London feels on the edge, Unseasonal changes: "And a thought crystallised. London has a pre-war feel to it; not in the sense of rattling trams and fog, but in the sense of people fearing the worst, and knowing that the worst won't happen in Stow-on-the Wold or Motherwell but at a station somewhere on the Victoria line".

It's interesting, how the mood of a city changes. It'd be interesting to read more about Mass Observation, something mentioned in the article, a recording of the voice and everyday life of Britain in 1937, founded by Tom Harrison and Charles Madge.