London is a stat lover’s dream. Did you know that every year, Underground trains travel the equivalent of a total of 1,735 times around the world (or 90 trips to the moon and back), and that the average Londoner spends 11.5 days each year on the Underground? Or that around 670,000 households in London, live in the private rented sector, a higher proportion than the national average of 14.2%?
The great detective Sherlock Holmes is a legendary London figure who has caught the public imagination and been immortalised on film by a number of outstanding actors, from Basil Rathbone to Benedict Cumberbatch. A new exhibition at the Museum of London invites visitors to investigate the life and times of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic creation.
Sometimes the pace of London life can all get too much. We all feel it: it’s why Siobhan Wall’s Quiet London book was such a success. Its soothing pages directed frazzled Londoners to quiet spots in the capital to meet and talk, and sit and think.