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London Underground’s glowing tube roundel picks up an award

Launched last June, a glowing tube roundel has won an award for the "best licensed product" at the Association for Cultural Enterprises Conference.


Tickets Alert: Tours of Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

Hidden underneath a mundane office block can be found one of London's largest Roman remains, and it's open for tours from next month.


Admire these illustrations of London Underground tube stations

The illustrations span the entirety of the London Underground network, from Cockfosters to Clapham South, and from Barking to Baker Street.


London’s Alleys: Sussex Mews East, W2

This is a sunken alley that sits on a site that was extensively redeveloped in the late 1930s and 1960s.


Two dates to visit two underground sites in Bristol

Fancy a day outside London seeing an underground railway and an underground vault on the same day?


James Mason tours late 1960s London

With James Mason's distinctive voice, enjoy a melancholic wander around old London town, from the City to Smithfields and Southwark, digging out long alleys and dark corners.


See a vintage tube train on the London Underground this Sunday

The venerable 1938 era little red tube train will be passing through Central London on Sunday in an increasingly rare visit.


Last chance to book for tours of building sites

Open Doors is next week – a chance to go behind the scenes of building sites across the UK and see how buildings are built. It’s aimed at people interested in the building trade, as a career, or just curious


Rediscovered portrait of Dickens to go on display for one week in April

A "lost" portrait of Charles Dickens, recently re-discovered after 174 years, will go on public display for one week this April in the Charles Dickens Museum.


Funding for homes and a new railway station in North London

Two major new housing communities will be built in London alongside new railway stations, the government has announced.


London’s weekly railway news

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


Tickets Alert: Tours of modernist London Underground

The Modernism in Metro-Land tours are back with a couple of walks in May and June of modernist tube stations.


Disused riverside pier to be restored at London Bridge

The site of a riverside pier that was removed in 2012 is set to be rebuilt, restoring a riverside access that had been in use for 400 years.


A chance to go on board a tall sailing ship

A Polish tall sailing ship will be arriving in London at the weekend, and they are letting the public on board for a look around.


Construction starts on new theatre above Crossrail site

Construction of Soho's first major theatre building in over 50 years has started, next to the demolished Astoria on Tottenham Court Road.