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  1. Mass Hysteria | RHOC | Substack

    Real Housewives Of Clapton expand from Insta with their funny, painful trend-spotting from the frontlines of London’s gentrification.

  2. A Teen’s Fatal Plunge Into the London Underworld | The New Yorker

    Good, sad, alarming read about an unsolved probably-not-suicide.

  3. Hippy, capitalist, guru, grocer: the forgotten genius who changed British food | Food | The Guardian

    I only knew fragments of this story about Nicholas Saunders, Neal’s Yard, Monmouth Cafe, etc.

  4. When One Grows Tired of Cyberdog - The Fence

    Clive Martin on Camden. (via Web Curios)

  5. Medieval Murder Maps

    Zoomable, scrollable maps of medieval London, York and Oxford with locations and details of murders, deaths, etc. that took place. Nicely done.

  6. 45 Beech Street, Barbican, London (PDF)

    Proposal to redevelop the office building – the one off the Barbican “tunnel” – into a taller apartment building.

  7. Dominic Kelly Acting Coach

    I’m sad that salon:collective has closed its doors, but the lovely and excellent Dom is still going.

  8. Cult Shop: are these the best old-school sandwiches in London? | Financial Times

    Coincidentally (having mentioned Paul Rothe & Son in that interview about Maison Bertaux).

  9. Before You Go #2: Maison Bertaux - by The LiB team

    A chat with me about the patisserie in Soho in the London in Bits newsletter.

  10. Organised fun: who’s it all for? - The Face

    Very good. Feeling this more and more every time I visit the London Immersive Experience.(via

  11. The end of Unto This Last.

    Oh no, another really sad business tale. Such a shame.

  12. Our Cafe has closed | Look mum no hands!

    Fucksticks. I was thinking about London places that have or might close only this morning and was feeling grateful LMNH was still around.

  13. Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite · Chelseafication · LRB 22 September 2022

    The social and property development of London in the 1960s and 1970s.

  14. The day the music died? Welcome to Denmark Street and Tottenham Court Road’s new ‘digitally enabled streetscape’ | Architecture | The Guardian

    Roman Moore on more dollops of massive-but-shallow private glitz replacing the unique, interesting and characterful bits of London.

  15. ‘The council tenants weren’t going to be allowed back’: how Britain’s ‘ugliest building’ was gentrified | Architecture | The Guardian

    Two weeks on, still a bit glum about this article about the redevelopment of Balfron a tower by Oliver Wainright.

  16. ‘A massive betrayal’: how London’s Olympic legacy was sold out | Olympic legacy | The Guardian

    I am shocked, shocked! that the Olympics wasn’t a great way to redevelop part of London. Who could possibly have guessed.

  17. Russell Bell | Portfolio - Barbican before the Blitz

    I’ve a feeling I’ve seen this before, but apparently didn’t link to it. Lovely and interesting. (via Things Magazine)

  18. London Cafes in The 1980s - Flashbak

    Lots of nice photos by Peter Marshall. (via FaveJet)

  19. Model Barbican : r/london

    “It’s not on display per se but if you go to the Barbican and ask to see the model room they’ll let you.” !!

  20. Barbican centre construction 1970s | Flickr

    91 colour photos! Beech street before it was covered! Cut-away below-podium views! Gardens without plants! Views across London from the towers! Donkey jackets! Brilliant.

  21. Home | Layers of London | Recording the Layers of London’s Rich Heritage

    I think this is a good collection of old maps layered on a modern one although I was slightly baffled when trying it on an iPad. (via Things Magazine)

  22. @lemonodor/Advisory Circular bots / Twitter

    Twitter bots that automatically post when a helicopter’s detected flying in circles over a particular city. Includes @SkyCirclesLON. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  23. Paul Catherall

    Very simple, colourful prints of buildings and city views.

  24. Scaled Industries

    Detailed 3D printed squares of cities for sale. Very nice.

  25. Energy Flash: rave before rave

    Scroll down for the/a origin of raves at George Melly and Mick Mulligan’s West End Jazz Club.

  26. Intaglio Printmaker | Intaglioprintmaker

    Online shop for tools and materials, based in SE1.

  27. diamond geezer - Monday, November 16, 2020

    The Shepherdess Cafe is now the Shepherdess BBQ Cafe.

  28. Andrew O’Hagan · Seventy Years in a Colourful Trade: The Soho Alphabet · LRB 16 July 2020

    I enjoyed this portrait of a Soho despite, or because of, being unfamiliar with that world.

  29. CamJam

    Flips rapidly through 900 Transport for London traffic cameras showing almost-live footage. Quite hypnotic.

  30. Horses and Ale – the end of two eras – Symbols & Secrets

    I knew there used to be stables up Whitecross Street but hadn’t realised it was in the (apparently recently closed) Travis Perkins .

  31. How London’s Silicon Roundabout dream turned into a nightmare | WIRED UK

    One of the suggested tags for this article as I add it to Pinboard is “corruption”.

  32. Places | Eleanor Crow Illustration

    I love the watercolour shop fronts. (via @undermanager)

  33. The Barbican Estate: An Architectural Masterpiece Under Threat

    The “A History of Continual Expansion” document is fascinating, to see how the school has incrementally expanded over decades.

  34. The story of London’s tech scene, as told by those who built it | WIRED UK

    Or, a spotty history of some mostly venture-funded big digital businesses from only the past decade.

  35. The Best Value Restaurants in London

    So very varied. I’ve only been to one (Paul Rothe) which is probably the most traditionally English of the lot. (via FaveJet)

  36. The Barbican - ProBE - University of Westminster, London

    Download the case study PDFs for some great stuff about building the Barbican, M1, Sizewell, South Bank, and Stevenage. Includes labour conditions, disputes, interviews with workers etc.

  37. Is London’s culture unaffordable? | Financial Times

    Mainly for the phrase, “the impressive-sounding Royal College of Art, which is impressive-sounding in much the same way as Royal Mail”. (via Favejet)

  38. Walkways in the sky: the return of London’s forgotten ‘pedways’ | Cities | The Guardian

    Oliver Wainwright on the City of London’s highwalks. Some nice old photos.

  39. Berners Street hoax - Wikipedia

    What larks. (via Things Magazine)

  40. How to work with Londoners: a guide for foreigners.

    Alex’s good matter-of-fact guide to the practical realities of getting started with making contacts and generating work.

  41. The Great Diary Project

    Archiving personal diaries. (via Things mag)

  42. Understanding Uber: It’s Not About The App - London Reconnections

    Very good on TfL and Uber. If only newspaper reporting was anything like this good.

  43. Paul Regan - Artist

    I love my friend Paul’s paintings of mundane urban/suburban scenes at night.

  44. Nighttime

    Nice illustrations, sold as prints, of some mostly London buildings.

  45. Blackhorse Lane Ateliers | Selvedge & Raw Denim Jeans | Made In London

    Jeans (and more) made in London, plus workshops to make your own. (via Die Workwear)

  46. The Exquisitely English (and Amazingly Lucrative) World of London Clerks - Bloomberg

    A good insight into a world I knew nothing about. Now I know who those people are pushing carts of boxes of papers, who I see on the way to work. (via @iamdanw)

  47. The Last London - London Review of Books

    I usually find Iain Sinclair a bit much, too grouchy, but the start of this is very good on modern London, around Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Liverpool Street.

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