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Hot air balloons to fly over East London on Sunday

There may, weather permitting, be a chance to see up to 35 hot air balloons drifting gracefully across the London skyline on Sunday morning.

It’s the Imberbus next Saturday

The annual parade of vintage buses through a military firing range to an abandoned village takes place next Saturday.

New entrance planned for Highbury and Islington station

Highbury and Islington station could soon be better a new additional entrance, if plans to redevelop a long empty site owned by TfL go ahead.

Legible London Signs orienteering game on Saturday

If you see people pointing their phones at the Legible London signs dotted around London this weekend, they’re playing a game.

Winter lights festival to return to London

Over 40 nocturnal light displays are set to fill central London this winter, as the Lumiere festival returns for a second time.

Scaffold tours of the Kew Pagoda

Kew Garden’s Pagoda is currently undergoing a long overdue restoration, and there’s a chance to climb up the scaffolding and get a close up view of the historic building.

ABBA exhibition troops to Waterloo This Winter

Turns out there’s an ABBA museum in Stockholm, and it’s coming to London later this year.

My first pop concert

For many people, a rite of teen passage is the visit to a pop concert, the formative memories that are looked back fondly in later years. Last week, in my forties, I went to my first ever pop concert.

The year schoolboys collected conkers for war

The schoolboy pastime of smashing conkers together was, for a short time, set aside as 100 years ago, the government ordered that all conkers be collected for the war effort.

200th edition of London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

Flotilla of hot air balloons to lift off from London City Airport

The Lord Mayor’s personal hot air balloon, accompanied by up to 50 others are set to stage an early morning lift-off from London City Airport.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To discover a different London.

A different London awaits, sights at once familiar, but different, unusual shops, vistas opened in unpredictable ways, and all a few metres from where you are.

I don’t like roller coasters

Fear stalks the land. Dark venues dripping with evil beguile unwary visitors with their siren songs of excitement and pleasures. Screams fill the skies, but mesmerized visitors don’t turn back.

Riding a “ghost train” at Thorpe Park

Ever since the travelling funfair has existed, the cheesy ghost train ride has been a staple of offerings, but happens when you make it something a lot scarier?

A mile long artwork commissioned for Crossrail

A length of concrete wall running alongside the future Elizabeth line tracks in East London is to be covered in a mile-long work of art.

London’s weekly railway news #188

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

The strange part of London that is forever Garden Centre Land

There is a part of London that will forever be green and verdant, for it is Garden Centre Land — an entire village that is made up entirely from garden centres.

London’s weekly railway news #184

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…