Watch one man’s attempt to beat the tube between two stations of the London underground - on his own two feet

A specially commissioned map of London charts the city’s buried rivers, tube lines, bunkers, sewers, government tunnels, and other subterranean secrets

The map, created by Stephen Walter, is part of an exhibition documenting 500 years of maps of London.

Notting Hill carnival, the west London street party, celebrates its 50th year this year … as if the rain was going to spoil it! More photos 

Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

What is London’s $300m garden bridge for? 

Take one voguish designer, one national treasure and one icon-hungry mayor and what do you get? A floating forest across the Thames. We interviewed its designer

Image: Arup

Level seven of a multi-storey car park in southeast London isn’t where you’d expect to hear Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony. Nonetheless, that’s where the Multi-Story orchestra are performing. Read more

London taxi drivers converged on Trafalgar Square in their vehicles on Wednesday afternoon to stage a major protest over a mobile phone app for booking private journeys in and around the capital. Full story here

Photo: Martin Godwin

“Cockney: One of the most celebrated English dialects, a variety spoken by working class east Londoners – famous for its playful vocabulary as much as for the way it sounds – is likely to disappear within a generation, according to one sociolinguist. His studies suggest it is being replaced by Multicultural London English. In an age where travel and migration are much easier, we need to be understood by a broader range of people, and tend to temper the most distinctive features of our accents.”

The architecture of the river Thames – in pictures

London is a city divided by the Thames, but united by its bridges, which allow people to navigate the city. An exhibition at theMuseum of London Docklands displays rare archive photographs. See more photos

The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben taken from the south side of the River Thames near Westminster bridge in 1965. Photograph: Henry Grant

The evolution of London: the city’s near-2,000 year history mapped

How did London evolve from its creation as a Roman city in 43AD to the crowded, chaotic megacity we see today? The London Evolution Animation takes a holistic view of what was built in the capital during different historical periods – what has been lost, what saved and what protected. Read more »

Commuters try to get on a train on the District Line of the London Underground during the 48-hour tube strike at London’s Earl’s Court tube station. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Follow live updates from the first of two 48-hour strikes »