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Southbank Centre could be mothballed without urgent funding
Southbank Centre could be mothballed without urgent funding

Southbank Centre could be mothballed without urgent funding

The Southbank Centre is warning that it may not be able to reopen, unless it is able to either secure a rescue package or find a way of providing concerts with larger audiences.

May
25
2020
Check out the Pay it Forward scheme
Check out the Pay it Forward scheme

Check out the Pay it Forward scheme

A number of businesses and cultural venues that have had to close their doors are now selling tickets for use in the future.

May
13
2020
Lockdown side effects – toilet paper shortage leads to surge in blocked sewers
Lockdown side effects – toilet paper shortage leads to surge in blocked sewers

Lockdown side effects – toilet paper shortage leads to surge in blocked sewers

Thames Water is reporting a surge in sewer blockages of nearly 20 percent since the virus lockdown started.

Apr
29
2020
Garden centre collective delivering plants to the home
Garden centre collective delivering plants to the home

Garden centre collective delivering plants to the home

With so many garden centres closed at the moment, there's a risk that a lot of plants would have to be thrown on a compost heap - but now they can be delivered to your home instead.

Apr
15
2020
Helicopters over Central London on Friday
Helicopters over Central London on Friday

Helicopters over Central London on Friday

Usual caveats, but there should be a formation of helicopters flying over Central London on Friday afternoon.

Nov
28
2019
Pedestrianising Shoreditch’s Arnold Circus
Pedestrianising Shoreditch’s Arnold Circus

Pedestrianising Shoreditch’s Arnold Circus

A much loved local landmark that's also in the middle of a roundabout could see cars banned under plans by the local council.

Nov
04
2019
Using the London Underground to improve broadband speeds
Using the London Underground to improve broadband speeds

Using the London Underground to improve broadband speeds

A plan to line tube tunnels with fibre optic cables to improve London's internet connectivity has taken a step forward.

Oct
29
2019
Shoreditch’s Star Wars Stormtrooper Sale
Shoreditch’s Star Wars Stormtrooper Sale

Shoreditch’s Star Wars Stormtrooper Sale

For one week, there's a chance for Star Wars fans to buy Stormtrooper based goodies, designed by the prop-maker who created the original  Stormtrooper for the first Star Wars Movie in 1976.

Oct
21
2019
Beatles themed manhole cover for Abbey Road
Beatles themed manhole cover for Abbey Road

Beatles themed manhole cover for Abbey Road

To mark the 50th anniversary of that famous record cover, a manhole cover next to the zebra crossing has been revamped with an image of the event.

Oct
07
2019
Freemen take sheep across London Bridge
Freemen take sheep across London Bridge

Freemen take sheep across London Bridge

A slightly damp Sunday saw some 600 Freemen (and ladies) exercise their ancient right to take sheep across London Bridge.

Oct
01
2019
Experimental hydrogen powered boat visiting London
Experimental hydrogen powered boat visiting London

Experimental hydrogen powered boat visiting London

This coming Thursday evening (3rd Oct) will be a chance to see an experimental boat passing under Tower Bridge.

Sep
27
2019
Olympic Park’s Orbital legacy foundering
Olympic Park’s Orbital legacy foundering

Olympic Park’s Orbital legacy foundering

The twisted red mass of tubes next to the Olympic Stadium that was supposed to be a local landmark is proving to be more of a millstone for the Queen Elizabeth Park.

Aug
28
2019
Sheep and cattle grazing in Green Park this week
Sheep and cattle grazing in Green Park this week

Sheep and cattle grazing in Green Park this week

It's "Green Park Grazing Week" this week, which means sheep and cattle will be roaming around the Royal Park munching away to keep the grasses low.

Aug
20
2019
Great Pelicans have doubled in  numbers in St James’s Park
Great Pelicans have doubled in  numbers in St James’s Park

Great Pelicans have doubled in numbers in St James’s Park

Great White Pelicans are huge birds that you really don't want to get too close to, and their numbers have recently doubled in St James’s Park.

Jul
25
2019
Red Arrows to fly over London for Pride
Red Arrows to fly over London for Pride

Red Arrows to fly over London for Pride

Look to the skies this Saturday (6th July) at the Red Arrows will fly over central London.

Jul
03
2019
Hot air balloons to fly over London on Sunday morning
Hot air balloons to fly over London on Sunday morning

Hot air balloons to fly over London on Sunday morning

Get up early, for London's sunrise will be greeted by the sight of around 50 hot air balloons drifting over central London.

Jun
08
2019
Hot air balloons to fly over central London on Sunday
Hot air balloons to fly over central London on Sunday

Hot air balloons to fly over central London on Sunday

The Lord Mayor’s personal hot air balloon, accompanied by up to 50 others are set to stage an early morning flight over central London this coming Sunday.

May
28
2019
Ancient law requires a bale of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge
Ancient law requires a bale of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge

Ancient law requires a bale of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge

Upholding an ancient law, next month a bale of straw is to be hung from the Millennium Footbridge as a warning to boats on the Thames.

Feb
25
2019
Listen out for cannon fire in London on Wednesday
Listen out for cannon fire in London on Wednesday

Listen out for cannon fire in London on Wednesday

If you're near Green Park or the Tower of London tomorrow (Wed), listen out for very loud cannon fire.

Feb
05
2019
One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London
One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London

One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London

Next week will be a very rare chance to see the last of the government's ocean-going Royal Mail Ships on a visit to London.

Jan
25
2019
Night time filming at Millennium Mills on Sunday
Night time filming at Millennium Mills on Sunday

Night time filming at Millennium Mills on Sunday

Tomorrow (Sun 20th Jan), there will be filming of something or other at the derelict Millennium Mills in Docklands.

Jan
19
2019
List of London councils that collect your Christmas trees
List of London councils that collect your Christmas trees

List of London councils that collect your Christmas trees

Each year the streets are littered with dead and dying Christmas trees dumped by uncaring families who can't be bothered to dispose of them properly.

Dec
26
2018
City of London buys an old power station as a site for its food markets
City of London buys an old power station as a site for its food markets

City of London buys an old power station as a site for its food markets

The City of London has bought a huge plot of land next to Dagenham Dock, in a preemptive strike to stop other bidders getting their hands on the land.

Dec
19
2018
Look out for hot air balloons flying over Central London
Look out for hot air balloons flying over Central London

Look out for hot air balloons flying over Central London

If you get up early on a Sunday morning in June, then you might see the glorious sight of up to 50 hot air balloons drifting gently over Central London, as part of the Lord Mayor of London’s balloon regatta.

May
26
2018