London’s weekly railway news #241

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

London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead

This may look like a typical bit of military history on a plinth, as seen in many places around London, but in fact it's London Underground heritage being celebrated here.

London’s Pocket Parks: Seething Lane Garden, EC3

This is a recently totally rebuilt garden, replacing a classic old enclosed garden with a modern open style, and gaining an underground car park in the process.

Behind the hoardings tours of Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station

Tickets have been released for the last chance to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.

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Top events in London today

Free
Join us at tea market to celebrate all things tea, from tea pots and tea leaves, to books and decorative items, so join us and find your favourite cuppa.  ()
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£14.00

(Saturday, 24th Feb - Starts at 12am)
An opportunity to view a wide range of aircraft and vehicles which aren’t usually opened to the public.  ()
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£18.00

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 10am to 12pm)
Learn how to find and select the right materials to build your fire, and light it without matches.
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Survival Skills - Campfire Building

£5.55

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 3:30pm to 4:30pm)
Join us for a light-hearted, but none-the-less competitive, debate between Team GB and Team China to determine which nation is the king of tea time.  ()
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£7.00

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 11am to 12pm)
Tour of Hornsey Town Hall - an iconic modernist public building  ()
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Hornsey Town Hall - Modernism Tour

Free

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 11am to 2pm)
Help clean up this special reservoir in north-west London, for the benefit of nature and wildlife.  ()
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Welsh Harp Spring Clean

Free

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 1pm to 4pm)
Come and explore this beautiful nature reserve which is usually closed to the public.  ()
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New Cross Gate Cutting Open Day

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Ten exhibitions open today - Closing Soon

Free

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 10am to 6pm)
Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory.  (Closing soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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£5

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 12pm to 11pm)
An exhibition dedicated to Cornwall’s most magical Museum. (Closing soon Wed, 28th Feb)

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The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

Free
The nursing workforce is diverse, with healthcare workers representing a huge variety of backgrounds and experiences. This exhibition celebrates the contributions of some of the people whose work and lives have too often been overlooked. (Closing soon Sat, 10th Mar)

2018-02-24
£18

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 10am to 4:15pm)
A celebration of Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture at Kew's Orchids Festival.

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 Orchids Festival

Free

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 10am to 6pm)
A fashion and photography exhibition resulting from an unconventional research trip around the Czech Republic.

2018-02-24

Czechia Now!

Free

(Saturday, 24th Feb - All Day)
Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre.

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Flying Trees and Sunken Squares

Free

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 10am to 5pm)
This exhibition explores the past, present and future of transport and streets in The City.

2018-02-24

City Streets: Transport for a changing Square Mile

Free

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 10am to 4pm)
An exhibition presenting artistic homages to the versatile and majestic architectural form through a wide range of media.

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A Journey Through Brutalism

£8

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 10am to 5pm)
Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art.

2018-02-24

Nature Morte

Free

(Saturday, 24th Feb - 10am to 6pm)
This exhibition showcases an exquisite range of material, including Sanskrit, Persian and Tibetan manuscripts.

2018-02-24

Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine

 More Exhibitions   Theatre Plays 

Exhibitions opening soon


 

Regular events on today

(usually repeat most weeks)

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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£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.  ()
2018-02-24
£12  
Let "Mike the Mod" share his first-hand knowledge of the history of contemporary music in Camden   ()
2018-02-24
£12  
Join Henri for a fun and fascinating walking tour around London’s trendiest neighbourhood.  ()
2018-02-24
£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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