LONDON — Berlin's got one. New York is set to get one. Now, it looks like London could get one too. Plans are afoot to launch a crowd-funding campaign for an open-air swimming pool in the middle of the river Thames. See also: Tower Bridge...Show More Summary
The Cheesegrater is a beautiful glass wedge of a building that rises over 700 feet into the London skyline. It unfortunately has some safety problems. This week, its owners revealed that a third bolt of high-strength steel snapped because of "hydrogen embrittlement"—an obscure term, but one that "causes fear among engineers." Read more...
If you had to name a railway station hotel in London, chances are your first thought would be of the gothic exuberance that is the St. Pancras Hotel. Maybe neighboring Great Northern Hotel, possibly even the much more contemporary Shangri-La...Show More Summary
I saw a sign advertising the £10 buffet lunch at the Mumbai Square Indian Restaurant when I was walking back from Tower Gateway station to the Tune Hotel Liverpool Street. The restaurant is very close to Petticoat Lane and less than a ten minute walk from both Aldgate and Liverpool Street stations. Show More Summary
Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces confirmed that two major features of ?Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red?, the art installation of poppies at the Tower of London, by the artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, will travel to a number of locations around the UK from 2015. Show More Summary
Nat Geo's new book "London Book of Lists" reveals the quirky customs, culture, and cuisine of England's capital, from the Tower of London's resident polar bears fishing in the Thames to Harrods' early 20th-century embalming service. Here we crown our four favorite London discoveries.
Also creators of the Tower of London poppies display.
The creators of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and theatre designer Tom Piper, are both made MBEs in the Queen's New Year Honours list. The installation attracted five million visitors, including Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh (shown). Show More Summary
By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - Destined to form models of the Burj Khalifa and Tokyo Tower, 90 million toy bricks will be used in new Legoland Parks in Dubai, Japan and Korea by 2017, building blocks in British operator Merlin's expanding empire. Show More Summary
A walk to St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, followed by a walk to Tower of London, led to an unanticipated quest where we bearly saw London for 24 hours. We had randomly seen four Paddington Bears already during our five days in London. Show More Summary
LONDON — A massive storm that intensified explosively in a process know as "bombogenesis" started to hit northern parts of the UK and Ireland on Wednesday, leaving thousands without power. Towering waves are battering the western-facing...Show More Summary
Stunning time-lapse and interviews.
Over the summer, we first looked at Motel One London Tower Hill, a budget-chic concept from Germany making its way into the British capital with a 258-room hotel on Minories. True to its word, it achieved its planned opening of late 2014, with reservations up and running from this week. Show More Summary
Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest will get a lick of paint.
Credits: Carl Court/Getty Alt Text: Volunteers begin removing the Tower of London poppies Paul Cummins reveals that thieves tried to break into lorries transporting the ceramic poppies One-Minute Read Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:56am Thieves...Show More Summary
We have been discussing the ever-expanding copyright and trademarks claims on what seems every object and observation in modern life, including such things as pictures taken of public scenes in London and in New York. Now one of the most iconic public images is being claimed as protected: the Eiffel Tower at night. Under EU […]
photo via Getty Images Visitors to the Tower Bridge in London can now walk on a glass floor suspended 137 feet above the Thames River. The glass floor panels cover a 36-foot by 6-foot section of the bridge’s West Walkway. Visitors can view the Thames, bridge traffic, and if they’re lucky, the opening of the […]
I know what you’re thinking. Why were Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones at a Phish concert? However, that’s not some pot-smoking hippy in the background. (Or at least, it’s not just some pot-smoking hippy.) That’s Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and return specialist Cole Beasley. And this Cole Beasley photobomb is pretty much the best thing […]
One of the clearest signs someone’s definitively on the ropes is when they start to deny all reality. Lutfur Rahman, the extremist-linked mayor of Tower Hamlets, is in that position now. He has spent the last week claiming that the recent Government audit report into his council has “rejected” allegations of fraud, “was unable to [...]
Gravel sent us the picture above from his friend in London of this “modern art” display in the UK and I guess it’s had a bigger impact than even the artist, Tom Piper, imagined, if we are to believe Stephen Pollard who writes in the UK’s Express; In my near 50 years on the planet […]