London

These Spell-Binding Visualizations Map British Cities by Density

An interactive platform for urban data geeks or anyone who just wants to look at something pretty.

What Do London's Tube Stations Taste Like?

One man with synesthesia has mapped it out.

Can Reflective Buildings That Produce 'Death Rays' Be Prevented?

A recent car-melting incident in London is not the first time a building has produced high-temperature beams. 

Pop-Up of the Day: A Portable Public Square

How one London neighborhood is dealing with its troubling public space problem, using a bike.

Game of the Day: The London Skyline, Reimagined as Chess Pieces

The Queen is The Shard, a rook is Big Ben, and so on.

Urbanism for Introverts: Why Cities Need Quiet Spaces

Why cities need quiet spaces.

Impressive Timelapse of the Day: A Multi-Story House Built in Just One Day

It's also fully insulated and hurricane-proof.

Explore the London Underground With This Awesome 3-D Simulation

"Mind the Gap" takes advantage of open data to present a rotating, zoomable, ambient-noise-inflected model of London's train system.

Artist Turns London's Garbage Piles Into Bizarre Monsters

With bright paint and an eye out for the police, Francisco de Pájaro transforms street rubbish into hilarious googly-eyed freaks.

Even London's Graffiti Is Gentrifying

Why street artists are livid about four new murals in East London and near the 2012 Olympics infrastructure.

London Has Way Too Many Bees, and They're Hungry

City residents have taken to raising backyard hives, but there isn't enough pollen to support them.

London Will Not Use Its Recycle Bins to Spy on You After All

The city canceled its plans to use its trash cans to track people as they walked by with their smartphones.

This Recycling Bin Is Stalking You

London's trash cans are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people.

Street Art of the Day: A Breakdancer Comes Alive After Dark

Timing is everything in this ingenious new street art. 

How a Glob of Fat the Size of a School Bus Got Stuck in the London Sewers

Blame the wet wipes.

Chronicling the Seamier Side of Europe's Hottest Cities

A spate of new blogs seek out the underbelly of Paris, London and Berlin.

When Neglected Buildings Become Seriously Trippy Art Projects

If you've ever spotted street art involving pin-up models with kitty heads or screaming flowers, it's probably the work of Chile's Macarena "Macay" Yañez.

The U.K. Doesn't Want Motorists Using Google Glass, Obviously

Also, New York updates its list of offensive license plates, and one rebellious bureaucrat thwarts Pennsylvania's anti-gay-marriage laws.

This Guy's Never Met a Map He Didn't Want to Fix

Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."