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Watch the 1967 tube train make its farewell tour

Tomorrow (Sunday 15th May), as mentioned before, one of the last remaining 1967 era tube trains that have served the Victoria Line will make a farewell tour around the network. All the seats to be on the train have been

Bloggers Triumphant at the Hunterian Museum

Last night a small gang of London Bloggers strutted their stuff at the wondrous Hunterian Museum after winning its inaugural Museums at Night quiz. Themed around Lost London, the topic of their current exhibition, the quiz was organised by M@

Late night openings at London Museums this weekend

Tomorrow marks the official start of the annual Museums at Night event where, unsurprisingly, a lot of museums are open in the evening. (although one venue seems to be starting tonight!) Many museums do actually have some sort of late-opening

Spitfire flypast over North London at Lunchtime

If you are in Hendon or Walthamstow at lunchtime today (11th May) look out for the distinctive shape of a WW2 Spitfire flying low overhead. The BBMF will be doing two flypasts – at Hendon (the RAF Museum) at 12:30

The Thames at the London Transport Museum

The Transport Museum in Covent Garden may conjure up images of old trams, buses and tube trains, but probably not the River Thames, even though it had been the main transport artery through London for most of the City’s life.

HIGNFY recording with Alexander Armstrong, et alia

Wandered over to a studio recording for Have I Got News for You last night, with a fairly decent line up of Victoria Coren and Ross Noble as guests and the ever reliable host in the form of Alexander Armstrong.

Booking opens for the Open Garden Squares Weekend

The annual green fingered equivalent to its architectural cousin has opened for ticket sales today. Open Garden Squares is a chance to visit around 200 gardens over a weekend, some private and some semi-public spaces, but most are interesting. Unlike

WW2 Bomber to fly over London on Wednesday Lunchtime

Conveniently timed for lunchtime, on Wednesday (4th May), a WW2 Lancaster bomber is due to fly over central London. Although the notice from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight doesn’t say why the fly past is happening, checking other sources

City Farm Review: Stepney City Farm

This blog post is part of a series about London’s City Farms Nearly 30 years old, the Stepney City Farm, previously known as Stepping Stones Farm is based not that far from Spitalfields farm, but offers a very different experience.

A Pre-Dawn Rehearsal for the Royal Wedding, in photos

At 2am this morning, police started sealing off roads around Westminster. At 2:30am, an alarm woke your correspondent from his slumber and he languidly crawls out of bed and out to the Night Bus. At 3:30am, he is in Trafalgar