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Spot the green Penfold letterbox in the City of London

A main road in the City of London recently gained a very rare thing indeed - an early green painted Penfold letter box.


At the sign of the 17th century Castle Tavern

Deep in a narrow passage, that barely noticeable unless you look directly at it can be found this remarkable pub sign, for the Castle Tavern.


Floodlighting for London’s civil war church

Old churches can look quite delightful when lit up at night, and now a church that some say was the cradle of English Parliamentary democracy has been floodlit at night.


Tickets Alert: Pink Parliament Peregrinations

Visits to Parliament are going queer next month, with two special gay-themed guided tours being offered.


Construction starts on London’s longest river pier

Building work has started on what will be the longest pier on the River Thames within London, and which will include a public viewing platform.


London’s weekly railway news

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


Air pollution on the London Underground worse than on the busy roads

A typical commute to work on the London Underground exposes commuters to the same amount of air pollution as a day on the roads, according to a new report.


London’s Public Art: The Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket

This statue of a man and a boy in Rotherhithe is going to be very heavily photographed for it will be a major site of pilgrimage for Americans in 2020.


30th anniversary of London’s Air Ambulance

London’s Air Ambulance is marking its 30th birthday today, having launched its services on the 9th January 1989.


Reigate Caves 2019 open days announced

One for your diaries, as this year’s open days to go underneath Reigate town center into its maze of caves have been announced.