John Atkin

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The French Chapel in Marylebone

A reminder of the once notable French presence in Marylebone is the French definite article in the name. The old name was Marybone, a corruption of …

Catholicism

'Like something from Pompeii' – Battersea Arts Centre's scorching resurrection

At Battersea Arts Centre it can be hard to tell where the audience stops and the acting begins. The rambling Victorian town hall in south London, home to experimental theatre since the 1970s, has long revelled in blurring the boundaries of stage and seat, mingling performers with guests and …

6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

It's amazing what's lurking down London's back streets. Christopher Winn, author of the popular I Never Knew That About London, picks out six of his …

Travel (UK)

London's Alleys: Emerald Court, WC1

Welcome to London’s narrowest* alley, and it’s not the one that most other people say is the narrowest alley in London.<p>This is not Brydges Place near …

England

Mapping Society

<b>Laura Vaughan</b> | September 2018<p>Format: 234x156mm <br>Open Access PDF<br>ISBN: 978‑1‑78735‑305‑3<br>FREE<br>Hardback<br>ISBN: 978‑1‑78735‑307‑7<br>£45.00<br>Paperback<br>ISBN: …

Trinity Arms

Part of our <b>Best Pubs in London</b> microsite. See if we've included your local.<p>A Young's pub in the backstreets of Brixton, the Trinity Arms is a …

London

A Guide To Tokyo’s Best Off The Beaten Trail Hiking Spots

From mountain tops to deep river filled valleys, here are some of the capital’s most underrated countryside escapes.<p>Summer in Tokyo can be a little …

Hiking

Social Good Roasters in Tokyo is a Coffee Shop With a Mission

unless otherwise noted, all photos by KOP courtesy Key Operation Architects<p>Social Good Roasters is a new coffee shop in Tokyo that just opened last …

Coffee

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The hidden delights of Stanmore Country Park

It’s difficult to imagine, but one of the best views of London, and a wonderful park to walk through are but a few minutes from the Jubilee line.<p>It …

The art collection in a grand house you've probably never seen

At the top end of Greenwich Park, away from the tourists is a grand house, called a lodge, and inside is one of the UK’s finest collections of art. …

London's Best Beer Gardens Mapped

Sitting outdoors with a good, honest pint is one of the timeless joys of London. Fortunately, our city is blessed with hundreds of al fresco drinking …

Joseph Mercer suggests creating more "feral" London green belt

Royal College of Art graduate Joseph Mercer has proposed building Netherlands-style greenhouses on London's green belt to intensify food production …

Colourful water-tank pavilion built by Studio Weave beside River Thames

A garden within a water tank is raised up on colourful geometric columns to form this pavilion, built by Studio Weave alongside the new US embassy in …

Japan’s first digital art museum makes visitors a part of the installation

Tokyo's MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM has opened its doors and invites visitors to immerse themselves in its psychedelic installations. Inside the …

Tideway Community Lecture - 45 Years of Foreshore Archaeology

45 Years of Foreshore Archaeology with Gustav Milne<p><b>28 September 2018, 6:30pm for 7pm start</b> <b><br>Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral, London, SE1 …

Did You Know About This Secret Nature Reserve?

West London is leafy, but we bet you didn't realise it was <i>this</i> leafy.<p>Yes, this little pocket of nature is only five miles from Buckingham Palace, and …

Award-winning Wild West End garden opens in central London

Gold medal winning garden aims to improve air quality around busy Oxford Street<p>An award-winning garden aiming to bring peace, tranquility and improve air quality for London shoppers, opens on Monday off Oxford Street as part of a major project to green the West End.<p>The Wild West End garden, which …

Chelsea Flower Show

Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

Deep under Euston station lies a network of long disused tunnels and a tiny ticket office that have rarely been seen by anyone for over 50 years, …

See the views from the top of a church clock tower

150 years ago, a large church was built in farmland on the outskirts of London, and all because of the railways.This is Brockley, and until the …

London’s Alleys: Passing Alley, EC1

When all around Clerkenwell was fields and churches, a path ran through the cornflowers. Today where all is built up, that ancient path still carves …

3 Chill Cafés in Kiyosumi Shirakawa - Tokyo's Coffee Town!

A recently trendy area, Kiyosumi Shirakawa is a laid-back café-lovers paradise and answer to the mainstream coffee shops. Although its café heritage …

Coffee

Tickets Alert: Chance to climb a church tower

A nearly 150 year old church in South London is opening its tower for one day to let the public climb up and see the views from the top.The church of …

England

TeamLab to Get Permanent Digital Art Museum Opening This Summer in Tokyo

For the last several years, digital art collective teamLab has staged impressive installations all around Japan and abroad. Various museums have …

The wonderfully restored interior of All Saint's Margaret Street

Peeking out above the shops and offices just to the North of Oxford Street can be found one of the great hidden marvels of English church …

London smallest police station, in Trafalgar Square… isn’t what it’s claimed to be

You might have seen a small round cubicle on the edge of Trafalgar Square. You might have been told it’s the London’s (or the UK’s) smallest police …

The Cabinet of Lost Minerals

In 1810, Sir Charles Greville’s substantial collection of minerals were bought by the British Museum for a small fortune – £13,727. Along with the …

London’s Museum of Funeral History

A funeral home in Farringdon has recently opened a most unusual museum, of the history of funerals. Not just British, but how humanity entire seeks …

London Public Art: Evidence of the Unseen Mountain

This is a piece of art hidden away on a quiet residential street in Chelsea that you are not going to stumble upon, unless your the sort of person …

London's Mock Tudor Social Housing Estate

Say 'social housing' and people usually picture high-rise tower blocks and jaunty brutalist concrete slabs. Which makes it all the more odd that in …