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You can climb to the top of the Monument tower again
You can climb to the top of the Monument tower again

You can climb to the top of the Monument tower again

The Monument, a tall stone tower in the City of London you can climb up and commemorates the Great Fire of London is reopening following its pandemic closure.

Nov
03
2021
Tickets Alert – Bird watching and poetry in The Monument
Tickets Alert – Bird watching and poetry in The Monument

Tickets Alert – Bird watching and poetry in The Monument

That stone column to the Great Fire of London is holding a series of evening events during the autumn.

Aug
22
2017
At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station
At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station

At just 26 days, London Underground’s shortest lived tube station

On the 1st November 1884, a tube station changed its name, and in doing so became the shortest-lived tube station to bear the name it once had.

Nov
01
2014
The Museum of London opens a House of Muses
The Museum of London opens a House of Muses

The Museum of London opens a House of Muses

If you pay a visit to the Museum of London over the next few weeks, you will see -- for it is impossible to avoid -- a large white "thing" by the front door.

Jun
11
2014
3D Model of Bank tube station and the 2020 Upgrade plans
3D Model of Bank tube station and the 2020 Upgrade plans

3D Model of Bank tube station and the 2020 Upgrade plans

If you head into a certain Church in the City, you can see catnip for any tube fan -- a 3D model of the future Bank/Monument tube station as it will be in around 2020.

Oct
10
2013
Closed for 130 years, the public observation tower in central London
Closed for 130 years, the public observation tower in central London

Closed for 130 years, the public observation tower in central London

In 1834, a tall observation tower was opened to the public near to Trafalgar Square giving people a chance to look down on Pall Mall and overlook St James Park and Whitehall.

Oct
30
2012
A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans
A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans

A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans

If planning permission is granted, then six years of building and tunnelling works will start at Bank tube station from 2015 to fix the notorious bottleneck at the Northern Line.

Nov
09
2011
Views From Two Towers in Two Cities – Both in London
Views From Two Towers in Two Cities – Both in London

Views From Two Towers in Two Cities – Both in London

Before they merged into a Metropolis, the City of London was physically distinct from the City of Westminster with fields separating the two rival powers in the land. More by coincidence than design, the two cities both ended up two

Oct
01
2011

Banking Crisis

Transport for London has just announced that changing between lines at Bank tube station will not be possible from the end of this month until the middle of next year.

Mar
20
2008