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City of London buys an old power station as a site for its food markets

The City of London has bought a huge plot of land next to Dagenham Dock, in a preemptive strike to stop other bidders getting their hands on the land.


London Bridge’s railway signal box restored in York

A rare surviving signal box that once controlled trains through London Bridge is now being restored -- at the National Railway Museum in York


Strikes on the London Underground over the Christmas

Over the next few weeks, there's going to be a cluster of strikes on the London Underground.


London’s Pocket Parks: St Stephen Walbrook’s Churchyard Garden

Hidden in a side alley behind the back of Mansion House is a gated, and often locked pocket park.


London’s Alleys: Magdalen Passage, E1

A narrow open passageway that creates a convenient cross passage in the middle of two otherwise long unremitting roads.


No, London Underground tube drivers are NOT earning £100,000

Despite fevered headlines today, the average London Underground tube driver is not earning over £100,000 per year.


The sign of a knight on Warwick Lane

On the corner of a modern building near St Paul's Cathedral can be found an ancient stone plaque of a knight.


Crystal Palace dinosaurs supported by top hat from Guns N’ Roses Slash

The Crystal Palace dinosaurs are fundraising for a new bridge, and one of the items donated to them is a top hat, from Slash, the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses.


New Heathrow airport rail link gets public support

A consultation on a new rail link from the West into Heathrow airport has, unsurprisingly, gained support from the respondents.


West Hampstead Overground station’s new footbridge

A new footbridge has been opened at West Hampstead Overground station as a late running upgrade slowly progresses.


London’s weekly railway news

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


Night Overground to call at Whitechapel from tonight

Ever since the Night Overground service launched last year, it has skipped Whitechapel station - but not from tonight.


Report claims young people don’t visit museums

A report has claimed that "millions of young adults never visit museums, galleries or theatres", but it's not as gloomy as the headline claims.


London’s lost church of the 11,000 virgins

In the City of London there used to be a church devoted to two virginal saints, and 11,000 virgins.


Higher fares as London Underground’s cash crunch bites

Transport for London (TfL) is predicting that fares will have to rise as it faces a £2.1 billion hole in its revenues projections for the next five years.