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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.


Horniman Museum shows off expansion plans

Nearly 20 years ago, the Horniman Museum in South London expanded, and now they need to do so again.


Inside The Londoner, a new hotel for Leicester Square

A building site next to Leicester Square will soon become a cinema and hotel -- and recently there was a chance to look around while it's still concrete and steel.


A cast iron Victorian men’s urinal

On a small side street can be found one of London's few remaining cast iron pissoirs -- or mens urinals.


A chance to go inside the derelict Smithfield Meat Market

Although Smithfields is still a functioning meat market, about half of the Victorian buildings are derelict and this weekend is a chance to go inside.


Inside the building site that’s the Geffrye Museum

Famous for its 18th century alms house buildings, the Geffrye Museum is currently being gutted and turned into something rather interesting.


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.


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.