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Ride a rare railway with Chiltern Railways on Sunday

This Sunday (10th June), thanks to engineering works, there's a chance to take a trip along a little used bit of railway in West London.


London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs

The disused platform at Gloucester Road tube station has been covered in giant fried eggs -- because, art.


Disused WW2 tunnels used as “Windrush hotel” opens for tours

A series of WW2 tunnels under Clapham that were later used as a short term hotel for Windrush arrivals are being opened up for tours.


London Public Art: Leake Street, SE1

An ever changing brick canvas is the hallmark of this famous railway arch that is now one of the top spots for street art and legal graffiti.


TfL’s smartphone app getting an upgrade

People who use TfL's own smartphone app will be able to view their contactless journey history following an upgrade expected to go live later this month.


London’s Pocket Parks: Albert Square Gardens, E1

A few miles from its fictional location, there is a very real Albert Square and it has a large open garden in the heart of the square.


Peckham’s own “highline” moves forward to being built

A mini-Highline is a step closer to be being built in Peckham following the completion of the crowdfunded feasibility process.


Tube strike could knock out the Jubilee line on Wednesday

A tube strike planned by RMT and ASLEF members this Wednesday (6th June) is likely to totally eliminate the Jubilee line, although a threatened walkout on the District line has now been cancelled.


Tickets Alert: Five steam trains coming to Epping

This weekend, the Epping Ongar heritage railway, at the end of the Central line, will be hosting a grand total of five steam trains chugging decoratively through the Essex countryside.


London’s Alleys: Passing Alley, EC1

When all around Clerkenwell was fields and churches, a path ran through the cornflowers. Today where all is built up, that ancient path still carves a narrow path through the buildings. This is Passing Alley, although it no longer exactly


See the views from the top of a church clock tower

Access to the tower was via a very low corridor which cuts through the stone work of the tower, then it's all the way up on increasingly steep ladders.


Crossrail 2 reviewing route options following consultations

Following a consultation in 2015, and the announcement last Autumn of a costs review, Crossrail 2 has been looking at some of the alternative options for the railway line.


Tickets Alert: Tours of Pugin’s House of Commons Library

To mark 200 years since the House of Commons Library appointed its first Librarian, and the first ever 'National Democracy Week', the Library is open for tours on Saturday 7 July.


London’s weekly railway news #255

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


Banksy’s greatest hits coming to London

A large exhibition of works by the elusive street artist, Banksy will go in display in a posh Mayfair art gallery.


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