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

Better Than Beck? Decluttered Tube Map Wins Fans (And Haters)

Better Than Beck? Decluttered Tube Map Wins Fans (And Haters)

'Genius' or 'Snowflake designer rubbish'? | By M@
London: A Timeline Of The Future

London: A Timeline Of The Future

We map out the next two centuries. | By M@
London's Greatest Lamps, And The Nonsense That's Said About Them

London's Greatest Lamps, And The Nonsense That's Said About Them

Illuminating reading. | By M@
Why Do People On Trains Go For The Seats Of Four?
Opinion

Why Do People On Trains Go For The Seats Of Four?

Airline seats, or bay of four? | By M@
Shoreditch To Get Runty Version Of New York's Highline In New Goodsyard Plan

Shoreditch To Get Runty Version Of New York's Highline In New Goodsyard Plan

The much-rejigged scheme looks greener. | By M@
Blighty: A Map Of Nicknames For British Cities And Towns

Blighty: A Map Of Nicknames For British Cities And Towns

Cottonopolis? The Sneck? Hove Actually? | By M@
See The Epic Prévost Panorama At Museum Of London

See The Epic Prévost Panorama At Museum Of London

London in 1815. | By M@
How Does The World Sound When You Have Massive Globular Ears?

How Does The World Sound When You Have Massive Globular Ears?

Science Gallery opens show about body part replacement. | By M@ ★★★☆☆
An Elephant Once Visited Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub

An Elephant Once Visited Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub

Sat in Dr Johnson's chair. | By M@
How Do You Feed 1.5 Million Flies? Craft And Graft Exhibition Shows Secrets Of Science

How Do You Feed 1.5 Million Flies? Craft And Graft Exhibition Shows Secrets Of Science

Inside the Francis Crick Institute. | By M@
Ealing's Art Deco Gem To Be Demolished

Ealing's Art Deco Gem To Be Demolished

Bye bye Woolworth's building. | By M@
London's Saddest Statue... But Who Is He?

London's Saddest Statue... But Who Is He?

Let's see if we can cheer him up. | By M@
Big London Night Walk: Register Now, To Help Big Issue Vendors

Big London Night Walk: Register Now, To Help Big Issue Vendors

Walk through the night for charity. | By M@
Meet A Lego Walrus At Horniman Museum's Brick Wonders

Meet A Lego Walrus At Horniman Museum's Brick Wonders

See a brickish Old London Bridge. | By M@
London National Park City Is Happening, But Needs Your Help

London National Park City Is Happening, But Needs Your Help

Spread the green word. | By M@
Love London's Pubs? There's A Facebook Group For You

Love London's Pubs? There's A Facebook Group For You

Join others in discussing the best/worst/oldest/smelliest pubs. | By M@
How The Circle Line Stations Got Their Names

How The Circle Line Stations Got Their Names

The yellow spiral's names explained. | By M@
Aldwych Ghost Tube Station Recreated In 3D

Aldwych Ghost Tube Station Recreated In 3D

Photo-realistic detail. | By M@