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Have you ever seen the Mercers’ Maidens around London

If you've ever seen them, you might think they're just old decoration, but many buildings in London are adorned with the bust of an anonymous woman.


West Hampstead Overground station’s new footbridge

A new footbridge has been opened at West Hampstead Overground station as a late running upgrade slowly progresses.


New tower to loom over Waterloo Station

A revised set of plans for the rather ugly 1960s office block next to Waterloo station have been shown off, featuring a taping set of buildings and roof gardens.


There’s a giant brown steel “hedgehog” in Whitechapel

On a side street behind the hospital, a giant brown hedgehog can be found dominating a space between two low rise buildings.


Bank tube station gets a new entrance under the Bloomberg building

A brand new entrance has opened at Bank tube station making the Waterloo & City line considerably easier to use, and reducing congestion in the ticket hall for everyone else.


Colindale tube station set for dramatic rebuild

London Underground's unremarkable shed of a tube station at Colindale is set to be demolished and rebuilt with a dramatic curving wooden landmark for the area.


A closer look at the space-age “Tulip” skyscraper

Earlier this week it was announced that planning permission would be sought for a "Tulip" skyscraper viewing platform in the City of London.


Space-age tower planned for the City of London

A dedicated viewing tower that looks like something out of a science-fiction movie could be coming to the City of London.


New consultation on Shoreditch’s Goodsyard development

Long standing plans to surround Shoreditch High Street station with a cluster of tower blocks have been revised and a new consultation is open.


Tickets Alert: Hard hat tours of Bethnal Green’s Oxford House

A side street off busy Bethnal Green Road is home to a Victorian building that is undergoing refurbishment, and next month is a chance to go inside and have a look.