A Quiet Corner: The Great Thames Disaster

In his second ‘A Quiet Corner’ feature, Stephen McKenna recalls the tragic events of Britain’s worst ever transportation disaster, the sinking of the Princess Alice on the River Thames in 1878 with the loss of hundreds of lives. Credits: Written, photographed and produced by Stephen McKenna Sound Supervision: Rafe McKenna Production Consultant: Simon J.Webb A […]

Alternative Map Of South London Train Routes

For those unfamiliar with the tangle of train lines in south London, getting to grips with the official route map can be a bit of a headache. Max Roberts — an expert on metro mapping, whose radical designs we’ve discussed previously — has now reworked the network into a circle map. Below, Max explains the background and rationale behind his […]

Mario’s garden at OXO Tower

The OXO Tower is a building with a prominent tower on the south bank of the River Thames in London. The building has been redeveloped as a mixed use development called “Oxo Tower Wharf“, which currently has a set of design, arts and crafts shops on the ground and first floors as well as two […]

Olympic Rings under London’ Tower Bridge

The view of the Olympic Rings under London‘  Tower Bridge as we passed, with the bridge open on a City Cruises boat. City Cruises shortest trips last between 20-30 minutes, while the full experience takes you on a three-hour round trip from Westminster to Greenwich and back again. Prices for single tickets start from £8.40 per adult […]

Olympic rings lowered over Thames

A set of giant Olympic rings has been lowered from Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London, marking one month until the start of the Games. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson says it shows the city’s readiness to host the event. via BBC News Download video: MP4 format | Ogg format | WebM […]

Olympic Rings under Tower Bridge

London’s new year fireworks set to music

Hundreds of thousands of revellers have welcomed in the new year at open-air parties across the UK. An estimated 250,000 people watched an eleven-minute firework display at the London Eye, which was set to music for the first time. Crowds also gathered in central London for the free annual fireworks, which were launched from barges […]