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The daftest image of Big Ben you will ever see

A PR person contacted me on behalf of a money website with one of the daftest images I have seen in a long time.


See a sailing ship at Liverpool Street station on Wednesday

An 18-foot replica of the famous 17th century ship, the Mayflower, is to make an unusual voyage from Harwich to London next week.


London’s cable car has lost its cables

This is an amusing oddity, but the Google satellite views of the dangleway in Greenwich has removed the cables from the cable car.


A London Underground themed hotel opens

A hotel near to Gloucester Road tube station has been redecorated with a design based on the London Underground.


Hot air balloons to fly over Central London

The Lord Mayor’s personal hot air balloon, accompanied by up to 50 others are set to stage an early morning lift-off from Battersea Park next month.


Crossrail appearing on a postage stamp

If you've ever fancied licking one of Crossrail's tunnel boring machines, then the Royal Mail has a treat for you - with a Crossrail postage stamp.


Smithfield meat market to move out of Central London

The City of London has confirmed what was pretty much already known, that Smithfield Meat Market is to leave its historic central London home.


See a green man parade through Deptford and Greenwich

On May Day -- aka, Wed 1st May -- a tall green man will walk around parts of South London.


London Underground moquette socks go on sale

File this under "just shut up and take my money", as the London Transport Museum is now selling London Underground moquette socks.


A Brutalist London chess set

The people behind chess sets based on city skylines have turned their attention to London's brutalist icons.


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Map of London’s miniature steam train rides

We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well. Operated by


A Vagina Museum is coming to London

If they can raise enough money, then Camden could be boasting a new museum later this year -- devoted to female anatomy.


London Underground’s glowing tube roundel picks up an award

Launched last June, a glowing tube roundel has won an award for the "best licensed product" at the Association for Cultural Enterprises Conference.


Ancient law requires a bale of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge

Upholding an ancient law, next month a bale of straw is to be hung from the Millennium Footbridge as a warning to boats on the Thames.