What Have You Always Wanted To Know About London?

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 33 months ago
What Have You Always Wanted To Know About London?

Photo by Katy/BlueyBirdy in the Londonist Flickr pool.

What have you always wanted to know about London? Whether it's the purpose of those metal studs on pavements or the distance you can walk from Trafalgar Square without crossing the road (the collective Londonist brain works in mysterious ways...), there's something about this city that must be niggling you.

Chances are it's something none of your friends know the answer to, and something you don't quite know enough about to Google it. And if YOU'RE wondering about something, other Londoners probably are too.

That's where we come in. We want to know your London questions — and have a go at answering them. It can be anything related to transport, history, landmarks, tourist sites, personalities, or anything else you can think of — provided it's related to London.

Send your questions to hello@londonist.com with "London Question" in the subject line, and we'll do our best to get your niggle straightened out on the site. Feel free to send any relevant pictures too. We can't guarantee we'll know the answer to absolutely everything you throw at us, but we're always game for a challenge.

To give you some inspiration, here are a few London questions we've answered in the past:

Last Updated 05 August 2015


As a cyclist and motorcyclist, i'd love to know why all the pavements along the major arterial routes in London seem so wide compared to the roads. Just 3 feet of pavement in each direction given over to road would make a monumental difference to us all getting around and make it much safer for those of us on 2 wheels. How often do you think to yourself (apart from Oxford Street) 'Blimey, these pavements are crowded'?

As a supplementary question, relative to size, do we live in the greenest city in the world (i'm talking parks)?

Mike Burke

Why doesn't the tube stop at Mornington Crescent, but every other station?


You know those former cemeteries that are used as parks now ? Did they leave the bodies behind ?


What ever happened to the Royal Station at Vauxhall?