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New skyscraper to sit next to Leadenhall Market 

21 Jul 18

Leadenhall in the City isn’t exactly short of a skyscraper, or five, and now one is planned that will sit right next to the famous Victorian market building.


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Red Arrows flying over East London on Saturday 

20 Jul 18

Look to the skies, for the red, white and blue of the Red Arrows will be gracing the skies of East London on Saturday (21st July 2018).


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London’s weekly railway news 

20 Jul 18

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos – The railway tunnels underneath Smithfield Meat Market London Underground Woman banned from Brixton Tube station after punching member of staff in the face Croydon Advertiser Central …


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London Public Art: Union – Horse with Two Discs 

19 Jul 18

This is a piece of art outside the Museum of London that shows a horse surrounded by two discs, unsurprisingly, called Union – Horse with Two Discs.


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The London church named after a French Saint 

18 Jul 18

Just around the corner from St Paul’s can be found one of the City’s older churches, and one that’s unusually named after a French Saint.


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London’s railway upgrades – a progress report 

18 Jul 18

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.


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London’s Pocket Parks: Aldgate Square, EC3 

18 Jul 18

London’s newest Pocket Park opened a couple of weeks ago, replacing an ugly road junction that was a legacy of 1960s thinking.


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350 years of the Blue Coats celebrated at the Museum of London 

17 Jul 18

Founded in 1552 for the education of poor children, the pupils of Christ’s Hospital have since become far more famous for their distinctive blue uniform.


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London’s Alleys: Tyler’s Court, W1 

16 Jul 18

This barely noticeable crack in the tall buildings on Wardour Street is Tyler’s Court, home to werewolves and vampires.


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Exhibition – 450th anniversary of the Tylers and Bricklayers 

14 Jul 18

This year marks the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I granted a monopoly to the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers to control the market in London.


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London’s weekly railway news #261 

13 Jul 18

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Haynes publishes an Owners Manual for the London Underground London Underground Redbridge councillor calls for TfL to explain Central Line delays at council meeting Advertiser An ex-British …


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London Public Art: The Cordwainer 

12 Jul 18

The bronze statue of a shoe maker can be found on a side street in the City of London in memory of those who worked in the area during medieval times.


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London to get a new Science Gallery this September 

11 Jul 18

A new science and art venue is opening later this year at London Bridge that aims to make scientific research accessible to visitor through installations and a programme of exhibitions and events.


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London’s Pocket Parks: Christchurch Greyfriars Churchyard 

11 Jul 18

A gas lamp lit shady rectangle of grass providing relaxing seating next to a church for a She-Wolf.


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Watching the RAF100 Flypast 

10 Jul 18

How wonderful of the RAF to put on a great big military flypast right in the middle of the week when loads of people in the city can pop out for 10 minutes to watch it.


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A second cheesgrater skyscraper for London 

10 Jul 18

The City of London has granted planning permission to a tower that will become the third tallest in London, and is already being nicknamed “Cheesegrater 2” thanks to its shape.


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Elizabeth line opening date set for 9th December 

7 Jul 18

It’s been pretty much an open secret for some time, but the date that Crossrail transforms into the Elizabeth line has been set for the 9th December 2018.


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London’s weekly railway news #260 

6 Jul 18

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station London Underground Tube passengers ignore ‘heavily pregnant’ woman and leave her standing Metro Kilburn Tube mural vandalised – but only …


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A new exhibition space opens in central London 

4 Jul 18

A former mansion house just behind Selfridges has added to its exhibition space with a dark new gallery in its basement.


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London’s Alleys: Lovat Lane, EC3 

2 Jul 18

A ancient winding path down a slope lined with cobbles in the City with a “famous wren church” in the middle, what’s not to love about Lovat Lane? In fact it used to be Love Lane, but the name changed slightly in 1939 to avoid confusion with …


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Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground 

30 Jun 18

On the 30th June 2003, London Underground introduced the notion of tapping in and tapping out – the Oyster Card had arrived.


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Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets support from government body 

30 Jun 18

Before it’s even finished, Crossrail could be in line for its third extension, this time out to Ebbsfleet in Kent.


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Woolwich ferry to pass through Tower Bridge 

29 Jun 18

Next Saturday marks (possibly) the very last time that the current Woolwich Ferry will pass through Tower Bridge.


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London’s weekly railway news #259 

29 Jun 18

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… How Charing Cross railway station was nearly demolished London Underground Drivers on parts of London Underground are to strike on the day of Donald Trump’s visit to the capital next month, The…


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Three months left for “once in a lifetime” chance to see the Painted Hall 

28 Jun 18

One of those quite literally “once in a lifetime” opportunities comes to an end in just three months time.


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London’s Pocket Parks: St Dunstan-in-the-East 

28 Jun 18

On a side street, just about visible from the main road, lies one of London’s greatest so-called hidden delights.


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Details released for RAF’s 100th birthday flypast over Central London 

27 Jun 18

A huge flypast will take place over central London on Tuesday 10th July to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, and the flight details have now been released.


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Last chance to see the FATBERG! 

27 Jun 18

This week marks the final chance to see the Museum of London’s infamous chunk of Fatberg, before it goes off of display on Sunday 1st July.


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London railway upgrades – a progress report 

26 Jun 18

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.


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Do Londoners dream of electric buses? 

26 Jun 18

Londoners might not dream of electric buses, but this ordinary looking bus garage in Waterloo features in the dreams of people from across the world who come to visit it.


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London’s Alleys: Herbal Hill, EC1 

25 Jun 18

A fairly steep little passageway that’s wide enough to be a road, was originally an extension of Saffron Hill to the south.


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Unbuilt London: The Southwark Railway Terminus 

23 Jun 18

A scheme once proposed replacing five railway stations in central London with one giant terminus in Southwark.


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London’s weekly railway news #258 

22 Jun 18

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The project restoring London Underground’s Art-Deco era trains London Underground British Steel has had its contract with TfL to supply rails for the London Underground extended for two years.


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Tickets Alert: Steam boat trips on the Thames 

20 Jun 18

Next month will offer a chance to take a trip down the Thames in a steam powered tug.


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New fleet of London Overground trains shown off 

20 Jun 18

The first of a fleet of new trains for the London Overground and TfL Rail routes has been shown off, with USB charging points and a brand new seat moquette.


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London’s Pocket Parks: Christchurch Greyfriars Garden, EC1 

20 Jun 18

This, as so many of the City of London gardens is the site of former religious worship, but unlike most other gardens, this isn’t the graveyard, but the remains of the church itself.


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Crossrail ventilation shaft crowned in purple wildflowers 

18 Jun 18

A ventilation and access shaft for the Elizabeth line at Canning Town has been covered in purple wildflowers, supplied by the same firm that laid out the wildflower meadows for the London 2012 Olympics.


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Oliver Cromwell’s funeral banner goes on sale 

16 Jun 18

One of only four surviving banners that formed part of the Royal Regalia used at the funeral of Oliver Cromwell in November 1658, is to be put up for sale next week.


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See inside Crossrail’s Farringdon Station 

16 Jun 18

An almost modest ticket hall conceals a marvel deeper underground as Crossrail gave the public their first chance to see the massive platforms that will soon throng with paying passengers.


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London Underground places £1.5 billion order for new Piccadilly line tube trains 

15 Jun 18

TfL has announced that it’s awarding Siemens a contract of around £1.5bn to design and build 94 new generation tube trains for use on the Piccadilly line.


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London’s weekly railway news #257 

15 Jun 18

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Unbuilt London: The railway in the middle of the Thames London Underground Calls for urgent inspection of South Wimbledon station due to ‘unacceptable’ tube noise Local Guardian Transport for…


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Local students design posters for Elizabeth line trains 

14 Jun 18

If you’ve traveled on the new TfL Rail/Elizabeth line trains out of Paddington, you might have spotted the posters — created by local students.


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London public art: King Edward VI 

14 Jun 18

This rather weather-worn statue of King Edward VI sits somewhat uncomfortably outside the municipal tiled wall of St Thomas Hospital.


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This Tudor London map overlay is marvelous 

13 Jun 18

A map of London, as it was during the era of the Tudor monarchs, give or take a few decades has been released by Layers of London .


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London Underground tube strike on Thursday 

13 Jun 18

There is a planned tube strike on the London Underground tomorrow (Thur 14th June) that is expected to completely shut-down the Jubilee line.


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New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations 

11 Jun 18

The fabrication and installation of five of the artworks being integrated into the new Elizabeth stations in central London is now underway, ahead of the opening of the railway this December.


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Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale 

11 Jun 18

What better for the tube geek than to drift off to sleep with the comforting glow of a London Underground roundel keeping the monsters away.


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50th anniversary of Oxford Street’s Protein Man 

10 Jun 18

Less Lust, by Less Protein.


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St Paul’s Cathedral loses its bells 

9 Jun 18

Earlier this week, the bells of St Pauls’ were removed from the Cathedral, and sent back to their makers for repairs.


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London’s weekly railway news #256 

8 Jun 18

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Blackfriars Station’s hidden Puddle Dock entrance London Underground Tube strike threat still on for next week which could mean no Jubilee Line service CityAM The disused platform at Gloucester…







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