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Crossrail might not open until 2020 and costs are up by £2 billion

A lot more money, a lot more time, and a lot more heated arguments have been released to get Crossrail working.


Tomb of a Roman girl at The Gherkin

Just behind the Gherkin skyscraper lies a modern grave, of a Roman girl who was reburied on the site just a decade ago.


London’s Alleys: French Ordinary Court, EC3

An exceptionally atmospheric alley that burrows its way through history and deep under modern London.


150th anniversary of the first traffic lights

This week, or next, depending on which date you care to choose marks the 150th anniversary of the world's first purpose built traffic light.


A glowing deer made from rubbish in central London

There's a festive deer in Piccadilly at the moment made from rubbish that glows when you make a donation to charity.


Today isn’t the day that the Elizabeth line opens

Today should have been the day that the Crossrail project triumphantly handed over to the Elizabeth line.


London Underground releases a new tube map

A new tube map has started appearing in London Underground stations, and there's a lot of changes to this edition.


Giant glowing slugs outside the Tate Britain

As part of its Christmas decorations, Tate Britain has commissioned an artist to design two giant slugs to sit outside the art gallery.


An oral history of the London Mithraeum

A delightful video has been released of a group of people who were at the original excavation of the London Mithraeum and recently returned to see its restoration.


There will be a heritage bus service in London on Christmas Day

On the day when tubes, trains, buses and even cable cars go to sleep, there will one bus company offering a very special Christmas Day service.