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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

Victorian Prophecy: 'Crystal Palace Will Be Destroyed'

Victorian Prophecy: 'Crystal Palace Will Be Destroyed'

By M@
Life At The Tower Of London Revealed In Fascinating Book

Life At The Tower Of London Revealed In Fascinating Book

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Weird Sculptures Fill The Square Mile

Weird Sculptures Fill The Square Mile

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Which London Animal Are You?

Which London Animal Are You?

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London's Hidden Rivers: A Book With A Fresh Take

London's Hidden Rivers: A Book With A Fresh Take

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Mapped: All Virginia Woolf's Novels

Mapped: All Virginia Woolf's Novels

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How To Fill London With Nature

How To Fill London With Nature

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What Is The Lambeth Walk?

What Is The Lambeth Walk?

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A Pub Crawl Around Borough Market

A Pub Crawl Around Borough Market

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16 Ships Made Of Concrete, Hiding In The Thames

16 Ships Made Of Concrete, Hiding In The Thames

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London's Bollards: A Tree Of Life

London's Bollards: A Tree Of Life

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London's Most Talked-About Graffiti

London's Most Talked-About Graffiti

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Help Restore This Gorgeous Observatory

Help Restore This Gorgeous Observatory

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There's A Massive Fake Sky At Broadgate Right Now

There's A Massive Fake Sky At Broadgate Right Now

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Bike Stolen? This Site Can Help

Bike Stolen? This Site Can Help

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London's Shortest High Street

London's Shortest High Street

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Live Somewhere Posh By Mispronouncing It

Live Somewhere Posh By Mispronouncing It

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Hey Walthamstow: Vote Now For Your New Mural

Hey Walthamstow: Vote Now For Your New Mural

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Tubes To Get Phone Signal? Pros And Cons

Tubes To Get Phone Signal? Pros And Cons

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London At Night Could Be Much More Fun

London At Night Could Be Much More Fun

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Jeremy Corbyn Appears As Obi-Wan Kenobi

Jeremy Corbyn Appears As Obi-Wan Kenobi

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The City Farm That Straddles A Train Line

The City Farm That Straddles A Train Line

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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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