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Red Arrows to fly over London on Tuesday lunchtime
Red Arrows to fly over London on Tuesday lunchtime

Red Arrows to fly over London on Tuesday lunchtime

Weather permitting - a note to look to the skies, for the Red Arrows will be flying over east London on Tuesday (14th Sept) lunchtime.

Sep
13
2021
HMS Severn passing through Tower Bridge on Friday
HMS Severn passing through Tower Bridge on Friday

HMS Severn passing through Tower Bridge on Friday

There's a possibility of a naval ship arriving in London on Friday and passing through Tower Bridge.

Aug
25
2021
Do take a climb up the Marble Arch Mound
Do take a climb up the Marble Arch Mound

Do take a climb up the Marble Arch Mound

I know it goes against what the commentariat is saying, but the Marble Arch Mound is rather fun to visit.

Aug
17
2021
Tall sailing ship visiting London next week
Tall sailing ship visiting London next week

Tall sailing ship visiting London next week

It's been a while since a tall sailing ship visited London, thanks to you know what, but one will be in London next week for a few days.

Aug
03
2021
Your photo on the Piccadilly adverting screens
Your photo on the Piccadilly adverting screens

Your photo on the Piccadilly adverting screens

Your photo could appear on the huge advertising display screen at Piccadilly Circus, for a very short moment, as part of a campaign to promote London to Londoners.

Aug
02
2021
A festival of church bells to ring out across the City of London
A festival of church bells to ring out across the City of London

A festival of church bells to ring out across the City of London

This coming Saturday (31st July), churches across the City of London will ring the bells in a festival of church bells.

Jul
27
2021
Weekend travel to Central London recovering faster than commuter travel
Weekend travel to Central London recovering faster than commuter travel

Weekend travel to Central London recovering faster than commuter travel

London City Hall figures show that while weekend visitor numbers to central London are improving, now at around 75 per cent compared to 2019, weekday visitors are still at around 54 per cent compared to before the pandemic.

Jul
26
2021
Red Arrows flying over Wembley on Sunday evening
Red Arrows flying over Wembley on Sunday evening

Red Arrows flying over Wembley on Sunday evening

A note to look to the skies if you are in the area, as the Red Arrows will be flying over the Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening (11th July 2021).

Jul
10
2021
Goodyear Blimp flying over London next week
Goodyear Blimp flying over London next week

Goodyear Blimp flying over London next week

After an absence of a decade, the bright blue Goodyear Blimp will be flying over London next week (29th-30th June).

Jun
21
2021
See hot air balloons over London in June
See hot air balloons over London in June

See hot air balloons over London in June

All being well, a Sunday morning in June will see up to 50 hot air balloons drifting over central London.

May
27
2021
Crystal Palace gets a Dinosaur bridge
Crystal Palace gets a Dinosaur bridge

Crystal Palace gets a Dinosaur bridge

Crystal Palace's famous concrete dinosaurs are free to roam around, as a bridge has been installed to their isolated island in a lake.

Jan
20
2021
London’s population to start shrinking says report
London’s population to start shrinking says report

London’s population to start shrinking says report

It's only a few years since Greater London's population passed its 1939 peak after decades of decline that reversed in the 1980s -- and now a new decline may be on the horizon.

Jan
11
2021
Nightime drone display over the Thames
Nightime drone display over the Thames

Nightime drone display over the Thames

There's to be a formation of 300 drones flying around the Thames for a filming event over the Christmas break.

Dec
26
2020
City of London car park to be turned into cycle delivery hub
City of London car park to be turned into cycle delivery hub

City of London car park to be turned into cycle delivery hub

Part of an underground car park in the City of London is to be turned into a space for delivery services by bicycle around the City of London.

Dec
23
2020
London Christmas tree recycling collections 2020/21
London Christmas tree recycling collections 2020/21

London Christmas tree recycling collections 2020/21

It might seem a bit Scrooge to be talking about getting rid of the Christmas tree before the event is over, but it can help to know what to do before 12th Night comes along.

Dec
21
2020
A bale of straw is to hang from Wandsworth Bridge
A bale of straw is to hang from Wandsworth Bridge

A bale of straw is to hang from Wandsworth Bridge

Ancient laws about bridges and bales of straw will be enforced for the next few months as repair works are carried out on Wandsworth Bridge.

Dec
14
2020
Greenwich’s advent windows returns this year
Greenwich’s advent windows returns this year

Greenwich’s advent windows returns this year

With so many indoor events cancelled, here's one that's entirely outdoors - a wander around Greenwich looking at advent windows.

Dec
01
2020
Plans to reduce road traffic in the Royal Parks
Plans to reduce road traffic in the Royal Parks

Plans to reduce road traffic in the Royal Parks

The Royal Parks has opened a public consultation on plans to make permanent some of its temporary traffic reduction schemes.

Nov
25
2020
Musicians are delivering Christmas trees across London
Musicians are delivering Christmas trees across London

Musicians are delivering Christmas trees across London

Normally a real Christmas tree is something bought from a garden centre, or that "guy who appears on a street corner for a few weeks", but a new initiative has been set up to deliver trees across London - and support jobbing performers at the same time.

Nov
13
2020
A typography library looking to digitise its collection
A typography library looking to digitise its collection

A typography library looking to digitise its collection

Fleet Street's St Bride Foundation, which cares for a collection covering print, design and typography has started a digitisation project in advance of its 125th anniversary.

Nov
09
2020
Water voles are being reintroduced to London
Water voles are being reintroduced to London

Water voles are being reintroduced to London

It's Wind in the Willows for Kingston, as the water vole, one of the UK's most endangered mammals is being returned to the wild.

Oct
28
2020
Westminster Abbey lifts its ban on photography
Westminster Abbey lifts its ban on photography

Westminster Abbey lifts its ban on photography

Photography has long been banned in Westminster Abbey, but they have finally joined the other major cathedrals in London, and relaxed the ban.

Oct
21
2020
Covent Garden to partially reopen from Monday 15th June
Covent Garden to partially reopen from Monday 15th June

Covent Garden to partially reopen from Monday 15th June

Normally thronging with tourists, a socially distanced Covent Garden plans to reopen next week (Mon 15th June).

Jun
10
2020
Campaign to pedestrianise Soho for the summer months
Campaign to pedestrianise Soho for the summer months

Campaign to pedestrianise Soho for the summer months

A large chunk of Soho could be pedestrianised this summer to help local cafes and restaurants spread out their tables and attract back customers.

Jun
08
2020