Those Futuristic Piccadilly Line Tube Trains: An Update

Calling all stations from Goole to Cockfosters. Image: TfL Back in 2018, TfL teased us with CGI mock-ups of a futuristic-looking tube train, dubbed the ‘New Tube for London’. Four years on, where exactly have we got to with them? Remind me about the ‘New Tube for London’ again? The ‘New Tube for London’ (NTFL) … Read more

How Gustav the Pigeon Broke the First News of the D-Day Landings

On June 6, 1944, the first report of the D-Day landings arrived at Thorney Island’s Royal Air Force base near Portsmouth, England. The winged messenger who relayed the news at 1:46 PM was a grizzle cock pigeon named Gustav. A message penned by Reuters correspondent Montague Taylor was attached to the pigeon’s leg, containing the … Read more

New Restaurants, Pop-Ups & Menus: April 2022

Header photo: Cultivate’s nasturtium dish IMPORTANT: Since Friday, 7January, restaurants have not been able to provide evening dine-in services from 6pm, as announced by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and from Thursday, February 10, all dine-in services have been restricted to two people per table. These restrictions are on the cards until Thursday, 21 April, when … Read more

Explainer: Hong Kong’s national security crackdown – month 21

In March Hong Kong saw two British judges resign from the high court, citing the national security law and an erosion of political freedom. Local authorities issued warnings to a foreign organization under the Beijing-enacted legislation for the very first time, and convicted an activist under the colonial-era sedition law. National security police arrested a … Read more

BIG NEWS! Announcing a Special Publication in Celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Please Pre-Order!

As you may have heard, this year marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year on the throne, and like in 2012 and previous Jubilees, Britain is throwing a big party for her. Most of the big celebrations will take place in June but there’s a year-long series of events and commemorations. Anglotopia has decided to release … Read more

What Is NFT Bridging 2022?

Here is a rundown on how NFT bridging works and whether you can trust NFT bridges with your investments. In February this year, a non-fungible token (NFT) project called Satoshibles was launched. The project is inspired by Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. At this point, it is common knowledge that most NFTs are on the … Read more

Grab Tickets Before It Leaves London This April

The Bridgerton Ball is the social event of the season, and unsurprisingly, tickets are selling out fast! The society papers are once again abuzz with news, but it’s not Lady Whistledown’s latest salacious gossip filling the page – instead, it’s something much more exciting. A glittering, glamorous Regency ball – at which you’ll find yourself … Read more

How Medical Triage Went Mainstream During the Civil War

The colossal hospitalization numbers from the COVID-19 pandemic have, at various points, forced hospitals in the United States to make hard choices regarding who receives life-saving treatment and who does not. Especially in the pandemic’s early days, public health officials took steps to establish triage guidelines for hospitals to follow should the number of critically … Read more

One Dish Wonders | Eat & Drink

London has a lot of restaurants and a lot of delivery options, which means that there are a lot of dishes being served at any one time. Throw in guest chef residencies, takeovers and restaurant collabs, it’s easy for some bangin ‘specials to pass you by. Well not anymore because we’ve rounded up the best … Read more

US & UK annual reports on Hong Kong claim ‘unprecedented’ control by China on elections, media, judiciary

The mainland Chinese government played an “unprecedented role” in directing election outcomes in Hong Kong last year, according to an annual US State Department report on Hong Kong released on Thursday. For the third consecutive year, the US maintained that the city does not warrant preferential treatment under US laws, compared to China. Secretary of … Read more