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Christmas Telly Past — a review over the years

I seem to recall a time when xmas day telly was dominated by a major movie in the afternoon, then it was killed off by Noel Edmunds schmaltzy do-gooding shows, but what was xmas day TV really like?

City of London buys an old power station as a site for its food markets

The City of London has bought a huge plot of land next to Dagenham Dock, in a preemptive strike to stop other bidders getting their hands on the land.

London Museums open over Christmas

With many people taking an extended break over Christmas, it helps to know which museums are going to be open so that you can have some ideas of where to visit.

Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2018

Good news for meat lovers and lovers of a meaty bargain as the exceptionally good fun Christmas Eve auction will return to Smithfield this year.

Wear a tube roundel on your Adidas trainers

Following on from a special edition set of trainers last month, Adidas has launched an entire range of London Underground themed trainers.

It’s Museum Shop Sunday this, erm, Sunday

This coming Sunday (25th Nov) is the second annual Museum Shop Sunday, where we are encouraged to shop in a museum shop.

Give the gift of membership to a London museum this Christmas

If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances... give them the membership of a museum they love to visit.

The underground shopping centre next to the Tower of London

An ancient and mighty fortress, and beside it a subterranean shopping centre that is a hive of tat and tourist trinkets.

The Great Storm tree at Charing Cross station

Outside Charing Cross station is a tree. An ordinary tree like all the others planted in the area. No one pays it any attention unless they walk into it. But this is a special tree.

Military exercises on the Thames later this month

Look out for black boats speeding along the Thames firing guns at each other later this month.