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TfL unveils South Kensington tube station rebuilding plans

Native Land and Transport for London (TfL) have unveiled their proposals for the redevelopment of South Kensington tube station.


The Pilgrim’s Progress remembered in Holborn

A hotel in Holborn also contains a most unexpected statue -- of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress.


A memorial to the founder of modern Italy – in London

Not far from Holborn in a part of town known as Little Italy is a plaque in memory of the man credited with the founding of modern Italy.


The V&A explores the future of food production

Of all the great achievements of the 20th century, food has to be one of the greatest -- not just the abundance of it, but how prices today are a fraction of what they used to cost. But at what cost to the environment?


The rebuilding of White Hart Lane station

Plans to rebuild the rather disheveled White Hart Lane station were submitted nearly two years ago, and works to build the new station are underway.


Find Gilpin’s Bell – Edmonton

Not far from a famous football stadium is the Gilpin's Bell, a large pub that is packed on match days. And further up the road is a less famous stone bell.


A mixed display of Artificial Intelligence at the Barbican

At a time when humans are still struggling to define intelligence in machines, an exhibition about the same could be heading into controversial territory.


London’s Alleys: George Court WC2

A short alley near Charing Cross that is today probably more famous for its sole commercial occupant, the Retro Pub.


What’s on OUTSIDE of London in June 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.


Funding secured for new entrance at Stratford tube station

A planned additional entrance to Stratford tube station next to the Jubilee line has secured additional funding from Newham council.


Tickets Alert: Spencer House’s gardens open days

For a few days this summer, the restored gardens of Spencer House in central London will be open to the public.


London’s weekly railway news

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


London Underground shows off South Kensington tube station upgrade plans

The slightly delayed upgrade of South Kensington tube station is to be discussed next week in a couple of open-day events.


The daftest image of Big Ben you will ever see

A PR person contacted me on behalf of a money website with one of the daftest images I have seen in a long time.


Have you seen the Victoria Cross memorial in Euston station

In the middle of Euston station is a memorial to a brave man who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in WW1.