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Sadiq Khan confirms train fares to rise after the Mayoral election

Regardless of who is the Mayor after the next Mayoral elections, the fares freeze on the railways will come to an end.

Today’s the 50th anniversary of the Highgate Vampire

It’s the evening of Friday 13th March 1970, and a mob break into Highgate Cemetery determined to deal with a den of vampires lurking in the graves.

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool

A corridor in the V&A museum has been filled with photos and drawings from the golden age of lidos and swimming pools.

Visits Cathedrals across England at night

This year, every Church of England cathedral will open their doors after hours on at least one evening though out the year.

Take a tour around the Chelsea Pensioners home

Their red cloaks are famous, as is their magnificent home, but fewer know that the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as the home of the Chelsea Pensioners is known is also open for tours.

Lower Thames Crossing gets funding in the budget

A large road tunnel under the Thames to the east of London has been given funding in the 2020 budget.

Tickets Alert: Tours of Goldsmiths Hall

One of the grandest of the City’s livery halls, the Goldsmiths is open a few days a year for public tours and the dates for… next year have been announced.

Stone – the new wonder material for buildings

Imagine a building material strong enough to support a skyscraper, but without any of the CO2 emissions of concrete or steel, and you have the new wonder of construction — stone.

Childhood in Dickensian London at the Senate House Library

With this year marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Dicken’s death, an exhibition is looking at the sort of childhood the average person could have expected when he was a child.

New Cross Gate towers cancelled due to Bakerloo line extension uncertainty

Plans for a large housing development on the Sainsbury’s site at New Cross Gate have been cancelled by the developers, citing the uncertainty around the Bakerloo line extension.

Tickets Alert: The Household Division Beating Retreat

Fancy an evening in Horseguards Parade watching a military precision drill, with cannons, and finished off with fireworks?