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Saving the UK’s last working semaphore tower – in South-West London

Just on the edge of London lies an architectural and military marvel -- a relic of the time Britain feared invasion by France.


Tickets Alert: Tours of the Lloyds Register building

There's a chance to go inside the palatial Lloyds Register building in the City of London.


See a Steam Train on the London Underground next weekend

Next weekend (22nd-23rd June) there will be a chance to see a steam train running along part of the District line as part of its 150th anniversary.


City of London to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus

It's only a short bit of road, but potentially quite significant as the City of London is planning to pedestrianise part of Finsbury Circus.


Tickets Alert: Emerge – a night time arts thingamajig

Over two nights in September, the newly created Emerge Festival will see a "creative kaleidoscope" of events take over 11 London Boroughs.


London’s Alleys: Dyer’s Buildings, EC1

This slightly posh looking alley off Holborn is a recent redevelopment of a series of much older buildings, and the alley itself is ancient.


Hot air balloons to fly over London on Sunday morning

Get up early, for London's sunrise will be greeted by the sight of around 50 hot air balloons drifting over central London.


Red Arrows to fly over London on Saturday

Look to the skies on Saturday lunchtime (8th June), as a military flypast will pass over central London, followed by the Red Arrows.


London Transport Museum makes hi-res photos available online

The London Transport Museum has put high resolution images of over 500 artefacts and artworks from its heritage collection onto Google's Arts & Culture platform.


London’s weekly railway news

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


London’s Pocket Parks: Alf Barrett Playground

Ever engage in a bit of quick research thinking this wont be difficult and an hour later am screaming at how little seems to be known about it. That's this pocket park.


Transport Museum looks at how Thameslink untangled the tracks

A new exhibition is looking at the recent substantial works to upgrade the Thameslink lines so that a mainline railway can, in places offer tube-train like services.


Museum of London wants the Trump Baby Blimp

A satirical image of the President who is famed for lacking a sense of humour could end up in a museum.


Secret Rivers at the Docklands Museum

Lost plastic toys, medieval toilets, swords, pots, modern relics, giant crosses, bones, skulls, and books galore -- all highlight how the rivers of London have captured our imagination and preserved our history.


Special events to mark Tower Bridge’s 125th anniversary

At the end of this month, the famous bridge will mark it's 125th anniversary, and is offering entry for just £1.25 all weekend.