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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Some lovely animated gifs from Timo. Hypnotic.

  4. 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)

  5. London, England - Google Maps

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

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

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

  7. Kokos

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

  8. 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)

  9. Development Aesthetics

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

  10. zupamarket_en

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Barbican Weather Data

    Very local weather data.

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

    Salaries and freelance rates for a variety of roles.

  15. 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)

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

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

  17. 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.

  18. QuantumBlack Visual Analytics Limited

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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)

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Locating London’s Past

    Amazingly good versions of the 1746 Rocque map of London, and the first (1869-80) OS map. All fully tiled, zoomable searchable, etc. The mapping methodology page makes me glad I never tried this. (via @agpublic)

  25. The Pedway: Elevating London

    I had some problems with this (eg, the commentators all have the same opinion, the shots of today’s walkways make them look more derelict and deserted than they are) but it’s still well worth a watch.

  26. A new (dashing) tailor discovered - Permanent Style

    A post from 2009. Sounds vaguely affordable. Well, compared to Saville Row. And this writer seems very happy with them. Loads of good stuff in this blog’s archives; an education.

  27. A Typographic Survey of the City of London: Part One

    Part One of a revised, longer, edition of a film about the City’s typography which was around a few years back but was taken offline. Other part(s) to come, apparently.

  28. London’s Great Exodus

    Seen lots of links to this today. Rather depressing, if you want London to be somewhere you and your friends can afford to live. “The city is essentially a tax haven with great theater, free museums and formidable dining.”

  29. This at There

    Very nice list of art / exhibitions on in London, ordered by how soon they close, from It’s Nice That. (via @antimega)

  30. Tecznts - The construction of “Big Ben” in London in 1859…

    If you rely on Big Ben to set your timepieces - and who doesn’t? - this 1875 map shows you how to adjust for the delay of the sound reaching you, depending on where you are in London. So good.

  31. John Bryce SWE RE - Along the Thames

    This was also at the Bankside Gallery. Tiny, slightly twee, but very nice. He doesn’t seem to have a website, but Google images turns up a few others, many detailed London views.

  32. Six Snapshots of St Paul’s - Anne Desmet

    Saw a single version of this Bankside Gallery today. Nice, tiny, detailed. A good not-touristy, vertical London landscape.

  33. Prince Charles Cinema - Slackers presents… Singles

    Nostalgic retromania events have definitely reached the early 90s. “Not only will we be presenting the film, but there will also be a selection of music videos with lyrics on the screen for you to sing along to before the film…”

  34. Barbican - Urban Wandering – Film and the London Landscape

    Loads of interesting London-related films at the Barbican in September. Includes a new film about the pedways/highwalks! (via @antimega)

  35. Jack Nicholson+The Brunswick Centre=V. cool. From… | Modernist Estates

    A snippet from ‘The Passenger’ (1981), with Jack Nicholson walking through the Brunswick Centre.

  36. Whitecross Street Estate - 2010 - Publica (PDF)

    A report on the Peabody estate that spans Whitecross Street, from 2010. An interesting read. It sounded like a quite reasonable amount of work would make a big different to a lot of the public/residents’ spaces which are neither car park or useful/enjoyable space. But I’m not sure how much has actually changed since.

  37. An Independent Appraisal of Henderson Global Investor’s Ltd’s Proposals for Redevelopment of the Western Market Buildings, Smithfield (PDF)

    Lots of photos etc, describing the proposals. Mainly: Keep the most of the shallow, street-facing brick buildings (or just the facades?), and replace the large 19th century market space inside with a seven-storey office block. This assessment seems unsurprisingly critical.

  38. The best burritos and tacos in London – 55 burritos, 83 tacos, 59 eateries, one verdict | The Picky Glutton

    Ten years ago I wrote a post wondering why there was so little Mexican food in London. Now look. (via Antimega)

  39. New Residential Tower For City Road Approved

    Blimey, that’s huge! The current half-built towers (on the left) already look oppressively tall for this spot.

  40. ‘Not believing in God makes life more precious’: meet the atheist ‘churchgoers’ | World news | The Guardian

    A few years ago I was wondering what an atheist Sunday “service” would be like. here we are.

  41. The Last Places

    Henry VIII’s wine cellar, once part of Whitehall Palace, still exists under the Ministry of Defence. Although the entire cellar was moved, in one piece, when the MoD was being built. (via ?)

  42. Barbican, 1969 - YouTube

    Documentary about the Barbican, including footage of the then nearly-completed buildings, and (at 15:40) a look inside one of the show flats.

  43. London Centre for Book Arts

    New, in Hackney, devoted to artists’ books. They do classes on printing, binding, etc. (via the Guardian)

  44. How London’s Silicon Roundabout really got started — European technology news

    Brilliant - really glad this got written up. Matt Biddulph’s timeline of how “Silicon Roundabout” became a thing.

  45. Jones the planner: Hackney Hipsters

    Ignoring the hipster stuff, a good look at some of the developing and developed parts of Hackney. “There is a fundamental mismatch between what ‘regeneration’ does and the sort of organic development that resulted in the Shoreditch of today. … Most developers do exactly the opposite of what makes Shoreditch successful.” (via @amcewen)

  46. At Hyde Park Corner (London Review of Books)

    Jonathan Meades on fine form, on the newish Bomber Command Memorial. “The failure of British modernism and of today’s synthetic modernism to devise a memorious idiom provides an ample justification for the mongers of easy-viewin’ classicism to dump their stuff indiscriminately.”

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