What’s the best way to rank cities? If you ask a square, they’ll probably start by talking about population or GDP or land area. Wrong. The best way, clearly, is to look at how good the films made there are.
To the casual observer, this may not seem like a particularly contentious question: isn’t it just everything ‘under’ the Thames when you look at the map? But despite this, some people will insist that places like Fulham, clearly north of the river, are in South London. Why?
I explored the strange tale of a man who attempted to walk around the world in disguise, for no particularly apparent reason.
I lost my mind and wrote 3,000 words about bridges, tunnels, ferries, and so on.
There are, depending on how you count, about 60 ways of crossing the Thames in London. That includes everything within the M25, and also the M25 crossings itself – a definition which involves counting things that aren’t really London, but somehow feels right. But! Which one is the best?
An argument that, if we want to stop property developers ruining London, history tells us that we need to get drunk and appoint a fake Mayor.
I delved into the history and the rules of Blue Plaques for CityMetric: read this if you want to ensure you get one of your own.
Is it possible to make railway station platform numbers interesting? I attempted it.