The Secret History of East London documents a shared history of Hackney and beyond, showing glimpses of previous lives, temporary spaces and urban landscapes. So far pinned are Manor Gardens Allotment, now bulldozed and underneath the Olympic Park, warehouse raves across the borough, art installations and pop-up restaurants.
The Google Maps Alphabet: @londonist have just created a London one. The picture featured in this post takes aerial shots from around the UK and was created by 20-something Rachel Young as she recuperated from a road accident. She told the Daily Mail, “‘Being from Yorkshire, I knew that would be a good place for fields and hedgerows. I thought that cities such as London, Manchester and Liverpool would be a safe bet for odd-shaped buildings”. Rhett Ashwood, from Australia, has also created an Australian Googlemaps alphabet from images of the state of Victoria.
Crumpled City Maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. Perfect for cyclists,I’d like to see the newest London Cycle Route maps printed on these - I’d pay for a copy!