19 January 2017 | -1 °C

Matt Brown

Matt Brown

M@ is probably the most London-obsessed person in the world, reaching parts of the capital others can’t reach, while mixing up slogans from beer commercials. In the cause of exploring London, he has waded along the buried River Fleet, spent the night in a haunted plague pit, caught a lung infection by climbing Soho’s tallest steeple and walked along the tracks beneath Leicester Square at 2am. M@ has lived in Blackheath, Borough, Greenwich, Weybridge, West Hampstead, Fortune Green and Chalk Farm. Thanks to the capital’s obscene property prices, he’s since gone into exile in what he optimistically refers to as “The Future London Borough of Elstree and Borehamwood”. It’s just a bit west of Barnet, since you ask.

Matt is author of London Night and Day (2015) and Everything You Know About London Is Wrong (2016), both published by Batsford.

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Articles by: Matt Brown

Where Was London's First Taxi Rank?

Where Was London's First Taxi Rank?

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Did Anyone Ever Escape From The Tower Of London?

Did Anyone Ever Escape From The Tower Of London?

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What Do The Different Types Of Tactile Paving Mean?

What Do The Different Types Of Tactile Paving Mean?

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The Day Madame Tussauds Caught Fire And Most Of The Waxworks Melted

The Day Madame Tussauds Caught Fire And Most Of The Waxworks Melted

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When Earl's Court Had Its Own London Eye

When Earl's Court Had Its Own London Eye

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Where Was Dick Whittington's Massive Toilet?

Where Was Dick Whittington's Massive Toilet?

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How St John's Wood Almost Got A Huge Circus

How St John's Wood Almost Got A Huge Circus

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Where Did The First Bomb Of The Second World War Strike London?

Where Did The First Bomb Of The Second World War Strike London?

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Amazing Photos Of London In The Fog

Amazing Photos Of London In The Fog

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See The Spot Where Sherlock Holmes First Met Dr Watson

See The Spot Where Sherlock Holmes First Met Dr Watson

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London's Borough Mottos Are Rubbish... Ours Are Better

London's Borough Mottos Are Rubbish... Ours Are Better

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See London's Only Boss-Eyed Statue

See London's Only Boss-Eyed Statue

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Visit One Of London's Most Opulent Toilets

Visit One Of London's Most Opulent Toilets

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Visit Sherlock Holmes's Study Above A Central London Pub

Visit Sherlock Holmes's Study Above A Central London Pub

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12 Predictions For London In 2017

12 Predictions For London In 2017

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See The Original Monolith From 2001: A Space Odyssey

See The Original Monolith From 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Quiz: Name The Tube Station From The Vowels

Quiz: Name The Tube Station From The Vowels

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Why Is There A Giant Grasshopper On The Royal Exchange?

Why Is There A Giant Grasshopper On The Royal Exchange?

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How Did St Mary Axe Get Its Weird Name?

How Did St Mary Axe Get Its Weird Name?

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The Peter Pan Cup: London's Coldest Race

The Peter Pan Cup: London's Coldest Race

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3 New Towers Growing On The City Skyline

3 New Towers Growing On The City Skyline

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Lost And Found In London

Lost And Found In London

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Video: Discovering The Hidden River Fleet

Video: Discovering The Hidden River Fleet

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London's Phone Boxes Find Many Odd Uses

London's Phone Boxes Find Many Odd Uses

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The Giant Signs Of Camden Town

The Giant Signs Of Camden Town

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These London Chain Coffee Shops Are Worth Visiting

These London Chain Coffee Shops Are Worth Visiting

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London's Old Forgotten Signs

London's Old Forgotten Signs

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Donald Trump: The View From London's Streets

Donald Trump: The View From London's Streets

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12 Maps Of Alternative Londons

12 Maps Of Alternative Londons

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Should London Erect A Statue Of Barack Obama?

Should London Erect A Statue Of Barack Obama?

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The Zany Car Park Skyscraper That London Almost Had

The Zany Car Park Skyscraper That London Almost Had

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The Best Old Maps Of London

The Best Old Maps Of London

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Oxford Street Is Beautiful...Look

Oxford Street Is Beautiful...Look

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London's Oddest Graves: Dame Mary Page

London's Oddest Graves: Dame Mary Page

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Dine On The Graves Of Trafalgar Square

Dine On The Graves Of Trafalgar Square

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Have You Seen The Notes To Strangers, All Over Town?

Have You Seen The Notes To Strangers, All Over Town?

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5 Things We'll Miss About Thameslink's Old Trains

5 Things We'll Miss About Thameslink's Old Trains

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Quiz Time: Name That Tunnel!

Quiz Time: Name That Tunnel!

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Secrets Of King's Cross

Secrets Of King's Cross

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There's A Statue Of Darcey Bussell On Oxford Street

There's A Statue Of Darcey Bussell On Oxford Street

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London's Ten Commandments

London's Ten Commandments

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Every Building In Whitechapel Mapped And Described

Every Building In Whitechapel Mapped And Described

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London Is Getting A Massive Cock-And-Balls Skyscraper

London Is Getting A Massive Cock-And-Balls Skyscraper

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Stupid Food Pop-Up Concepts That London Will Soon Invent

Stupid Food Pop-Up Concepts That London Will Soon Invent

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Gorgeous Map Shows London Green Spaces And Footpaths

Gorgeous Map Shows London Green Spaces And Footpaths

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Where Can You Still See Banksy In London?

Where Can You Still See Banksy In London?

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London 2051: How Should We Celebrate The City's 2000th Anniversary?

London 2051: How Should We Celebrate The City's 2000th Anniversary?

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London's Most Unusual Spaces, Photographed

London's Most Unusual Spaces, Photographed

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