London

REUTERS

London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Changes Tied to Transportation Concerns

A few scenes have been trimmed to ensure all attendees will be able to catch the last trains home.

Flickr/Doriandsp

The Olympics Are Making the London Assembly Relevant

The left-leaning city council may have lost legislative power, but it is regaining its influence as the sole chink in Britain’s official policy of Olympic boosterism.

Facewatch.co.uk

How the Cutting Edge in Crowdsourced Crime Fighting Could Do More Harm Than Good

Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.

Flickr/EG Focus

How Regulations Are Stifling Olympic Architects

Rules meant to protect sponsors prevent architects from winning awards for their Olympic facilities.

Matthew Andrews

British Coastline Gets Set to Glow

Hundreds of "peace tents" will be illuminated to commemorate the ancient Olympic Truce.

REUTERS

As Olympics-Only Lanes Near Opening, London Taxi Drivers Protest

Upset over being excluded from the lanes, some 200 London cab drivers blocked traffic in Parliament Square.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

UK Bus Passengers Aghast at Poo Tidal Wave

Also, a pilot program to give out free toilet paper in China fails miserably.

REUTERS

The Latest Pictures of London's Race to the Olympics

With only 10 days until the Opening Ceremonies, images from all over the city as it the Games draw ever closer.

Feargus O'Sullivan

Spoofs, Send-ups, and Other Taunts for London's Brand Police

The London Games have been an exercise in image control, but that has only encouraged the jokers.

REUTERS

Throughout England, Signs of Security Shortages

Dozens of G4S staff failed to turn up for guard duty at a Manchester hotel hosting Olympic athletes.

Paul Hackett/Reuters

Olympic Traffic Pushes London to the Brink

Over 235,000 visitors will arrive in Heathrow today, putting the city's specially designed transportation network to the test.

LOGOC

The Architecture of London's Olympics

London's architectural legacy from this summer's Games.

Nick Veasey

If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

Reuters

London's Secret Gardens

Dozens of quiet green spaces dot the city scape.

REUTERS

London's Bus Drivers Might Not Strike Before the Opening Ceremonies After All

After walking out last month, a deal could be signed by next week.

Feargus O'Sullivan

Knitting the Olympics

The cutest tribute to the Games we've come across – just don't tell the brand police.

Flickr

McDonald's Conspires to Keep Olympic Visitors From Real English Chips

If this sounds trivial to you, you don’t know Britain.

ctj71081/Flickr

This Week in Bans: Massachusetts Whiner Gets American Flags Removed

Also, a tony California beach town shoos away smelly persons from its libraries, and the Olympics outlaws everything.

Reuters

How the World's Top Security Firm Bungled Olympic Security

G4S, which has a record of mismanagement in Britain, faces scrutiny in the press and from lawmakers.