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Look out for a Blue Moon on Friday

This Friday (31st July) marks the first Blue Moon to be seen over London -- well, the entire planet actually -- since 2012.


The Dr Who branded £10 bank note

There sits inside the British Museum a collection of bank notes and coinage -- and an exceptionally rare Dr Who branded bank note.


Is it ever OK to wear socks with sandals?

Is it ever wrong to wear socks with sandals? It may surprise you to learn that not only can it be acceptable, but indeed can be mandatory.


Tours of a Royal Navy Frigate Announced

Next Saturday, there will be a chance to wander around HMS St Albans which will be in Docklands on a visit.


Sounds of the sea come to tube stations

On Friday, a number of tube stations will wash with the sound of waves breaking on stony beaches and the cry of seagulls looking for discarded chips.


Vintage panoramas of modern London

Hand-drawn panoramas of London taken from balloons were a staple diet of Victorian newspapers, and in the modern age, similar photos from up high can be equally captivating.


Primary school to use tube train as spare classroom

Sometimes when a school needs some extra rooms, they might put up a portacabin, but one primary school has chosen to use a tube train.


Bale of Straw to Hang from the Wobbly Bridge

Later this month, a bale of straw is to be hung from the Millennium Footbridge as a warning to boats on the Thames.


Sniffing on public transport

He sat on the tube train to work, SNIFF reading his paper, SNIFF, flicking through the pages, SNIFF, barely noticing the grimaces from the fellow, SNIFF, passengers as he punctuated the journey with SNIFF a continuous metronome of SNIFFS along the route.


Naked Stig to stand erect in Soho Square

A giant naked Stig will be standing in Soho Square this summer, after Westminster Council granted planning permission for a work of art to go on display.


Heavy Metal art in a church crypt

Gothic art and heavy metal music fans might want to head over to Euston next weekend, as a two-day only exhibition of art work is being held, appropriately enough, in an underground church crypt.


A list of London’s brewery and distillery tours

The completely incomplete list of almost all the London based breweries and distilleries that offer some sort of chance to have a look around their venue, sample their wares,


Boris Bike charges “simplified”

A press release announces that "paying for Barclays Cycle Hire will become even easier from 2 January", although none of the changes make the paying bit any easier whatsoever.


The airship armada

I was walking home along the south bank in the mid afternoon when I suddenly spotted a number of huge airships in the distance flying over London.


Pay a visit to the Museum of Teapots

A small village in the middle of the Kent countryside sports a few pubs, a windswept train station, a canal -- and a most unusual museum.


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