London news and event reviews

London’s Pocket Parks: Seething Lane Garden, EC3

This is a recently totally rebuilt garden, replacing a classic old enclosed garden with a modern open style, and gaining an underground car park in the process.

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Behind the hoardings tours of Canary Wharf’s Elizabeth line station

Tickets have been released for the last chance to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.

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Tickets Alert: Women’s Suffrage exhibition inside Parliament

Featuring a range of interactive features, the exhibition will cover the campaign for votes for women and the representation of women in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

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New exhibition tells the story of East London’s “Old Flo”

Inspired by people sheltering in the wartime Underground, donated to the people of the East End, nearly sold by a corrupt Mayor and now on display in a heartland of bankers, a new exhibition has opened telling the story of Old Flo.

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Banking crisis for Northern line passengers

Bank branch passengers are warned that there’ll be fewer trains and Kennington station will be closed for around four months later this year.

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London’s Alleys: Hartshorn Alley, EC3

This is both delightful, in a 1980s sort of way, and yet somewhat perplexing alley in the City of London.

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Reopening the Piccadilly line’s disused York Road tube station

The long running debate about reopening disused tube stations has reared its head again with renewed focus on York Road just to the north of the revamped King’s Cross station.

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If London Were Like New York

A Peek At The Metropolis After The American Invasion

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Approval given for South Kensington tube station upgrade

Works to upgrade South Kensington tube station are set to start in the next few months after London Underground was granted planning permission.

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London’s weekly railway news #240

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

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Westminster Abbey’s medieval Triforium opening to the public

A vast hidden space, more than 50 feet above the Abbey’s floor is set to open to the public later this year.

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Spring open weekend at the Transport Museum’s overflow depot

Details of this spring’s opening of the Transport Museum’s Acton depot have been announced, giving people a chance to go into the overflow site which is only open three a year.

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It’s Alive! Frankenstein festival fills the Science Museum

A week of events to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, including a screening of Terminator 2 on an IMAX sized cinema screen.

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New pedestrian bridge planned for Canary Wharf

A new pedestrian bridge is being planned for one of the docks in Canary Wharf to relieve congestion on the existing South Quay Footbridge.

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London Overground’s night trains extending to Highbury & Islington next week

The Night Overground services are being extend to Highbury & Islington from next Friday (23rd Feb), also linking the Overground to the Night Tube network on the Victoria line for the first time.

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