Photo Essays

See the Lives of Calais’ Migrants

Every day, thousands of migrants, most of them Syrians, Sudanese, Eritreans and Afghans, try to board a train or ferry for the U.K. in Calais, France. “People...

Here Are 13 of Helen Mirren’s Best Roles

Few actors can boast a resume as impressive as Helen Mirren’s. The London-born dame has played a detective (Prime Suspect, two Emmy awards), Ayn Rand (Emmy win),...

LIFE at the 1948 London Olympics

Taking place just three short years after the end of the Second World War, when much of London — and indeed, much of Europe — was still rebuilding after the...

London's Tube After Midnight

The world's oldest underground railway, the London Underground, is undergoing a multibillion-pound upgrade. We mind the gap and take a peek at the work. Photos...

The Secrets of London's Buried Bones

Ancient skeletons in a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection reveal how Londoners once lived. Photographs courtesy of the Museum of London/Wellcome...

London Brawling: The G-20 Protests

Anticapitalist and climate-change activists converged before the Bank of England in London to demand action on poverty and climate change as world leaders arrive...

London Builds for 2012

The Olympic flame is still to arrive Beijing, yet with more than four years to go, London is already hard at work on the legacy of the 2012 Olympics Photographs...