Note: This section of the site is under heavy construction, tread carefully.

Bookmarks tagged with “london”

46 bookmarks by garrettc


Bunhill Fields Burial Ground - City of London

"Bunhill fields Burial Ground is a historically significant burial ground as well as a vital open space of ecological value in London Borough of Islington. The site has five enclosed areas containing over 2,300 memorials with a publicly accessible garden to the north including benches, planting and a lawn area."

Bookmarked on #


Footways

"Footways is a network of quiet and enjoyable routes for walking in London"

Bookmarked on #


Explore The Soane Museum

"On his death in 1837 Soane left his house and collection to the nation stipulating that it should be preserved as it was at that time and that it should be kept open and free for the public’s inspiration and education. A programme of meticulous conservation and restoration over the last 30 years will ensure it remains, as one of Soane’s friends described it, ‘permanently magical’ for generations to come. Explore Soane continues this ambition in a new, powerful way. We are using the latest in 3D technology to scan and digitise a wide selection of Museum rooms and objects – including Soane’s Model Room, and the ancient Egyptian sarcophagus of King Seti I."

Bookmarked on #


London Pub Details

A Flickr set for all those other features of pubs which aren't the signs or the insignia (identifying the brewery or PubCo), e.g.: architectural details, statues, or windows.

Bookmarked on #


Streetonomics

"The city can be thought of as an archeological site - all the historical layers are there, you just have to know how to access them. Computer scientists and cartographers have now associated thousands of street names with corresponding Wikipedia pages and have data mined these pages to investigate cultural phenomena reflected in naming streets after historical figures."

Bookmarked on #


Layers of London | Recording the Layers of London's Rich Heritage

"Choose historical maps of London, and overlay them with information about a range of topics and themes."

Bookmarked on #



ALL THE STREETS

"Over the course of the past few years, while I was getting to the work and back home, I traveled through every single street in central London."

Bookmarked on #


The Crystal Palace Dinosaur statues

"See more images of each of the Crystal Palace Dinosaur statues and learn information about the different species."

Bookmarked on #


An oral history of “Silicon” Roundabout | Forward Partners

Perhaps no property in Old Street shows how much the area has changed as the new White Collar Factory building on the roundabout itself. The building hosts companies like Adobe, Box.

Bookmarked on #


The London Time Machine

"The Morgan Map of 1682 was the first to show the whole of the City of London after the fire. Produced by William Morgan and his dedicated team of Surveyors and Cartographers it took 6 years to produce, and displayed a brighter perspective on city life for a population still mourning their loved ones, possessions, and homes."

Bookmarked on #


Grim London

They say you’re never more than 3 feet from a rat in London. But what about faceless women or the remains of a burnt witch? London’s past is closer than you think.

Bookmarked on #




The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street

Discover The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street in London, England: The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate.

Bookmarked on #



Nights In Old London | Spitalfields Life

Breathtaking photographs of London, from the early twentieth century.

Bookmarked on #


Edukit - Programme Search

"[a] one-stop-shop connecting teachers to thousands of development programmes across London. We are a social enterprise, putting people before profit."

Bookmarked on #


London Picture Map

Browse the collections of the LMA and Guildhall Art Gallery geographically.

Bookmarked on #




Mapnificent

Mapnificent shows you areas you can reach with public transport in major cities around the world, including London, Manchester, and Dublin.

Bookmarked on #



Bomb Sight - Mapping the London Blitz

"The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students."

Bookmarked on #


London Pedestrian Routemap

"The first aim of the London Pedestrian Routemap is to encourage walking in London. It does this by providing a simple, memorable picture of key walking routes in the Capital. At present there is no such map. The Routemap shows how key places connect by straightforward routes of varying character."

Bookmarked on #


London Datastore

An initiative by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to release as much of the data that it holds as possible.

Bookmarked on #


Locating London's Past

Allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map.

Bookmarked on #


Chromaroma

Turns commuting in London into a game via the Oyster Card and Bike Key.

Bookmarked on #


A Room to Let in Old Aldgate | Spitalfields Life

Wonderful late 19th photographs from the Spitalfields and Aldgate areas of London.

Bookmarked on #


Can better signs help pedestrians understand London?

I saw some of these wayfinding signs the other week and really liked them

Bookmarked on #


How Just About Everything Was Invented In London

Londonist map of interesting inventions and whereabouts in London they were invented

Bookmarked on #


Wikipedian in Residence

What a cool idea. The British Museum is piloting having a 'Wikipedian in residence'.

Bookmarked on #


Crime: A Tale of Two Cities - An American in London; A Brit in Baltimore

After The Wire gains popularity in the UK The Baltimore Sun and Independent perform a journalist swap.

Bookmarked on #


The Open Road London (1927)

Remarkable colour footage of London from 1927.

Bookmarked on #




Lost London

Fascinating collection of photographs from the tail end of 19th London.

Bookmarked on #


Last One Out, Please Turn On the Light

A photographic survey of London's remaining professional darkrooms.

Bookmarked on #


Making bridges talk

Tom Armitage has hooked Tower Bridge in London up to Twitter, brilliant!

Bookmarked on #


Culture-Jamming Decapitator Hacks London Ads

Not for the squeamish, but very well done.

Bookmarked on #


London Restaurants Guide

Handy site for tracking down new places to eat in the capital

Bookmarked on #



Office Lendorff

Pixel pattern hats and scarfs

Bookmarked on #


Cane Hill asylum

Photo tour of Cane Hill asylum in South London, abandoned in the early 90s. Heartbreaking and melancholy.

Bookmarked on #


Geofftech - Tube - Silly Tube Maps

Lots of supplementary tube maps including "it's quicker to walk" and distances between stations. Not that silly at all.

Bookmarked on #


Stand clear of the closing doors | MetaFilter

Fantastic mefi post with everything you've ever wanted to know about the London Underground

Bookmarked on #