In its 500th anniversary the usually closed to outsiders home of Trinity House will be open to the general public to have a look around.
Fairly recently, a chap called Moffat wrote a story about an underground railway in Westminster — to considerable fury of tube geeks who spent an inordinate time chewing over holes in the plot.
On the morning of the 12th February 1814, an explosion shook London that was so vast that the mighty Custom House in the City was utterly destroyed, and documents from the building were recovered from as far away as Hackney Marshes.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of an agreement between the French and British governments to build a tunnel under the English Channel to link the two countries.
Anyone with an interest in military history, or probably history in general will be aware that last year the RAF Museum recovered the only known intact Dornier Do 17 bomber that had managed to crash land upside down just off the coast of Kent.
You should be informed that by Grace of God etc., our beloved Sovereign Lord, the Queen has issued Letters Patent that issue a new Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the grand — well, actually not so grand — opening of London Charing Cross railway station.
The news is gushing today about a new electric bus service in some place outside London (and hence insignificant), but had things turned out ever so slightly differently, the electric bus would be a normal sight on the streets of London today.
Running under Hyde Park Corner is a road tunnel built in the 1960s to relieve congestion on the roundabout above, and sitting slap bang in the middle of Hyde Park Corner, surrounded by war memorials is a gigantic ventilation shaft to extract car pollution from below.
It may seem like an ancient tradition, but the idea of today being a holiday is comparatively new — in fact it is just 40 years old. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first Bank Holiday for New Year’s Day.
If you wander around the back streets of the posher bits of grand buildings along the Embankment, you might spy an old looking tunnel entrance under some buildings.