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Give the gift of membership to a London museum this Christmas

If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances... give them the membership of a museum they love to visit.

London’s weekly railway news

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

The 80 year old tube train that could run on the Underground again

A train that hasn't been seen on the London Underground since 1971 could make a return if plans to restore a collection of Q-Stock carriages can be completed.

London’s Pocket Parks: Granville Square, WC1

Granville Square is a prominent tree lined square surrounded by period homes, located north of Kings Cross Road.

Tickets Alert: Tours of an underground farm

In WW2 tunnels deep under Clapham there’s a farm that’s normally sealed off for hygiene reasons, but now, small tours are being arranged.

London Public Art: Statue of Captain John Smith

There's a statue of a man in the City of London who is famous in the USA, and little remembered in the UK, but his statue is here, in London.

London’s Alleys: Sugar Loaf Walk, E2

This is a rather bland, if convenient footpath in Bethnal Green, but one that marks ancient boundaries.

The underground shopping centre next to the Tower of London

An ancient and mighty fortress, and beside it a subterranean shopping centre that is a hive of tat and tourist trinkets.

London’s weekly railway news

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

New consultation on Shoreditch’s Goodsyard development

Long standing plans to surround Shoreditch High Street station with a cluster of tower blocks have been revised and a new consultation is open.