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Cats playing in front of Christmas trees

People love photos of cats playing in front of Christmas trees, so here's my own take on that popular genre.


Presenting…. the tube map for Christmas Day.

The annual gift of a tube map for Christmas Day.


40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport

Forty years ago, a world first occurred, as the first ever underground rail link between an airport and a city opened -- and it was in London.


London’s weekly railway news #231

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


Smithfield’s famous Christmas Eve auction is back

The annual tradition is back, with lots of money waving, turkeys flying and meat parading in an excitingly good natured morning of protein rich delights.


London’s Pocket Parks – Aldermanbury Square, EC2

This is a very modern take on the pocket park, with lots of grey stones, green trees and mini-fountains.


Euston Station to become a homeless shelter on Christmas Day

What do you do with a big empty train station on the one day that no trains run at all? Offer it to the homeless.


Uncovering the hidden remains of Merton Priory

The largely hidden remains of an important Priory currently languishing under a 1980s dual carriageway are to be uncovered in a major restoration project.


Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display

If you've ever wanted to see a congealed mass of babies nappies, cooking fat and domestic waste, next year is your chance, as chunk of the notorious fatberg that clogged up the sewers under Whitechapel is to go on display at the Museum of London.


See the superheroes who built London

Joseph Bazalgette as Captain Sanitation! Thomas Telford as Colossus! Andy Mitchell as Infrastructo! They're the superheroes who built, and are still building London.


TfL to charge advertisers £39 million for Elizabeth line advertising deal

When the Elizabeth line welcomes its first customers next year, they will see a vast new stations, new trains, and an awful lot of advertising.


London’s Alleys – Newcastle Court, EC4

On a side street of antiquity near Cannon Street station can be found a small yard set back behind imposing buildings, and the site once of the home of a notorious young nobleman.


TfL takes over 11 train stations from GWR

Yesterday, TfL got a little bit larger, when it took over the staffing of a number of train stations in Berkshire from Great Western Railway.


Take a day trip to Peterborough

It's not a city that springs to mind when planning a day trip, and in most cases, rightly so, but it does have some delights to be discovered, some ancient, some modern.


Calls for design to revamp Old Street roundabout

Plans to revamp the tired Old Street roundabout have taken a small step forward, with a call for a design proposal to be set in to Islington council.


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