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Virgin Trains complains after Manchester United scarf flushed down its toilets

Virgin Trains is launching a campaign to ask people to stop flushing strange things down their train toilets.

Tickets Alert: Occasional openings of Pope’s Grotto

An underground chamber only occasionally open to the public has announced a series of open days for 2019.

London’s Alleys: Swedeland Court, EC2

Swedeland Court is a very narrow passage that is very easy to miss, even as it sits right next to a landmark pub for the area opposite Liverpool Street station.

Free travel on London Transport this New Year’s Eve

As is now traditional, travel on much of the public transport in London will be free of charge overnight on New Year's Eve.

Your most read articles on IanVisits during 2018

I deem that it is time for a dose of omphaloskepsis, and to find out which of my miserable scrawlings captured your attention the most during the past year.

Be a pirate at the Museum of Childhood

There's an exhibition about pirates in East London at the moment, which I would describe as a pirate themed playground that happens to be in a museum.

Where are the women in London Transport?

The London Transport Museum is looking for ladies -- as part of a history project.

Cycle hire hits record high as usage growth slows

Over 10.5 million journeys were made using Santander Cycles during 2018 according to TfL, but growth rates have slowed over the past couple of years.

Giant “Ice House” discovered under the streets of Marylebone

A long-lost Ice House has been uncovered during building works under the Regent's Crescent in Marylebone.

London’s weekly railway news

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