London news and event reviews

TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead

Long mooted plans to create a cross-river rail link across the Thames in East London are being looked at by TfL.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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New exhibition shows off the golden age of sea travel

A tantalizing preview of a huge collection of ocean liner documents has gone on display in the Guildhall Library in the City of London.

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Tickets Alert: Tweed Run – a classic cycling conviviality

The 11th annual Tweed Run returns to the streets of London, as a few hundred well dressed cyclists decoratively perambulate around the city.

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See the remnants of an old wooden road at Waterloo

The streets of London were once paved with wood, and in a few places, echoes of that little-known period of road history can be seen – such as at Waterloo.

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Location chosen for new footbridge across the Thames

A new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Thames is set to go ahead after a short-list of locations was narrowed down to the final winner.

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Tickets Alert: Open Garden Squares is back

The annual chance to go inside a host of private gardens and up on roofs has confirmed the dates for this year…

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Red vests for London Underground staff

London Underground staff are being issued with new red vests to be worn in stations from next week, so that they are more visible to passengers.

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Cryptic book illustrations go on display in Freemasons’ Hall

An exhibition of old books has gone on display in Covent Garden that seeks to explain the often cryptic messages hidden within their illustrations.

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New documentary about Crossrail on BBC2 this week

A new two-part TV series about the construction of the Crossrail tunnels and their fit-out into an operational railway starts this week on BBC.

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