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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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Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours 

21 Mar 17

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.


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Charing Cross Station could be extended across the Thames 

19 Mar 17

A plan has emerged that could see Charing Cross station rebuilt in a style similar to Blackfriars, with platforms running across the Thames.


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Tickets Alert: Tours of the Piccadilly and Central line stations 

17 Mar 17

The group, Modernism in Metroland will be running two tours later this year for small groups that will look at the modernist station buildings along the Piccadilly and Central lines.


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London’s weekly railway news #192 

16 Mar 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station London Underground Travelling with a disability: I have autism – it takes me days to recover from one Tube journey iNews Like…


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London’s weekly railway news #191 

9 Mar 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos from the Crossrail tunnels under Farringdon London Underground London Underground’s controversial ‘standing only’ escalator experiment put on hold ITV Walworth residents are lobbying…


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Crossrail site tours for young people 

8 Mar 17

If you’re a young person interested in the construction industry, then there’s a chance to visit a Crossrail building site later this month.


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Tickets Alert: The Goat Race is back 

7 Mar 17

Now a staple of the annual social calendar, the goat race sees Oxford vs Cambridge in their timeless battle of goating strength.


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TfL looking to replace its aging DLR trains 

5 Mar 17

TfL has outlined plans to replace some of its aging DLR trains and in the process increase the size of the fleet to cope with extra demand.


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Build your own Brutalist London 

4 Mar 17

While architects and construction workers labour to erect mighty buildings of concrete, it’s possible to do the same in your home, from paper and glue.


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London’s weekly railway news #190 

2 Mar 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Take a trip in Channel Tunnel trains on the Thameslink Line London Underground A tube worker has been fired and two colleagues disciplined after punches were thrown during a confrontation with an…


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Turning around Britain’s “worst railway”? 

28 Feb 17

You’ve been in the job for just five months, and tasked with turning around the London south-eastern section of Network Rail – dubbed by some as Britain’s worst railway.


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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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