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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.


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.


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 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.


Musical tower to replace the Museum of London

A tall twisting tower is set to rise on the site of the Museum of London, as the new home for a large concert hall.


London Underground plans major upgrade for Leyton tube station

Waltham Forest Council has agreed to fund half of an £18 million upgrade for Leyton tube station on the Central line, with the other half coming from TfL.


London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston

A rather tired old office block is to be replaced with a large glazed cube which will be disguising a new ventilation shaft for the Northern line tunnels at Euston.


Proposed Tulip skyscraper breaches London regulations

The Mayor of London could find himself in dispute with the Lord Mayor of London over proposals for a tall viewing skyscraper called the Tulip. The tall bulbous tipped tower is planned to sit right next to the Gherkin skyscraper,


The UK’s “Sistine Chapel” – Greenwich’s Painted Hall to reopen in March

After two years of being hidden from view under mountains of scaffolding, Greenwich's magnificent Painted Hall is to reopen to the public in March.


Construction starts on London’s longest river pier

Building work has started on what will be the longest pier on the River Thames within London, and which will include a public viewing platform.


Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes tours of building sites announced

If you’re a person who might be interested in a career in the construction industry, there’s a chance for a behind-the-scenes views of building sites across the country.


New photos show the future City of London skyline

The City of London has released updated images of how its City Cluster skyline will look in 2026, including the now approved 100 Leadenhall Street.


Giant “Ice House” discovered under the streets of Marylebone

A long-lost Ice House has been uncovered during building works under the Regent's Crescent in Marylebone.


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.