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How London's Amazing New Trains Were Designed

“I remember going on the Tube trains when I was very young, and thinking ‘this is amazing’. The smell, the noise — the wooden floors, the wooden escalators of the time — incredible to think that we had those,” says Paul Priestman, director and co-founder of London design agency Priestmangoode.


The London Beer Flood Killed Eight People 200 Years Ago Today

On October 17, 1814, a million litres of beer were unleashed onto London’s streets. The 4.5m tall tidal wave of booze crashed into buildings and flooded cellars, even killing eight especially unfortunate souls. The culprit? A busting vat.


These Amazing Autonomous Trains Are The Future Of London's Subway

Underground train lines may be dark and gloomy, but the rolling stock that uses them needn’t be. These sleek autonomous trains are what London plans to ferry its inhabitants in within the next 10 years.


What Lies Beneath: Inside London's Secret Subterranean Spaces

Every year millions of tourists flock to London to marvel at its historic buildings, parks and attractions, but if you scratch beneath London’s surface, you’ll reveal a dark, intimidating web of abandoned stations, military tunnels and historic catacombs.


This Hydraulic Bridge Opens And Closes Like A 30-Tonne Steel Fan

More than 200 years ago, this canal in London was a critical vein in the city’s industrial infrastructure, carting goods between Birmingham and London. The bridge that spans it today would have seemed utterly bizarre — but a lot has changed since 1801.


London's Turning Its Iconic Phone Booths Into Solar Charging Stations

London’s famous telephone booths are more of a tourist attraction than anything else now that mobile phones are commonplace, but that doesn’t mean they’re completely useless. One booth has already been transformed into solar-powered mobile charging station, and six more are on the way.


Man Runs Out Of Train Car And Races It To Get Back In At Next Station

I could have never imagined this could be possible: Watch this guy getting out of a London train car and running all the way to next station to get back inside the same train car.


Watch Two Lunatics Base Jump Off A Rooftop Bar In The Middle Of London

Video: Here’s a recipe for fun: Go up to the 48th floor of a skyscraper in London. Enjoy a beer at the rooftop bar. Change into your base jumping gear in the bathroom. Make a beeline for the balcony and jump into the heart of London. Illegal? Probably. Fun as hell to watch? Absolutely.


There's A Skate Park In An Old Tunnel Under London, And You Can Visit

Amongst the abandoned diggers, unexploded bombs, and Medieval bodies, a labyrinth of Tube tracks — both fully functional and obsolete — wind beneath the streets of London. Last week the city got a whole new subterranean social scene at the House of Vans, a series of five disused tunnels outfitted with bars, a diner, gallery, music venue, and skate park.


The Weird, Eerie World Of China's Knockoff Cities

The best knock-offs in the world are in China. There are plenty of fake designer handbags and Rolexes but China’s knock-offs go way beyond fashion.


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