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Giant “sugar cube” to house London Underground ventilation systems

Hidden away on side streets in Euston, will soon be a giant glazed cube that'll housing ventilation systems for the Northern line.


Box in a box to avoid Crossrail vibrations

Deep underground a box has been built inside a box with special protections against vibrations from Crossrail and Northern line tunnels.


For sale – tube train carriage with fireplace, slightly used

It arrived in the 1940s, and has been in Cornwall ever since, but a former London Underground railway carriage is up for sale.


Bishopsgate Goodsyard revises development plans

Another revised planning application has been made for a housing development above Shoreditch Overground station.


London Underground gets approval for Colindale station rebuild

A radical rebuild of Colindale tube station on the Northern line has been approved by Barnet Council.


Stanmore tube station to convert car park into flats

Stanmore tube station in North London is the latest London Underground site that's been earmarked to have a housing development added to it.


The car repair shop with horses heads

A street in Bermondsey has a car repair shop with a relic of times when horsepower was measured in low digits - two horses heads on the frontage.


Blocks of flats for High Barnet tube station

A long strip of land next to High Barnet tube station has been earmarked for conversion into a long strip of blocks of flats.


Major upgrade of Gatwick railway station approved

The government has agreed to a £150 million upgrade to Gatwick Airport's railway station to cope with current and growing demand.


The “Tulip” skyscraper is blocked by Mayor of London

A tall tulip shaped tower planned to be planted next to the Gherkin as a viewing platform has been blocked by the Mayor of London.


Street lamps are being covered in plants

A number of lampposts in Belgravia have recently been fitted with plant columns running up their length. It's a trial to see if the green columns can help reduce pollution along the streets.


Holborn road junction getting a “super crossing”

If you use the area, you might have noticed building works at the road junction outside Holborn tube station.


Rolling bridge proposed for East London

A bridge that rolls over to allow boats to pass through, and then back for humans to cross could be built at Canning Town. The elegant Cody Dock Rolling Bridge aims to create an easier link between the Cody Wilds


Chatley Heath semaphore tower saved

A tower on the edge of London in danger of ruin has been saved following a campaign, and will be restored and opened to the public.


Visit Guildhall – London’s oldest non-ecclesiastical stone building

Surprisingly few people know this, but it's possible to visit the City of London's magnificent Guildhall building, the oldest non-ecclesiastical stone building in the City.