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Tickets Alert: First ever winter openings of Pope’s Grotto

An underground chamber only occasionally open to the public is about to have its first ever opening during the winter months.


Another tunnel boring machine prepares to dive under London

Tideway, the company building the super sewer under the Thames, has recently completed a key milestone with the excavation of its first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch shaft.


See how the Elizabeth line roundels are made

They first started appearing a couple of weeks ago, and now you can see how the Elizabeth line roundels are being manufactured.


London’s Alleys – Doby Court, EC4

This is a peculiar little thing, being two alleys separated by an ancient City of London street.


Tickets Alert: Underground (1928 film)

There's a chance to see the recently restored 1928 silent era romantic comedy set on the London Underground, with live music by the silent film accompanist Neil Brand, who wrote a completely new score for the film.


75th anniversary of the Catford school bomb

At lunchtime today, it will be 75 years to the moment when a German bomb was dropped on a South London school, killing 38 children and 6 adults.


A bakers dozen tube stations to go step-free by 2022

An additional 13 tube stations will be upgraded to step-free access by early 2022 it has been announced today.


Imberbus confirms 2018 trips through a military firing range

The now-annual chance to ride a series of double-decker buses through a military firing range to an abandoned village has confirmed its 2018 date.


London’s weekly railway news #236

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


Heathrow Junction – London’s short-lived railway station

In our modern age, it's almost impossible to believe that a railway station could open in London, and close just six months later, but that is what happened, in January 1998.


How steam trains drove Victorians to acts of madness

The newly invented steam train, traveling so fast and far were blamed for triggering dark desires in men, driving them to insane acts of violence.


London Public Art – Bellerophon Taming Pegasus

This is the last work of art by Jacques Lipchitz, depicting Bellerophon and Pegasus. It was the final sculpture worked on by Lipchitz, and was completed after his death in 1973.


Crossrail hands over major West End site to Derwent

Crossrail has completed the base infrastructure works at Soho Place, on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, directly above Tottenham Court Road station


£200,000 competition to smarten a railway bridge

A rather dingy looking railway bridge near Battersea Power Station has been nominated to be revamped in an open competition for designs.


Build your own Routemaster bus

Another of those model magazine series is launching today, but this is the first to hold an official license from TfL.


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