London

Jumbo

Why you shouldn't keep elephants

8 February 2014 9:00 am

On 15 September 1885, the world’s most famous elephant, Jumbo, was killed by a train. Jumbo, the star attraction at…

Lanes of London is dining for Martians

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Lanes of London serves street food to people who hate streets; that is, it exists to soothe the still-curious mouths…

Why I'm on board for the homophobic bus

1 February 2014 9:00 am

London has long since lost its allure for me — altogether too many cars, foreigners, cyclists, middle-class liberals and people…

The case against London cabbies

1 February 2014 9:00 am

It’s time to end the archaic privileges of London taxi drivers

Dear Mary: How can I escape my neighbour’s spy cameras?

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Q. I have a problem with what might be called location blindness. I live in Balham, but when I arrange…

Matthew Parris: Logically, bitcoin fans should love the euro. Why don't they?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Bitcoins have been in the news, after a story about an unfortunate fellow who jettisoned his computer’s hard drive that…

Andrew Marr's notebook: Rescued by Jonathan Ross

14 December 2013 9:00 am

We live by simple stories. X has a stroke. X recovers; or doesn’t. But we live inside more complicated stories.…

The men who demolished Victorian Britain

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Anyone with a passing interest in old British buildings must get angry at the horrors inflicted on our town centres…

Matthew Parris: I've been living with a miracle for 60 years

16 November 2013 9:00 am

This is probably the most self-indulgent column I’ve written. I hope not to make a habit of it. It’s an…

Boulestin has nothing to do with Marcel Boulestin — but could entice Mary Berry

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Boulestin is a pretty restaurant on St James’s Street, between the posh fag shop (Davidoff) and the old palace, which…

You're not as special as you think

2 November 2013 9:00 am

My preferred route from the Times’s offices in Wapping on to the main road takes me across a precinct then…

Taki: Ugly people build ugly things — look at New York and London

2 November 2013 9:00 am

New York Hot money from China, India, Russia and Singapore is pouring into London; hotter money from the same countries…

Simon Jenkins's notebook: Why a wind farm will never be as beautiful as a railway viaduct

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Until I plotted a book on England’s best views I had not realised how much people cared. Ask them to…

What a coincidence

12 October 2013 9:00 am

If you are going to read a novel that plays with literary conventions you want it written with aplomb. In…

This isn’t a property bubble – it’s a reason to improve London’s transport

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Everyone —including me, if I’m honest — has been talking about a new property bubble. But is it for real?…

Andrew Marr’s diary: Holidays after a stroke, and what the Germans really think of us

31 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s been a strange summer. After a stroke, holidays are not what they used to be. We went to Juan-les-Pins…

A windfall tax on monster basements could solve London’s housing problem

31 August 2013 9:00 am

The mega-rich are best housed behind high fences, on wooded estates patrolled by dogs; that way, they don’t have to…

Melissa Kite: Spare me from successful neighbours

24 August 2013 9:00 am

At last. I’ve waited a long time for this moment. I’ve been through years of torture at the hands of…

Letters: James Whitaker’s widow answers Toby Young

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Absent friends Sir: Alec Marsh (‘Welcome to Big Venice’, 10 August) accurately observes that Londoners are priced out of central…

Welcome to Big Venice: How London became a tourist-trap city

10 August 2013 9:00 am

London is at risk of becoming a tourist trap full of second homes

‘Like a concentration camp run by KFC’: Tanya Gold visits Shake Shack

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Shake Shack is a hamburger restaurant in Covent Garden market. It came from New York and it is as needy…

Tanya Gold on eating at the Shard

27 July 2013 9:00 am

What to say about the Shard that isn’t said by the fact it is 1,020 feet high and looks like…

Rory Sutherland: Don't abolish The Knowledge

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Now that most taxi drivers use satnavs, should ‘the Knowledge’ be abolished? Shouldn’t we ditch the requirement that all London…