London news and event reviews

Catch a steam train in East London on Saturday

This Saturday there will be a chance to board a steam train in East London as it runs a route from Southend to the Bluebell Railway.

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London Underground breaks through its new Bank tube station entrance

A connection between tunnels and a new Bank tube station entrance on Canon Street was made last week as construction workers broke through the final layer of concrete.

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Salvador Dalí’s champagne lamps go on display

The V&A says that it has acquired one of the most important examples of modern lighting ever designed in the UK, a joint creation of artist Salvador Dalí and his most important British patron, Edward James.

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London Underground’s glowing tube roundel picks up an award

Launched last June, a glowing tube roundel has won an award for the “best licensed product” at the Association for Cultural Enterprises Conference.

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Tickets Alert: Tours of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

Hidden underneath a mundane office block can be found one of London’s largest Roman remains, and it’s open for tours from next month.

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Admire these illustrations of London Underground tube stations

The illustrations span the entirety of the London Underground network, from Cockfosters to Clapham South, and from Barking to Baker Street.

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London’s Alleys: Sussex Mews East, W2

This is a sunken alley that sits on a site that was extensively redeveloped in the late 1930s and 1960s.

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Two dates to visit two underground sites in Bristol

Fancy a day outside London seeing an underground railway and an underground vault on the same day?

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James Mason tours late 1960s London

With James Mason’s distinctive voice, enjoy a melancholic wander around old London town, from the City to Smithfields and Southwark, digging out long alleys and dark corners.

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See a vintage tube train on the London Underground this Sunday

The venerable 1938 era little red tube train will be passing through Central London on Sunday in an increasingly rare visit.

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