london Archive

London as you never seen it before

The Information Capital is a new book by geographer, James Cheshire and designer, Oliver Uberti. It has 100 maps depicting the city using a range of statistics

Murder, an umbrella and ball bearings

It was 36 years ago that Georgi Markov was assassinated whilst travelling into work at the BBC World Service. It was the third attempt by the Bulgarian secret police, assisted by the KGB, to kill him, and they succeeded. To this day, no one has been charged...

Bearings and sewers

Sewers, waste, sewage, water, not the first things people think of when you say bearings. In fact the most thing many people think is that you’re lost and need directions, but never mind. However bearings were exactly what the engineers needed for the Lee Tunnel project in London, and...