London

Fact check: New York Times’s London foodie ‘knowledge’

20 August 2018 17:57

The New York Times is at it again. It was only back in May that Mr S was forced to…

The LRB has exposed Grenfell’s awkward political facts

1 June 2018 13:36

Andrew O’Hagan of the London Review of Books did something very valuable this week: he re-complicated Grenfell. His 60,000-word piece…

How can Britain build more homes?

29 May 2018 10:56

It is generally agreed that Britain is suffering from a housing crisis, with big cities such as London being particular…

The Spectator Podcast: Trump vs Iran

10 May 2018 14:48

What comes after the end of the Iran nuclear deal? Is Donald Trump an expert diplomat worthy of a Nobel…

London shows that the more voters get to know Corbyn, the less they like him

4 May 2018 12:10

It was always possible, I wrote a month ago, that the London elections would show voters baulking for the first…

London shows what happens to the Tories when homeowners become a minority

28 April 2018 10:55

Next Saturday had long been circled in Tory plotters’ diaries as the date on which the next effort to remove…

London is open – but its young people are dying

6 April 2018 13:57

We are not even halfway into 2018 and yet 50 people have died on London’s streets. For families who have lost…

The Spectator Podcast: Red London

5 April 2018 17:40

In this week’s episode, we talk about red London – just how badly will the Tories do in the upcoming…

The Spectator Podcast: Bad charity

15 February 2018 16:19

On this week’s episode, we look at the Oxfam aid scandal and whether charities do more harm than good. We…

Are young Londoners financially squeezed?

18 January 2018 18:27

London, along with other capital cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, Kyoto are thought to be one of the most expensive…

What is the T-charge, and how might it affect you?

23 October 2017 17:51

The T-charge – short for Toxicity Charge – comes into force in central London today. It’s part of the London…

In banning Uber, London is fighting the future

26 September 2017 15:23

For the last ten months I have been working as an Uber driver in London. It is an amazing company…

Sadiq Khan has kowtowed to the protectionists over Uber

22 September 2017 13:53

Let’s face it, the decision today by TfL not to renew Uber’s licence to operate in London has not come…

When is the best time to exit the London property market?

21 September 2017 15:15

Owning a property in Central London is a dream for some, but a burden for others – if you are…

The Thames Water monopoly needs to be challenged

16 September 2017 9:00

Enough has been written about a Conservative government that knows its electoral success depends on Britain remaining a property-owning democracy,…

Forget London’s lost Garden Bridge: bring on Nine Elms-to-Pimlico instead

19 August 2017 9:30

I can’t work up much indignation at the collapse of London’s Garden Bridge project, which has been strangled by the…

How one London junction is raking in fines of £200,000 per day

14 August 2017 12:24

Driving in central London is a minefield at the best of times. What with the confusion of the congestion charge…

Welcome to the green belt: a safe space for lily-livered Londoners

17 July 2017 12:58

I am thoroughly enjoying Melissa Kite’s latest, justifiable, gripes which have been provoked by her move out of London. Stuff…

Grenfell Tower and the politics of needless death

15 June 2017 21:38

As the body count rose from the Grenfell Tower fire, sensible people warned us not to rush to judgement. Activists,…

The Grenfell Tower inferno shames London

15 June 2017 9:22

It takes a lot to make me feel ashamed of London, my beloved home city. But yesterday’s tower-block inferno did…

The young are tired of London – and who can blame them?

13 June 2017 10:32

London has historically been the place to go for young creative types. These days, renting damp warehouses and staying in…

Is it time to take a close look at the prime London property market? Spectator Money investigates

18 April 2017 10:00

‘It feels like 2010,’ was the verdict last week of one seasoned operator in the prime London property market. What…

Forget the Garden Bridge – and let’s destroy our existing bridges

14 April 2017 10:00

The Garden Bridge project, loved by Joanna Lumley and no-one else, has been roundly criticised by Dame Margaret Hodge in…

Of course we’re not cowed by terrorism – what other choice do we have?

27 March 2017 10:24

Stay safe, London. Stay safe, everyone. It’s nice, isn’t it, as a sentiment, which is just as well because it…

George Osborne’s Evening Standard job is good news for London

25 March 2017 10:00

George Osborne has been a good friend to London. He sees the point of infrastructure and I hope he’ll fight…