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London’s cable car has lost its cables

This is an amusing oddity, but the Google satellite views of the dangleway in Greenwich has removed the cables from the cable car.


A London Underground themed hotel opens

A hotel near to Gloucester Road tube station has been redecorated with a design based on the London Underground.


Crossrail appearing on a postage stamp

If you've ever fancied licking one of Crossrail's tunnel boring machines, then the Royal Mail has a treat for you - with a Crossrail postage stamp.


Smithfield meat market to move out of Central London

The City of London has confirmed what was pretty much already known, that Smithfield Meat Market is to leave its historic central London home.


See a green man parade through Deptford and Greenwich

On May Day -- aka, Wed 1st May -- a tall green man will walk around parts of South London.


London Underground moquette socks go on sale

File this under "just shut up and take my money", as the London Transport Museum is now selling London Underground moquette socks.


A Brutalist London chess set

The people behind chess sets based on city skylines have turned their attention to London's brutalist icons.


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Map of London’s miniature steam train rides

We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well. Operated by


A Vagina Museum is coming to London

If they can raise enough money, then Camden could be boasting a new museum later this year -- devoted to female anatomy.


London Underground’s glowing tube roundel picks up an award

Launched last June, a glowing tube roundel has won an award for the "best licensed product" at the Association for Cultural Enterprises Conference.


Ancient law requires a bale of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge

Upholding an ancient law, next month a bale of straw is to be hung from the Millennium Footbridge as a warning to boats on the Thames.


Listen out for cannon fire in London on Wednesday

If you're near Green Park or the Tower of London tomorrow (Wed), listen out for very loud cannon fire.


One of the final Royal Mail ships is visiting London

Next week will be a very rare chance to see the last of the government's ocean-going Royal Mail Ships on a visit to London.


Night time filming at Millennium Mills on Sunday

Tomorrow (Sun 20th Jan), there will be filming of something or other at the derelict Millennium Mills in Docklands.