Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

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Improvements for Holborn pedestrian spaces shown off by Camden Council
Improvements for Holborn pedestrian spaces shown off by Camden Council

Improvements for Holborn pedestrian spaces shown off by Camden Council

The clutter outside Holborn tube station could be cleared away, and the British Museum entrance pedestrianised, under plans outlined by Camden Council for £40 million of street improvements.

Feb
16
New tunnel to go under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend
New tunnel to go under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

New tunnel to go under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

A new tunnel could be dug under the Thames to the east of London to carry electrons for the National Grid's electricity network.

Feb
14
Crystal Palace’s radio control racing track under threat of closure
Crystal Palace’s radio control racing track under threat of closure

Crystal Palace’s radio control racing track under threat of closure

Right in the centre of Crystal Palace park is one of London's only two dedicated race tracks for radio-controlled cars, but it might not be there for much longer.

Feb
07
Turning Regent Street into a “green link” between Regent’s and St James Parks
Turning Regent Street into a “green link” between Regent’s and St James Parks

Turning Regent Street into a “green link” between Regent’s and St James Parks

A green link between St James Park and Regent's Park could be created under plans to revamp Regents Street into a less traffic-focused thoroughfare.

Jan
31
TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed baby buggies to childrens charity
TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed baby buggies to childrens charity

TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed baby buggies to childrens charity

A children's charity has benefited from items lost on the trains and buses after Transport for London (TfL) donated unclaimed baby buggies from its Lost Property Office.

Jan
23
Watch the English Civil War Society marching along the Mall
Watch the English Civil War Society marching along the Mall

Watch the English Civil War Society marching along the Mall

If you hang around The Mall in central London on the last Sunday of the month, you'll see the remarkable sight of several hundred English Civil War reenactors marching along the road.

Jan
18
See objects from the TfL archives in the Cable Car
See objects from the TfL archives in the Cable Car

See objects from the TfL archives in the Cable Car

This week, there's a chance to look at some objects from the TfL corporate archives, while taking a trip inside the London Cable Car.

Jan
14
Foreign embassy congestion charge debt to TfL tops £143 million
Foreign embassy congestion charge debt to TfL tops £143 million

Foreign embassy congestion charge debt to TfL tops £143 million

The latest list of outstanding congestion charge payments owed by overseas embassies based in London has topped £143 million, as of September 2023

Jan
04
A chance to run or cycle along Biggin Hill Airport’s runway
A chance to run or cycle along Biggin Hill Airport’s runway

A chance to run or cycle along Biggin Hill Airport’s runway

If you can get up very early on Saturday morning in June, there's a chance to run or cycle along the length of Biggin Hill airport's runway.

Jan
03
One Wi-Fi to rule them all and across London bind them
One Wi-Fi to rule them all and across London bind them

One Wi-Fi to rule them all and across London bind them

It's possible that there could be a London-wide Wi-Fi network in the future after the Mayor of London authorised research into building such a service.

Dec
27
2023
Photos from Smithfield meat market’s Christmas sale
Photos from Smithfield meat market’s Christmas sale

Photos from Smithfield meat market’s Christmas sale

For the first time since the pandemic, crowds were able to gather at Smithfield meat market this morning for the annual Christmas eve sale -- and head home an hour or so later laden with bargains and smiles.

Dec
23
2023
Road outside Bond Street’s Elizabeth line entrance to be pedestrianised
Road outside Bond Street’s Elizabeth line entrance to be pedestrianised

Road outside Bond Street’s Elizabeth line entrance to be pedestrianised

The street outside Bond Street's Elizabeth line station is be pedestrianised after Westminster Council approved plans for a series of traffic reduction schemes around Oxford Street.

Dec
22
2023
Regents Park’s disused water tower to become public attraction in new Queen Elizabeth II memorial garden
Regents Park’s disused water tower to become public attraction in new Queen Elizabeth II memorial garden

Regents Park’s disused water tower to become public attraction in new Queen Elizabeth II memorial garden

A disused water tower in the middle of Regents Park could be opened to the public in a few years time, as the focal point of a new garden created to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

Dec
21
2023
Boosting smartphone signal strength around King’s Cross station
Boosting smartphone signal strength around King’s Cross station

Boosting smartphone signal strength around King’s Cross station

Smartphone signal quality has been boosted around Kings Cross station after the company that's rolling out phone signals in the London Underground boosted coverage around the mainline station as well.

Nov
30
2023
Another attempt to put Concorde next to the London Eye?
Another attempt to put Concorde next to the London Eye?

Another attempt to put Concorde next to the London Eye?

Thirteen years ago, there was a plan to exhibit one of the Concorde planes next to the London Eye, which never happened, and now a nearly identical plan is making a second attempt.

Nov
26
2023
Trafalgar Square’s Christmas Tree is on its way to London
Trafalgar Square’s Christmas Tree is on its way to London

Trafalgar Square’s Christmas Tree is on its way to London

The annual gift from the people of Oslo in Norway to London of a Christmas Tree has continued, as the tree was cut down yesterday (Fri 24th Nov) morning in woods in the northern part of Oslo.

Nov
25
2023
Lost in Space: NASA astronaut’s dropped tool bag flying over London – how to catch a glimpse
Lost in Space: NASA astronaut’s dropped tool bag flying over London – how to catch a glimpse

Lost in Space: NASA astronaut’s dropped tool bag flying over London – how to catch a glimpse

If you own a pair of binoculars or a small telescope, there's a chance to see something very odd passing over London next week - a bag that's been lost in space.

Nov
22
2023
Unearthing Inequality: Black Women were more likely to die during London’s great plagues
Unearthing Inequality: Black Women were more likely to die during London’s great plagues

Unearthing Inequality: Black Women were more likely to die during London’s great plagues

Black women of African descent had a higher chance of dying in London's great plagues than other people, new research into human remains at the Museum of London has found.

Nov
21
2023
There’s been an overnight rehearsal for the Lord Mayor’s Show
There’s been an overnight rehearsal for the Lord Mayor’s Show

There’s been an overnight rehearsal for the Lord Mayor’s Show

Early this morning, while the City slept, a golden coach was pulled through the streets of London as they rehearsed the Lord Mayor's Show ahead of the main event this Saturday.

Nov
08
2023
Robbie Williams pop-up in Covent Garden this week
Robbie Williams pop-up in Covent Garden this week

Robbie Williams pop-up in Covent Garden this week

Later this week there will be a free Robbie Williams pop-up in Covent Garden with giveaways, photos and a screening of the opening episode of his new Netflix documentary.

Oct
30
2023
From a golden State Coach to an art bus: Highlights of the Lord Mayor’s Show revealed
From a golden State Coach to an art bus: Highlights of the Lord Mayor’s Show revealed

From a golden State Coach to an art bus: Highlights of the Lord Mayor’s Show revealed

It's just two weeks until the huge annual parade that'll see over 7,000 people marching through the City of London alongside the Lord Mayor of London.

Oct
26
2023
Look out for a swarm of flying drones over Greenwich and Alexandra Palace
Look out for a swarm of flying drones over Greenwich and Alexandra Palace

Look out for a swarm of flying drones over Greenwich and Alexandra Palace

Something to look out for, as there will be two swarms of unmanned flying objects over London on Monday evening.

Oct
22
2023
An ancient law requires a bundle of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge
An ancient law requires a bundle of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge

An ancient law requires a bundle of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge

Upholding an ancient law, a bundle of straw is to be hung from the Millennium Footbridge at times over the next few weeks as a warning to boats on the Thames.

Oct
13
2023
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Proteus is visiting London for a week
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Proteus is visiting London for a week

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Proteus is visiting London for a week

Short notice, but an unusual ship is visiting London for a few days, and will pass through Tower Bridge this evening.

Oct
06
2023