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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.

Charing Cross tube station’s ticket hall to close next month

Part of Charing Cross tube station is to close from next month for nearly a year as TfL revamps the rather tired 1970s decor of the ticket hall.

Revamp for London’s largest independent charity

A 21st birthday present for one of London's largest charities, which is itself a curious legacy of a 732 year old trust associated with old London Bridge.

Le Morte d’Oyster

The oyster card holder has died. Over a decade of service and its time has come to an end. Two halves joined by flexible plastic that were slowly rent asunder by use beyond its design.

An exhibition of Rowland Emett’s crazy railway engines

A crowdfunding attempt is under way to try and put on an exhibition of wacky designs by Rowland Emett in a Birmingham museum.

New LondonIsOpen art works go on display

A series of art works are to be displayed promoting the fact that London is open to the world for business.

Vintage bus run from London to Imber

If you fancy riding around a military firing range in a fleet of old London double-decker buses, then ImberBus is the event to look out for -- which I have written about in the past.

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.

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.

Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

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

Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news

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

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.

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.