West Ham United and the London Symphony Orchestra Among the First .london Domain Owners

The capital's very own .london domain is almost ready to go live, and the first companies to be migrating to their new web homes have been revealed. Read More >>

Park Attacker "Startled" by Brave Attack Parrot

A woman who was attacked in a London park was apparently saved by her pet parrot, with the selfless bird "squawking" and "flapping" at the attacker until he quite rightly got a bit confused about what reality he was in and ran away. Read More >>

Power-Architect Frank Gehry's Battersea Power Station Flats are "Falling Over"

They haven't been built yet, of course, but the "falling over" aesthetic is what famous bizarre building maker Frank Gehry is aiming for with his part in the £8bn redevelopment of London's Battersea Power Station complex. Read More >>

London Underground Investing £330m in Mass Tube Station Jazz-Up

Transport for London has announced a plan to throw £330m at London's tube network, with the money set to be spent on refreshing around 70 stations over the next seven years. New floors, walls, efficient lighting and yet more CCTV cameras to catch you weeing in the tunnels will eventually hit the city's underground world. Read More >>

The Gorgeous Tics and Errors of Laser Scanning Gone Wrong

Matthew Shaw and William Trossell, the London-based duo known as ScanLAB Projects, continue to push the envelope of laser-scanning technology, producing visually stunning and conceptually intricate work that falls somewhere between art and practical surveying. Read More >>

These Time-Warp Photos Show Six Cities in the Past and Present

Cities change: skyscrapers go up, houses are torn down, neighbourhoods gentrify, earthquakes destroy. Vintage photographs of cities can be fascinating in their own right, but the familiar unfamiliarity of these time-warped photographs are especially intriguing. Read More >>

TfL Website Gets a Google Maps-Infused Facelift

Considering eight million people use it monthly, the Transport for London website has been long overdue a makeover -- it was clunky, ugly, and sometimes downright confusing as to showing users the best transport options for trips around the capital. A significant redesign of the service launches today, and it's instantly a zillion times more useable than what went before it. Read More >>

Tiny New Building Inspired by the Textures of Flowers

The architects at London-based Buchanan Partnership have just built this tiny little flower stall for a shop in Ladbroke Grove, its CNC-milled exterior inspired by the rippling textures of electron scanning microscope images of plants. Read More >>

Bristol Beats Loudmouth London to Win "Best" UK City Title

The Sunday Times has pulled together a seemingly arbitrary list of reasons why living in a particular urban spot might make you happy, deciding that the evidence points to Bristol as being the finest city in the UK. Read More >>

Nine Incredible Aerial Pics of London, Seen From a Police Helicopter

London looks cool from street-level. London looks really, really cool from a helicopter—specifically from the Metropolitan Police Department's Air Support Unit, a fleet of three that flies around providing support to the ground-bound team below. In between crime-fighting duties, the officers manage to take some truly incredible urban shots. Read More >>

Goldfinger's Aston Martin DB5 Pulling into London Bond Car Exhibition

The London Film Museum and Bond movie producer EON has assembled what they claim is the largest single collection of cars used in the James Bond films, with the exhibit set to open to the public on March 21st. Read More >>

15,000 New Houses Squeezing in the South East via New "Garden City" Plan

The UK's about to get itself a new city, with the government announcing a plan to build an initial 15,000 new homes on various brownfield sites surrounding the Thames Estuary at Ebbsfleet. Thanks to a few daffodils stuck here and there, it will also be a "garden city" themed around welcoming outdoor spaces. Read More >>

London is Building 230 New Towers and 80 Per Cent of Them are Housing

It seems like every big city is facing a major housing crisis. But things are looking up in London: not only is the city planning an astounding 230 new towers that will fundamentally change the skyline, but an impressive 80 per cent of those towers will be residential. Read More >>

Electric Car Sharing Service Heading to London in 2015

The residents of London have managed to get along with the "Boris Bike" rental scheme without too many hitches -- could the same soon extend to green-friendly electric car hire services? Read More >>

Kingston, Enfield and Waltham Forest to Become "Mini-Holland" Cycling Havens

Amsterdam, without the canals, windmills, joints and hookers. That's (sort of) Boris Johnson's £100 million vision for London's suburbs, as the Mayor looks to make the outlying areas of the capital more cyclist-friendly. Read More >>

London Trialling "Intelligent" Pedestrian Crossings to Protect Dawdling Tourists

Transport for London has announced a plan to launch a new form of pedestrian crossing in the city, with the Pedestrian Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique using cameras to count how many people are waiting to cross and adjusting its timings accordingly. Read More >>


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