26 March 2017 | 8 °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

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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A Hidden And Stirring 9/11 Memorial In The Olympic Park

A Hidden And Stirring 9/11 Memorial In The Olympic Park

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10 Really Terrible Jokes About London

10 Really Terrible Jokes About London

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Video: Discovering The Hidden River Westbourne

Video: Discovering The Hidden River Westbourne

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Buildings That Survived The Great Fire Of London

Buildings That Survived The Great Fire Of London

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The Most Important Museum You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Most Important Museum You've Probably Never Heard Of

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Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

Where Does The Phrase 'What The Dickens' Come From?

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Where In London Did Shakespeare Live?

Where In London Did Shakespeare Live?

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Kensington Gardens Has Parakeets That Will Land On Your Hand

Kensington Gardens Has Parakeets That Will Land On Your Hand

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London's Crappiest Road Markings

London's Crappiest Road Markings

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The Shard Is Nowhere Near The UK's Tallest Structure

The Shard Is Nowhere Near The UK's Tallest Structure

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The Eccentric Toilets Of 1960s London

The Eccentric Toilets Of 1960s London

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Where In London Can You Afford To Rent On Your Own?

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Things We Learnt Snooping Round The Virtual 10 Downing Street

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Horny Beast Spotted In Knightsbridge

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The Future Of London, 1980's Style

The Future Of London, 1980's Style

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In Which Tube Station Can You See The Hubble Space Telescope?

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Secret London: Have You Spotted These Historic Discs Around Spitalfields?

Secret London: Have You Spotted These Historic Discs Around Spitalfields?

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Retro Infographic Shows Traffic Over London Bridge In 1911

Retro Infographic Shows Traffic Over London Bridge In 1911

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Quiz: Which Landmarks Have We Turned Our Backs On?

Quiz: Which Landmarks Have We Turned Our Backs On?

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There's A Secret Dangling Queen In Google Street View

There's A Secret Dangling Queen In Google Street View

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How Many People Live Inside the M25 But Outside London?

How Many People Live Inside the M25 But Outside London?

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You HAVE TO SEE Robots At The Science Museum

You HAVE TO SEE Robots At The Science Museum

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Where To Find Winston Churchill In London

Where To Find Winston Churchill In London

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Huge New 'Jenga Tower' For Blackfriars Bridge Area

Huge New 'Jenga Tower' For Blackfriars Bridge Area

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The Worst Tube Map We've Ever Seen

The Worst Tube Map We've Ever Seen

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Donald Trump Would Hate These Bits Of London

Donald Trump Would Hate These Bits Of London

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The Crazy Victorian Plan To Hexagonalise London

The Crazy Victorian Plan To Hexagonalise London

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Which Was London's First Bus Route?

Which Was London's First Bus Route?

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An Amazingly Detailed Map Of London's Trees

An Amazingly Detailed Map Of London's Trees

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The World's First Fatal Parachute Jump Happened in South-East London

The World's First Fatal Parachute Jump Happened in South-East London

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How Tall Does London Go?

How Tall Does London Go?

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Mapped: The High Street Shops That Started Out In London

Mapped: The High Street Shops That Started Out In London

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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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