London news and event reviews

Damning report into Crossrail delays

A report into the problems at Crossrail has firmly blamed TfL’s Commissioner, Mike Brown, accusing him of withholding information from the Mayor of London.

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Tickets Alert: More rides on the 1938 art-deco tube train

On Sunday 19th May, the London Transport Museum will be operating more trips with the 1938 tube stock train – this time on the Piccadilly Line.

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Tickets Alert: Late nights at London Zoo

Tickets for this tend to sell out fairly quickly, so if you fancy one of four evenings at London Zoo, then you need to book now.

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Quarter of people “feel awkward” giving up a seat on the London Underground

It’s the annual Priority Seating Week — an event that shouldn’t need to exist — to encourage London commuters to offer their seat when they see someone else is in need of it.

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Win £5,000 of holidays in Landmark Trust’s historic homes

As part of a fundraiser to help restore a derelict tower in Scotland, there’s a chance to win holidays in historic homes.

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London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Passage, EC1

This is a short alleyway that runs behind St-Bartholomew-the-Great Church, and in front of a very modern Livery Hall.

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Things to do outside London in May 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

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The DLR could be extended from Bank to Euston

Canary Wharf is working on a proposal for an improved rail link between the Docklands and Euston mainline station.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Reversal as London Overground ticket offices to remain open

Although earmarked to be closed, most of London Overground ticket offices are to remain open, after the Mayor of London diverted an additional £5m funding from London’s business rates.

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Tickets Alert: Tutankhamun tickets on sale soon

The exhibition opening later this year will show off 150 original artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt.

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Westminster Abbey’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries

High up above the Nave of Westminster Abbey is a new exhibition space, with incidentally, what has often been described at the “the best view in Europe”.

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Tickets Alert: Ride the last ever passenger Intercity125 out of Paddington

Next month, the last ever passenger service HST will leave Paddington, and you can be on board.

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GWR offering Intercity 125 train window signs for sale

Here’s an odd thing for sale, and hence, for some people, utterly desirable — boxes of unused destination labels used on Intercity 125 trains.

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How to get tickets for the 2019 Last Night of the Proms

Prom season is starting again and it’s already time to dust off the envelope and postage stamp in order to apply for tickets to attend the Last Night of the Proms.

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