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Westminster Council plans to pedestrianise part of Strand

Having only just cancelled plans to pedestrianize Oxford Street, Westminster Council has now announced plans to pedestrianize part of Strand instead.

See the Flying Scotsman in London during 2019

The dates for tours by the world famous steam train, the Flying Scotsman during 2019 have been announced, and it’s possible to be on the train as it travels around the UK.

London’s last Tudor Great Chamber to be restored

Hidden behind high walls near the Barbican can be found the last surviving Tudor Great Chamber in London, within the Charterhouse estate.

Hear music performed inside a London Underground tunnel

For a few days at StudioRCA you can hear the recording of a performance that took place in the new tunnels that run below Nine Elms as part of the Northern line extension.

The International Space Station will fly over London this weekend

The International Space Station will make a number of its occasional passes right over London this weekend and if you know what to look for, you can watch it pass overhead.

A decade of delays and a new footbridge for Chiswick Park

More than a decade after it was originally planned, a striking new footbridge has opened linking Chiswick Park tube station with a nearby office estate.

Last chance to visit the Wellcome’s Medicine Now exhibition

The Wellcome Collection’s “Medicine Now” exhibition is a permanent display, that’s closing in April. So you have just a few weeks left to visit it.

Battersea Power Station to start generating electricity again

Nearly 40 years after it closed down, Battersea Power Station is about to start generating electricity again.

London’s Alleys: Lewisham Street, SW1H

This is a fairly difficult to trace alley that seems to be ancient heritage, but is probably quite modern.

Photos from the roof of Southwark Cathedral

Although old churches and Cathedrals are increasingly overlooked by modern towers, they can still offer stunning views of London from their rooftops.

Steam trains returning to the London Underground in 2019

To mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of District line, steam trains will once more ply the route.

One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London

Next week will be a very rare chance to see the last of the government’s ocean-going Royal Mail Ships on a visit to London.

Persistent gremlins means free travel for London Overground’s Goblins

Delays in delivering new trains to London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line (GOBLIN) means that travellers will be offered a month’s free travel in compensation.

London’s weekly railway news

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

Remains of Cpt. Matthew Flinders, Australia explorer discovered behind Euston Station

For a long time, there was an urban myth that Cpt. Flinders was buried under platform 15 at Euston station. Now they know the real location of his real burial place.

Higher fares for less advertising on the London Underground?

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed that it earned more than £150 million in 2017/18 from advertising across its network – a rise of £10 million on the previous year.

Funding for groups marking the sailing of the Mayflower to America

A funding pot worth £140,000 is available for local projects in Southwark marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America which will be marked in 2020.

London’s Petrie Museum secures upgrade funding

One of London’s best hidden, yet perfectly sized museums is to become a bit easier to find as it gets a new entrance.