGerald
Why Does Acton Have So Many Stations?

Why Does Acton Have So Many Stations?

Not that we're complaining. | By James FitzGerald
What Are The Longest Queues London's Ever Seen?

What Are The Longest Queues London's Ever Seen?

The line for your morning coffee won't seem so bad now. | By James FitzGerald
Could The Plague Strike London Again?

Could The Plague Strike London Again?

Or could it be something else? | By James FitzGerald
Surprising Things London Still Makes

Surprising Things London Still Makes

From biscuits to bike saddles. | By James FitzGerald
The London Postcode That's Not Actually In London

The London Postcode That's Not Actually In London

How did it happen? | By James FitzGerald
Places We’d Love To See A Waterslide In London
Opinion

Places We’d Love To See A Waterslide In London

Wheeeeeeeeeeee! | By James FitzGerald
London's Weirdest Deaths

London's Weirdest Deaths

What a way to go... | By James FitzGerald
London's Best Picnic Spots

London's Best Picnic Spots

We're not telling you any porky pies about these great options. | By James FitzGerald
9 Secrets Of Sir John Soane's Museum

9 Secrets Of Sir John Soane's Museum

Now, that's what we call hoarding. | By James FitzGerald
Why Does London Have So Many World's Ends?

Why Does London Have So Many World's Ends?

Hint: not because of anything apocalyptic. | By James FitzGerald
Why Are King's Cross And St Pancras Stations So Close To One Another?

Why Are King's Cross And St Pancras Stations So Close To One Another?

Why not just have one? | By James FitzGerald
Which Is London's Biggest Bus Station?

Which Is London's Biggest Bus Station?

Why hasn't our flippin' answer arrived yet? | By James FitzGerald
What Happened To London's Giant Freddie Mercury Statue?

What Happened To London's Giant Freddie Mercury Statue?

How did he break free? | By James FitzGerald
The London Smell Map

The London Smell Map

Have a nose around our guide to London's local pongs. | By James FitzGerald
Political Satire For The Corbyn Era: A View From Islington North, Reviewed

Political Satire For The Corbyn Era: A View From Islington North, Reviewed

You'll certainly vote to 'remain' for the duration of this one. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
How Does The Whispering Gallery At St Paul's Actually Work?

How Does The Whispering Gallery At St Paul's Actually Work?

Get out your physics textbooks, folks. | By James FitzGerald
The Story Of London's Smallest Library

The Story Of London's Smallest Library

Hang on, there's more than telephone books in here. | By James FitzGerald
Review: Mel Giedroyc Stars In Hard-Hitting Extremism Story Luce

Review: Mel Giedroyc Stars In Hard-Hitting Extremism Story Luce

Bake Off host turns up the heat at Southwark Playhouse. | By James FitzGerald ★★★☆☆
Review: Welcome Home, Captain Fox! Is Not So Fantastic

Review: Welcome Home, Captain Fox! Is Not So Fantastic

Shaky start to Donmar's 2016 season. | By James FitzGerald ★★☆☆☆
The End Of Longing: Will Matthew Perry Be There For You? Review

The End Of Longing: Will Matthew Perry Be There For You? Review

The one with the playwriting debut. | By James FitzGerald ★★★☆☆
Review: The Opera In An Actual Hotel, With Songs About Pillow Cases

Review: The Opera In An Actual Hotel, With Songs About Pillow Cases

Venture behind the concierge desk. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Review: Royal Court Stinks Of Lynx And Sweaty Socks

Review: Royal Court Stinks Of Lynx And Sweaty Socks

Bruntwood Prize-winning play Yen has real currency. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Tipping Point: Mesmerising Aerial Circus Is All Up In The Air

Tipping Point: Mesmerising Aerial Circus Is All Up In The Air

Ockham's Razor on hand with sharpest routines in town. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Kenneth Branagh Season Storms Out Of The Gate

Kenneth Branagh Season Storms Out Of The Gate

Shakespeare and Rattigan line up at the Garrick. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
How The Northern Line Was Built

How The Northern Line Was Built

At least they never called it the Mordenware line. | By James FitzGerald
How This One Decision Could Affect All London Renters

How This One Decision Could Affect All London Renters

Get familiar with 'selective licensing'. | By James FitzGerald
London’s Biggest Fears In Film

London’s Biggest Fears In Film

Zombies to nuclear disaster. | By James FitzGerald
Rob Brydon Play Is Not Quite A Class Act

Rob Brydon Play Is Not Quite A Class Act

Top marks for effort though. | By James FitzGerald ★★★☆☆
Could Budget Cuts Finish Off London’s Smaller Museums?

Could Budget Cuts Finish Off London’s Smaller Museums?

Eight closed in the last decade. | By James FitzGerald
Why Are People Losing Their Shit Over Jeremy Corbyn?

Why Are People Losing Their Shit Over Jeremy Corbyn?

Islington MP's Labour leadership campaign is causing ructions. | By James FitzGerald
Battersea Bridge: A History In Collisions

Battersea Bridge: A History In Collisions

A banging history lesson. | By James FitzGerald
Madness Pervades Stephen Merchant's West End Debut

Madness Pervades Stephen Merchant's West End Debut

The comedian is out of control in The Mentalists. | By James FitzGerald ★★★☆☆
All My Sons: Caryl Churchill’s Filial Play About Cloning

All My Sons: Caryl Churchill’s Filial Play About Cloning

We could watch this again and again. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Geldofian Don Giovanni Comes To Covent Garden

Geldofian Don Giovanni Comes To Covent Garden

Mozart's timeless romcom at Royal Opera House. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Shakespeare's Trashy Crowd-Pleaser As You Like It Comes To The Globe

Shakespeare's Trashy Crowd-Pleaser As You Like It Comes To The Globe

You like this. | By James FitzGerald ★★★★☆
Why Is London Rubbish At Recycling?

Why Is London Rubbish At Recycling?

Throwaway thoughts on our underperformance. | By James FitzGerald