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A visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum

A museum devoted to the lady of the lamp who did so much to move the public's opinion of nursing and war -- sits under the pedestrian plaza at St Thomas' Hospital.


London Underground reveals Gareth Southgate tube station renaming cost £10,466

Remember the Gareth Southgate tube station renaming, and how there was a complaint about how much it cost -- the details have been released.


Crossrail’s Farringdon site being turned into offices

The building site next to Farringdon Station is to be turned into an office block once Crossrail vacate it later this year.


Inside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Maiden Lane

Just around the corner from Covent Garden is a Victorian brick building that conceals a wondrous Catholic Church interior.


London’s Alleys: Middleton Place, W1

The oldest surviving purely residential walkway in the West End, Middleton Place is actually a modern name for a much older passageway.


Inside North Korea… inside Foyles

Inside that Mecca to reading can be found a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the world's most repressive regimes.


Trafalgar Square to get a fifth lion next month

A red lion will be added to Trafalgar Square next month, as part of the London Design Festival.


The steam train – a magical mechanical marvel

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the last mainline passenger steam train on Britain's railways, yet, 50 years on, it's really quite easy to find a steam train on Britain's mainline railways.


London’s weekly railway news

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


Stepney City Farm secures funding for Crossrail recovery

The city farm at Stepney, which saw a chunk of its site taken over during the Crossrail construction has secured funding to manage its expansion back onto the land that was temporarily occupied for Crossrail works.


Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot

A huge shed packed full of old tube trains, buses, trams, and floors of railway ephemera, this is the Acton depot used by the London Transport Museum to store everything that wont fit into the museum.


Visiting a Cold War bunker

Down an unmarked gravel path behind a parish church in a small village in the countryside, can be found a nuclear bunker, and you can go inside it.


Some Central line trains wont stop at St Paul’s tube station until April 2019

From later this week, westbound Central line trains wont be stopping at St Paul's tube station during the morning and evening rush hours until next April.


London’s Alleys: York Place (formerly Of Alley), WC2

Welcome to York Place, for that's its modern name, yet it used to be curiously called Of Alley, and why is was so called is just as curious as the name itself.


The Science Museum has a room full of old washing machines and televisions

In the basement of the Science Museum is a gallery that's all too easy to miss, and yet is full of domestic wonders.


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