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

How To Drink Your Way Through The Rainbow At London's Pubs And Bars

How To Drink Your Way Through The Rainbow At London's Pubs And Bars

Multi-chromatic drinking. | By M@
What's With All The Rainbow Broccoli Around The Brick Lane Area?

What's With All The Rainbow Broccoli Around The Brick Lane Area?

Multicoloured brassicas. | By M@
Ever Spotted This Deliberate 'Typo' At The Globe?

Ever Spotted This Deliberate 'Typo' At The Globe?

A practical joke by John Cleese? | By M@
Ghost Trees: A Remarkable Book That'll Have You Looking At London Afresh

Ghost Trees: A Remarkable Book That'll Have You Looking At London Afresh

Everything you need to know about London's trees. | By M@ ★★★★★
Own Part Of Britain's Tallest Mural

Own Part Of Britain's Tallest Mural

Stik mural up for charity sale. | By M@
London Skyline Is All Wrong In This Advert... And We Bet There's A Hidden Agenda

London Skyline Is All Wrong In This Advert... And We Bet There's A Hidden Agenda

A diamond bit of advertising. | By M@
Medieval Murders In The Square Mile, Mapped

Medieval Murders In The Square Mile, Mapped

Where's Shardlake when you need him? | By M@
22 London Buildings Added To 'At Risk' Register

22 London Buildings Added To 'At Risk' Register

Is there an imperilled building near you? | By M@
East Finchley's Phoenix Cinema Needs Cash, Quick

East Finchley's Phoenix Cinema Needs Cash, Quick

Help save the historic picture house. | By M@
A Tube Map Based On The Beijing Subway

A Tube Map Based On The Beijing Subway

A griddier tube. | By M@
Game Of Thrones Monopoly: Dragons, Sigils And... Motor Cars?

Game Of Thrones Monopoly: Dragons, Sigils And... Motor Cars?

Invest in property portfolios, just like they do in Westeros. | By M@
The 12 Days Of Christmas Pub Crawl

The 12 Days Of Christmas Pub Crawl

Epic seasonal drinking. | By M@
The Human Body As A Tube Map

The Human Body As A Tube Map

Your mandible will drop at this staggering chart. | By M@
Is This London's Smallest Escalator?

Is This London's Smallest Escalator?

Victoria's secret. | By M@
A Richly Detailed Map Of London's History And Culture

A Richly Detailed Map Of London's History And Culture

Cally Lathey's latest map is a joy. | By M@
How The Piccadilly Line Stations Got Their Names

How The Piccadilly Line Stations Got Their Names

Deep blue etymology. | By M@
Get A Retro-Style Map Of Your London Borough

Get A Retro-Style Map Of Your London Borough

60s-style borough prints. | By M@
It's Official: Futuristic Tube Trains Are Coming To Piccadilly Line In 2024

It's Official: Futuristic Tube Trains Are Coming To Piccadilly Line In 2024

TfL reveals new details about the New Tube. | By M@