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Crossrail discovers a lost river and the Grains of Paradise 

22 Feb 17

A lost river, only recently rediscovered has revealed some fascinating insights into daily life in Tudor London, including the discovery of the exotic Grains of Paradise.


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Elizabeth Line commuters to start their trip with a Latin motto 

17 Feb 17

City commuters will soon start their journeys with the blessing, “Lord, guide us” as they commence their journeys on the Elizabeth line.


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London’s weekly railway news #188 

17 Feb 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station London Underground Police are investigating the death of an IT expert who lay undiscovered for seven hours after falling down stairs at Canning …


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Giant model of a 1960s tower block 

13 Feb 17

A small exhibition has opened, with a gigantic model of a 1960s era tower block.


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London’s weekly railway news #187 

10 Feb 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham London Underground Delays caused by overcrowding on the London Underground have tripled over the past five years, new figures show.


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When London’s tube tunnels were painted white 

6 Feb 17

We’re used to staring out of bright tube trains into dark tunnels, but once, the tunnels were whitewashed in brilliant white paint.


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London’s rail upgrades: A progress report 

5 Feb 17

As part of their bi-monthly meetings, TfL releases details about upgrades to the services it manages, often offering insights into otherwise unreported events.


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Tickets Alert: Music in a subterranean chamber under Tower Bridge 

3 Feb 17

Underneath Tower Bridge are two huge empty chambers, but later this month they will be filled with music.


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London’s weekly railway news #186 

3 Feb 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The Docklands Light Railway’s Drainpipe of Doom London Underground More tube strikes have been called for early February in a dispute over staffing levels on London Underground stations.


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Little steam train comes to Kings Cross station 

1 Feb 17

Just over 150 years ago a little steam train left London, and later this month, it makes its first ever return visit to the city.


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Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road 

28 Jan 17

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.


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Pour your memories into a Tower Bridge Time Capsule 

27 Jan 17

In a few months time, Tower Bridge is planning to unveil a  ‘Walk of Fame’ remembering some of the people who worked on the bridge over its lifetime.


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London’s weekly railway news #185 

27 Jan 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos – Walking through a Crossrail tunnel London Underground Hundreds of adverts on the London Underground have been taken over by activists protesting the mass deportation of asylum-seekers …


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Museum of London secures funding for new site 

24 Jan 17

The Museum of London says that it has secured £180 million, of the estimated £250 million needed to develop its new site next to Smithfield meat market.


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New entrance and redevelopment for Hackney Wick station 

23 Jan 17

A plan for a major overhaul of Hackney Wick Overground station and the redevelopment of local properties has been shown off by Network Rail.


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Ticket Alert: Behind the scenes tours of building sites 

21 Jan 17

The semi-annual Open Doors event is back, offering a peek behind the hoardings that cover up building sites.


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New entrance proposed for Stratford tube station 

20 Jan 17

A new eastern side entrance to Stratford station has been approved, which will see easier access to the station from the side streets to the north of Stratford High Street.


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London’s weekly railway news #184 

19 Jan 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Unbuilt London: The City Terminus Railway London Underground A public consultation is opening to show off plans for a major upgrade of Camden tube station.


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Revealing the Roman Walbrook river under London 

14 Jan 17

The Museum of London has opened a new display which shows off finds from the lost Walbrook valley and beyond and represents over 170 years of excavation in London.


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A new museum for London opens this month 

14 Jan 17

Under planning for some years, a new museum is opening near to the Barbican later this month.


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London’s weekly railway news #183 

13 Jan 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… 70th anniversary of an aircraft factory hidden in a tube tunnel London Underground Blackhorse Road is more often closed because it is considered a “lower priority” than other stations on the …


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Big upgrade for City of London’s Wi-Fi and mobile coverage 

9 Jan 17

Proposals to expand free Wi-Fi and improve mobile coverage across the Square Mile have been given the green light.


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Ancient Clay Under London Bridge Station Turned into Art 

8 Jan 17

Untouched for more than 50 million years, London clay dug up from underneath London Bridge railway station has been handed to local potters to turn into artworks.


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London’s weekly railway news #182 

5 Jan 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Plans for Camden Town tube station upgrade London Underground Peta have taken over an entire tube station with posters encouraging people to go vegan as part of an ambitious advertising campaign.


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Gun Salutes in London during 2017 

4 Jan 17

Big guns go bang bang several times each year in London, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.


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The myth of Medieval Small Beer 

2 Jan 17

There is a story repeated so often that it has become a truth — that medieval folk drank weak beer to avoid the perils of drinking water — but it’s a myth.


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How to save on your tube commute costs 

2 Jan 17

There is a way, if you can adjust your working patterns, to typically save several hundred quid per year in your cost of commuting to work.


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Unbuilt London: Ludgate’s iron footbridge 

31 Dec 16

A marvel of the industrial age, a mighty iron footbridge permitting safe and quick passage for pedestrians over congested and dirty streets.


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What you read in 2016 

31 Dec 16

Around 1.5 million of you visited the blog this year, and the most popular articles published during 2016 are: In order of popularity… The private monorail tunnel under North London Lea Bridge Station opening May 2016 Photos of the disused tunnels …


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Dr Who Daleks as London icons 

26 Dec 16

Imagine a fusion of Doctor Who’s famous villan, the Dalek and some of London’s more famous street icons, and you have a work of art by Stu MacKay .


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London’s weekly railway news #180 

23 Dec 16

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Walking though Brunel’s Tunnel under the Thames London Underground Tube trains from the London Underground could play a key role in a radical new plan to tackle a stretch of Highland road …


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Advent Calendar – Day 21 

21 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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Advent Calendar – Day 20 

18 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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Advent Calendar – Day 18 

18 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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Unbuilt London: The St Paul’s Bridge 

17 Dec 16

Over the years there have been many attempts to build a bridge across the Thames near St Paul’s Cathedral, and this is the story of one of them.


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A history of ice skating in London 

16 Dec 16

As we approach the 150th anniversary of one of London’s worst ice-skating disasters, the Museum of London has looked back at the history of the recreational sport.


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London’s weekly railway news #179 

16 Dec 16

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… TfL seeking a fresh redesign for its new DLR trains London Underground Natural events and simple logistics have combined this year to cause problems on the Piccadilly.


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Advent Calendar – Day 16 

16 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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Advent Calendar – Day 15 

15 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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Advent Calendar – Day 13 

13 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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It’s Flaming June in London but only until April 

12 Dec 16

A painting, once lauded, then lost, rediscovered by a builder, sold for its frame only, dismissed as junk, and now a priceless work of art and back at its place of birth, in London.


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400 years of Christmas traditions on display 

11 Dec 16

The Geffrye Museum has, as is now traditional for them, decorated its collection of historic rooms as if they are set for Christmas.


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Advent Calendar – Day 11 

11 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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A memorial to over 500 unmarked children’s graves in Tower Hamlets 

10 Dec 16

Over a 50 year period, at least 500 children were buried in unmarked graves in Tower Hamlets cemetery.


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Advent Calendar – Day 10 

10 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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Advent Calendar – Day 9 

9 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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TfL outlines cost cutting and line upgrade plans 

8 Dec 16

TfL, and the Mayor have outlined plans for the phase of development of London’s transport, focusing on cost cutting and investments in street services.


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Advent Calendar – Day 8 

8 Dec 16

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


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What chocolate flavour is each tube line? 

6 Dec 16

If the London Underground came in flavours, what would they be? A chocolate firm has tried to answer the question, by creating some bars and slapping a tube logo on the packaging.


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180 years of history on display at London Bridge 

6 Dec 16

While you’re waiting for a delayed train, there’s a temporary display at London Bridge that shows off its 180 year history.







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