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To ride or not to ride: The dangers of cycling

February 13, 20142

Anyone regularly cycling in London knows how dangerous it can be to get in the saddle instead of taking the tube. We talk to those trying to reduce the risks

Smithfield redevelopment inquiry opens

February 11, 20140

Today (Tuesday) marks the start of yet another public inquiry into the future of Smithfield Market, parts of which have been empty for decades. The General Market and adjacent Fish
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From The Bronx to Brick Lane: The rise of street art tourism in Shoreditch

February 5, 20141

Bright neon colours, socio-political messages and complex paste-ups regularly draw visitors down the alleyways of the East End.
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From the Italian Riviera to Islington: A local resident discovers the borough’s film sets

December 19, 20132

Islington’s cinematic history has inspired the launch of a new blog about film locations in the borough. Yannic Rack talks to its founder, Xavier Gomez

Smithfield Market: Street theatre revives 19th century architect to help save threatened buildings

December 13, 20130

Dressed in white and wearing towering hats, a group of actors put on a show in front of Smithfield Market this week to launch an alternative planning application for the
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Video: Fast food in the city – quick and cheap over healthy?

December 11, 20130

The college student and the fast food meal – it’s a common story, taking place at campuses around the country every day.¬†But why choose quick over healthy? We asked around
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How social media is helping the NFL grow in London

December 2, 20130

Islington doesn’t sound like a natural home for the US-born National Football League, but a couple of fans – aided by social media – are helping build the league’s popularity
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Tunnel vision: street-level disruption at Farringdon

November 26, 20130

Farringdon is to be transformed into a major rail interchange and construction work is underway 

Early morning meat: a trip through Smithfield Market’s historic halls

November 22, 20130

Smithfield Market is the UK’s oldest wholesale meat market, dating back to the 12th century. Yannic Rack set his alarm and paid an early morning visit