London news and event reviews

Have you seen the tall Victorian drinking fountain at Old Street junction

Plenty of people pass it by, thinking little of this tall column that stands near the junction with Old Street, but it’s an impressive Victorian drinking fountain.

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London Underground collectables come to Selfridges

Selfridges have started selling a range of London Underground themed items that are officially licensed from TfL.

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WW2 bomb map and a Lord Mayor’s response to the Armistice

One of the many maps of bomb damaged London has gone on show in the City of London’s heritage gallery, alongside a declaration about the end of WW1.

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London’s Alleys: St Peter’s Alley, EC3

This seemingly fairly modern looking alley is actually one of the oldest in London, and potentially dates from pre-Saxon London.

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Spot the green Penfold letterbox in the City of London

A main road in the City of London recently gained a very rare thing indeed – an early green painted Penfold letter box.

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At the sign of the 17th century Castle Tavern

Deep in a narrow passage, that barely noticeable unless you look directly at it can be found this remarkable pub sign, for the Castle Tavern.

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Floodlighting for London’s civil war church

Old churches can look quite delightful when lit up at night, and now a church that some say was the cradle of English Parliamentary democracy has been floodlit at night.

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Tickets Alert: Pink Parliament Peregrinations

Visits to Parliament are going queer next month, with two special gay-themed guided tours being offered.

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Construction starts on London’s longest river pier

Building work has started on what will be the longest pier on the River Thames within London, and which will include a public viewing platform.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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