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London’s Pocket Parks: Moor Lane Community Garden, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks: Moor Lane Community Garden, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks: Moor Lane Community Garden, EC2

A pocket park worthy of the name has appeared next to the Barbican and is a few pot plants in a few concrete pots.

Oct
20
2020
London’s Alleys: Nun Court, EC2
London’s Alleys: Nun Court, EC2

London’s Alleys: Nun Court, EC2

This is an alley with a very grand entrance that leads to a tiny dead end back passage that seems at first glance quite insignificant.

Jan
13
2020
London’s Alleys: Moorgate Place, EC2
London’s Alleys: Moorgate Place, EC2

London’s Alleys: Moorgate Place, EC2

A short alley with a narrow covered passage that then curves around to a grand street with impressive buildings.

Dec
09
2019
There’s a barbecuing “steam train” in Moorgate at the moment
There’s a barbecuing “steam train” in Moorgate at the moment

There’s a barbecuing “steam train” in Moorgate at the moment

If you head over to Finsbury Square at the moment, you'll see a very odd sight - of a black steam train surrounded by seating.

Jul
22
2019
City of London to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus
City of London to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus

City of London to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus

It's only a short bit of road, but potentially quite significant as the City of London is planning to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus.

Jun
10
2019
British Rail era decorations being removed from Northern City line platforms
British Rail era decorations being removed from Northern City line platforms

British Rail era decorations being removed from Northern City line platforms

GTR is also upgrading and replacing all the way-finding and station name signs, a lot of which were installed in either British Rail Network South East days or earlier franchises and were grubby.

May
08
2019
Newborn kittens found under a London Underground escalator
Newborn kittens found under a London Underground escalator

Newborn kittens found under a London Underground escalator

A mum and her four newly born kittens have been found living underneath an escalator at a London Underground station.

Mar
25
2019
5,120 tonne loading test above Moorgate tube station
5,120 tonne loading test above Moorgate tube station

5,120 tonne loading test above Moorgate tube station

Over a number of days last November, Europe's largest load test was carried out on a series of concrete piles that were installed around Moorgate tube station.

Feb
22
2019
Unique studio apartment in outstanding location
Unique studio apartment in outstanding location

Unique studio apartment in outstanding location

A unique studio apartment is now available to view in a unique central London location.

Sep
24
2018
London’s Pocket Parks: Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
London’s Pocket Parks: Bunhill Fields Burial Ground

London’s Pocket Parks: Bunhill Fields Burial Ground

Just to the south of Old Street can be found one of London's oldest and greatest burial grounds, and one with a most unusual history.

Jul
25
2018
A stone obelisk with a hidden secret
A stone obelisk with a hidden secret

A stone obelisk with a hidden secret

Just outside Finsbury Circus near Liverpool Street station is a small stone obelisk that looks like just another city monument, but in fact conceals a hidden purpose.

Apr
03
2018
London’s Alleys – Great Bell Alley, EC2
London’s Alleys – Great Bell Alley, EC2

London’s Alleys – Great Bell Alley, EC2

An alleyway exists just off Moorgate that has almost no redeeming features about it, other than its bland existence is, fortunately, a very short one.

Oct
30
2017
Moorgate’s Mighty Bronze Doors
Moorgate’s Mighty Bronze Doors

Moorgate’s Mighty Bronze Doors

Even people who walk down Moorgate daily will have barely noticed a pair of massive bronze doors, for they are usually kept folded open, and only at the weekend is their full beauty apparent.

Sep
29
2017
London’s Alleys – Coleman Street Buildings
London’s Alleys – Coleman Street Buildings

London’s Alleys – Coleman Street Buildings

This alley is structurally modern, but has the air of an old church undercroft in its design, and lies on the site of a much older alley.

Jul
24
2017
Unveiling a memorial to the Moorgate tube crash
Unveiling a memorial to the Moorgate tube crash

Unveiling a memorial to the Moorgate tube crash

A memorial was unveiled earlier today to commemorate the 43 people who died in the Moorgate railway accident that took place on the 28th February 1975.

Jul
28
2013

The last Thameslink train from Moorgate

This Friday, Moorgate station will close to Thameslink trains forever as the track approaching it will be cut off thanks to the Thameslink 2000 – I mean, Thameslink Programme – of network upgrades. Hinted at in this week’s issue of

Mar
18
2009