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Sep

London to build a floating village on the ThamesPlan calls for homes, offices and shops in the river along the Royal Docks, a little-used part of the city.

London to build a floating village on the Thames
Plan calls for homes, offices and shops in the river along the Royal Docks, a little-used part of the city.

11

Sep

Lilliputian London home hits the market with a giant-sized price tagIn one of London’s hottest neighborhoods, a quarter million pounds will get you a flat that’s close to all the action and where the toilet is in the shower.

Lilliputian London home hits the market with a giant-sized price tag
In one of London’s hottest neighborhoods, a quarter million pounds will get you a flat that’s close to all the action and where the toilet is in the shower.

18

Aug

Floating pool concept invites Londoners to take a dip in the ThamesWildlife has slowly but surely returned to the formerly foul tideway. Is swimming in the Thames next?

Floating pool concept invites Londoners to take a dip in the Thames
Wildlife has slowly but surely returned to the formerly foul tideway. Is swimming in the Thames next?

11

Jun

Itty bitty penguin chick debuts at London aquarium
A gentoo penguin chick is held before being weighed on June 3 at the Sea Life London Aquarium in England. The youngster was born several weeks ago to proud penguin parents Arnie and Luna, who are now caring for the baby while under the watchful eye of aquarium staff.

25

Mar

Will London’s most visible timepiece get a solar facelift?British Parliament is striving to reduce its carbon footprint at the Palace of Westminster through various efficiency measures, including potentially outfitting Big Ben with PV panels.

Will London’s most visible timepiece get a solar facelift?
British Parliament is striving to reduce its carbon footprint at the Palace of Westminster through various efficiency measures, including potentially outfitting Big Ben with PV panels.

28

Feb

London’s Garden Bridge to bring tranquility, foot traffic to the Thames
Joanna Lumley, best known for portraying one of the most morally bankrupt characters in television history, is behind an urban garden/footbridge project in London that’s brilliant, bold and well, absolutely fabulous.

09

Feb

London air raid shelter houses carbon-neutral hydroponic farmTunnel-to-table salad anyone? Growing Underground, a hydroponic agriculture venture hailed as the world’s largest subterranean farm, is based in a WWII air raid shelter 100 feet beneath the streets of South London.

London air raid shelter houses carbon-neutral hydroponic farm
Tunnel-to-table salad anyone? Growing Underground, a hydroponic agriculture venture hailed as the world’s largest subterranean farm, is based in a WWII air raid shelter 100 feet beneath the streets of South London.

21

Jan

In exchange for low rent, London’s ‘guardians’ keep squatters at bayYoung professionals in the high-priced British capital city are clamoring to live in empty office buildings where, in exchange for a low monthly rent, they serve as live-in squatter deterrents.

In exchange for low rent, London’s ‘guardians’ keep squatters at bay
Young professionals in the high-priced British capital city are clamoring to live in empty office buildings where, in exchange for a low monthly rent, they serve as live-in squatter deterrents.

15

Jan

One of world’s rarest plants stolen from London botanical gardensThe tiny water lily known as Nymphaea thermarum is critically endangered, and its value is cited as ‘priceless.’

One of world’s rarest plants stolen from London botanical gardens
The tiny water lily known as Nymphaea thermarum is critically endangered, and its value is cited as ‘priceless.’

03

Jan

How many meerkats do we have? London Zoo kicks off 2014 animal census
The annual headcount requires keepers to document every single invertebrate, bird, fish, mammal, reptile and amphibian — a whopping 850 different species in all — living within the zoo’s walls.
See more census photos.