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Tickets Alert: Climb up the Caledonian Clock Tower

After a lengthy restoration, the Cally Clock Tower opens to the public next month, and tickets to climb up to the top are now available.

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Tickets Alert: Evening talks marking Big Ben’s 160th birthday

During the evening you will meet members of the Big Ben team and find out about the history and the workings of this famous clock tower.

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New trains finally for the London Overground

After oodles of delays, the first of the long awaited electric trains come into service on the Gospel Oak to Barking length of the London Overground this morning.

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Pyrotechnics and filming at Tower Bridge

A heads up that a couple of evenings next week could see bang bangs and boom booms next to Tower Bridge.

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Photos of 1980s-90s London theatre go on display

Towards the end of the Cold War, a Czech photographer came to London, and his photos are now on display in the V&A museum.

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TfL unveils South Kensington tube station rebuilding plans

Native Land and Transport for London (TfL) have unveiled their proposals for the redevelopment of South Kensington tube station.

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The Pilgrim’s Progress remembered in Holborn

A hotel in Holborn also contains a most unexpected statue — of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim’s Progress.

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A memorial to the founder of modern Italy – in London

Not far from Holborn in a part of town known as Little Italy is a plaque in memory of the man credited with the founding of modern Italy.

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The V&A explores the future of food production

Of all the great achievements of the 20th century, food has to be one of the greatest — not just the abundance of it, but how prices today are a fraction of what they used to cost. But at what cost to the environment?

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The rebuilding of White Hart Lane station

Plans to rebuild the rather disheveled White Hart Lane station were submitted nearly two years ago, and works to build the new station are underway.

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Find Gilpin’s Bell – Edmonton

Not far from a famous football stadium is the Gilpin’s Bell, a large pub that is packed on match days. And further up the road is a less famous stone bell.

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A mixed display of Artificial Intelligence at the Barbican

At a time when humans are still struggling to define intelligence in machines, an exhibition about the same could be heading into controversial territory.

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London’s Alleys: George Court WC2

A short alley near Charing Cross that is today probably more famous for its sole commercial occupant, the Retro Pub.

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What’s on OUTSIDE of London in June 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

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