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), and several other books in the Everything You Know... series.


NOTE: Matt is Editor-at-Large of Londonist. That means he used to be editor, but has now stepped back to spend more time with his Oyster card. Please only contact him with (a) invitations to unusual locations like sewers, rooftops or dungeons; (b) invitations to give a talk (he does like talking); (c) random questions about the history/culture of London. There's no point sending him press releases or product pitches as he feeds them to his imaginary dog.

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Articles by: Matt Brown

This Live Map Tells You Where Every Bus In London Is Right Now

This Live Map Tells You Where Every Bus In London Is Right Now

God's-eye view of our four-wheeled friends. | By M@
Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience Returns To Wembley

Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience Returns To Wembley

Daaa, da da da, da da da, da da da! | By M@
Can You Beat The Champs In This Bloody Difficult London History Quiz?

Can You Beat The Champs In This Bloody Difficult London History Quiz?

Which Londoner had a dog called Trump? | By M@
London's Trams To Go Cashless

London's Trams To Go Cashless

Another way you can't spend coins. | By M@
Snakes On The Tube: An Update

Snakes On The Tube: An Update

Have you seen these slithering beasts? | By M@
A Jaw-Dropping New Museum At Westminster Abbey

A Jaw-Dropping New Museum At Westminster Abbey

Finally open after 800 years. | By M@
Did You Know That Quorn Was Invented Beside The Thames?

Did You Know That Quorn Was Invented Beside The Thames?

Marlow in Bucks gave us fakon butties. | By M@
Why Does Everyone Think That Paddington Is A Bastard To Get To?
Opinion

Why Does Everyone Think That Paddington Is A Bastard To Get To?

Great questions of our time. | By M@
London Has A New Brutalist Station

London Has A New Brutalist Station

Brutalist newbie. | By M@
Woah! Stunning Panoramic Images Of London From The Air

Woah! Stunning Panoramic Images Of London From The Air

Twilight magic. | By M@
North London's Best Beer Gardens

North London's Best Beer Gardens

Al fresco up north. | By M@
Attenborough And Franklin Together On One London Mural

Attenborough And Franklin Together On One London Mural

Heroes of science. | By M@
New Direct Trains Between Greenwich And Farringdon, St Pancras, West Hamsptead

New Direct Trains Between Greenwich And Farringdon, St Pancras, West Hamsptead

North London, meet the south-east. | By M@
Biggest Pub In London? The New BrewDog Has To Be A Contender

Biggest Pub In London? The New BrewDog Has To Be A Contender

So big, you lose the end round the curvature of the Earth. | By M@
Tube Snakes: Have You Seen Them?

Tube Snakes: Have You Seen Them?

On the hunt of the mysterious serpents. | By M@
Take A Walk Through The City Of London's Pocket Parks

Take A Walk Through The City Of London's Pocket Parks

Oases in the city. | By M@
The Science Museum Has An Expensive New Spacecraft On Display

The Science Museum Has An Expensive New Spacecraft On Display

An impressive bit of kit. | By M@
How To Visit 30 Towns In One Afternoon

How To Visit 30 Towns In One Afternoon

Marvellous museum, just off the M25. | By M@