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Tall office block to sit on the ant-attack train
Tall office block to sit on the ant-attack train

Tall office block to sit on the ant-attack train

Plans for a tall office block to be built on the site of the Vinegar Yard market next to London Bridge station have been amended following consultation.

Nov
19
2021
London Bridge’s lost Nonsuch House
London Bridge’s lost Nonsuch House

London Bridge’s lost Nonsuch House

What is thought to be London's earliest prefab house was a grand affair, and stood on top of London Bridge as a massive gateway to the city.

Feb
24
2021
London Bridge to get a new tower block and theatre
London Bridge to get a new tower block and theatre

London Bridge to get a new tower block and theatre

The shabby 1960s office block next to London Bridge is to be demolished and replaced with a staggered row of towers, and a large street-level garden.

Nov
19
2020
Concrete office block by London Bridge to be demolished
Concrete office block by London Bridge to be demolished

Concrete office block by London Bridge to be demolished

A fairly grim concrete office block that included a covered walkway between London Bridge and the railway station is to be demolished and redeveloped.

Oct
17
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
Tickets Alert: Take Sheep across London Bridge
Tickets Alert: Take Sheep across London Bridge

Tickets Alert: Take Sheep across London Bridge

This September, Freemen and Women of the City of London will be able to exercise their ancient right to take sheep across London Bridge

Apr
10
2019
London to get a new Science Gallery this September
London to get a new Science Gallery this September

London to get a new Science Gallery this September

A new science and art venue is opening later this year at London Bridge that aims to make scientific research accessible to visitor through installations and a programme of exhibitions and events.

Jul
11
2018
Hidden vaults next to London Bridge revealed
Hidden vaults next to London Bridge revealed

Hidden vaults next to London Bridge revealed

A series of hitherto hidden vaults under a building next to London Bridge are being opened up as a new exhibition and display space.

Oct
20
2017
Sheep to be taken across London Bridge
Sheep to be taken across London Bridge

Sheep to be taken across London Bridge

Later this year, you will be able to watch the Freemen (and women) of the City of London exercise their ancient right to drive sheep across London Bridge.

Jun
19
2017
Turning around Britain’s “worst railway”?
Turning around Britain’s “worst railway”?

Turning around Britain’s “worst railway”?

You've been in the job for just five months, and tasked with turning around the London south-eastern section of Network Rail - dubbed by some as Britain's worst railway. What do you do?

Feb
28
2017
Unbuilt London: The Twin London Bridges
Unbuilt London: The Twin London Bridges

Unbuilt London: The Twin London Bridges

When Old London Bridge was finally destined for the knackers yard, one of the many replacement proposals would have seen two mighty bridges constructed side by side.

Oct
15
2016
In photos – the new London Bridge station concourse
In photos – the new London Bridge station concourse

In photos – the new London Bridge station concourse

After years of hidden construction work, the first phase of the new London Bridge station opened this morning.

Aug
29
2016
Revamp for London’s largest independent charity
Revamp for London’s largest independent charity

Revamp for London’s largest independent charity

A 21st birthday present for one of London's largest charities, which is itself a curious legacy of a 732 year old trust associated with old London Bridge.

Aug
19
2016
Sheep to be taken across London Bridge
Sheep to be taken across London Bridge

Sheep to be taken across London Bridge

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen will be organising a Sheep Drive across London Bridge later this year.

Jun
19
2016
Unbuilt London: The fake Venice next to Tower Bridge
Unbuilt London: The fake Venice next to Tower Bridge

Unbuilt London: The fake Venice next to Tower Bridge

Rather than being full of glassy offices and a testicle, the south bank of the Thames by Tower Bridge should be a neo-Venetian folly.

Mar
05
2016
Sheep to be taken across London Bridge
Sheep to be taken across London Bridge

Sheep to be taken across London Bridge

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen will be organising a Sheep Drive across London Bridge this year.

Sep
13
2015
Unbuilt London: The Iron Bridge
Unbuilt London: The Iron Bridge

Unbuilt London: The Iron Bridge

Just over 200 years ago, plans were shown off to replace the venerable London Bridge with a massive single span iron bridge.

Aug
30
2015
Unbuilt London: A travolator on top of London Bridge
Unbuilt London: A travolator on top of London Bridge

Unbuilt London: A travolator on top of London Bridge

When London Bridge was being shipped off the to USA, one of the ideas mooted for its modern replacement was a high level, covered travolator to help speed pedestrians from the railway station to the City.

Mar
07
2015
Timelapse film of the works at London Bridge station
Timelapse film of the works at London Bridge station

Timelapse film of the works at London Bridge station

For the past couple of weeks, Southern and Thameslink trains haven't been able to call at London Bridge station as rebuilding works take place -- and a timelapse video of what was going on during the blockade has been released.

Jan
01
2015
The docklands church built from bits of Old London Bridge
The docklands church built from bits of Old London Bridge

The docklands church built from bits of Old London Bridge

Around 160 years ago, a gleaming white Christian edifice was erected at the southernmost end of the Isle of Dogs that is rumoured to include remains of the old London Bridge in its structure.

Mar
06
2013
The Myth of Canute’s Canal in South London
The Myth of Canute’s Canal in South London

The Myth of Canute’s Canal in South London

King Cnut the Great -- he of the holding back the tide fame -- is also claimed to have constructed what could have been on of the most impressive feats of civil engineering in Saxon England, a vast 4 mile long canal through South London.

Dec
01
2012
A scale model of Old London Bridge
A scale model of Old London Bridge

A scale model of Old London Bridge

If you are the sort of church that has a long association with a famous bridge, it is possibly not that surprising that you might have a large model of said bridge in your building. Such is the church of

Sep
30
2012
Two overlooked lumps of old London Bridge
Two overlooked lumps of old London Bridge

Two overlooked lumps of old London Bridge

One of those “I never knew that” moments as I was rushing over London Bridge towards the tube station and going around the spike I dodged two stone plinths that people normally sit on. Out of the corner of my

Apr
15
2012
The little used pedestrian tunnel by London Bridge
The little used pedestrian tunnel by London Bridge

The little used pedestrian tunnel by London Bridge

Coming out of London Bridge tube station onto Tooley Street, you will often be buffeted from side to side by the hordes of tourists, and almost as many sales people trying to harangue you into visiting one or other of the two local horror shows.

Oct
24
2011