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Bookmarks tagged with “london”

  1. 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.

  2. The Great Diary Project

    Archiving personal diaries. (via Things mag)

  3. 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.

  4. Paul Regan - Artist

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

  5. Nighttime

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

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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.

  9. continuum | Flickr

    Although I love Chris Dorley-Brown’s photos, I hadn’t seen this series he’d done before. Photos, both by him, of the same London locations years, or decades, apart. Nicely done.

  10. Interview with Chris Dorley-Brown | The Great Leap Sideways

    Lots of interesting things about his great photography, and about London, in this 2012(?) interview. “London is really still cleaning up after a war that ended in 1945.”

  11. U.K. Cinemas : London

    Seating capacities of different screens. (via antimega)

  12. The Agas Map

    Really nicely done zoomable, clickable, searchable perspective map of London from the 16th century. Very good.

  13. Lost & Found in Borough — Medium

    Ugh, the things people just throw out. Loads of 19th century plans, documents, etc thrown out by an estate agent on Borough High Street.

  14. 39 ways to save on theatre tickets - London Undiscovered

    Surprisingly, a not terrible list, with some things I didn’t know about.

  15. Salary benchmarking for London - Cogs Agency Cogs Agency

    2015/16. Interesting, although I take these with a pinch of salt. And all the tables are an image, so they obviously want to keep this data hidden from some people.

  16. chris dorley-brown

    Some lovely photos of mostly east London. Good colours and more. (via The Online Photographer)

  17. Home - London’s Silent Cinemas

    “It documents the early lives of over 700 cinemas across London and its suburbs” from 1906 to around 1930. The map’s really good.

  18. Search Films - London Cinema

    A nice site for finding what films are on near a location. (via @jobby)

  19. Bespoke Plywood Furniture

    “Designed and manufactured in London.”

  20. High Paddington - Sergei Kadleigh, 1952 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    A brochure about a plan to house 8,000 people in 30-storey towers over Paddington Goods Yard in London.

  21. NFL’s British accent - SBNation.com

    On British fans of NFL football (as opposed to fans of British American football), and why they’re not bothered about getting a London NFL franchise.

  22. Pubwatch: The Gladstone Arms | Deserter

    Nice, sad, angry piece about London’s continued development, at any price. (via The Londonist)

  23. Design Jobs / It’s Nice That Jobsboard

    I imagine this has jobs at some nice places (and the usual), given it’s from It’s Nice That. And I’ll forget the name if I don’t bookmark it. (via @iamdanw)

  24. Bike Shop in East London | Isambard’s Vintage Bicycles

    On Bethnal Green Road, they restore and rebuild old bikes with new components.

  25. The Steeple Times – Crashing Assange

    From 2011, about people who repeatedly blag their way into posh parties and receptions. A little bizarre. Also read Victoria Coren’s articles, linked at the bottom. And a Tumblr of photos in the comments.

  26. Insurance Plan of London Vol. VI: sheet 135 – 1887 – Chas E Goad Limited – Chas E Goad Limited – Visualize

    After a lot of clicking through lists of sheets I found this 1887 map of where we live. So many buildings. Book marblers! Feather warehouse! Umbrella factory! Tranters Temperance Hotel! Nicely done, British Library.

  27. Fire insurance maps and plans

    The dull title, and initial interface, doesn’t do this collection justice. Really, really detailed old maps of towns - lots of London - showing individual buildings and usage, each sheet carefully overlaid onto Google maps. It’s an effort to find a particular area though.

  28. Timo Arnall - People using phones, today in London.

    Some lovely animated gifs from Timo. Hypnotic.

  29. Skills Matter

    Opening July 2015, “CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue”. Looks nice, and big. On South Place, just west of Liverpool Street station. That City / “Tech City” border is getting very blurry. (via @tomstuart)

  30. London, England - Google Maps

    My second appearance (that I know of) on Google Street View.

  31. Minimum salary required in London: £500k? | FIRE v London

    Staggering. You might need something to take out your anger on.

  32. Kokos

    Shoe repairers and retailers in East Finchley. Apparently repair shoes for C&J and Lobb.

  33. 2015-03-18 Bernard Morgan House Brochure.pdf - Google Drive

    On Golden Lane. I really like this understated post-war police section house. I may be pessimistic, but I assume it will be replaced with something much bulkier, less human-feeling. We’ll see. (via The Ben Jonson House Blog)

  34. Development Aesthetics

    Relentless images of and comment on the hoardings surrounding new developments, mostly in London.

  35. zupamarket_en

    Brutalist tower block paper cut-out models, with a set of London buildings. (via @cityofsound)

  36. The Knowledge, London’s Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS

    This long, good article everyone linked to a while back is indeed long and good.

  37. Video: Kristin Baybars’ ‘Little Place in Gospel Oak’ -

    This toyshop used to be one of the highlights of a stay in London when I was a kid, and it looks like it hasn’t changed since. Worth a visit with your own children.

  38. Barbican Weather Data

    Very local weather data.

  39. Salary benchmarking for London 2014/2015 - Cogs Agency Cogs Agency

    Salaries and freelance rates for a variety of roles.

  40. diamond geezer - Friday, October 03, 2014

    On the branding of ‘Midtown’ in London, and other sponsored rebrandings. Some comments date ‘Midtown’ back quite a while in some industries. (via Londonist)

  41. Barbican: A Unique Walled City Within The City | gail borthwick - Academia.edu (PDF)

    A dissertation (no idea what for) about the Barbican. Some good history and old plans, photos, etc.

  42. Owen Hatherley reviews ‘Guide to the Architecture of London’ by Edward Jones and Christopher Woodward · LRB 21 August 2014

    I’m not sure this makes me want to read the book under review, but the review itself is a good read if you’re into London and/or architecture.

  43. QuantumBlack Visual Analytics Limited

    “We’re a creative data science agency.” Dataviz type stuff. London.

  44. Pubstandards.pdf

    A chart showing the movement of people in London’s Pub Standards community from one company to another. I was looking for this and couldn’t find it and now it’s here.

  45. Met Police encourages Twitter pile-ons (with images, tweets) · anyabike · Storify

    Interesting, in an unpleasant way, to see how Twitter etiquette, and tone of voice, and the blurry lines between personal / professional Twitter accounts make this kind of thing get a bit horrible. (via @mildlydiverting)

  46. A City of London report on potential options for improving Beech Street (PDF)

    The phrase “lipstick on a pig” springs to mind, because there’s so little that’s feasible. Making the road more pleasant, somehow, *and* improving access to the podium level, *and* getting rid of the yellow Exhibition Halls tunnel up there, would all be good.

  47. Archeological Desk Based Assessment of 141-47 Whitecross Street (PDF)

    Interesting to see the what they need to assess before redeveloping even quite a small site like this, with information going back to Palaeolithic times.

  48. Unlimited 4G Home Broadband in London | Relish

    Looks interesting. £20 per month for 4G broadband at home. So no need for a landline. People at the Barbican have been getting good speeds so far.

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