07 December 2016 | 10 °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

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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Apple To Build New HQ In Battersea Power Station

Apple To Build New HQ In Battersea Power Station

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Elon Musk's New Mars Rocket Looks A Lot Like The Gherkin

Elon Musk's New Mars Rocket Looks A Lot Like The Gherkin

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How The Houses of Parliament Might Have Looked

How The Houses of Parliament Might Have Looked

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Old Posters From 1997 Revealed In Moorgate Tube

Old Posters From 1997 Revealed In Moorgate Tube

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14 Days Of Strikes Called On Southern Railway

14 Days Of Strikes Called On Southern Railway

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Marylebone's Dover Castle Pub To Close

Marylebone's Dover Castle Pub To Close

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Is This The Future Of The Overground?

Is This The Future Of The Overground?

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Victorians Decoded: Free Exhibition At Guildhall Art Gallery

Victorians Decoded: Free Exhibition At Guildhall Art Gallery

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Whitechapel In 50 Buildings

Whitechapel In 50 Buildings

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Are You Eligible For London Living Rent?

Are You Eligible For London Living Rent?

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Where Did You Go For Open House 2016?

Where Did You Go For Open House 2016?

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How To Explore The City Of London At The Weekend

How To Explore The City Of London At The Weekend

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Quiz: 40 Fiendish Questions About The Thames

Quiz: 40 Fiendish Questions About The Thames

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London's First Rooftop Helicopter Landing

London's First Rooftop Helicopter Landing

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You Can Now Explore The Natural History Museum On Google Street View

You Can Now Explore The Natural History Museum On Google Street View

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John Soane's Museum: Now With Bonus Catacombs

John Soane's Museum: Now With Bonus Catacombs

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The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

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Spirit Of Alan Turing Haunts Paddington Bridge

Spirit Of Alan Turing Haunts Paddington Bridge

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Try One Of These Treasure Trails In Your Lunch Hour

Try One Of These Treasure Trails In Your Lunch Hour

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London Should Be A National Park City: This Event Explains Why

London Should Be A National Park City: This Event Explains Why

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Check Out These Old Postcards Of The Square Mile

Check Out These Old Postcards Of The Square Mile

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Why Is Waterloo Bridge Sometimes Known As The Ladies Bridge?

Why Is Waterloo Bridge Sometimes Known As The Ladies Bridge?

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Test Your London Knowledge With This Quiz From A Blue Badge Guide

Test Your London Knowledge With This Quiz From A Blue Badge Guide

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A Guide To Tube Pedantry

A Guide To Tube Pedantry

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