“We can conclude at least two things with certainty about the tenants of One Hyde Park: they are extremely wealthy, and most of them don’t want you to know who they are and how they got their money.”
Navigating the sewers of London and summiting the peaks of Paris with a group of urban explorers.
The history of the The City of London Corporation, a “prehistoric monster which had mysteriously survived into the modern world.”
The sewer hunters, or “toshers,” of 19th century London.
Knowing where to find the most valuable pieces of detritus was vital, and most toshers worked in gangs of three or four, led by a veteran who was frequently somewhere between 60 and 80 years old. These men knew the secret locations of the cracks that lay submerged beneath the surface of the sewer-waters, and it was there that cash frequently lodged.
On Abbey Road studios, the Beatles, and modern record production.
Joining the water company’s “flushermen” to tour London’s sewers.
On the London riot on 2011, which “tells us a great deal about our ideological-political predicament and about the kind of society we inhabit, a society which celebrates choice but in which the only available alternative to enforced democratic consensus is a blind acting out.”
Part one of W.T. Snead’s Victorian-era investigation into child prostitution.