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Listen out for cannon fire in London on Wednesday

If you're near Green Park or the Tower of London tomorrow (Wed), listen out for very loud cannon fire.


One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London

Next week will be a very rare chance to see the last of the government's ocean-going Royal Mail Ships on a visit to London.


Night time filming at Millennium Mills on Sunday

Tomorrow (Sun 20th Jan), there will be filming of something or other at the derelict Millennium Mills in Docklands.


London Underground collectables come to Selfridges

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


Your most read articles on IanVisits during 2018

I deem that it is time for a dose of omphaloskepsis, and to find out which of my miserable scrawlings captured your attention the most during the past year.


London’s missing museum webpages

Whenever you visit a website with a page that no longer exists, it serves up some sort of error, and it's often the hidden place where website staff have some fun.


List of London councils that collect your Christmas trees

Each year the streets are littered with dead and dying Christmas trees dumped by uncaring families who can't be bothered to dispose of them properly.


Photos from Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction

Another year and Smithfield's famous Christmas Eve meat and turkey auction gets bigger and better.


Christmas Telly Past — a review over the years

I seem to recall a time when xmas day telly was dominated by a major movie in the afternoon, then it was killed off by Noel Edmunds schmaltzy do-gooding shows, but what was xmas day TV really like?


City of London buys an old power station as a site for its food markets

The City of London has bought a huge plot of land next to Dagenham Dock, in a preemptive strike to stop other bidders getting their hands on the land.