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London’s Alleys – Spital Yard 

26 Jun 17

Just off the busy main road running between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch is a short little alleyway with a small dose of history about it.


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Uncovering London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications 

26 Jun 17

Longer, taller, and wider than its more famous Roman ancestor, there used to be a massive wall surrounding London – and yet it vanished within a decade of being built.


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First Elizabeth line trains enter passenger service 

22 Jun 17

Earlier today, and a few weeks later than originally planned, the very first passenger carrying train for the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) entered service.


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See the Flying Scotsman steaming through Nth London on Saturday 

20 Jun 17

Probably the world’s most famous steam locomotive, the Flying Scotsman will be arriving at King’s Cross station on Saturday.


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Sheep to be taken across London Bridge 

19 Jun 17

Later this year, you will be able to watch the Freemen (and women) of the City of London exercise their ancient right to drive sheep across London Bridge.


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London’s weekly railway news #205 

16 Jun 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Looking down a Victorian pumping shaft in Docklands London Underground TfL has revealed the hottest Tube line in London during summer Standard Upgrades for the Next Train Indicators on the sub-…


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Tickets Alert: London archive film screenings with live music 

13 Jun 17

June is the month to discover London’s past with a programme of archive films gathered from the city’s outer boroughs, celebrating the conclusion of their three-year London: A Bigger Picture project.


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Tottenham level crossing to close as railway station gets upgrade 

12 Jun 17

A level crossing in Tottenham will be closed next month as part of plans to double its platforms and extra tracks to the railway in the area.


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A chance to help chalk the Uffington White Horse 

12 Jun 17

Fancy taking a hammer and smashing a prehistoric monument — and doing so with permission? The Uffington White Horse , an iron-age era hill figure formed from deep trenches cut into the Oxfordshire countryside and filled with white chalk needs …


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A look around the private Frogmore House Garden 

9 Jun 17

A sealed off mansion house surrounded by opulant gardens and only open a few days a year to the public, this is the Frogmore House and Garden.


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London’s weekly railway news #204 

9 Jun 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension London Underground People living next to noisy train lines could see the racket reduced by an innovative new quietening technique.


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London’s Alleys – Post Office Court 

5 Jun 17

You wont be surprised to learn that this alley is named after the actual Post Office, as this site used to be its headquarters.


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New tunnel opens at Victoria tube station 

4 Jun 17

The upgrade works at Victoria tube station took another step towards completion, with the opening of a new pedestrian tunnel last week.


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A smarter city with not so smart ideas on display 

31 May 17

A display of rather offbeat ideas to help improve the public realm in the eastern side of the City of London has opened near the Guildhall.


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Gladiators return to London’s Roman amphitheatre 

30 May 17

Later this summer, sweat and blood, groans and cheers, broken bones and damaged egos will return to the roman amphitheater in the City of London.


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London’s Alleys – Lumley Court 

29 May 17

If you walk along the north side of The Strand you cannot help but notice a number of small alleys, some rather delightful and concealing local pubs, but this is Lumley Court, where you are exhorted to speak with hushed tones.


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London’s weekly railway news #202 

26 May 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The 50th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel Agreement London Underground Police are investigating after a body was found in Old Street tube station in the early hours of Sunday.


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London’s Alleys – Talbot Court 

22 May 17

This is one of the larger alleys in London, and one which is very heavily used, thanks to hosting a number of businesses, and a rather fine pub.


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London’s weekly railway news #201 

19 May 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval London Underground The Central metro station in Newcastle has been twinned with Tower Hill Tube station to share best practice as tourism gateways in…


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TfL seeking suppliers for 43 new DLR trains 

17 May 17

Regular readers will know that TfL has been looking to buy some new trains for the DLR, and today has confirmed that it is now seeking a supplier.


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Tickets Alert: Climb the Cally Tower 

15 May 17

Next month sees an occasional opening of the Caledonian Park Clock Tower and a chance to climb the narrow steps to the very top for amazing views across North London.


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New TV series about the Crossrail project coming soon 

15 May 17

Look out, as a second TV series about the construction of the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) starts on BBC 2 next week.


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London’s Alleys – Nicholas Passage 

15 May 17

Running, not inappropriately, from Nicholas Lane, can be found this rather short little alleyway that takes you between a single block of offices over to Abchurch Lane.


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200th edition of London’s weekly railway news 

11 May 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… 200th Edition! London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways London Underground Campaign to open new Bakerloo line station between Borough and Old Kent Road Standard A disabled woman was unable to get off a…


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Unbuilt London: The Crystal Span Bridge 

6 May 17

Forget garden bridges and wobbly bridges and tower bridges, what we really need in London is a 7-story high crystal bridge! At least, that’s what was proposed in 1963 by the  Glass Age Development Committee, an organisation set up by the glass …


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London’s weekly railway news #199 

5 May 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The last Thameslink train from Moorgate London Underground All Tube staff are to be balloted for strike action in an escalating row over the sacking of a ticket barrier worker following a fracas …


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London’s Festival of Architecture – Programme Announced 

2 May 17

The London Festival of Architecture 2017 programme has been announced, with over 450 events exploring this year’s ‘memory’ theme across the capital throughout the month of June.


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The day Londoners rioted against foreigners 

1 May 17

Exactly 500 years ago today — on the 1st May 1517, a mass riot took place protesting against foreign people living in London.


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A sea of bluebells at Perivale Wood’s annual open day 

30 Apr 17

Just once a year, a nature reserve in North-West London opens its gates to the general public, at just the right time to see an entire wood carpeted with bluebells.


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Flotilla of hot air balloons to lift off from London City Airport 

28 Apr 17

The Lord Mayor’s personal hot air balloon, accompanied by up to 50 others are set to stage an early morning lift-off from London City Airport.


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London’s weekly railway news #198 

28 Apr 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Bus Shelters to display Tube disruption warnings London Underground Met Line Extension: Design work continuing amid funding crisis Watford Observer Calls have been made to Transport for London to…


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Oxford Street could be a black-cab free zone ahead of Elizabeth line arrival 

24 Apr 17

The long snaking lines of black cabs and red buses along the length of Oxford Street could become a rarer sight if plans by TfL to shake up the area are approved.


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Perspectives of Destruction: London during WW2 

23 Apr 17

The London Blitz beginning in 1940 has been described as the second Great Fire of London and large swathes of the city were destroyed.


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London’s Alleys – Great Eastern Walkway 

23 Apr 17

Hidden behind the tall offices that run along Liverpool Street Station can be found a surprising hidden walkway.


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Unbuilt London: The Museum of London’s glass tower 

21 Apr 17

When you’re a museum in need of some extra space, and maybe a more visible presence in the area, what could be better than a massive and very tall glass tower on your doorstep? Had plans gone as planned, the Museum of London would have such a tall …


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See the Doughboys in the City of London 

16 Apr 17

A large scale exhibition is currently on at the Guildhall in the City of London remembering the battlefields of WW1 in France, and the contribution made by the “doughboys” to the European war.


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A Victorian Bath House surrounded by glass and steel 

15 Apr 17

Just around the corner from Liverpool Street Station, in a space surrounded by modern offices, can be found this Turkish inspired Victorian bath house.


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London’s weekly railway news #196 

13 Apr 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station London Underground TfL to rerail Central line track in Wanstead to try and stop ‘deafening’ screeching noise Illford Recorder Tunelling starts …


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Take a ride on one of London’s miniature Steam Trains 

12 Apr 17

We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging around parts of the city as well.


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From Brunel to British Rail: The Railway Heritage of the Crossrail Route 

12 Apr 17

One of Crossrail’s legacies is going to be the history of the railways that came before it — in the form of a new book about the railway heritage of the Crossrail route.


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Tickets Alert: London Underground’s D Stock farewell tour 

8 Apr 17

Later this month the last remaining D stock train running on the London Underground will make its final trips as a public train service.


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London’s weekly railway news #195 

6 Apr 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The railway tunnels underneath Smithfield Meat Market London Underground Transport bosses are investigating whether statistics about the number of closures at Finsbury Park station are accurate.


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Tickets Alert: Tours of the mothballed Post Office railway 

4 Apr 17

The long abandoned Post Office Railway is to start tours from July, with tickets going on sale next month.


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London’s other “garden bridge” 

4 Apr 17

While the Thames garden bridge gets all the attention, why not pay a visit to a garden bridge that works, that lacks security guards, and rather than protests, when opened was lauded and applauded.


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See the oldest document in the City of London archives 

2 Apr 17

The oldest document in the City of London, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror  is currently on display in the Guildhall.


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London’s weekly railway news #194 

31 Mar 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos – rebuilding a Victoria Line crossover junction London Underground TfL: two Bakerloo line stations on Old Kent Road is enough SE1 Rob Bailey talks through creating over 40 posters for …


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A mile long artwork commissioned for Crossrail 

28 Mar 17

A length of concrete wall running alongside the future Elizabeth line tracks in East London is to be covered in a mile-long work of art.


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London museum visitor numbers exceed size of UK population 

27 Mar 17

Yet again, London’s museums have topped the annual visitor tally for the top visitor attractions in the UK.


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Stagecoach loses South West Trains franchise 

27 Mar 17

The company that runs the South West Trains has lost the right to run the franchise, to a consortium including the Hong Kong metro operator.


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The Barbican sheds infra-red light onto the refugee crisis 

25 Mar 17

Discordant noises in a darkened room with black and white imagery blasting at your eyeballs.







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