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

Transport Geeks... Look At All This Stuff You Could Own

Transport Geeks... Look At All This Stuff You Could Own

Huge sale for tube, bus and train fans. | By M@
Just How Beautiful Is This Projected Tube Roundel?

Just How Beautiful Is This Projected Tube Roundel?

Unexpected light show in Victoria. | By M@
Spot These Gorgeous William Blake Mosaics, Hiding In Lambeth

Spot These Gorgeous William Blake Mosaics, Hiding In Lambeth

The world's biggest gallery of Blake's work. | By M@
New Overground Trains... Now With Wifi

New Overground Trains... Now With Wifi

TfL reveals its new orange trains. | By M@
Massive Dogs Loom Large Over Shoreditch

Massive Dogs Loom Large Over Shoreditch

Amazing street art. | By M@
The Square Mile Has TWO New Parks

The Square Mile Has TWO New Parks

Aldgate smartens up. | By M@
How Many Of These Stylish Benches Have You Spotted?

How Many Of These Stylish Benches Have You Spotted?

A dog bench on Houndsditch. | By M@
How The View From Waterloo Bridge Has Changed Beyond Recognition

How The View From Waterloo Bridge Has Changed Beyond Recognition

14 years makes all the difference. | By M@
Wales Is Getting Our Old Tube Trains... And Making Them Beautiful

Wales Is Getting Our Old Tube Trains... And Making Them Beautiful

District line hand-me-downs. | By M@
The Hidden Museum Of Lost Architecture

The Hidden Museum Of Lost Architecture

A window from St Paul's and a door from 10 Downing Street. | By M@
Get Yourself A Glowy Tube Roundel

Get Yourself A Glowy Tube Roundel

Available now in LTM shop. | By M@
The New Serpentine Pavilion Is Reflective And Even More Reflective

The New Serpentine Pavilion Is Reflective And Even More Reflective

A masterpiece of light and reflection. | By M@
Adam Dant's Book Of London Maps Is Gorgeous

Adam Dant's Book Of London Maps Is Gorgeous

Fans of hand-drawn maps have a new idol. | By M@
Cancelled: Oxford Street Pedestrianisation

Cancelled: Oxford Street Pedestrianisation

Westminster nixes plans. | By M@
Could You Escape Crystal Palace's Fiendish Maze? There's Only One Way To Find Out

Could You Escape Crystal Palace's Fiendish Maze? There's Only One Way To Find Out

See you on the other side. | By M@
After 16 Years, London Bridge Water Feature Is Filled In

After 16 Years, London Bridge Water Feature Is Filled In

No more ankle twists, but still a sorry loss. | By M@
New Olympic Park District Has Unintentionally Funny Name

New Olympic Park District Has Unintentionally Funny Name

What could be hilarious about East Bank? | By M@
The English King Who Drank Himself To Death In Lambeth

The English King Who Drank Himself To Death In Lambeth

All very Game of Thrones. | By M@