London news and event reviews

The sign of a knight on Warwick Lane

On the corner of a modern building near St Paul’s Cathedral can be found an ancient stone plaque of a knight.

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Crystal Palace dinosaurs supported by top hat from Guns N’ Roses Slash

The Crystal Palace dinosaurs are fundraising for a new bridge, and one of the items donated to them is a top hat, from Slash, the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses.

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New Heathrow airport rail link gets public support

A consultation on a new rail link from the West into Heathrow airport has, unsurprisingly, gained support from the respondents.

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West Hampstead Overground station’s new footbridge

A new footbridge has been opened at West Hampstead Overground station as a late running upgrade slowly progresses.

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London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

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Night Overground to call at Whitechapel from tonight

Ever since the Night Overground service launched last year, it has skipped Whitechapel station – but not from tonight.

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Report claims young people don’t visit museums

A report has claimed that “millions of young adults never visit museums, galleries or theatres”, but it’s not as gloomy as the headline claims.

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London’s lost church of the 11,000 virgins

In the City of London there used to be a church devoted to two virginal saints, and 11,000 virgins.

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Higher fares as London Underground’s cash crunch bites

Transport for London (TfL) is predicting that fares will have to rise as it faces a £2.1 billion hole in its revenues projections for the next five years.

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Repairs for a Victorian sewer running above a London Underground line

A Victorian era sewer running over the top of Baker Street tube station is currently being repaired even as it still carries away our daily waste.

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