What Modern Brands Can Learn From the Victorians

Richard Shotton | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Richard Shotton

If you had been strolling through Leicester on a crisp winter's day in 1881, you might have spotted a strange sight: an elephant lumbering down the high street harnessed to a giant wheel of cheese.

Cost Versus Value - Why the Water Industry Needs to Reassess Its Goals

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

The water industry is currently undergoing a sea change that will have a significant impact on the way water companies and their partners operate in decades to come.

Why Wealth Inequality Does Not Matter Any More - But Should

Roifield Brown | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
Roifield Brown

Since the global crisis of 2008 there has been much talk about the widening wealth inequality gap throughout all Western nations. This debate is most pronounced in the Anglo-Saxon countries, which uniquely amongst the developed Western economies have traditionally had the widest disparities.

8 Haunting Photographs Of London's Derelict East End Pubs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

These haunting shots of derelict East London pubs tell of the decline of the once thriving local hostelry. Captured by photographer Antony Cairns, the...

Britain's Beautiful Derelict Pools

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

The sad decline of Britain’s public swimming baths has been documented by photographer Gigi Cifali in these eerie pictures taken from the bottom of ...

The Patter of Tiny Feats... of Genius!

Ed O'Meara | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

They're London's next generation of influentials. Ed O'Meara introduces the capital's hottest 5 under-5s. Kristabooboo Smith Fashion Designer, 3 Mixi...

Britain's Golden Era

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

"China's power is on the rise." "India's capability worries the west." Sound familiar? If I ask 'What's Britain's golden age?' What's your first res...

Why The Fatberg Should Remind Us of the Great Stink of Victorian Times

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

In July 2013, Thames Water found a 'fatberg' as big as a bus. If left untreated, great deals of fat could have oozed out of drains, another oddly Dickensian thought...

Indie Boys Don't Like Jam: Part II

Morgana Edwards | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Morgana Edwards

As you may have established from my previous post, dealing with my inherent social ineptitude is a daily struggle. It is particularly visible when I am interacting in any way with the opposite sex.

Memento Mori: How Victorian Mourning Photography Immortalised Loved Ones After Death (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

The advent of photography in the Victoria era provided an important new way for the bereaved to remember their dead. In many cases, poverty stood ...

The Crusade Against Slot Machines Is Motored By Old-Fashioned Victorian Paternalism

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Moral crusades against gambling are nothing new. There have always been social reformers, religious folk and promoters of good manners who have found themselves more shocked by the moral slovenliness of the poor than by the existence of poverty itself.

Why You Won't Follow In Ancestors' Footsteps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered how more years you've got on the clock? Well, unlike your ancestors, there are many diseases and health problems with which you simply w...

The Landmark, Marylebone - Now Hosting Award Winning Chef Mark Poynton at the Winter Garden

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I'm not entirely won over by the The Landmark, but its unique charm, awe-inspiring interior and adventurous gastronomy will have me returning to enjoy the exquisite afternoon tea menu.

The 10 Most Threatened Old Buildings In England

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | Home

An ivy-shrouded cemetery chapel, a London street scheme and a reservoir "spillway" resembling an immense staircase are among the 10 most threatened Vi...

'Hysteria': Vibrators, Blanket Hornpipes And Why The Victorians Were No Prudes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

This weekend will see the London release of the film Hysteria – a romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England. Base...

VIctorian Vampire-Slaying Kit Sold For Thousands

Huffington Post UK/PA | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK

A Victorian vampire-slaying kit has sold at auction for £7,500. There were bids a-plenty for the bloodthirsty box, according to auctioneers in Nor...

Artist Fuses Victoriana With Taxidermy - And The Queen's A Fan (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

Staidly dressed (in most cases) and stiffly posed, the subjects of these images are pristine examples of vintage Victorian visiting cards, with a wild...

This Museums at Night, Discover Kew Bridge Steam Museum by Candlelight

Katherine Biggs | Posted 17.07.2012 | Home
Katherine Biggs

Saturday 19th May will mark Kew Bridge Steam Museum's first foray into the Museums at Night festival of after-hours events at museums and galleries.

Sweeney Todd and the Figuring of London

Hesham Zakai | Posted 17.06.2012 | Home
Hesham Zakai

From the heap of slain corpses deep in the cellar of a pie shop, Jonathan Kent breathes fresh life into the latest production of this timeless classic, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

In Dublin, von Lenkiewicz is "Liberating" images

Nicolas Niarchos | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Nicolas Niarchos

If you're in Dublin over the next month or so, you should check out Wolfe von Lenkiewicz's new show, Liberation. Their Story Begins at the Sebastian Guinness Gallery on 42 Dawson Street.