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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.


Gadgets Galore at the BBC TV studio auction

The BBC Television Centre is auctioning off a load of its former equipment now that it is no longer used for broadcasting, and out of the more than two-thousand objects for sale, some are.. interesting.


A museum of curiosities seeking funding

The Last Tuesday Society, which hosts lectures on the unusual on more than just the last Tuesday of the month is fund raising for a museum of curiosities.


An ode to the London Underground

Today is National Poetry Day, and if you head through either Oval or Covent Garden tube stations today, you will be aurally entertained by more than the usual amount of prose laden station announcements.


A bale of straw for Tower Bridge

The ancient rule that requires a bale of straw to be hung from a bridge is to be enforced from later this month.


30th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine

On the afternoon of the 4th September 1984 a new children's television series started on ITV, and has gone on to become an icon -- Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.


The missing murmurations of Leicester Square

Some thirty years ago, visitors to the cinemas of Leicester Square were warned to carry a copy of the Evening Standard with them -- as protection.


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