This is so cool: National Geographic has put together a neat video composed entirely of paper that gives you a brief primer of London’s history, starting 40,000 years ago.
It’s the golden rule of crowded escalators: Stand on one side, walk on the other. But passengers taking the escalator in one of London’s busiest tube stations were recently confronted with a weird rule: Everyone must stand. Officials claim it will make stations run more efficiently. But how?
Forget all those Roman epics with sprawling casts of white actors speaking in (real or fake) British accents. New findings suggest that London circa 50 A.D. was pretty diverse.
Look at that adorable slow mover! That is little baby Edward, a sloth who needs a lot of help to survive since his mother stopped producing milk. So Zookeeper Kelly-Anne Kelleher and a stuffed sloth toy give him food and love.
Sneaky Zebra does some of the best convention cosplay videos, and their latest takes you through London Film & Comic Con last weekend.
It doesn’t take much to make some cities angry. But in London, a special kind of rage is flowing over a project that seems pretty unobjectionable: A footbridge over the River Thames. Why?
The Second World War just doesn't seem to want to go away. Earlier this week, a construction crew working in London, England, accidentally stumbled upon a rather large undetonated bomb, resulting in the evacuation of some 1,200 residents.
There's a smell in Battersea, south-west London – something to do with local coffee roasters. But in the early 1970s, the area was very different economically, and the stink wasn't nearly so pleasant. Described at the time as "like dead bodies," it was known as "The Battersea Smell."
The Magna Carta marks its 800th anniversary, and the four surviving O.G. copies are currently being displayed together for the first time at London's British Library. "The birth certificate of democracy" contains the groundbreaking declaration that no one (including the king) is above the law.
Who strangled five-year-old, curly-haired Willie Starchfield to death on a London train, and then stuffed his tiny body under one of the seats? This tragic, sensationalized murder happened 101 years ago this week, and it's never been solved.
London's Cross Bones Graveyard dates back to the medieval era, and is the final resting place for some 15,000 paupers, prostitutes, and other "outcasts," including children and infants. Despite a colorfully decorated gate, the run-down lot hasn't been accessible to the public. That's about to change.
What if all of the lights in the South East of England suddenly went out, eliminating the light pollution that blocks the stars from London's view? This fantastical timelapse video imagines just that, pouring oceans of stars into the London sky.
Material studio THE UNSEEN has developed a form of ink that reacts with fluctuations in the air to change color. On the one hand, it's basically like a mood ring, but fabric. On the other hand, we're talking about clothes that will suddenly shift colors in a stiff breeze. Which is awesome.
London has been beset by many tragedies: Viking invasion, plague, fire, V-2 rocket attacks…and a tsunami of beer that claimed the lives of eight people in the early 19th century.
Most London walking tours seem to deal with pubs, macabre histories of plague and murder or, more recently, Sherlock Holmesmania. So, I was glad to see this tour map highlighting some of the city's most important—and intriguing—scientific breakthroughs.
This remarkable film brings together and animates thousands of historical records to depict the growth of London over the past two millennia, beginning with the construction of the very first road networks.
If we have to get advertising everywhere, is should all be as fun as this bus shelter ad in London, where they used augmented reality to make passengers believe that meteors were striking the city or a tiger was freely roaming through the street.
With more than 200 towers of heights 20 stories or greater planned to be built in London over the next 20 years, the UK's capital city is in for some big visual changes. Architectural visualization firm Hayes Davidson places those planned towers over a current image of London to imagine the future shape of London's…
Will London soon have a bikes-only highway rising high over the city? Well, maybe. The plans have been released, but whether it will actually be built is up in the air.