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Details of London’s tube and bus fare rises confirmed

The overall cost of London’s public transport costs will rise by 2.6% on 1st March, but that overall number hides big discrepancies in how the fares rise is being implemented.

London’s weekly railway news

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

London’s first Absinthe distillery

London’s (probably) first absinthe distillery, Devil’s Botany has opened near Lea Bridge in East London.

Tickets Alert: Snowdrop Sundays at Gatton Park

A beautiful historic parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with Edwardian gardens in Reigate, Surrey – and in February, their rock garden is full of snowdrops.

Book a day-trip by steam train in 2021

The golden age of travel still exists in the UK, with heritage railway tours offering luxurious seating, top food and plenty to drink on a range of tours.

It’s the 700th anniversary of Leadenhall Market

This year marks the 700th anniversary of London’s Leadenhall Market, the ornate market in the City of London.

Disused station next to the DLR to be turned into housing

A plot of land running alongside the DLR in Bow has been earmarked to provide housing under a deal between TfL and the housing association, Optivo.

Big increase in people using London’s cycle hire bikes in 2020

The number of people who used the Santander Cycles scheme during 2020 soared, although the number of actual rides taken barely budged over the year.

The milkmaid statue by Regents Park

If you wander towards Regents Park from Camden you may come across a pile of old stones, and on top, a statue of a milkmaid.

Watch National Theatre plays online

If you are missing the theatre, there’s an online service from the National offering a large range of their performances.

Huge street mural comes to Shoreditch

The newish tower block on the borders of Shoreditch and Spitalfields has gained a new mural, by the artist Agostino Iacurci.

London Underground trains made from LEGO

Typical, you wait for ages, then three LEGO underground trains come along at once.

The Architecture the Railways Built – a sequel

There’s a lot of railway out there, so there’s a sequel to the popular TV show about the “Architecture the Railways Built” premiering next week.

London’s population to start shrinking says report

It’s only a few years since Greater London’s population passed its 1939 peak after decades of decline that reversed in the 1980s — and now a new decline may be on the horizon.

London’s Alleys: Swallow Passage, W1

This is a narrow alley right next to Oxford Circus that is soon to vanish, replaced by a new property development.

London’s weekly railway news

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

Tickets Alert: Trooping the Colour and the Garter Ceremony 2021

Each year, two major royal ceremonies take place, and, assuming they go ahead in 2021, you can request tickets to attend one of them.

London womens museum seeks funding

When the proposed women’s history museum in Shadwell turned out to be a Jack the Ripper tourist trap, plans were set up to create an actual woman’s history museum.