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What’s on in London – Friday 21st Oct

A mysterious structure in the Vaults under London Bridge train stationLondon’s weekly railway news #171

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

museum-of-london-fire-manuscript-03Metropolis Museum’s Mysterious Minuted Manuscript

The Museum of London has recently acquired a mysterious and highly unusual piece of manuscript evidence believed to be direct reportage from a House of Commons committee investigating the causes of the Great Fire.

ce0d830d8aee4d11bee76c776ed53383Major new London Bridge junction to open after Christmas

One of the many railway bottlenecks outside London Bridge should be removed this coming Christmas, with the commissioning of the Bermondsey Flyunder.

national-army-museum-lawrence-arabiaLawrence of Arabia’s Dagger to remain in the UK

A dagger and the famous robes worn by T.E Lawrence while in the Middle-East have been saved for the nation.

angel-road-meridian-water-station-01One of London’s quietest train stations set for major upgrade

A small windswept train station in the middle of an industrial estate that sees hardly any trains could soon become considerably busier thanks to a local development.

museum-of-london-punk-05Punk retrospective at the Museum of London

How to make a person feel old — tell them that what they did as an act of youthful rebellion is now in a museum as a treasured artifact.

smithfield-concrete-tower-blocks-evol-04Faded memories of art on concrete blocks

Five years ago, a German street artist paid an overnight visit to Smithfield meat market and left behind a cluster of art, which is still there slowly decaying over time.

barbican-bedwyr-williams-01Surreal disappointment in The Curve’s latest display

The curve is a vast space within the Barbican which has on occasions really hit the mark with its displays, leading to long queues to go inside. And sometimes, it’s almost empty.

barbican-zarah-hussain-numina-04Hypnotic Illuminated Islamic art at the Barbican

In the Barbican at the moment, you can find a large geometric sculpture with geometric lines projected onto it and a background musical track.

moorgate-tube-station-posters-05Old posters revealed by workers at Moorgate station

As the refurbishment of Moorgate station proceeds ahead of the arrival of Crossrail, workers stripping back posters have been uncovering older posters that once adorned the walls.

george-dance-london-bridge-03Unbuilt London: The Twin London Bridges

When Old London Bridge was finally destined for the knackers yard, one of the many replacement proposals would have seen two mighty bridges constructed side by side.

childhood-museum-boardgames-04A memory of childhood boardgames on display

Boardgames are one of the rites of passage of aging, from simple games played a young children, through to drunken nights with friends after work. And any such product eventually ends up in a museum, with a display.

Photographing the Wharncliffe Railway ViaductLondon’s weekly railway news #170

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

west-croydon-bus-garage-02West Croydon’s Woody New Bus Station

West Croydon has gained an upgraded bus station, and seems to have taken its inspiration from old steam engines and tree houses.

london-electricity-tunnels-04The private monorail tunnel under North London

Under North London, there exists a private underground monorail service, some 20km long running from Elstree to St John’s Wood in the centre of town.