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Gentrification Backlash Has Inspired Its Own Backlash

Not everybody in the new wave of urban development is backing down.

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Breakfast of Gentrifiers

How a London café that specializes in cereal became the latest flashpoint in the city’s ongoing gentrification debate.


Inside London's Fakest Tube Station

It’s like walking into a cartoon.

Transport for London

London Is Calling Its New Pedestrian- and Bike-Friendly Zones 'Mini-Hollands'

British streets meet Dutch street design.

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The Grassroots Campaign to Slow Down Traffic in the U.K.

The push for 20 mph speed limits has reached millions of residents.


How to Build a Metro-Sized Moving Walkway

Maybe they’re not just for airports.


This Crazy-Detailed London Map Took 10 Years to Draw

The artist Fuller loaded the city with historical details, cryptic symbols, and his own memories.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

Why It’s So Hard to Measure Residential Displacement

A new study of London is the latest to find mixed evidence for the downsides of gentrification.


An Artist Is Turning a London Forest Into a Strange Zoo

“Phlegm” builds a different creature each day and posts them on his Instagram.


Tracking London's Profane Irritation Over the Tube Strike

"I am paying through my arse for an Uber right now #tubestrike #tired #sotired."

Wally Gobetz / Flickr

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.

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Why Tap-and-Go Transit Fares Are Kind of a Big Deal

Lower costs, ridership barriers, and passenger congestion are among the possible benefits.

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Inhale Booze at London's New Walk-In Cocktail Cloud

“Breathe responsibly.”

Barry Jackson

How Prefab Honeycomb Homes Could Help the Affordable Housing Problem

These customizable hexagons from U.K.-based Hivehaus offer the promise of fast, cheap density.


A Trippy Visualization of 24 Hours of Flights Over London

Watch more than 3,000 flights compete for space on only six runways.


An Artist Trolls London Into Painting a Wall Over and Over

A year-long experiment with the anti-graffiti squad.

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Yet More Evidence for the Social Cost of Driving: Road Noise

A study of Greater London linked loud traffic with strokes and other health problems.

Ryan Murphy

How to Get Your Bearings When Exiting a Subway Station

Three wayfinding cures for that sense of disorientation at the top of the stairs.