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Trial pedestrianisation of Camden High Street

Over the next couple of years, Camden High Street could be blocked to road traffic on a trial basis. The blockage will run from Camden Town underground station to Hawley Crescent and will be implemented during the festive and summer


Hotel plans for Strand office block by Charing Cross station

A fairly unremarkable 1980s office block that most people don't even notice save the branch of Boots on the ground floor could be demolished and replaced with a hotel.


Granada Tooting – A palace to the golden age of cinema

In the 1930s, when Tooting was mostly farms, a grand cinema was built, and it's still there today, and still open to the public.


Centre Point Tower letters to be sold off

Long a landmark over London, the glowing 1960s letters from the top of the Centre Point tower are up for sale – to raise money for a homeless charity. The tower became controversial when it was left empty for several


City of London to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus

It's only a short bit of road, but potentially quite significant as the City of London is planning to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus.


A look inside the 42-story Manhattan Loft Gardens

The tallest tower in Stratford is either slightly late, or very late, depending on how you calculate it.


Plans shown off for a bridge across the Thames at the Barrier

The Thames Barrier could get a pedestrian bridge next to it under plans that have been shown off by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. The proposed 530-metre long “Barrier Bridge” is a multi-span, double-leaf bascule bridge that would be situated immediately upstream


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.


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.


Take tours of London’s grand Livery Halls

Dotted around the City of London are a number of very grand buildings, and while normally private, some are open to the public if you book a tour.


Tickets Alert: Hard hat tours of new hotel and cinema in Leicester Square

A large hotel with large cinema some 6 storeys below ground is currently under construction, and there will be tours of the building site next month.


Tickets Alert: Tour of a 42-story building

Fancy a visit the sky garden at the top of a 42-storey private residential tower in Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Park?


Tickets Alert: Hard Hat tours of the Geffrye Museum building site

The Geffrye Museum is currently closed for a major upgrade, but next month there will be a chance to go behind the hordings to see the building site.


Climbing to the top of the Bridgewater Monument

In the middle of woods can be found a tall stone column, built to honour the man who built the UK's first industrial canals -- Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater.


A 490-foot high “cucumber” is coming to Paddington

Westminster council has approved planning application for a 42-storey residential tower that has already been nicknamed the "cucumber".