London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has unveiled an incredibly intricate robotically woven and biologically inspired carbon-fiber pavilion in its courtyard.
One of the main reasons why the Nazi Germany finally lost World War II was Hitler’s failed strategic bombing campaign of the United Kingdom. The Blitz lasted for eight months from September 1940 to May 1941, the Luftwaffe bombers attacked 16 British cities. Over a period of 267 days, London was attacked 71 times,…
This is the Woodberry Wetlands in the Borough of Hackney in London. Every city should have something like this: A quiet haven just moments from the bustle of city life in which nature can thrive.
The first underwater tunnel ever built opened in London in 1843, paving a path for cities everywhere to expand beneath rivers and oceans. Today, the tunnel’s grand entrance hall reopens to the public for the first time in 147 years. The underground event space is part of an engineering museum that celebrates the…
Abandoned subway stations are equal parts fascinating and creepy. Due to its role in World War II, the Down Street tube station in Westminster, London is historically fascinating and creepy. And soon, it will be open to the public.
Here’s a wonderful video by Franck Matellini showing daytime and night time in London right next to each other, all at the same time. The split screen effect is really neat because it’s so seamlessly done, as if people are stepping from day into night and vice versa in the same frame.
Say goodbye to London, because it’s about to become Earth’s second moon.
A former State Department employee will spend 57 months in prison for a “sextortion” cyberstalking crime that sounds like an SVU sweeps-week plot, only weirder and more awful.
This is so cool: National Geographic has put together a neat video composed entirely of paper that gives you a brief primer of London’s history, starting 40,000 years ago.
It’s the golden rule of crowded escalators: Stand on one side, walk on the other. But passengers taking the escalator in one of London’s busiest tube stations were recently confronted with a weird rule: Everyone must stand. Officials claim it will make stations run more efficiently. But how?
As we head towards the holidays, inner-city ice rinks spring up for young and old alike to fall over on. But this concept by architecture firm NBJJ envisions fold-away natural rinks that could turn London’s River Thames itself into a temporary place to skate.
The architect Eric Parry has unveiled his plans for what will be the tallest building in the City of London. Measuring 309.6 meters in height, the building is a surprisingly simple structure, which wears its engineering design on its sleeve.
Crossrail, London’s new subway system (and Europe’s biggest infrastructure project) is nearing completion: the holes have been dug, and now there’s just the little matter of kitting them out.
It’s by design that most modern cities grew up around rivers or coastlines. But today, those bodies of water pose problems for thousands of commuters who’d prefer to ride or walk–and cities are developing new infrastructure to bridge them.
Transport for London has released renders of what the London’s new Crossrail trains will look like, providing a glimpse of what a British commute of the future might looks like.
Transport for London has released another alternative version of the Tube map—and it’s actually really useful. The London transport manager has created a ‘Walk the Tube’ map, which shows how long it takes to totter between stations.
Google has long been using technology it calls DoubleClick to target ads on millions of websites. Now, it’s taking it to the city streets, installing a series of billboard in London that use real-time data to change what they display.
Uber bosses are on the receiving end of some good news today for once, with a UK court deciding that its app-based distance-calculating thing is different enough from the black cab taximeter that it should be allowed to continue to operate.
Up until recently, the London Underground was difficult to navigate because of its beautifully-drawn yet horribly inaccurate map. But there’s a new map in town—actually, the London Underground’s been using a more accurate map for a while now and just not sharing it.