An A - Z
of London

Capital Numbers

An alphabetical guide
to London

A is for 'orses
B is for Bow Bells
C is for 21st Century
D is for Dome
E is for Escalator
F is for Fog
G is for GLC
H is for History
I is for Information
J is for Jellied Eels
K is for Keeping Safe
L is for London Transport
M is for Money
N is for Nightbus
01 for London
P is for Plague
Q is for Queen
R is for Red Route
S is for Streets of London
T is for Thames
U is for Underground
V is for Villages
W is for WestEnders
X is for Charing X
Y is a Year in London
Z is for Zoo

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M is for Money

How to gain £300,000: Sell a two-bedroom council house in Docklands.

How to lose £100,000: Move into London from anywhere outside the M25.

How to gain £100,000: Move out of London to anywhere outside the M25.

How to gain £500,000: Work as an estate agent in Kensington and Chelsea.

How to gain £1,000,000: Buy a pinstripe suit and work in the City for about six years.

How to lose £42,000: Announce that itís your round in a busy City champagne bar.

How to lose your company £10,000,000: Guess wrong on the Stock Exchange.

How to gain $1,000,000: Pretend to sell Nelsonís Column to a particularly gullible tourist.

How to lose £5: Buy an ice-cream from a van parked on a bridge over the River Thames.

How to gain 12p and some buttons: Play some folk songs on a guitar in a subway.

How to gain £87.06: Play some Mozart concertos on a violin in Upper Street in Islington.

How to lose £2,000: Land on Mayfair while someone else has a hotel on it.

How to gain £100,000,000,000: Be born as the eldest son of the Duke of Westminster.