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‘The project interested people open to thinking about things’

… Hackney residents in the 80s.

 

Photograph: The Rio Cinema Archive

 

Once upon a time in Hackney:

80s photos of poverty, protest – and partying

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Tue 27 Oct 2020    11.16 GMT

Last modified on Tue 27 Oct 2020    11.18 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/27
/rio-tape-slide-newsreel-group-hackney-cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regent’s Canal, Bethnal Green, 1987

 

George Trewby’s magnificent gasometer

constructed for the Gas Light and Coke Company in 1889

towers over the frozen canal

 

Photograph: Colin O'Brien (1940-2016)

 

 The last days of London - in pictures

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Friday 24 July 2015    07.30 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2015/jul/24/
last-days-london-in-pictures-colin-obrien-photographs

 

Related

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/aug/26/colin-o-brien-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schoolgirls playing netball

on the roof of the Henry Fawcett School, Kennington, London in 1938.

 

Photograph:

William Vanderson/Getty Images

 

A letter to my school PE teachers, from a former fat kid

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Friday 7 August 2015    16.52 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/07/
pe-teachers-fat-children-stereotyped-overweight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing times … London, 1950.

 

Photograph:

Haywood Magee/Getty Images

 

The Life Project: what makes some people

happy, healthy and successful – and others not?

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Saturday 27 February 2016    08.59 GMT

Last modified on Saturday 27 February 2016    13.32 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/27/
the-life-project-what-makes-some-people-happy-healthy-successful-and-others-not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals landed from the SS Medic at Tilbury Docks, c1915-1925

 

Photograph:

PLA Collection/Museum of London

 

Port city: London on the river – in pictures

A new exhibition examines the impact of the Port of London on our capital city,

exploring the complex operations that have connected London to the rest of the world,

from the final days of the 18th century

to the creation of the huge London Gateway megaport

at Thurrock in the Thames estuary

 

London: Port City runs from 22 October 2021 to 8 May 2022

at the Museum of London Docklands,

itself part of West India Docks, London’s first enclosed dock system

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Thu 21 Oct 2021    09.07 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2021/oct/21/
port-city-london-on-the-river-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerial view of the gauging ground at London docks,

showing the huge amount of wine barrels that passed through,

November 1920

 

Photograph:

PLA Collection/Museum of London

 

Port city: London on the river – in pictures

A new exhibition examines the impact of the Port of London on our capital city,

exploring the complex operations that have connected London to the rest of the world,

from the final days of the 18th century

to the creation of the huge London Gateway megaport

at Thurrock in the Thames estuary

 

London: Port City runs from 22 October 2021 to 8 May 2022

at the Museum of London Docklands,

itself part of West India Docks, London’s first enclosed dock system

G

Thu 21 Oct 2021    09.07 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2021/oct/21/
port-city-london-on-the-river-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Paul’s Cathedral from Southwark Bridge, City of London

1855-9

 

Unknown photographer,

possibly Alfred Rosling (1802-82)

 

Picturing England: photographs of English life

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Wednesday 29 July 2015

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jul/29/
picturing-england-photographs-english-life-historic-archive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

city > London        UK / USA

 

http://www.londonmapper.org.uk/

 

 

2021

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2021/oct/21/
port-city-london-on-the-river-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/may/18/
home-sweet-hackney-love-life-and-local-legends-in-east-london-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

2020

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/27/
rio-tape-slide-newsreel-group-hackney-cinema

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/jun/03/
unhappy-hour-londons-west-end-during-lockdown-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

2018

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/sep/02/
big-picture-chris-schwarz-albany-arts-centre-deptford

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/04/
how-london-southall-became-little-punjab-

 

 

 

 

2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/oct/03/
london-markets-100-years-ago-archives-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/gallery/2017/sep/18/
no-place-like-home-in-pictures

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/07/18/
537890448/london-literally-stank-in-the-summer-of-1858-just-ask-dickens-and-darwin

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/11/world/europe/uk-london-
brexit.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/mar/06/
brick-lane-exposed-impressions-east-end-london-1980s-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

2016

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/nov/29/
ken-russell-post-war-london-in-pictures-rolleicord-teddy-girls

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/aug/26/
colin-o-brien-obituary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/aug/23/
unbuilt-london-monorail-straight-river-thames

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/aug/02/
how-london-was-built-tower-bridge-southbank-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/17/
john-claridge-east-end-photographs-in-pictures

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/mar/31/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/31/
ian-nairn-london-guide-architecture-book-archive-1966

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/14/
winners-and-losers-london-social-housing-divide-barnet-camden
londoners-in-pictures-tori-ferenc

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/
opinion/sunday/london-lost-and-found.html

 

 

 

 

2015

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/nov/03/
london-might-have-been-designs-alternative-architecture-pictures

 

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/video/2015/oct/22/
antony-gormley-london-squatted-how-things-changed-video

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jul/29/
picturing-england-photographs-english-life-historic-archive

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/
opinion/roger-cohen-lovely-lamentable-london.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2015/jul/24/
last-days-london-in-pictures-colin-obrien-photographs

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/02/
london-new-york-capital

 

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/06/
developers-antiseptic-london-city

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/24/
the-city-that-privatised-itself-to-death-london-is-now-
a-set-of-improbable-sex-toys-poking-gormlessly-into-the-air

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/23/
is-london-a-good-place-to-live

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/may/22/
bridge-the-architecture-of-londons-river-in-pictures

 

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/may/22/
london-through-eyes-graphic-designer-edward-bawden

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/11/
new-london-housing-aimed-at-wealthy

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/20/
future-london-capital-risks-soul

 

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/
travel/lessons-from-living-in-london.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/05/
crap-towns-london-bradford-chipping-norton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central London > West End

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_End_of_London

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/jun/03/
unhappy-hour-londons-west-end-during-lockdown-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinatown

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2021/feb/11/
londons-chinatown-gets-ready-for-the-year-of-the-ox-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London borough in Inner London > Hackney

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Borough_of_Hackney

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/may/18/
home-sweet-hackney-love-life-and-local-legends-in-east-london-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/27/
rio-tape-slide-newsreel-group-hackney-cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deptford, south-east London

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/sep/02/
big-picture-chris-schwarz-albany-arts-centre-deptford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How London's Southall became 'Little Punjab'        G        Wed 4 Apr 2018

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/04/
how-london-southall-became-little-punjab-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port city: London on the river – in pictures

A new exhibition examines

the impact of the Port of London on our capital city,

exploring the complex operations

that have connected London to the rest of the world,

from the final days of the 18th century

to the creation of the huge London Gateway megaport

at Thurrock in the Thames estuary

 

London: Port City runs from 22 October 2021 to 8 May 2022

at the Museum of London Docklands,

itself part of West India Docks,

London’s first enclosed dock system

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2021/oct/21/
port-city-london-on-the-river-in-pictures 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some reinvented, others long lost:

London's markets 100 years ago – in pictures        G        3 October 2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/oct/03/
london-markets-100-years-ago-archives-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brick Lane exposed:

a 1980s view of east London – in pictures        G        6 March 2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/mar/06/
brick-lane-exposed-impressions-east-end-london-1980s-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Ends:

the city's forgotten neighbourhoods – in pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/dec/02/
london-ends-city-forgotten-neighbourhoods-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Russell's post-war London – in pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/nov/29/
ken-russell-post-war-london-in-pictures-rolleicord-teddy-girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London's sewers

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ng-interactive/2016/nov/10/
virtual-reality-by-the-guardian

 

 

 

 

Neverwhere - an alternate London beneath the real city

https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2016/jul/14/
illustrating-neil-gaimans-neverwhere-in-pictures-chris-riddell-london

 

 

 

 

How London was built:

from Tower Bridge to the South Bank – in pictures

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/aug/02/
how-london-was-built-tower-bridge-southbank-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

The vanished East End – in pictures

 

David Granick’s shots

from the 1960s and 70s

capture a fading world.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/feb/13/
east-end-in-colour-london-david-granick

 

 

 

 

Corsets and chickens:

the East End in the 1960s – in pictures

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/17/
john-claridge-east-end-photographs-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

From Cripplegate to Agar Town:

inside London's vanished neighbourhoods

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jun/24/
london-vanished-neighbourhoods-cripplegate-agar-town-limehouse-chinatown

 

 

 

 

the Great Fire of London    1666

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/aug/30/
great-fire-of-london-1666-350th-anniversary-which-buildings-disappeared

 

 

 

 

city > London > Brixton        UK / USA

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/jan/14/
brixton-makeover-gentrification-then-and-now-in-pictures

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/world/europe/
from-riots-and-rebels-to-juice-bars-and-tapas-a-new-brixton-emerges.html

 

 

 

 

city > London > London Mapper

A Social Atlas of London - launched 11 May 2014

http://www.londonmapper.org.uk/ 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/may/11/
london-houseprices

 

 

 

 

Norman Foster unveils plans

for elevated 'SkyCycle' bike routes in London        2 January 2014

 

Plan for 220km network

of bike paths suspended above railway lines

could see commuters gliding to work over rooftops

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/jan/02/
norman-foster-skycycle-elevated-bike-routes-london

 

 

 

 

inhabitant

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/apr/07/
londons-most-expensive-street-kensington-palace-gardens

 

 

 

 

cityscapes

 

 

 

 

Shit London awards 2012 - in pictures        2012

 

The winners and runners-up

in the second annual

Shit London photography awards,

celebrating the city's

ugliest buildings,

worst shop names

and most depressing views

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/dec/06/
shit-london-awards-2012-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

skyscraper

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/dec/02/
london-high-rise-craze-ruins-skyline

 

 

 

 

high-rise

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/dec/02/
london-high-rise-craze-ruins-skyline

 

 

 

 

tower

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/dec/02/
london-high-rise-craze-ruins-skyline

 

 

 

 

skyline

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/13/
boris-johnson-proper-debate-london-skyline

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/12/
london-skyscrapers-shard-gherkin-architecture

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/dec/02/
london-high-rise-craze-ruins-skyline

 

 

 

 

London's skyline > the Shard

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2012/oct/26/
view-shard-london-video

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/jan/30/
shard-renzo-piano-london-bridge

 

 

 

 

London's historic skylines

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/apr/21/
london-historic-skylines-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

What a difference 400 years makes:

the London skyline 1616 v 2016 – interactive

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/mar/03/
london-skyline-1616-2016-interactive-faders-visscher

 

 

 

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

London from above, at night        USA

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/
london_from_above_at_night.html

 

 

 

 

block of flats

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/31/
london-teenage-stabbing-victim-named

 

 

 

 

on the Pelican Estate

in Peckham, London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/30/
london-gang-deaths-david-cameron

 

 

 

 

Robin Hood Gardens housing estate

in Poplar, east London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/jul/27/
robin-hood-gardens-listed

 

 

 

 

Heygate housing estate in south London

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/sep/03/
heygate-estate-south-london-hollywood

 

 

 

 

gentrification

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/jan/14/
brixton-makeover-gentrification-then-and-now-in-pictures

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/18/
-sp-truth-about-gentrification-how-woodberry-down-became-woodberry-park

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/07/
new-local-butcher-fishmonger-pleasing

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/02/
london-inequality-house-prices

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2013/aug/02/
alex-wheatle-gentrification-brixton-video

 

 

 

 

cities > aerotropolis

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/mar/03/
aerotropolis-london-kasarda-rowan-moore

 

 

 

 

lidos and ponds

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jul/24/
outdoor-swimming-tour-london-top-10-lidos-and-ponds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grosvenor House, Park Lane

 

This wild 1933 redesign

of the hotel in Park Lane

by German artist and set designer George Ramon

includes a multi-level road – and a landing strip on the roof

G

Tuesday 3 November 2015    12.45 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/nov/03/
london-might-have-been-designs-alternative-architecture-pictures 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

suburbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

super suburbs        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2021/feb/19/
homes-for-sale-in-the-super-suburbs-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terror bills / trials / plots / attacks    2000-2011

 

 

Terrorism > London

Stockwell shooting / Jean-Charles de Menezes    2005

 

 

UK, British Empire > 20th century > WW2

Evacuation Operation Pied Piper - September 1939,

The Blitz    1940-1941

 

 

 

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