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Advent Calendar – Day 1

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it's of London's old railway stations.

Support the Bankside Twelfth Night festival

The troupe behind the popular Twelfth Night performance along Bankside every January are fundraising to keep it going.

London’s weekly railway news #176

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

The annual flu jab

For some, the onset of the seasonal months is triggered by Halloween, fireworks and the John Lewis advert. For many though, the arrival of dark nights and mulled wine is heralded by the flu jab.

Metropolis Museum’s Mysterious Minuted Manuscript

The Museum of London has recently acquired a mysterious and highly unusual piece of manuscript evidence believed to be direct reportage from a House of Commons committee investigating the causes of the Great Fire.

Surreal disappointment in The Curve’s latest display

The curve is a vast space within the Barbican which has on occasions really hit the mark with its displays, leading to long queues to go inside. And sometimes, it's almost empty.

Hypnotic Illuminated Islamic art at the Barbican

In the Barbican at the moment, you can find a large geometric sculpture with geometric lines projected onto it and a background musical track.

The private monorail tunnel under North London

Under North London, there exists a private underground monorail service, some 20km long running from Elstree to St John's Wood in the centre of town.

Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station

Leytonstone has few claims to fame, but one of them is that one of Hollywood's most famous film directors was born there, and the tube station which is decorated with murals of his films.

Get up close and personal with the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

There's a chance to go beyond the barrier and onto Dinosaur Island in Crystal Palace and get up close to the famous stone monsters.

London’s weekly railway news #169

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

Margaret Thatcher’s clothes to go on display

A small collection of 1980s fashion is going on display in the V&A museum, and the clothes were all worn by Margaret Thatcher while she was Prime Minister.

City of London marks 150 years of Transatlantic Telegraphs

One hundred and fifty years ago, a revolution took place that shrunk the world from impossibly vast to almost comprehensible, and a new exhibition has opened to mark the event.

TfL Board papers published

The bi-monthly board meeting papers have been published on the TfL website ahead of their meeting next week, and a few interesting snippets have emerged.

From deep under the ocean come stone benches for London

A set of ancient stone benches in the City of London is close to marking its 4th anniversary as both ornament and utility of the city streets, and roughly 140 million years since the stone was formed.