Montague John Druitt

The blessed life, and unfortunate death, of Montague J Druitt

Montague John Druitt lived a blessed life. The son of a surgeon he came from an upper middle class background and studied at Oxford. From 1880, aged 23, as he looked...

New Brunel Museum space makes an entrance

The great engineer, who was also a great showman, would appreciate what's been done to his ground-breaking Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe High in the wall of a Rotherhithe tunnel shaft,...
The 'Whitechapel fatberg' (Image: Thames Water)

Is the Whitechapel fatberg the ultimate symbol of our times?

The fatberg has officially become an emblem of our times. The smelly conglomeration of fat deposits, toilet waste and towelettes that clog the sewers under London is to the...

Exhibition: Poisons can be both a friend and a foe

New immersive experience at Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, examines a product of evolution that has seemingly magical qualities It’s all a matter of dosage and degree. Just ask Sherlock Holmes...

Planners back West India Quay’s Hertsmere House ‘with heavy heart’

Petal-shaped skyscraper meets with objections but Tower Hamlets councillors fear the alternative more The tallest residential tower in Western Europe will be built by West India Quay . Tower Hamlets councillors cleared the plans...
Buildings are gutted ahead of refurbishment

Silvertown’s iconic flour mill ready to rise again

Industrial fortress has withstood bombs, explosions and changing fortunes, now it will embrace the digital age as a startup tech hub The Millennium Mills have endured. Like a block of...
A skeleton is found at the Crossrail site at Liverpool Street Station

Crossrail excavations undercover identities of Bedlam skeletons

Volunteers identify names and backgrounds of more than 5,000 people buried in the Bedlam burial ground – including a Lord Mayor Crossrail archeologists are unearthing the identities of some of the 5,000...
BBC Countryfile

Why Londoners are wild for BBC Countryfile

The BBC rural affairs programme Countryfile is an unexpected ratings winning, putting The X Factor to shame. So what is it about this nature strand that pulls the urban...

Why the new poor of London are a lot like you

Rising housing costs mean that it is the people with jobs and homes who are the next in line for the poverty trap They are the New Poor of London....

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