By Simon Worrall
Photographs by Jodi Cobb
Britains capital city has shed its staid reputation. Newly enlivened by hot culture and cold cash, London is redefining itself as a global trendsetter.
Also in this issue: a double map supplement of Britain and Ireland.
Have fun with the dialectical divide found among English speakers. Read our online essay, check the glossary for translations, and add your thoughts to our forum.
* Excerpt: London Bridges the Racial Divide
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