An oversight at the Meux Brewery Company causes the 1814 London Beer Flood

An oversight at the Meux Brewery Company causes the 1814 London Beer Flood

The London Beer Flood occurred on 17 October 1814 at the Meux and Company Brewery in London’s Tottenham Court Road. A huge vat that contained over 600,000 litres of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the building to explode in a domino effect. Almost 1.5 million litres of beer gushed into the streets, creating a…

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$500million investment in Lyft not enough to go south of the river say black cabs

$500million investment in Lyft not enough to go south of the river say black cabs

London black cab drivers have announced that the additional $500million of funding that has just been awarded to the ride hailing app Lyft would not be enough to convince them to make a journey south of the River Thames.   The additional funding round, led by Alphabet’s CapitalG, is an extension of the $1 billion…

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Microflats look suspiciously similar to doll’s houses according to property experts

Microflats look suspiciously similar to doll’s houses according to property experts

  Property experts have slammed the latest designs for proposed urban microflats saying that they look a lot like children’s doll’s houses.   A push for “compact living” space in London could save the UK capital from being hollowed out by foreign investors who snap up properties and then leave them empty, but experts have…

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London football hooligans react angrily as Burberry plans a move to Leeds

London football hooligans react angrily as Burberry plans a move to Leeds

  London’s football hooligans have reacted angrily as Burberry announces plans to relocate to West Yorkshire as part of cost-saving measures.   The luxury brand said it plans to open a new business centre in Leeds later in the year, meaning hooligans that support clubs in the capital will struggle to get hold of any…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Moving to London

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Moving to London

  Dear Darcus, I’ve just moved down to London and keep seeing people in the square mile that get on the train at the same station as me in West Norwood. I keep trying to say hello to them and even waved across the street once but keeping getting ignored. What am I doing wrong?   Dear…

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