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In search of London's lost rivers

While the Thames is well known, at least five waterways have disappeared under the city’s pavement over time, becoming watery ghosts whose rumbling waters can still be heard.
Read more… 30 April 2013


Utility covers around the world

From Washington DC to Tel Aviv, there is industrial beauty and history embedded in some of the city’s most overlooked features.
21 June 2012


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Olympic facts high above the River Thames

Through September, London’s Tower Bridge is holding a small but interesting exhibition on the facts, medal counts and trivia of each of the modern Olympics.
Read more… 20 June 2012


Reawakening the Underground

Urban spelunking in London’s abandoned subway stations could do for the city’s underbelly what the London Eye did for its skyline.
Read more… 10 November 2011


London’s alternative museums

The city has scores of intimate, specialist and plain eccentric museums, dedicated to personalities, pastimes, occupations and assorted oddities.
Read more… 06 September 2011


Elizabethan drama and iconic theatres

The proliferation of purpose-built playhouses in London was to change the face of drama in the later Elizabethan period.
Read more… 10 May 2011


A Tudors tour of London

Follow young Henry VIII’s favourite, and notorious, spots around the city.
Read more… 14 January 2011


Following the Thames: A source-to-mouth guide

The romance and history of England can be found along the length of the river, from green, rolling hills to the ocean.
Read more… 07 September 2010


Denmark Street and Soho: London's Tin Pan Alleys

Because this patch of Soho, and particularly Denmark St, has long been the beating heart – and the heart of the beat – of London’s music scene.
Read more… 03 August 2010


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