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Going Dark

The biggest surprise from West End theatre was an advert tucked away on page 21 [...]

Shrapnel helmets: an iconic London design

The way that soldiers on the Western Front looked changed dramatically during the war [...]

Toxic Tunnel

The second feature of this tunnel is that you cannot breathe, and feel the need to bolt to the other end [...]

They also served coffee

Londoners serving on the Western Front would have encountered there a familiar sight from home: coffee stalls [...]

Honky tonk

Here are the top 10 reasons in which circumstances you are likely to give someone a honk [...]

The Knowledge on stage

It still retains some of the great comic dialogue spoken by the examiner, Mr Burgess [...]

London’s less attractive attractions

Tourists, on the other hand, seem less discerning in their choice, or should that be they are easily persuaded by the advertising [...]

Curzon, a Place of death

He famously drove his lilac Rolls-Royce into a swimming pool, in fact, his own garden pond [...]

‘Mrs’ Everest

She was, truth be told, not the least bit extraordinary in any way, except this: she had a great deal of love in her. [...]

A potted history of cabs

By granting an extension to Uber’s licence to operate in London Sadiq Khan appears to have given up supporting the London Taxi Trade unlike Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Alaska, Iceland, China, Taiwan. As the world’s oldest [...]