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Silvery spiral stairs for East London’s Museum of Childhood

The V&A's Museum of Childhood in East London has secured planning permission for a large revamp of the listed building.


London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Concrete office block by London Bridge to be demolished

A fairly grim concrete office block that included a covered walkway between London Bridge and the railway station is to be demolished and redeveloped.


See the Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies

A document that is so rare and fragile that it can only be seen for a few weeks each year has gone on display in the British Museum.


HS2 triggers the final voyage for Australia explorer

The remains of an explorer discovered during the clearance preparations for HS2 at Euston is to be reburied in his home town.


Revealing a lost Elizabethan theatre in East London

A shabby old 1960s office block and car park has been recently cleared away to reveal the remains of one of London's earliest and little known theatres that dates from Elizabethan times.


London railway upgrades – a progress report

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is a break-down from TfL of what's happened in recent months across the rail network.


More tower blocks planned for Bankside

A cluster of towers planned for the bankside area is likely to go ahead after one of the developers committed to the plans.


West Hampstead Overground goes step-free

The ongoing works at West Hampstead Overground station have seen lifts come into operation several weeks after the new footbridge opened.


Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?

Sitting elegantly on a spiral staircase is a shop mascot, a famous cat that once turned the head of Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmatians.


Exhibition: The revival of ceramics on building facades

There's a bit of a revival going on in building land at the moment -- people are getting excited about covering buildings in ceramics.


Book review: Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground

Released to tie in with an exhibition of the same name, this book is a picture rich journey through some of the disused and hidden spaces on the London Underground.


Visit the subterranean London Silver Vaults

Deep under a central London office block can be found a warren of shops -- all selling silverware in small rooms behind a bank vault of an entrance.


Tickets Alert: Opportunity to photograph inside Westminster Abbey

For the first time ever, Westminster Abbey is allowing photography within its building by members of the public.


Europe’s largest green wall planned for London hotel

Holborn viaduct is a long corridor of unremitting office blocks being very glass and stone, but one could go up that will be covered in green plants.