Connecting Greenwich to Island Gardens on the Isle of Dogs, this slightly forlorn passage beneath the Thames was constructed at the start of the 20th Century. In fact, it was almost flooded during the Second World War following a direct hit. The emergency repairs can still be seen today, so they say. The tunnel would normally rank much higher in this list, but is currently on (beneath?) the naughty step following irksome and ongoing irregularities in its opening times.
London's only river whose name sounds like a Hollywood film star. It's actually a corruption of beaver brook, after the toothsome mammals that once frolicked in its waters. The nine-mile river rises in Worcester Park and flows through Wimbledon and Richmond before spilling into the Thames at Barn Elms. Unlike many of the other rivers here, this 18-mile watercourse still cuts a visible meander through the terrain of north-west London.
As a counterpart to our map of London's worst disasters, we've broadened the scope to include the rest of Britain. Today, tragedies claiming over 100 lives are extremely rare. That wasn't always the case. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, such a disaster happened every couple of years. Most incidents involved shipwrecks and mining disasters, but poorer safety standards led to other kinds of tragedy.
@VictorianLondon It’s cos it’s alliterative innit? He gave us the ‘Boris Bus’ and ‘Boris Bike’, so the ‘Boris Bridge’ is the natural progression. Expect the ‘Boris baccalauréat’ when he’s shifted to Education, and the ‘Boris Battleship’ when he’s Minister Of War during WW3.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".