23 April 2017 | 15 °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

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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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?

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

Things We Learnt Snooping Round The Virtual 10 Downing Street

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Horny Beast Spotted In Knightsbridge

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?

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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