London

A photo shows a London Underground sign.

Getting a Bird’s Eye View of the World’s Subway Systems

Online artists are tracing transit lines onto aerial photos, offering a new way to visualize an often hidden mode of transit.

A Plan for Even Cheaper Train Travel Between Paris and London

A proposed discount service could cut prices by 25 percent.

London’s $2 Billion Plan to Ease Congestion on the Tube

Without these 250 new trains, the Underground might well be on a fast-track to meltdown.

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Why Do Londoners Identify With Their City More Than Their Country?

Residents report a preference to be considered a Londoner over British, English, or European.

London's Starbucks Could Use Some Racial Bias Training, Too

But in the U.K., most customers of the embattled coffee chain think that the profiling and mistreatment of African Americans is “a uniquely American thing.”

Grenfell Tower is pictured.

Britain Plans a Memorial for Grenfell, a Tragedy That's Far From Over

Survivors will get a final say over the site’s future. Meanwhile, little has been done to prevent the same thing from happening again.

A row of homes in North London.

A Fix to the U.K. Housing Crunch: Have More Money

Why can’t British Millennials afford homes? Some media coverage suggests it’s their personal spending habits.

More Evidence That the Olympics Won't Fix Your City

London really tried to use the 2012 Games to improve people’s lives. A new report shows the skeptics were right all along.

How to Pedestrianize a Vital Urban Street

London’s plans for Oxford Street show that even the busiest roads can ban vehicles—but there's one major misstep.

Nasty Ads Force Londoners to See Their Pollution Problem

To build support for a new charge on older cars, the mayor’s office tells the public, “If you could see London’s air, you’d want to clean it too.”

Lab Report: Will London's Old-School Cabbies Beat Uber?

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Obesity Thrives in the Suburbs

A U.K. study finds a clear connection between density and obesity—and even rural areas fare better than suburban ones.

Haze covering Big Ben

Wood-Burning Stoves Are Fouling London's Air

In nearly every corner of the city, particulate matter levels far exceed the limits set by the World Health Organization.

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How to Be a Good 'Night Mayor'

New York is the first major American city to create an official body to oversee nightlife. Here’s what it can learn from the European cities that have tried it so far.

An inspector stands in front of an archway in a dark sewer tunnel

London's Sewers Are Clogged With Massive Globs of Fat. Here’s Why It’s Hard to Get Rid of Them

“Fatbergs,” these vast bundles of congealed grease, are becoming the stuff of urban legend—but preventing their formation can be complex.

Grenfell Was No Ordinary Accident

The catastrophic fire that killed at least 80 in London was the inevitable byproduct of an ideology that vilified the poor.

An illustration of birds flying over the Javits Center green roof

Green Roofs Are Saving Birds and Hatching Bird-Watchers

When landscape architects attract flocks to urban centers, city dwellers are keen to look up.

Britain Will Ban Gasoline Cars By 2040

It’s the latest to join a global movement, but London’s mayor says it’s not enough.

Why Some Brits Are Fuming Over London's Crossrail

A massive new commuter rail project is stoking centuries-old resentment in Britain’s north-south divide.

Traffic in London.

London Considers Making Drivers Pay Per Mile

Is this the end of the (free) road for London’s cars?