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Isolationists online videos of theatre plays and musicals Isolationists online videos of theatre plays and musicals

While London’s theatre lights are dark for the coronavirus lockdown, a number of them are offering online videos of their productions to soak away the hours.

London’s weekly railway news London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum

Hanging from a wall in the V&A is a grandly decorated frontage from an old house – just the frontage floating eerily in the void.

London Public Art: Queen Anne in Queen Anne’s Gate London Public Art: Queen Anne in Queen Anne’s Gate

A posh street in Westminster has a statue of Queen Anne resting against the side wall of one of the posh houses.

London Underground themed jigsaw puzzles London Underground themed jigsaw puzzles

Gibsons, a family-owned jigsaw puzzle and board game company says that it has signed an extended deal to release London Underground themed games.

It’s the 200th anniversary of Mornington Crescent It’s the 200th anniversary of Mornington Crescent

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the construction of Mornington Crescent.

Crossrail construction suspended due to Coronavirus Crossrail construction suspended due to Coronavirus

All Crossrail, and TfL construction sites are being shut-down during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral

Plans to revamp an existing office block next to St Paul’s tube station could see a large roof garden open to the public added to the top.

Is HP Sauce really named after the Houses of Parliament Is HP Sauce really named after the Houses of Parliament

There’s a rather famous brown condiment, HP Sauce, which features a rather famous building, coincidentally called the Houses of Parliament, but is one named after the other?

Sharks in the Regents Canal at Haggerston Sharks in the Regents Canal at Haggerston

There may be sharks in the Regents Canal near Haggerston — later this year, and it’s art.

Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus

Rail franchises are to be suspended for the next six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the train operating companies offered a London Overground style operating license.

London’s Alleys: Gower Mews, WC1 London’s Alleys: Gower Mews, WC1

This short cul-de-sac leads off from Gower Street in central London, an area developed with upper middle-class homes, but now dominated by educational establishments.