London’s weekly railway news #254

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...

See the latest photos from Crossrail/Elizabeth line stations and tunnels

The first footage of the new Elizabeth line trains being tested in the Crossrail tunnels under London has been released, along with new photos of the construction progress.

The year a DLR train visited Manchester

Shortly before arriving in London, a Docklands Light Railway train paid a visit to Manchester and carried excited passengers on short test trips.

London’s Pocket Parks: St John’s Churchyard, EC1

This is a tiny little pocket park that should have me delighting in its planting, but actually has me dispirited at the missed opportunity.

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Top events in London today

£5.00

(Saturday, 26th May - 3pm to 4pm)
Join John Outram, arguably Britain's most original architectural thinker, as he discusses Postmodernism, his “stylistically nameless” practice and his lost masterpiece - Harp Heating HQ  ()
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John Outram reads from his 44 Lectures

What's on in London today | London tomorrow | Things to do in London this weekend

Events in May | Events in June | Events in July | Events in August

 

Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 26th May - 11am to 6pm)
An exhibition of new work by Belfast-based street artist and printmaker Leo Boyd. (Closing soon Sat, 26th May)

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Welcome to the Simulation

£13.50
Touching on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day. (Closing soon Sun, 27th May)

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 Another Kind of Life Photography on the Margins

Free

(Saturday, 26th May - 10am to 6pm)
Explore still life through the lens of Tacita Dean, one of the genre's leading contemporary practitioners  (Closing soon Mon, 28th May)

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Tacita Dean: Still Life

Learn about global efforts made after the Holocaust to find Zuzana Knobloch and millions of others like her. (Closing soon Wed, 30th May)

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Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust

Free

(Saturday, 26th May - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War. (Closing soon Thu, 31st May)

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Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

Free
Photographs have been selected to illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by AOP members since 1968. (Closing soon Fri, 1st Jun)

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AOP50: 50 Years of the Association of Photographers

Free

(Saturday, 26th May - 1pm to 5pm)
The works are inspired by their exploration of both the content of the papyrus stories and the conservation and collections care of papyrus materials in museums. (Closing soon Sat, 2nd Jun)

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Free

(Saturday, 26th May - 11am to 6pm)
A typography based exhibition featuring new works from 6 artists who have a long connection with letters in various forms and colours. (Closing soon Sat, 9th Jun)

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Just Type

Free

(Saturday, 26th May - 10am to 6pm)
A photo-story by award-winning photographer Jim Grover that captures the lives of the first generation of Caribbean migrants here in South London

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Windrush: Portrait of a Generation

Free

(Saturday, 26th May - 11am to 7pm)
This group exhibition brings together artworks by seven international artists that address how our world might look and feel in the future.

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Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future

 More Exhibitions   Theatre Plays 

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular events on today

(usually repeat most weeks)

£9  
Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
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Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
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Walking tours of London today

£12.50  
A 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.  ()
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£12  
Uncover some of the locations from the James Bond films, including the latest 007 film adventure.  ()
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£10  
Hear about the history of the area and how it was transformed to host the world-famous London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  ()
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Free  
As 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of 1918, we have a month of guided walks to commemorate the lives of the City men and women who went off to the Great War.
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£12  
Join Pete on his fascinating walking tour taking in the sights and sounds of Brick Lane and the lesser known streets of this vibrant community.  ()
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£12  
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
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£12  
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
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£12  
This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.  ()
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