London, the "Big Smoke," is the capital of the United Kingdom and the second largest city in Europe. From Brixton to Big Ben and Bethnal Green to Heathrow, there is always something brewing in the "Great Wen."
Samuel Johnson is quoted too often for writing that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life," but the truth is that the British capital exhausts several million men and women - workers, tourists and the unemployed alike - on a daily basis. The city's comprehensive Underground moves 1.3 billion passengers per year over 402 kilometers of track, for just one metric of London's massiveness. And the 8.5 million people who call greater London home always have something to complain about – except having nothing to do.
Christmas can be a stressful time - especially picking the right presents. Oftentimes you spend your hard-earned cash on unwanted novelty socks, and unreadable novels. In special stores in London and New York, however, you can buy things that people really need. Solar lamps, tents, food and other things that make a real difference in someone's life - for a refugee.
Crucial days for Theresa May and Brexit. The British prime minister is fighting to seal support for her exit deal ahead of the upcoming special EU summit. But in London, criticism abounds. Will the UK leave the EU without an agreement? Guests: Alex Forrest Whiting (DW Reporter), Jon Worth (Political Adviser) and Alan Posener (Die Welt).
Time is running out for London and Brussels to agree on the terms of Britain's exit from the EU and their post-Brexit relationship. The EU said they "made progress" toward that goal at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday.