London news and event reviews

Tickets Alert: Akira

For one week, the ICA in central London is running screenings of the cult classic cyberpunk animation, Akira.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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City of London updates plans to move its markets to Dagenham

A new public consultation is opening on the City of London’s plans to co-locate Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield markets at a new site in Dagenham Dock.

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South Western Railway may lose its license

South Western Railway (SWR) could lose its franchise just a few years after it took over the line from Stagecoach’s South West Trains.

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More police on the London Underground reduces crime

This is one of those so obvious it shouldn’t need testing issues, but an experiment that put more police on the London Underground saw a reduction in crime.

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The 2020 calendar of the City of London ceremonies

The City of London, being very ancient has many traditions and ceremonies, and as many of us still like dressing up in livery finery, many of them still happen today.

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East London’s unused heliport and unbuilt bridge

Not far from Beckton DLR depot is an odd road that seems somewhat oversized and impressive for the minimal amount of traffic that uses it.

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Landscape photographer of the year

Each year a selection of landscape photographs are displayed in railway stations — and the call for entries is now open for this year.

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Government plans to close Newhaven Marine rail station

One of the more delightful quirks of British Railways could come to an end, with the planned closure of Newhaven Marine station.

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TfL planning more tower blocks on its car parks

More information has been released about TfL’s plans to turn a long length of land next to a railway into blocks of flats.

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Epping Ongar Railway reports record visitor numbers

London’s nearest full size heritage railway, the Epping Ongar Railway says that its had its busiest year yet, thanks largely to themed events on the railway.

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This Sunday – English Civil War march along The Mall

This coming Sunday, you could be watching several hundred people in English Civil War attire march along the Mall in central London.

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HS2 costs rise, reports delayed, but what’s the alternative?

A leaked report has suggested that the embattled HS2 railway project could see costs rise even further to £106 billion – from the £88 billion expected last year.

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See the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

The annual fortnight of lighting displays is back at Canary Wharf, and hugely popular as ever. The first hint that this might be pulling in the crowds when on a normally fairly quiet weekend evening, Canary Wharf tube station looks

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Cheap train tickets on Greater Anglia trains

Greater Anglia is offering cheap day-return tickets for journeys across their network between 21st Jan until 5th April 2020.

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