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Crossrail discovers a lost river and the Grains of Paradise

A lost river, only recently rediscovered has revealed some fascinating insights into daily life in Tudor London, including the exotic Grains of Paradise.

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A cascade of Sami chevrons in the Southbank Centre

A thousand woven chevrons hang over the heads of visitors to the SouthBank Centre at the moment, adding droplets of colour the ceilings above.

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North London’s unusual transport museum

At the most northernmost outpost of Greater London, in middle of farmland, can be found a most curious museum.

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Elizabeth Line commuters to start their trip with a Latin motto

City commuters will soon start their journeys with the blessing, “Lord, guide us” as they commence their journeys on the Elizabeth line.

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London’s weekly railway news #188

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

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Giant model of a 1960s tower block

A small exhibition has opened, with a gigantic model of a 1960s era tower block.

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How the Regent’s Canal ended up carrying electricity instead of coal

When walking along the Regent’s Canal are you aware that you’re walking just inches above a major electricity cable supplying London with power?

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Supermaterials on display at the Building Centre

In a land dominated by brick and steel and concrete, what will the homes and offices of the future be made from?

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Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams

A feast of colour and decoration awaits at an exhibition of traditional embroidered textiles from the lands of the Indus, Afghanistan, the Near East and Central Asia

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Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Thousands of people sit on them with barely a glance, but outside Euston station are four works of geological art, hidden in plain sight as a set of benches.

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Final upgrades prepare Tottenham Court Road station for Crossrail

The final milestone in the upgrade of Tottenham Court Road Underground station has been reached

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London’s weekly railway news #187

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

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Bakerloo Line announces plans for new stations on Old Kent Road

TfL has taken another step towards starting work on the long planned Bakerloo line extension, with the opening of a new consultation.

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From woolly mammoths to plague to marmalade – Crossrail’s legacy goes on display

A collection of some of the finest finds from the Crossrail archeology project have gone on display in a new exhibition in Canary Wharf.

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See the oldest portrait in the British Museum

At around 9,500 years old, a plaster covered human skull is the oldest portrait in the British Museum, and it’s currently on display.

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