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Tickets Alert: Monty Python at Museum of the Order of St John
Fancy watching daring deeds of times long past in a museum devoted to the history of daring deeds of times
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Unbuilt London: Battersea Power Station’s football stadium
In the dim and distant past, when Battersea Power Station was more ruin than construction site, a proposal was shown
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London’s weekly railway news #167
A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news... London Underground 'Edgware station has been left behind' - neighbours' outrage over
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City of London marks 150 years of Transatlantic Telegraphs
One hundred and fifty years ago, a revolution took place that shrunk the world from impossibly vast to almost comprehensible,
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Private fast lane for fast walking pedestrians at Waterloo
Part of a busy pedestrian route near Waterloo station is about to be partially sealed off -- for a PR
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Photos from the Crossrail station at Bond Street
With just over two years to go, the public are getting an early glimpse of the future Elizabeth Line stations,
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Second anniversary of London’s contactless revolution
Today marks the second anniversary of the latest in a long line of payment revolutions on London's Transport, but this
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London’s weekly railway news #166
A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news... London Underground Tube driver strike: Some drivers taking hour-long toilet breaks, says
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Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum
A new display has opened in the British Museum, of puppets from Southeast Asia - and its probably the first
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TfL Board papers published
The bi-monthly board meeting papers have been published on the TfL website ahead of their meeting next week, and a
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Fundraising for Frank Pick Memorial
Picadilly Circus tube station is shortly to get a memorial to the man who probably more than most can be
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Largest ever Crossrail archeology exhibition to open
The largest display of archeology from the Crossrail project is set to go on display in Docklands it has been
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90th anniversary of the Northern Line extension
Today marks the 90th anniversary of the longest tunnel under London opening to the public -- following the completion of
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Tube style route maps coming to London buses
Later this month, two bus routes in London will get onboard digital displays that look rather like tube maps. Bus
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Archaeological exhibition opens at Museum of London
An exhibition of some of the finds from one of the largest archaeological sites ever dug in London has gone
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TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension
Turns out, there's an old TV programme about the construction of the Jubilee Line Extension that's been lurking on iPlayer
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Unbuilt London: A giant glass wave over the South Bank
When culture seekers walk along the south bank admiring the views and skateboards, they should do so under a giant
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Paralympians as Olympian Gods above a Crossrail station
Paralympians are responsible for winning seven times more Gold Medals than Olympians in a third of the time, and to
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London’s weekly railway news #165
A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news... London Underground A review of Tube ticket office closures has been ordered
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From deep under the ocean come stone benches for London
A set of ancient stone benches in the City of London is close to marking its 4th anniversary as both
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Great Plague of London found in Crossrail skeletons
Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for
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Bank of England revamps its Banknote Exhibition
A sizable museum sits inside the Bank of England, and they have recently refurbished a small corner to show off
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London Underground to open historic signal box to the public
London Underground's signal box at Edgware Road has been designated as an item of national historic interest by the Railway
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Visit an art-deco railway control room
It was missing when I did the first list, but the astonishing electrical control room at Woking will be open
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London’s weekly railway news #164
A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news... London Underground Commuters on the Jubilee Line will get some good news
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Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released
Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line. They
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17th century medical cures to mark the Great Fire of London
Foot of a cat, fat from a pig, an old onion, some fresh eggs, hen's droppings and horse dung -
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Charing Cross tube station’s ticket hall to close next month
Part of Charing Cross tube station is to close from next month for nearly a year as TfL revamps the
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The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes
In a few weeks time, one of the best of its grade of railway signal boxes will be torn down,
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Ian Visits Broughton Castle
Roughly a 2.5 mile walk from Banbury town centre can be found an Elizabethan manor house which has been owned
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