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See a model railway on Old Street
See a model railway on Old Street

See a model railway on Old Street

A few months ago, a large office window in Old Street gained a large model railway.

Jul
20
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: Old Street Yard, EC1
London’s Pocket Parks: Old Street Yard, EC1

London’s Pocket Parks: Old Street Yard, EC1

This is a new pocket park that came into existence as part of the redevelopment of Trans World House, a dreary 1960s office block that used to be on this corner of the Old Street roundabout.

Oct
27
2020
Old Street station to be exit only in the mornings from November
Old Street station to be exit only in the mornings from November

Old Street station to be exit only in the mornings from November

As part of the works to rebuild the Old Street Roundabout, there will be no entry into Old Street station in the mornings from Monday 2nd November until next summer.

Oct
22
2020
London’s Alleys: Crescent Row, EC1
London’s Alleys: Crescent Row, EC1

London’s Alleys: Crescent Row, EC1

This is a curving narrow lane that runs behind rows of houses and offices just to the north of the Barbican estate.

Oct
21
2019
London Underground plans green roof for Old Street tube station
London Underground plans green roof for Old Street tube station

London Underground plans green roof for Old Street tube station

A dramatic and controversial plan for a steeped roof for the new Old Street tube station has been scrapped following feedback from Islington Council.

Sep
04
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
Have you seen the tall Victorian drinking fountain at Old Street junction
Have you seen the tall Victorian drinking fountain at Old Street junction

Have you seen the tall Victorian drinking fountain at Old Street junction

Plenty of people pass it by, thinking little of this tall column that stands near the junction with Old Street, but it's an impressive Victorian drinking fountain.

Jan
16
2019
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
London’s Alleys: Shepherdess Place, N1
London’s Alleys: Shepherdess Place, N1

London’s Alleys: Shepherdess Place, N1

This alley is notable for appearing in a very famous song, of which most of us know just one line - Pop! goes the weasel.

Mar
05
2018
Calls for design to revamp Old Street roundabout
Calls for design to revamp Old Street roundabout

Calls for design to revamp Old Street roundabout

Plans to revamp the tired Old Street roundabout have taken a small step forward, with a call for a design proposal to be set in to Islington council.

Dec
10
2017