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Tickets Alert: Tours of a Crematorium

To mark the 60th anniversary of Upminster's South Essex Crematorium they will be hosting a behind-the-scenes tour of the chapel and crematorium.


There’s a garden inside a tube station ticket office

There's an experiment taking place that might see old underground ticket offices turned into new potted gardens.


London’s Alleys – Post Office Court

You wont be surprised to learn that this alley is named after the actual Post Office, as this site used to be its headquarters.


The Queen shows off her Canaletto collection

A sumptuous feast for the eyes has opened at the Queen's Gallery with their latest exhibition devoted to Canaletto, and his paintings of picturesque Venice.


New tunnel opens at Victoria tube station

The upgrade works at Victoria tube station took another step towards completion, with the opening of a new pedestrian tunnel last week.


Old posters uncovered at Vauxhall tube station

Works to clean up the poster display units have uncovered decades old posters lurking deep under the layers.


Map of London’s lost railway depots

Dotted around central London are many housing developments and offices that sit, unwittingly on top of long lost cargo depots operated by the old railways.


London’s weekly railway news #203

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


Electricity gives the Wellcome Collection a Spark of Life

You've probably seen the black and white photo of a woman in futuristic hair-curlers promoting the Wellcome Collection's exhibition about electricity, but its more than hair tongs and kettles that's on display.


Extraordinary WW1 exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery

A curiously powerful and moving collection of art created by school children, but inspired by memories of WW1, with a Flanders trench like pathway to navigate.


Huge science photos adorn the Euston Road

A display of award winning science photos has been blown up to billboard size and put on display along the Euston Road.


A smarter city with not so smart ideas on display

A display of rather offbeat ideas to help improve the public realm in the eastern side of the City of London has opened near the Guildhall.


Tickets Alert: Free tours of the Croydon Tramlink Depot

Want to see behind the scenes of the London Tramlink depot where South London's trams are maintained?


Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover

A small forest of trees and woodland animals have appeared under the polluted and noisy Marylebone Flyover, as a work of art.


Tickets Alert: Free tours of Parliament on Election Week

If you were to want to take in a tour of the Houses of Parliament, then the run up to the General Election would be quite an apt date to choose, and now such tours are being offered for free, if you're a UK citizen.


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