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A book of cinema architecture – Odeon Relics

A hardback photo-book showcasing what remains of the iconic cinemas built by Oscar Deutsch in the 1930s.


Moquette socks are back in stock

Following the "sold out in one day" success of the District line moquette socks, the Transport Museum has more socks in stock.


50 years ago – planes start flying between Heathrow and Gatwick

Two large important airports, but passengers landing at one might want to catch a flight at the other -- so how about a plane flight between the two?


A memorial to the Kindertransport at Liverpool Street

Next to the tube station entrance inside Liverpool Street station can be found a bronze statue of two refugees from the Nazi pogroms.


Trial pedestrianisation of Camden High Street

Over the next couple of years, Camden High Street could be blocked to road traffic on a trial basis.


London’s Alleys: Fairchild Place, EC2

A short side street next to a disused railway in Shoreditch has a complicated history.


Canary Wharf cycle bridge delayed due to funding shortage

Plans for a pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Thames linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf have been put on hold, due to a shortage of funding.


London’s weekly railway news

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


Postcards as art and politics at the British Museum

At a time when art seems to be getting ever larger and less able to fit into private homes, there's an exhibition of the opposite end of the spectrum, of postcards as art.


What’s on OUTSIDE of London in July 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.


The Bedford Row water pump

On a grand side street in Holborn can be found an equally grand looking water pump.


Tickets Alert: A railway treasure trail

Take part in a treasure and trivia hunt across Central London, taking in a host of railway-related locations.


Museums by Appointment – The Honourable Artillery Company

Inside the grand and ancient headquarters of an arm of the Territorial Army is a small, but densely packed museum of military memorabilia.


Tickets Alert: Tours of a Royal Navy ship

This coming Saturday will give you a chance to go on board a Royal Navy ship moored in Docklands for a look around.


Hotel plans for Strand office block by Charing Cross station

A fairly unremarkable 1980s office block that most people don't even notice save the branch of Boots on the ground floor could be demolished and replaced with a hotel.