Tag Archives: London

Virtual Visits

One of my favorite museums in the world is the awesome British Museum in London. Every time that I visit the UK capital, I try and spend at least a few hours there. Now we can all pop into this … Continue reading

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London Walkabout

Many years ago, on my second or third visit to London it finally dawned on me that it was often much quicker to walk to some locations than to take the Underground. Now Transport for London has finally created the … Continue reading

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Hendrix Redux

Between July 1968 and March 1969, Jimi Hendrix shared a third floor flat in London’s Mayfair neighborhood with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. For years, the apartment has been used as office space and storage for the Handel House Trust, which … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix Slept Here

If you have ever wandered around London as a tourist, I’m sure that at some point you noticed the ubiquitous blue ceramic plaques around the city noting where famous historical figures lived or worked. The iconic plaques commemorating figures as … Continue reading

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Mapping Diversity

London-based painter and printmaker Yanko Tihov has created a brilliant map of London out of passports. Using census data, the map demonstrates the increasing diversity of the UK capital, while showing the most common non-British nationalities in each borough. Inspired … Continue reading

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Eat Your Way Through History

Bompas & Parr, London’s always fun and creative food and beverage company, is opening Britain’s first cultural institution devoted to the history, science, art, sociology, and evolution of food. Situated in the historic Borough Market in London’s Southwark neighborhood, the … Continue reading

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No Oyster Card Required

It took artist Camilla Barnard and master woodworker Gunter Luck nearly three months to create a replica of a London Underground station completely in wood. Commissioned for Transport for London and the 2015 Designjunction Show, the intricately detailed installation is … Continue reading

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London’s Secret Map

I love a good map, especially a cleverly designed useful transit network map. And, of course one of my favorites is the Harry Beck design classic London Tube map, with its clear cartography, straight lines and 45-degree rounded corners. But … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now (London)

Visible just twice daily at low tides, artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s sculptures of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse aim to raise awareness about climate change. Titled “The Rising Tide”, the installation is located near London’s Vauxhall Bridge. The heads … Continue reading

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It’s A Small World

When I was a child one of my most treasured possessions was a small globe. Of course it was an inexpensive, mass produced model, nothing like the beautiful, handcrafted globe above from Bellerby & Co. Globemakers. Founded in 2008 in … Continue reading

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