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Keeping Track of London's Worst Construction Site Ads

It can be hard to avoid such street-level marketing campaigns for new developments in the U.K. capital.

A Demolition Gives a Huge British Chimney One Last Plume of Smoke

It’s said to be the tallest concrete structure ever exploded in the U.K.

Neil Hall/Reuters

Mapping the Sounds of the London Underground

The Next Station catalogs and remixes the aural environments of 55 Tube stops.

Keith Bedford/Reuters

A Tale of Two Cities' Language Requirements for Drivers

Why is New York scrapping its language test for cab drivers at the same time London is planning to enact a similar one?

Matt Crabtree

Seeing London Commuters as Renaissance Paintings

A photographer finds transcendence on the Tube.

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Which European Cities Will Grab London's Post-Brexit Business?

There are many contenders, but no clear winner.

Vic Duran

Well-Lit Urban Centers Are Driving Up the Arrival of Spring

Light pollution makes trees bud at least a week before normal, say researchers.

Pejac

Gravity-Defying Shoes Hang Skyward From London Street Lamps

Farewell, physics?

Marks Barfield Architects/Kevin Meredith

England Erects a 531-Foot-Tall, Rotating 'Observation Pod'

It’s meant to recreate the lofty experience on the London Eye.

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London Deploys a Hologram to Enforce New Escalator Rules

So far, commuters are mainly ignoring it.

Keep Britain Tidy

London's Nasty Sidewalk Grime Inspires Lovely Environmental Art

Street artist “Moose” power-washed dirty sidewalks to create a portrait of imperiled ocean life.

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Cities Have Been Trying to Curb Dog Poop for Centuries

Excrement: messing up city streets since the 1800s.

Toby Melville/Reuters

London's Big Ben Will Fall Silent in 2017

The iconic clock needs a rest — and a makeover.

NASA/OMPS

The Sahara Desert Is Blanketing Europe in Dust

Grainy clouds wafting their way north have contributed to pollution woes in London.

London Cycling campaign

How Cycling Is Becoming More Equitable in London

A friendly approach and word-of-mouth are key to the Urban Cycle Loan program’s success.

Reuters Pictures/Gonzalo Fuentes

Paris Just Reached 1 Million Twitter Followers

Its nearest online rival, New York, doesn’t even come close.

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A Novel Idea for Regulating Airbnb

A "renters rights" exchange could spread costs and benefits more evenly across city neighborhoods.

TfL

London's Mayor: Huge Tunnels Will Solve Our Congestion Problem

The city ponders its own version of the Big Dig.