Matthew Beaumont features in BBC Radio 4 programme on the city at night
28 April 2016
Matthew Beaumont (Co-Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) spoke to BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed about the notion of London as a 24-hour city and urban walking at night
The programme, originally broadcast on 27 April, is a special on the history and meaning of the urban stroller, and features a reading of Matthew's latest book Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London (Verso, 2015).
Speaking to the presenter Laurie Taylor, Matthew contends that the city idler isn't simply a by product of modernism, illuminating London's past via the nocturnal wanderings of poets, novelists and thinkers.