London news and event reviews

Ticket Alert: Behind the scenes tours of building sites

The semi-annual Open Doors event is back, offering a peek behind the hoardings that cover up building sites.

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New entrance proposed for Stratford tube station

A new eastern side entrance to Stratford station has been approved, which will see easier access to the station from the side streets to the north of Stratford High Street.

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Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon

Tunneling for the Northern line extension is due to start in March, it has been announced.

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London’s weekly railway news #184

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

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Major Victoria tube station upgrade opens to the public

Earlier today, a major upgrade to Victoria tube station was completed, when an entire new entrance and set of escalators was opened to the public.

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Revealing the Roman Walbrook river under London

The Museum of London has opened a new display which shows off finds from the lost Walbrook valley and beyond and represents over 170 years of excavation in London.

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A new museum for London opens this month

Under planning for some years, a new museum is opening near to the Barbican later this month.

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Camden tube station upgrade moves forward

A public consultation is opening to show off plans for a major upgrade of Camden tube station.

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London’s weekly railway news #183

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

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Tickets Alert: Cheap entry to The Shard for a Year

If you get up early next Monday morning, you’ll could be able to get an annual pass for unlimited visits to The Shard for a whole year.

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Big upgrade for City of London’s Wi-Fi and mobile coverage

Proposals to expand free Wi-Fi and improve mobile coverage across the Square Mile have been given the green light.

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Crossrail in a jam with Astoria nightclub discovery

A hidden vault under the old Astoria nightclub has been unearthed by Crossrail builders and it has revealed an unexpected history of one of Britain’s first condiment suppliers.

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85th Anniversary of Victoria Coach Station

An art-deco icon, the imposing Victoria Coach Station marks its 85th anniversary this year, with a huge birthday party.

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A nostalgic look at the “office of the future” – 1960s style

A series of films by the Rank Organisation presents a glossy exciting look at modern life, in this case, the Shell Centre in London — the office of the future.

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Ancient Clay Under London Bridge Station Turned into Art

Untouched for more than 50 million years, London clay dug up from underneath London Bridge railway station has been handed to local potters to turn into artworks.

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