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small-framed-london-2012-track-560x375 Chance to buy a chunk of London 2012 racing track

The former Olympic Stadium is selling off parts of the London 2012 racing track, as souvenirs.


Westminster Bridge Vote for the Battle Bus!

The Transport Museum's restored 1914 era Battle Bus, which was amongst many that were sent to France during WW1 is in the running for a prize.


belmont-trail-7 A disused railway line – the Belmont Trail

Just over 50 years ago a small branch running off the railway near Harrow closed, and is now much of the line has been converted into a pleasant if seemingly little used walk.


See inside a vast forgotten Victorian railway waiting room Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Victorian Railway Stations that Tried to Span the Thames Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


X4rNWOh4 Ticket Alert: A Pint of Science

In just over a week's time there will be a range of science talks, all taking place in pubs across London.


IMG_0974--tojpeg_1461244195022_x2 Horseless Carriages return to site of first London motor show after 120 years

London's first car show is to be recreated at its birthplace, 120 years after the inaugural event.


Shakespeare's Tube Map cropped image-1 To tube, or not to tube, that is the question

Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer the Slings and Arrows of outrageous Travel disruptions, or take Arms against a Sea of commuters.


Watkins-2 Unbuilt London: Covering London in a Glass Dome

Exactly 200 years ago, the architect of the Crystal Palace proposed a grand scheme that would have seen the centre of London roofed over with a huge glass dome.


static1.squarespace.com Flying boats to return to London

A company which operates flying boats in Scotland has announced plans to operate out of one of London's smaller airports, and land in an Essex river.


knightsbridge-station-new-entrance-3 Disused tunnels to be reopened at Knightsbridge tube station

A set of disused tunnels at Knightsbridge tube station are set to come back into use, if plans for a major redevelopment of the buildings above are approved.


IMG_4488 400 years of London compared in two drawings

Two drawings of London's skyline have gone on display side-by-side, one made in 1616 showing the old London, and a recreation showing London from the same location today.


ianvisits-2 Parish Notice — Website Redesign

Time for a refresh of the website design. Not an idle whim, but for very practical reasons.


5640803770_08786fa965 Gun Salutes in London During 2016

Big guns go bang bang several times each year in London, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.


nye_fireworks-500x333 What you read in 2015

A round up of what I wrote and you read on IanVisits during 2015.


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