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Timelapse video of Crossrail escalators being installed 

20 Aug 17

With over half the escalators now installed in the new Elizabeth line stations, new timelapse video and photos released by Crossrail highlights current progress.


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London’s weekly railway news #214 

18 Aug 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct London Underground Man’s neck broken during ‘violent’ Jubilee Line brawl in which men were punched and kicked in the head Get …


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Open House London tickets released this week 

15 Aug 17

Details about which buildings will be opened to the public for Open House London weekend will be published later this week.


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London’s Alleys – Parliament Court 

14 Aug 17

A very narrow little alley offers a mix of rubbish, polite flats, graffiti and the back door to a historic synagogue.


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Tickets Alert: The London Month of the Dead 

12 Aug 17

October is the month of the dead, a now annual festival of all things macabre and spooky.


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London’s weekly railway news #213 

11 Aug 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Double-deck trains proposed for Waterloo station lines London Underground A Dagenham-based farm has opened London’s first fruit and veg stall inside a Tube station.


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London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside 

8 Aug 17

Permission has been given for the London Overground to be extended to a new housing development at Barking riverside.


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London’s Alleys – Golden Fleece Court 

7 Aug 17

Dare you go on a quest for the Golden Fleece? For in Aldgate it is to be found, in an alley dark and treacherous.


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New entrance planned for Highbury and Islington station 

6 Aug 17

Highbury and Islington station could soon be better a new additional entrance, if plans to redevelop a long empty site owned by TfL go ahead.


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Photos from the abandoned Highgate station 

6 Aug 17

Barely noticed by the people who use it, sitting directly above Highgate tube station is an entire abandoned railway station, now slowly being reclaimed by nature.


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See the Tudor monarch’s Blood Royal in this exhibition 

5 Aug 17

Blood Royal: Picturing the Tudor Monarchy Ian Mansfield 3 There a small, but interesting exhibition at the moment that puts on display a range of Tudor era paintings, scrolls and royal documents.


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A library hosts an exhibition about Stationers 

4 Aug 17

Stationers not Stationary: The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers Ian Mansfield 3 For around 500 years, a worshipful company controlled the printing industry within the City of London, and an exhibition has opened showing off some …


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London’s weekly railway news #212 

4 Aug 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Sitting in the driving seat on a DLR train London Underground Proposals for Old Kent Road’s Underground station name SE1 The Mayor of Watford has said she will “not let go” of plans for a …


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London’s Alleys – Fruiterers Passage 

31 Jul 17

One of the smartest looking alleys in London is a passage underneath the northern side of Southwark Bridge, with ornate tiling, decorative panels and delightful lighting.


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The early plans for the DLR to be a Tram not a Train 

30 Jul 17

It seems difficult to believe, but London’s famous driverless trains came very close to having drivers, and being a tram network, not a train one.


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A dystopian delight of Sci-Fi on display at the Barbican 

30 Jul 17

Into the Unknown A Journey through Science Fiction Ian Mansfield 5 A vast display of science fiction memorabilia is filling an inky black space within the brutalist heart of the Barbican at the moment.


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London’s weekly railway news #211 

28 Jul 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos from the roof above King’s Cross Station London Underground The RMT is calling for an independent inquiry into “disastrous” job cuts on London Underground following the death of a …


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The ghoulish history of London’s “Corporation of Corpse Stealers” 

27 Jul 17

An angry Londoner once wrote “The sudden resurrection of the Dead in Southwark is become the general Subject of Conversation, and has render’d Death far more frightful and Terrible,” The unknown Londoner was writing in February 1718 and …


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London’s Alleys – Coleman Street Buildings 

24 Jul 17

This alley is structurally modern, but has the air of an old church undercroft in its design, and lies on the site of a much older alley.


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Crossrail sees record visitors to its mud dumping ground 

24 Jul 17

A muddy legacy from the Crossrail project is already seeing record visitors — of an avian kind.


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Southwark tube station’s distinctive entrance faces demolition 

23 Jul 17

Less than 20 years after it was built, Southwark tube station’s distinctive sunken bowl entrance hall could be demolished if plans for a new oversite development are approved.


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Winter lights festival to return to London 

23 Jul 17

Over 40 nocturnal light displays are set to fill central London this winter, as the Lumiere festival returns for a second time.


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Unbuilt London: The 1,000 Foot Tall Glass Conference Centre 

22 Jul 17

In the 1960s, King’s Cross almost became more famous for a massive glass tower than it was for its nocturnal delights in the seedy bars.


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Record visitors to Crossrail’s mud dumping ground 

21 Jul 17

A legacy from the Crossrail project is already seeing record visitors — of an avian kind.


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London’s weekly railway news #210 

21 Jul 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… A forgotten railway… the line that starts nowhere and goes nowhere London Underground Urgent works are to take place on a Grade II listed railway footbridge in south-west London amid claims it …


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Tickets Alert: Take a Spitalfields journey back in time 

19 Jul 17

Visit a Georgian home and a living Synagogue with special combined tours of both Dennis Severs’ House and the nearby Sandys Row Synagogue.


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London’s Alleys – St Stephen’s Row 

17 Jul 17

The majestic imposing bulk of Mansion House conceals a charming alley hidden behind its walls, and splitting the secular home of the Lord Mayor of London from the ancient church behind.


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Data geekery reveals the hidden life of cities 

15 Jul 17

The City is Ours Ian Mansfield 3 The Museum of London has opened a new exhibition looking less at historic object than at a period of human migration – the rise of the city and how the information age is changing the cities of the future.


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Behind the scenes tours for young engineers 

14 Jul 17

If you’re the parent of a potential future engineer, there’s a number of behind-the-scene tours and displays taking place later this month to encourage them into the profession.


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New Crossrail / Elizabeth line tube map released 

14 Jul 17

A new map showing the route for the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) has been released as TfL also announces an increase in the number of off-peak services that it will be offering.


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London’s weekly railway news #209 

14 Jul 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Northern line extension to Battersea London Underground Inside the Northern line extension Rail Staff Overnight work begins to refurbish lifts at Goodge Street station Fitzrovia News Tube worker…


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London Alleys – Essex Street Steps 

10 Jul 17

This is probably the grandest entrance that has ever been constructed to what is just a short set of steps between two roads.


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Roman revels to celebrate opening of the Mithraeum Museum 

9 Jul 17

To celebrate the opening of the new Mithraeum Museum in the City of London, a range of Roman themed events is taking place throughout the late summer months.


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Music concerts underneath Tower Bridge 

8 Jul 17

The huge Bascule Chambers underneath Tower Bridge are to be again turned into a music venue for a few days.


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London’s weekly railway news #208 

7 Jul 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research London Underground Holborn tube station is set for a major upgrade to ease congestion, especially for people who use it to …


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London Transport reaches One Billion contactless payments 

6 Jul 17

London’s transport network has now seen more than one billion pay as you go journeys made by contactless payment cards.


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Photos from South London’s forgotten tube tunnel experiment 

5 Jul 17

An experimental tube tunnel dug in the 1970s, then sealed up and never seen again, until recently.


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New photos from the Crossrail tunnels released 

3 Jul 17

Crossrail has released a set of photos showing the critical work to fit out the tunnels to turn them into the Elizabeth line operational railway.


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A memorial garden on the Isle of Dogs 

1 Jul 17

A small garden laid out in two circles can be found near Canary Wharf that was created in memory of those who have worked on the Isle of Dogs.


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London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 4 

30 Jun 17

Continuing the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.


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London’s weekly railway news #207 

29 Jun 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail London Underground City Road and York Road: Story of Islington’s abandoned Tube stations Islington Gazette London Underground is to increase …


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London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 2 

28 Jun 17

Continuing the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.


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The day a plane landed in the middle of Canary Wharf 

27 Jun 17

On this day in 1982, a plane landed in the heart of Canary Wharf, right where the Heron Quays DLR station now stands.


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London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 1 

27 Jun 17

Starting the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War Notes: Bulwarks and redoubts were types of fortifications – basically small forts.


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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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