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London skyscraper wins award after "melting" car

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

20 Fenchurch Street, a slightly concave mirror-like office tower in the UK capital, has been awarded the Carbuncle Cup after sunlight reflected from it melted parts of an expensive Jaguar parked below. Read the rest

ISIL child brides: a big care problem for the Family Court?

London Borough Tower of Hamlets v B [2015] EWHC 2491 (Fam) 21 August 2015 – read judgment  When a judge waxes lyrical about a child, garlanded with starred GCSEs, their intelligence, their medical school ambitions, you wonder what is coming. It’s the judicial equivalent of those blurred reproductions in the press of murder victims’  graduate […]

Photographs of Wounded Veterans to Be Projected on Tower of London

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

World-renowned photographer Rankin has collaborated with a London veterans charity for the project.

Another of Those Glass-Bottomed Swimming Pool Bridges Is Headed to India

One more will make a trend, as news of the terrifying glass-bottomed swimming pool elevated between two towers in London has been followed by news of a remarkably similar, equally terrifying glass-bottomed pool bridge in India. This one might...

The bongs are wrong on London's Big Ben; Mysteriously running fast over the past fortnight

last weekArts : Artdaily

The most famous clock in the world is wrong: the bongs of London's Big Ben have been mysteriously running fast over the past fortnight, clocksmiths admitted Tuesday. The Great Clock that towers over the British parliament can be outShow More Summary

Valentina, Tower Bridge

A family-owned Italian restaurant with an impressive delicatessen to boot, Valentina is a welcome outpost of the Mediterranean This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. Valentina, Tower Bridge The post Valentina, Tower Bridge appeared first on The London Word.

Floating Above London, This Invisible Pool Lets You Swim Laps In The Sky

The Embassy Gardens' sky pool is made of aquarium glass to look like an overpass of water that stretches between two towers. Infinity pools are lame. Sky pools that stretch between buildings like transparent overpasses of water? Infinitely cooler. Read Full Story

Nicholas Hytner’s London Theatre Co. Gets New Digs To “Galvanize” Talent

A site at London's Tower Bridge that’s been earmarked for a cultural venue of national importance for more than 20 years has finally found an occupant. The History Boys and One Man, Two Guvnors director Nicholas Hytner and longtime collaborator...Show More Summary

Clipper Round the World Race Begins

 The 12 Clipper Race yachts left the Gosport Marina and will perform a parade of sails alongside the Spinnaker Tower before heading off to London.   As the boats left the marina,

Some of London's most iconic buildings are opening their doors to the public

LONDON — Open House London, the city's annual open access architecture festival, returns for its 23rd year this September, offering a peek behind some usually closed doors across the capital. 10 Downing Street and the BT Tower are among...Show More Summary

Assassin's Creed Syndicate's Evie can become invisible

Assassin's Creed Syndicate's secondary protagonist Evie Fry has a unique stealth ability to become invisible and sneak past guards. The new gameplay trailer below shows Evie infiltrating the Tower of London to get stabby with a Templar threat while on the hunt for a First Civilisation artefact. Show More Summary

Contemporary art exhibition of international artists from, or inspired by, Mexico to open in London

last monthArts : Artdaily

Shaped in Mexico is returning to London for its second edition, presenting a contemporary art exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, from 4th ? 12th September 2015. The free exhibition brings together over 150 works by 32 international...Show More Summary

Jack the Ripper Museum Replaces Proposed Women's History Museum

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Last October, former Google diversity chief Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe won approval from London's Tower Hamlets council to turn a disused Victorian-era shop and apartment building into the Museum of Women’s History. The proposal promisedShow More Summary

London's Crazy Olympic Park Tower Is Being Turned Into A Giant Slide

Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower, built to somehow celebrate the Olympics and give people a reason to visit East London once the event finished, is getting a reworking. It’s being turned into an enormous helter skelter, in possibly one of the greatest public planning decisions in millennia. More »      

World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

Erected in 2012, the gigantic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower dominates the Olympic Park landscape. The tower was built from 2,000 tonnes of steel, almost 60 percent of which was recycled. The proposed 178-meter-long steel tube slide will begin at the 80 wind

London wins gold from kids young & old, turns Olympic tower into world's tallest slide.

last monthHumor / odd : Happy Place

This colossal over-expenditure of money is turning into a colossal over-expenditure of fun! Take note, people who run the Statue of Liberty. (via Gizmodo) The Olympics get a lot of criticism for their business practices. The city that's...Show More Summary

YouTube Fame Seeker Jumps Off London's Tower Bridge

A daredevil teen has apologized after he was filmed jumping off an iconic London bridge into the Thames River and had to be rescued by emergency services. "Here is an unedited version of me jumping off London's famous Tower Bridge into the River Thames," 17-year-old Shah Faisal Shinwari, who goes by "Carnage," says in a YouTube video posted Thursday. Show More Summary

London Tower Bridge Jump Goes Badly For ‘Carnage’ In Cold And Murky Thames (Video)

What do you get when you combine the London Tower Bridge, a cold and dirty Thames River, and a YouTube mis-adventurist hungry for the attention of viewers? A videoed bridge jump that almost results in a drowning due to a brutal landing that’s uglier than a British dental job. Show More Summary

Energizer Recreates London’s Tower Bridge With Batteries

Energizer has come up with something that is certainly a sight to behold – that is, a 2-tonne replica of the world famous Tower Bridge over in London. Of course, the folks over at Energizer have eschewed the “traditional” method of doing things, and that would mean ditching brick and mortar, but rather, they have made use of 83,000 batteries. Show More Summary

Aykon Nine Elms Tower In London To Feature Interiors by Versace Home

last monthLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuryes

Rising in the heart of London is the new 50-storey Aykon Nine Elms tower – the first private residential project that is completely designed by Italian fashion label Versace. Combining a mix of penthouses, one-, two- and three-bedroom...Show More Summary

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