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New railway station for East London gets formal approval

Last week, the necessary final paperwork was signed for a large housing development, that will also include a new railway station on the c2c line out of Fenchurch Street.


See inside the restored King’s Observatory

This is the King's Observatory, built by King George III (well, he paid other people to do the work), with one single purpose -- to be used for a few hours one evening to look at the Sun.


Rebuilding the 1950s modernist concrete Barking Station

A listed modernist railway station is set to be restored to its original 1950s appearance.


Another 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.


A hidden chapel and roof terrace to open to the public

Hidden under scaffolding lies one of East London's marvels, and soon it will be unveiled once more.


Why a university had to say sorry to a Duke

A modern university building behind the British Museum carries a "sincere apology" to a family who don't own the land.


New entrance for Southwark tube station to be decided next week

Plans for a second entrance to Southwark tube station are set to go ahead following a recommendation from the council's planning officers that they be approved.


Tickets Alert: First ever opening of the King’s Observatory

The King’s Observatory, a Palladian style building commissioned by King George III as an observatory for the transit of Venus is for the first time ever* letting the public inside.


5,120 tonne loading test above Moorgate tube station

Over a number of days last November, Europe's largest load test was carried out on a series of concrete piles that were installed around Moorgate tube station.


120 Fenchurch Street – London’s largest roof garden

A new roof garden has opened in the City of London, and what it lacks in height, it more than makes up for in width -- it's the largest roof garden in London.


Location chosen for new footbridge across the Thames

A new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Thames is set to go ahead after a short-list of locations was narrowed down to the final winner.


Plans to pedestrianise Bank junction in the City of London

Following a trial restriction on road traffic through Bank junction, the City of London has approved the intent to pedestrianise the junction over the next few years.


London Underground displays the Hutton Panels inside Bank station

Inside the newly built Walbrook entrance to Bank tube station can be found a freize of Roman inspired murals -- known as the Hutton Panels.


Demolition for nursery built on Spitalfields graveyard

An exceptionally long running and expensive court case has concluded with the decision to demolish a recently built nursery next to a famous church.


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.