London news and event reviews

Give the gift of membership to a London museum this Christmas

If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances… give them the membership of a museum they love to visit.

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London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

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The 80 year old tube train that could run on the Underground again

A train that hasn’t been seen on the London Underground since 1971 could make a return if plans to restore a collection of Q-Stock carriages can be completed.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Granville Square, WC1

Granville Square is a prominent tree lined square surrounded by period homes, located north of Kings Cross Road.

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Tickets Alert: Tours of an underground farm

In WW2 tunnels deep under Clapham there’s a farm that’s normally sealed off for hygiene reasons, but now, small tours are being arranged.

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London Public Art: Statue of Captain John Smith

There’s a statue of a man in the City of London who is famous in the USA, and little remembered in the UK, but his statue is here, in London.

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London’s Alleys: Sugar Loaf Walk, E2

This is a rather bland, if convenient footpath in Bethnal Green, but one that marks ancient boundaries.

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The underground shopping centre next to the Tower of London

An ancient and mighty fortress, and beside it a subterranean shopping centre that is a hive of tat and tourist trinkets.

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London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

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New consultation on Shoreditch’s Goodsyard development

Long standing plans to surround Shoreditch High Street station with a cluster of tower blocks have been revised and a new consultation is open.

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