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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

10 Londoners With Unusual Middle Names

10 Londoners With Unusual Middle Names

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The Tube Map Is Full Of Lies

The Tube Map Is Full Of Lies

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Visit London's Oldest Tree

Visit London's Oldest Tree

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The City Of London Police Museum: What's All This Then?

The City Of London Police Museum: What's All This Then?

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Love Tunnels? Go See This Exhibition

Love Tunnels? Go See This Exhibition

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How Heathrow Airport Almost Got A Ninth Runway

How Heathrow Airport Almost Got A Ninth Runway

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Did You Know That Notting Hill Used To Be A Racecourse?

Did You Know That Notting Hill Used To Be A Racecourse?

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A Unique Window Display On Baker Street

A Unique Window Display On Baker Street

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9 Reasons Why Osidge Is The Most Interesting Place In London

9 Reasons Why Osidge Is The Most Interesting Place In London

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Sherlock Holmes Museum: Any Good, Or Elementary?

Sherlock Holmes Museum: Any Good, Or Elementary?

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The Future Of London Transport... From 1988

The Future Of London Transport... From 1988

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The Ancient Wonders Of The World... In London

The Ancient Wonders Of The World... In London

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'Can Of Ham' Tower Finally Arises

'Can Of Ham' Tower Finally Arises

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A Ghost Station Vanishes

A Ghost Station Vanishes

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London's Best Movie Bloopers: Part 2

London's Best Movie Bloopers: Part 2

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Central London's Ugliest Buildings

Central London's Ugliest Buildings

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Station Pubs: Beer House At Victoria

Station Pubs: Beer House At Victoria

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Visit The Jewel Of Westminster

Visit The Jewel Of Westminster

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New Plaque For Punk's London Birthplace

New Plaque For Punk's London Birthplace

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London's Best Beer Gardens Mapped

London's Best Beer Gardens Mapped

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Coram's Fields: Where Adults Must Be Accompanied By A Child

Coram's Fields: Where Adults Must Be Accompanied By A Child

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London's Best Movie Bloopers: Part 1

London's Best Movie Bloopers: Part 1

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What Do 0203 Phone Numbers Mean?

What Do 0203 Phone Numbers Mean?

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Have Your Say On The Future Of Oxford Street

Have Your Say On The Future Of Oxford Street

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Forgotten Disasters: Steamboat Explosion Near Waterloo Bridge

Forgotten Disasters: Steamboat Explosion Near Waterloo Bridge

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Pavements In The Sky: Return Of The City's Pedways

Pavements In The Sky: Return Of The City's Pedways

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30-Second London: Learn The City's History Super Quick

30-Second London: Learn The City's History Super Quick

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Fake News: Confuse Your Friends With These False London Facts

Fake News: Confuse Your Friends With These False London Facts

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London 2022, As Foreseen In 1922

London 2022, As Foreseen In 1922

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The Planners And Cartoonists Who Preempted The Underground.

The Planners And Cartoonists Who Preempted The Underground.

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Where Is Camelot? Near Cockfosters, Since You Ask

Where Is Camelot? Near Cockfosters, Since You Ask

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BBC iPlayer Has A Treasure Trove Of London Documentaries

BBC iPlayer Has A Treasure Trove Of London Documentaries

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Brexit Woes Caused By Ancient London Curse?

Brexit Woes Caused By Ancient London Curse?

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Graphic: The Historic Alleyways Of Fleet Street

Graphic: The Historic Alleyways Of Fleet Street

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Try This Victorian London Quiz

Try This Victorian London Quiz

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The Best London Stuff On Amazon Prime

The Best London Stuff On Amazon Prime

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Urine Deflectors And Where To Find Them

Urine Deflectors And Where To Find Them

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London's Skyline Growing Fast, Shows Report

London's Skyline Growing Fast, Shows Report

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London's 10 Worst Disasters

London's 10 Worst Disasters

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How To Climb Up The Old Wembley Stadium

How To Climb Up The Old Wembley Stadium

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Why Did Walt Disney Make A Surprise Visit To Chingford?

Why Did Walt Disney Make A Surprise Visit To Chingford?

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London's 12-Sided Buildings

London's 12-Sided Buildings

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London Shows To Watch On Netflix

London Shows To Watch On Netflix

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The Plaques Of Lost London

The Plaques Of Lost London

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What's The Tallest Building In Your Borough?

What's The Tallest Building In Your Borough?

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Quiz: Americans In London

Quiz: Americans In London

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The Haunted Tube Map

The Haunted Tube Map

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There's An Inner And Middle Temple, But Why No Outer Temple?

There's An Inner And Middle Temple, But Why No Outer Temple?

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