CityDashboard is a real-time infographic data feed about London, a project by the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (University College London).
The dashboard includes weather and travel information, as well as real-time twitter trending topics, and ‘mappiness’ (a map that charts how happy the inhabitants of the city are at the moment).

CityDashboard is a real-time infographic data feed about London, a project by the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (University College London).

The dashboard includes weather and travel information, as well as real-time twitter trending topics, and ‘mappiness’ (a map that charts how happy the inhabitants of the city are at the moment).

Last September I went on an eight-day hiking holiday with three friends. Shouldering rucksacks with tent and sleeping bags, we set off – by strolling through Hackney’s Victoria Park. We weren’t straying far from home: our route was the Capital Ring, a 78-mile loop around London that can be done in 15 one-day walks. So why the tent? (via London walks: the Capital Ring | Travel | The Guardian)

Last September I went on an eight-day hiking holiday with three friends. Shouldering rucksacks with tent and sleeping bags, we set off – by strolling through Hackney’s Victoria Park. We weren’t straying far from home: our route was the Capital Ring, a 78-mile loop around London that can be done in 15 one-day walks. So why the tent? (via London walks: the Capital Ring | Travel | The Guardian)

Few scientific explorations have captured the public’s imagination like Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to Antarctica from 1910 to 1913. He and a team of scientists withstood incredible hardships and perished before reaching home, but not before they had discovered a large number of zoological and geological specimens that greatly furthered scientific knowledge of the vast region. These included 2,109 different species of animals and plants from land and water, more than 400 of them new to science. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of their accomplishment, the Natural History Museum (Cromwell Road www.nhm.ac.uk/scott) will hold the exhibition “Scott’s Last Expedition” from Friday through Sept. 2. (via Marking an Epic Polar Journey in London - NYTimes.com)

Few scientific explorations have captured the public’s imagination like Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to Antarctica from 1910 to 1913. He and a team of scientists withstood incredible hardships and perished before reaching home, but not before they had discovered a large number of zoological and geological specimens that greatly furthered scientific knowledge of the vast region. These included 2,109 different species of animals and plants from land and water, more than 400 of them new to science. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of their accomplishment, the Natural History Museum (Cromwell Road www.nhm.ac.uk/scott) will hold the exhibition “Scott’s Last Expedition” from Friday through Sept. 2. (via Marking an Epic Polar Journey in London - NYTimes.com)

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A map and guide by Telegramme Studio:

This guide takes as its subject the area from Old Street to Hackney Wick, exploring and uncovering delights old and new, places to eat and drink, cultural centres, shops and markets. Even veteran east Londoners are likely to learn of new places to visit.
The map features a Brazilian butcher on Mare Street and a Mexican food and supplies warehouse off Hackney Road; a candle shop and paper bag supplier, pubs, cafés, and even some galleries. The 99 entries represent the very best east London has to offer.
This is a collaboration with the excellent Herb lester Associates. It is A2 (420x594mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm), and litho printed in the UK on recycled paper.

via murmurandshout

A map and guide by Telegramme Studio:

This guide takes as its subject the area from Old Street to Hackney Wick, exploring and uncovering delights old and new, places to eat and drink, cultural centres, shops and markets. Even veteran east Londoners are likely to learn of new places to visit.

The map features a Brazilian butcher on Mare Street and a Mexican food and supplies warehouse off Hackney Road; a candle shop and paper bag supplier, pubs, cafés, and even some galleries. The 99 entries represent the very best east London has to offer.

This is a collaboration with the excellent Herb lester Associates. It is A2 (420x594mm) folded to A6 (105x148mm), and litho printed in the UK on recycled paper.

via murmurandshout

Follow a walking route around key sites from David Copperfield – Charles Dickens’ most autobiographical novel – with Jon Henley and Simon Winder. Starting at Victoria Embankment and ending near Covent Garden.

This walking tour can be downloaded on to your MP3 player or mobile and used as an audio guide on location along with the map, which you can print out or use on your phone

You can also download this beautiful illustrated version of the map by illustrator, Badaude and print it out to take with you on your tour

(via Amazon: an exhibition in aid of Sky Rainforest Rescue - in pictures | Environment | guardian.co.uk)
Award-winning photographers Sebastião Salgado and Per-Anders Pettersson are taking part in Amazon, an exhibition in aid of Sky Rainforest Rescue - a partnership between WWF and Sky that aims to help save 1 billion trees in the state of Acre, in north-west Brazil. Here is a selection of images from the free exhibition, that runs until 4 December at Somerset House, London.

(via Amazon: an exhibition in aid of Sky Rainforest Rescue - in pictures | Environment | guardian.co.uk)

Award-winning photographers Sebastião Salgado and Per-Anders Pettersson are taking part in Amazon, an exhibition in aid of Sky Rainforest Rescue - a partnership between WWF and Sky that aims to help save 1 billion trees in the state of Acre, in north-west Brazil. Here is a selection of images from the free exhibition, that runs until 4 December at Somerset House, London.

New Map Shows Clandestine London | via Londonist

Looking for a safe venue for a naughty romantic tryst? Embroiled in a spot of international espionage and need a good place to exchange suitcases with Agent 45? Recruiting a latter-day Lavender Hill Mob? Then you need this map of clandestine London, which lists out 31 places for secret meetings.
Find the best places in town to snuggle up in a booth and hide from the world. Discover the open spaces that seem (tinker) tailor-made for passing on information. And learn which venues offer the best means of a hasty escape, should your pursuers catch you up. The recommendation of Transformation on Eversholt Street may not be wholly serious.
Get the map now from Herb-Lester for just £3.

New Map Shows Clandestine London | via Londonist

Looking for a safe venue for a naughty romantic tryst? Embroiled in a spot of international espionage and need a good place to exchange suitcases with Agent 45? Recruiting a latter-day Lavender Hill Mob? Then you need this map of clandestine London, which lists out 31 places for secret meetings.

Find the best places in town to snuggle up in a booth and hide from the world. Discover the open spaces that seem (tinker) tailor-made for passing on information. And learn which venues offer the best means of a hasty escape, should your pursuers catch you up. The recommendation of Transformation on Eversholt Street may not be wholly serious.

Get the map now from Herb-Lester for just £3.

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A Room For London

Spend an extraordinary night above the Thames
A major new collaboration between Living Architecture and Artangel

For every day of the Olympic year, A Room for London will be one of the city’s most unusual and prominent architectural landmarks, offering a unique view on the capital in 2012.

This iconic structure, a beautifully crafted boat, will sit on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank Centre. It will function much like a one-bed hotel, hosting guests who can enjoy a panorama that stretches from Big Ben to St Paul’s cathedral. This is contemporary architecture at its most playful, beguiling and thought-provoking.

A Room for London is part of the London 2012 Festival - as the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad this UK-wide festival will feature leading artists from around the world from 21 June - 9 September 2012.

For more about A Room for London visit www.aroomforlondon.co.uk