Once, London was a city of horses. Humans lived cheek by jowl with the 300,000 horses of cabmen, traders, laundrymen, grocers and rag-and-bone men. You can see the traces of that time everywhere: old stone drinking troughs, hidden cobbled mews, mounting blocks, slips and ramps. Advertisements
In the 18th century the secret world of the molly house was a place for gay men to socialise, cross-dress and role-play. But it was also a place of danger and treachery.
Victorian London was a charnel house of the dead; a city oozing horror and nowhere more so than a small chapel where they danced on the dead.
Now a street in London’s lost history, Holywell Street was a narrow alleyway once notorious for radical politics and erotica…
Dr James Graham was a sex therapist, an 18th century showman, a gentleman of the Enlightenment and an “emperor of quacks”. He was also the inventor of an extraordinary fertility sex aid: the Grand State Celestial Bed.
Reeling through the history of a famous London market and the campaign to save part of it from commercial development. UPDATE July 2014: The result of the public inquiry into the future of Smithfield General Market was announced in early July and planning permission for the scheme was refused as “wholly unacceptable.”
Another web article on psychogeography? Why not! In the run-up to a highly promising weekend of street theatre, surrealism, vintage markets and sacred geometry in Glasgow here is a quick look at the history of psychogeography and, more importantly, what it can do for you.