News

London road fatalities ‘lowest on record’

The number of people killed on London’s roads has fallen to its lowest level since records began, with an overall reduction of 45% covering users of all transport forms, including walking during 2016 compared with an average […]

Culture

Museum of London: insights into the city’s future as well as its past

I paid a flying visit to the Museum of London earlier today, anxious to see The City Is Ours exhibition before it closes on 2 January as part of the City Now City Future season (which continues until April). […]

Analysis

Could the Conservatives lose Westminster Council?

At State of Soho, local resident Andrew Murray asks: “Could Labour win Westminster Council?” This would have seemed a daft question as recently as May, but the general election results in Westminster’s parliamentary seats and […]

Comment

Canary Wharf has survived and thrived for 30 years and now faces new challenges

This year saw the 30th birthday of the Canary Wharf development. Its iconic towers, now the backdrop for endless news items on finance, business and the economy, have become a familiar London landmark, almost as […]

Culture

Vic Keegan’s Lost London 21: St Mary Aldermanbury

Here stands Sir Christopher Wren’s church of St Mary Aldermanbury – or at least it once did. It has since been exported to America, leaving only its foundations. The church was first built in around 1181, but […]

News

Was 2017 the year London’s progressive transport story went into reverse?

Publication of Transport for London’s annual Travel in London Report, some 250 densely packed pages of statistics and analysis about how people get around the capital, illuminates vital themes of the city’s development and teleports transport nerds to Destination Ecstasy. Report […]

Culture

London Mayors at Christmas, past and present

Christmas broadcasts by London Mayors have yet to embed themselves in the festive viewing habits of the capital, but Sadiq Khan has made a decent job of looking back at a year scarred by terrorist attacks and the Grenfell […]