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Ticket Alerts: Chelsea Pensioner tours

Although tours of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are possible, they’re usually limited to large groups, but for the first time, they’re now starting tours for individuals to book.

London’s Alleys: Barnard’s Inn, EC1

Through a small gap in the line of shops and offices of Holborn can be found a medieval enclave of learning.

Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

The London Underground’s 1938 era art-deco tube train will be making one of its occasional outings in April.

London’s weekly railway news

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

London Public Art: Sir Thomas More

This bronze statue is by Leslie Cubitt Bevis (1892-1984) and was cast at the Morris Singer foundry. It’s also quite unusual for modern times, as the face and hands have been gilded.

New entrance planned for Romford rail station

The current small rather pokey entrance to Romford Station could get a major revamp under plans put forward by TfL.

Tickets Alert: Ig Nobels and the Festival of Bad Ad hoc Hypotheses

Two lords of geek come together next month for an evening of science and comedy.

Campaign to save a Victorian community hall

A Victorian community hall could be sold to a hotel developer by the local council, if it cannot be saved by a campaign.

London Underground selling its moquette by the metre

The London Transport Museum has recently started selling its famous moquette fabric — in the same way as you buy fabric from stores — by the metre.

Museum Meals: Eltham Palace

When visiting a posh home/old castle combo, it seems fitting to dine locally, in their back garden greenhouse.

Sainsbury’s development threatens Bakerloo line extension

Sainsbury’s has formally filed a planning application for a development that could cause problems with the Bakerloo line extension.

Tickets Alert: Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

A few years ago, I spent a couple of hours bashing an ancient monument with a hammer, and there’s a chance to do it again.