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Help colour in London’s buildings

A new app and website have been launched and is encouraging people to record details of all the buildings around them.

The year a London Underground train appeared in a ZX Spectrum

Back in the heady days of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, one game stood out -- because it featured a London Underground tube train.

A celebration of chemistry in South Kensington

To celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table of the Elements in 2019, there is to be a celebration of chemistry starting next month.

50th Anniversary of Quatermass and the Pit

One for both horror film fans and tube geeks - as next month marks the 50th anniversary of Martians being discovered in a London tube station.

Plans to use heat from tube tunnels to warm homes

An experiment is under way that will soon see heat from tube train tunnels being used to heat homes and businesses around parts of Islington.

Tickets Alert: Vintage computer games return to the Science Museum

Last year, a vast room was filled with digital explosions and 8-bit graphics to the delight of many, and it's returning again next month.

A tube map for the Milky Way

A variant of the tube map has been created that shows every constellation in the night sky as a train station on a map of truly galactic proportions.

A room full of BBC Microcomputers comes to East London

For people of a certain age, there are few more nostalgia boosting views than a room full of flat beige boxes, each with a small dot matrix owl on the top corner.

Big upgrade for City of London’s Wi-Fi and mobile coverage

Proposals to expand free Wi-Fi and improve mobile coverage across the Square Mile have been given the green light.

A festival of vintage computer games at the Science Museum

A long cavernous space within the Science Museum has been filled with over 160 retro computer games, from the earliest Pong to fairly recent 3D virtual reality headsets.

Awesome Rubber-Band Powered Steam Train

What's this -- a wooden steam locomotive powered by a rubber band? As the saying goes.. Just Take My Money!

Science is beautiful on the Euston Road

As retail stores fill their windows with Christmas themed displays, six large office windows on the Euston Road have been filled with glowing light displays, each made from a mass of scientific instruments.

Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Did you know that the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor is not far from London - just outside Oxford in fact.

Tickets for a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking

Later this month will be a fairly rare public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking, at Imperial College London.

Japanese Manga at the British Museum

A small display of the work by three of Japan's leading contemporary manga artists is currently running at the British Museum.