London news and event reviews

For 3-days only – visit a Heinz Beanz museum pop-up

For just three days, a “museum” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Heinz firm will be in London.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Tickets Alert: The Dark Crystal exhibition

There’s an exhibition for a couple of weeks at the BFI Southbank all about the new Dark Crystal prequel TV series.

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A gothic house made from concrete

Opposite a gothic looking church is a gothic looking house — made from concrete.

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Help rechalk the Cern Abbas Giant

Once a decade, people are asked to help give the Cern Abbas Giant a bit of a clean and apply a fresh layer of chalk to it’s giant… stature.

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Things to do OUTSIDE London in September 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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Visit Greenwich’s Painted Hall

Apart from the park, the observatory and the “replica” sailing ship, Greenwich is home to one of the grandest painted halls in the world.

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Crossrail releases railway progress update

Crossrail has released what it says will be regular progress reports on how its getting towards a launch date for the Elizabeth line services.

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Sheep and cattle grazing in Green Park this week

It’s “Green Park Grazing Week” this week, which means sheep and cattle will be roaming around the Royal Park munching away to keep the grasses low.

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Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station

Just outside Paddington is a vast building site – turning a run down industrial area and old railway depot into a major HS2 railway station.

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Open House London bookings list

It’s that time of year again as a dark green booklet flops into homes across the Capital informing us which delights will be available during the annual Open House Weekend.

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A book about London Underground’s famous Moquette

It’s a curious thing, Moquette, that hard wearing fabric in bold designs that seems to spark strong passions in people. Is it the design, the familiarity, the heritage, the links with London Transport?

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London’s Alleys: Rose Court, E1

Rose Court is a rather unappealing alley that looks like it’s probably modern but is a relic of older times. It’s also sufficiently small as to rarely appear on any maps.

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More frequent trains and a new station for the London Overground

The government has approved transport upgrade funding along the London Overground for more frequent trains and a new station at Surrey Canal Road, to unlock additional housing developments.

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Reduced service at Warren Street tube station from Monday

From Monday morning there will be changes at Warren Street tube station, and some London Underground trains wont be stopping at the station.

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