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

Nine London Street Signs That Will Make You Look Twice

Nine London Street Signs That Will Make You Look Twice

Trump Street leads to Russia Row. | By M@
Londoners In 1987 Wanted To Demolish These Buildings

Londoners In 1987 Wanted To Demolish These Buildings

Most are still with us. | By M@
Can You Work Out All 11 Tube Stations Named After Bridges?

Can You Work Out All 11 Tube Stations Named After Bridges?

Easy one to start: London Bridge. | By M@
Free Exhibition Of Our Beautiful Universe

Free Exhibition Of Our Beautiful Universe

Where to take the person who wants the Moon on a stick. | By M@
Check Out This Gaudy Inflatable Sculpture In Broadgate

Check Out This Gaudy Inflatable Sculpture In Broadgate

Camille Walala brings colour to the City. | By M@
How A Fake Lion Caused An Elephant Stampede In London

How A Fake Lion Caused An Elephant Stampede In London

King's College mascot endangers crowd. | By M@
Have A Go At Our Mail Rail Quiz

Have A Go At Our Mail Rail Quiz

40 questions inspired by the Post Office. | By M@
One Of London's Best Sculptures Finally Sees The Light

One Of London's Best Sculptures Finally Sees The Light

Rescued from a shrubbery. | By M@
Would London Be Better If It Was Run By Americans? This Victorian Newspaper Thought So

Would London Be Better If It Was Run By Americans? This Victorian Newspaper Thought So

The foreign perspective. | By M@
Thunderbirds To 'Take Over' Cable Car

Thunderbirds To 'Take Over' Cable Car

Terrifying commercial crossover. | By M@
A Quiz About The Thames: With An Actual Beefeater

A Quiz About The Thames: With An Actual Beefeater

Totally Thames event. | By M@
A Tube Line From Greenwich To India?

A Tube Line From Greenwich To India?

19th century cartoon predicts the future. | By M@
Wonders Of The M25

Wonders Of The M25

100 things to do, just a short drive away. | By M@
The Met Police Have A Tea Support Unit. It's Called TEAPOT 1

The Met Police Have A Tea Support Unit. It's Called TEAPOT 1

New book shows the vehicular variety of 999. | By M@
London's Forgotten Disasters: 7 Killed In Lightning Strike

London's Forgotten Disasters: 7 Killed In Lightning Strike

East London tragedy. | By M@
London's Crappiest Virtual Reality Experiences That Some PR Agency Will No Doubt Dream Up Soon

London's Crappiest Virtual Reality Experiences That Some PR Agency Will No Doubt Dream Up Soon

Some of these will actually happen. | By M@
Bet You Never Noticed This Conceptual Art In King's Cross Tube

Bet You Never Noticed This Conceptual Art In King's Cross Tube

Full Circle. | By M@
Are These The 500 Best Pubs In London?

Are These The 500 Best Pubs In London?

Where to drink across town. | By M@
This Remarkable Vision Of Regent Street Is From 90 Years Ago

This Remarkable Vision Of Regent Street Is From 90 Years Ago

Unseen futurology. | By M@
The DLR Makes For A Great Pub Crawl Route

The DLR Makes For A Great Pub Crawl Route

From Tower to Canary Wharf. | By M@
Is This London's Most Overblown Plaque?

Is This London's Most Overblown Plaque?

Editor's memorial needs some editing. | By M@
Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details

Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full Of Errors And Geeky Details

So unrealistic. | By M@
Have You Seen The Awesome Sand Sculptures On The Thames?

Have You Seen The Awesome Sand Sculptures On The Thames?

Works of art, washed away with the tide. | By M@
Watch As Tower Bridge Is Recreated In Lego Before Your Eyes

Watch As Tower Bridge Is Recreated In Lego Before Your Eyes

The real one took a bit longer. | By M@
The Leaky Lady Of Old Street

The Leaky Lady Of Old Street

A brave old soul. | By M@
Sponsored Tube Stations, Victorian Style

Sponsored Tube Stations, Victorian Style

Another thing they did for us. | By M@
See Flying Sharks Destroy Big Ben In This Frankly Ludicrous Movie

See Flying Sharks Destroy Big Ben In This Frankly Ludicrous Movie

Fishy franchise hits the capital. | By M@
Building Wrecked By Earthquake? No, It's Art

Building Wrecked By Earthquake? No, It's Art

Look out for this on Fulham Palace Road. | By M@
Vauxhall: Home Of Astronauts

Vauxhall: Home Of Astronauts

Some of us are looking at the stars. | By M@
Ever Heard Of The Great Tornado Of London?

Ever Heard Of The Great Tornado Of London?

600 houses destroyed. | By M@
The Most Wretched Streets In Central London, Ranked By Sheer Awfulness

The Most Wretched Streets In Central London, Ranked By Sheer Awfulness

Surely not Oxford Street? | By M@
London Has A New Bridge

London Has A New Bridge

It's not the garden bridge, but it has its similarities. | By M@
Secret Chamber Beneath The Monument Could Be Opened To Public

Secret Chamber Beneath The Monument Could Be Opened To Public

Tiny laboratory sealed off for decades. | By M@
When You Could Catch The Underground To See A Hanging

When You Could Catch The Underground To See A Hanging

That's how old the Underground is. | By M@
When Nude Sunbathing Caused A Riot In Hendon

When Nude Sunbathing Caused A Riot In Hendon

The naked truth. | By M@
Why We'll Be Calling Crossrail The Lizard Line

Why We'll Be Calling Crossrail The Lizard Line

Reptilian tube map. | By M@
Riding The Thames Funicular Railway

Riding The Thames Funicular Railway

Up and down. | By M@
Parkitecture: The Hidden Jewels Of London's Parks

Parkitecture: The Hidden Jewels Of London's Parks

Because sheds can be beautiful too. | By M@
Catch An Ancient Ferry To A Ghost Station

Catch An Ancient Ferry To A Ghost Station

A little-used passenger service just beyond the M25. | By M@
What Is This Mystery Object In Denmark Hill?

What Is This Mystery Object In Denmark Hill?

Post had us stumped. | By M@
The East End Has Its Own Magnificent Cemeteries

The East End Has Its Own Magnificent Cemeteries

Two of the capital's oldest Jewish burial grounds. | By M@
The Secret Entrance To Blackfriars Station

The Secret Entrance To Blackfriars Station

Ever used it? | By M@
Is This London's Naughtiest Bathroom?

Is This London's Naughtiest Bathroom?

A visit to 18 Stafford Terrace. | By M@
Victorian Prophecy: 'Crystal Palace Will Be Destroyed'

Victorian Prophecy: 'Crystal Palace Will Be Destroyed'

The palace will fall. | By M@
Life At The Tower Of London Revealed In Fascinating Book

Life At The Tower Of London Revealed In Fascinating Book

Game of Thrones to ghosts. | By M@
Weird Sculptures Fill The Square Mile

Weird Sculptures Fill The Square Mile

Look out for a lonely horse and an exploding shed. | By M@
Which London Animal Are You?

Which London Animal Are You?

Are you a parakeet or a Cockney sparrow? | By M@
London's Hidden Rivers: A Book With A Fresh Take

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

Find the water running beneath your feet. | By M@